Our Philosophy, at E.A.R.T.H. Summer Camp, is to provide each young person with a wonderful experience of living close to nature. We give children the chance to learn ancient skills, increase self-esteem, make new friends, while simultaneously allowing campers to make choices and learn greater responsibility. We rely on Native American living skills, unique arts and crafts, the joy of discovery, and outdoor living to inspire the young people who visit E.A.R.T.H. Camp. Our summer programs provide young people with a fun-filled, intellectually stimulating, physically challenging experience. Guided in caring, non-confrontational ways by our staff, campers are assisted to move beyond perceived limits in order to accomplish personal goals and challenges. Individual character is strengthened and interpersonal skills are fostered, as together we learn how to: respect and trust one another and the variety of life surrounding us; work cooperatively and gain confidence during innovative games and projects; listen when others share their thoughts and feelings; learn to respect the natural world and feel secure in a wilderness environment. These are just some of the benefits that many young people receive during their stay at Silver Water Retreat.