Our Camp Adventures are designed to encourage young people to develop their own ideas, to experiment, and to innovate. Teaching young people the activities themselves is not the primary goal. Rather, the goal is to enable young people to develop their own projects and to foster motivation and confidence in their ability to learn.
Through these projects, you can help campers develop creative competencies. Here are the five key competencies that we identified as outcomes for young people who participate in creative learning and making!
Identify as a creator or maker.
Young people develop positive attitudes toward creating hands-on projects
Develop confidence in creative expression.
Young people feel capable of bringing their ideas to life by designing, experimenting, iterating, and persisting through failures.
Acquire technical tool literacy.
Young people become familiar with a variety of tools and technologies that they can use to make projects.
Become aware of STEAM.
Young people become aware of ideas and concepts that bridge science, technology, engineering, art, and math; showing curiosity to learn more.
Learn collaboration and networking skills.
Young people actively engage in collaborating and helping others.