One of the first things a person sees when he drifts down the hill and into the cabin bunk area are three colorful photo displays on the side walls of a couple of the buildings. One such exhibit features what we call “The Kingswood Dozen.” It informs boys that a nice laminated certificate awaits them upon completion of twelve of Kingswood’s standard activities. None requires that much skill, or any at all. “The fun simply is in the doing,” we tell the campers.
Below are the actual photos that daughter Sara currently has in the wall-side display. Especially to parents whose sons will be first-time campers in 2017, please show this report to your boys and discuss with them the goal of earning the Kingswood Dozen certificate of participation in their initial camp foray. One more hint, while we are at it: The more you talk with your children regarding the potential positive outcomes of that first time away from home, the better are their chances of having a fabulous experience.