The Ojibwa WaY
Kindness, Respect, Fair Play & Trustworthiness
- All campers have worth and dignity.
- All campers can succeed and achieve.
- Campers mature in different ways and at different rates.
- Camp shapes life long attitudes and behaviors, and helps to make men out of boys.
- The camping experience contributes significantly to the development of the whole person.
- Campers need active participation in a challenging, exciting, and positive environment.
- Building self-esteem for all campers is a primary mission of the camping experience.
WHAT MAKES OJIBWA SPECIAL
- Ojibwa prides itself on the intense family feeling – camaraderie. the number of
returning campers and staff; life long friendships and camp memories – once Ojibwa always Ojibwa.
- Positive and significant interactions between our older and younger campers – formal activities such as the olympics and collegiate week as well during off times like playing catch together, telling stories, hanging out at the bench and more.
- A part of the Ojibwa family during adolescent years minimizes risk of getting into trouble, feeling lost or feeling lonesome – all are major risk factors in nowadays youths lives. furthermore our campers and staff know they always have people to turn to when they are in need – day or night, year-round, forever!
- Becoming a member of our family for one summer, most likely means that a camper will come back – year after year – and develop a sense of belonging and being appreciated in a broader social context.
- We strive to do our best, never give up, and respect our opponent. fierce-some competition in a supportive environment means that you are respected for doing your best and striving further. it also means we always aim to build rather diminish.
- Our culture encourages effort and aiming for excellence, but, puts friendship and brotherhood above all else.
- We believe one of the most important lessons a child can learn in our modern society, where short-term gratification diminishes our ability to strive forward, work hard and consistently, to achieve a goal.
- We believe that the balance we have reached allows our campers to learn that they can achieve more than they thought possible with hard work and without compromising their values.
- That winning the game is not as important as loving the game.