For as long as I could remember I never thought of myself as a creative person. I always looked up to my friends who wrote music, painted beautiful paintings, or who were just very witty and clever people with good ideas. However, at camp this past year, I’ve been starting to understand more and more what creativity means and how it can be used in so many different ways.
Aside from facilitating cabin groups in low ropes and watching children learn more about how to work with their peers, one of my favourite things about being the Adventure Director is creating a fun story as to why campers must complete a low ropes element. Some examples might be that the campers are a group of archaeologists who have stumbled upon a dragon’s treasure trove (Wizard’s Walk element), or that a village from another dimension is trapped and in order to save it campers must transport it through their portal tubes (Marble Tubes activity).
The Kintail staff are always finding creative outlets all around camp. Whether it is sword fighting with pool noodles on the Rickety Bridge during a high ropes session or making salsa out of the vegetables from the camp garden, you are guaranteed to experience something new and creative every day.
Keep being creative in your own unique ways!