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I grew up in the city with all the noise and hustle of it around me. I can still hear the trucks on the highway outside my window in the middle of the night going by. Sometimes on hot summer days in my neighbourhood, someone would open the fire hydrant, and we would beat the heat by playing in the water splashing out onto the street. My mother did not have the money to send us to camp, so when school was out we would spend our days with a nice older lady on the fifth floor while she went to work. When I was about seven or so, my sister and I were sponsored to go to a camp at Albion Hills for a week--the same place I created BigWaveCamp thirty years later. More coming soon!
Big Wave Camp Vision-Mission
BigWaveCamp: We will become the beacon of conscience and excellence among children and youth summer camps, by boldly addressing the gap between children and nature, imagination and play, quality and affordability.
At BigWaveCamp we feel that the experiences our campers take with them is just as important as what they leave behind, and that is why we believe that playing in a healthy environment should include the preservation of it.
We believe in the quality that grows from mentorship, the kind of mentorship that stems from an educated and comprehensive adult we call our counselors; counselors who take to heart the responsibility of guiding and teaching children and youth through their example.
We believe in elevating children and youth to recognize the impact of their choices and behaviour towards each other, their environment, and their community, by providing a camp full of variety, tools, and materials, in tandem with the liberty to use and explore them, along with the guidance to safely do so.
We believe that fun does not require batteries or an electrical outlet; it does not require a digital device or expensive equipment or apparatus. It is in the freedom to be yourself, which comes from belonging and being included. We know that good fun equals good memories, and that is priceless.
We recognize that being a parent or guardian today is demanding in schedule and expense; that is why we provide a fair and affordable camp that families can trust with no hidden expenses or additional costs. We treat families with the same courtesy, consideration, and respect that we would expect our families to receive.