Onward to Camp Manito-wish

A day in the life of a CCL student’s summer experience is never an ordinary one.  Students are given the opportunity for personal growth and self-discovery as environmental leaders in the daily tasks they complete. That requires an ability to improvise, adapt, and overcome.

Today, as we left the North Lakeland Discovery Center (NLDC) en route to Camp Manito-wish, students found themselves having to adapt to the new environment and overcome the transitional challenges that accompany change. This task, however, was not a matter of “can we do it or not.” It was a matter of “how well we could do it.”

After setting up our cabin in the LeadershipVillage at Camp Manito-wish, we set out getting to know ourselves and our peers a little deeper. This process involved becoming aware of our personal strength, talents, and weaknesses. It is a very difficult thing to acknowledge our weaknesses. It is an even more difficult thing to work on improving them, and it is challenging to work with others’ weaknesses when trying to complete a challenging task. For most of the day today, we watched our growing leaders work through these challenges with cooperation and consideration. This is the basis of the Manito-wish leadership experience which students will develop this week, and they have showed a promising start!

We’re looking forward to what the rest of the week has in store. We have a long day ahead of us tomorrow, and we look forward to writing about it!

A fast paced clap-passing game!