Hello from Ghostlight! I am sitting in the office right now, with a breeze blowing through the window, and thinking of the inspiring sound of campers running through camp that will happen in 17 days. This summer is going to be thrilling for our staff and campers alike and we have been planning all year for how we will meet the challenge of sending our campers home more independent, more confident, and more self-expressive.
On a recent call with our leadership team, we asked the question, “What are the valuable things about Ghostlight that are different from school?” Their answers included:
Pretty great list, huh? We then asked our leadership how we could maximize on this potential at Ghostlight this year. You see, when we hire our staff, we are looking for people who will invest their own purpose for the summer into camp. We are asking them to make our campers’ growth their personal mission. So we wanted to know from our leadership just how we can support all of our staff in accomplishing our collective mission. This is what they said:
There is so much good in what our leadership developed through this exercise. But this last one really stuck with me. What if we treat every day, from Arrival Day to Show Day, like it is the big day?!
“Today is the day I sang a solo for the first time.”
“Today is the day I tried a cannonball in the pool.”
“Today is the I felt like I belonged.”
“Today is the day I saw the best sunset of the summer.”
Whether your camper is coming for our 10-day Emerging Artists Program, a 3-week session, or the full summer, our goal is to give every camper their big day this year. What a great way to spend a summer!