At Camp Echo we thoughtfully blend fun, challenge, and success into our entire program. As campers mature, they gain responsibility, earn privileges and are allowed to choose more of their activities. “Progression” is intentionally woven into everything we do in order to meet the physical, emotional, and developmental needs of each child.
Activity Counselors identify skills, based on age and competency, to be taught during each activity. These specific skills are organized and prioritized according to a supporting goal.
Every activity period, whether it’s tennis, ceramics or horseback riding, begins with the teaching of a skill and leads into play. We recognize that while athletics can be a great equalizer in life, not every child is passionate about sports. Sometimes just having a better understanding of the rules and getting experience playing the game can make it a more enjoyable activity. While children who favor athletics have the chance to specialize here, those who prefer the arts or other hobby areas are equally supported in their endeavors.