Footpath summer camp is much more than swimming, boating, hiking and s’mores.
Many of our campers have never spent a night outdoors. For them, it is unfamiliar, even scary. But the courage and resiliency the kids build over three nights and four days in nature propel them to form friendships, grow personal strengths and gain new perspectives on life. They develop valuable life skills – skills that will lay the foundation for growth and success. It is remarkable.
And thanks to our generous sponsors, Footpath Foundation is able to cover all the costs of summer camp, from campground fees to sleeping bags to toiletries.
Kids take part in activities like archery, canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, rock climbing, hiking, creek exploring, campfires, sing-alongs, camp games, gaga ball, frisbee golf, fishing, arts and crafts, cabin skits, low ropes problem-solving, and teamwork games, tie-dye, age-appropriate challenges, night hikes, star gazing, swimming, games and learning about nature and wildlife.
Sharing a cabin with others helps kids learn problem-solving, teamwork, leadership, effective communication, confidence, bravery, fun, hope, and happiness, as well as lessons about kindness and new perspectives.
They learn to take pride in accomplishments. And to learn from failure.”