A few of the activities that are unique to the Older Elementary group are fishing and guitar. They are each given their own guitar/fishing rod and given lessons and the tools they need to not only learn a new skill, but also open up the possibility for new interests and hobbies to be taken under wing. Although not new, the high ropes course opens up new opportunities, as it changes offers new challenges as the campers grow. Similarly, the caving trip morphs into a completely new experience. They explore new areas of the cave and are given new responsibilities that we are positive they can handle.
Growing up can be a daunting experience, but by learning new skills and having responsibilities at a fun and exciting place like camp, it can give them confidence, as well as a way to define exactly who they want to be as they grow up. I know that I honed in on my love for leadership, adventure and especially for camp as a camper; and I hope that your camper discovers themselves here as well.
Never stop exploring,