OUR CAMP CULTURE
Camp Independence exists to purposefully create an environment that fosters an atmosphere of positive growth, belonging, and self-awareness. Campers are encouraged to live big, play hard, and recognize the awesome in life. We are a tribe that promotes self expression, resiliency, and community, which are invaluable to our mission. The programming and culture of camp is shaped and influenced by the consistent modeling of our base core values, the R.I.D.E. Initiative, as well as our 4 Core Actions.
We are kind, forgiving and honest with each other. This is how we become people of great honor and integrity.
We allow empathy to motivate our service to each other by vicariously experiencing their feelings, thoughts and attitudes. This is how we transform and are transformed.
"Music can change the world because it can change people"
"Life must be lived as play"
We respect others and ourselves, as well as life, nature and health.
We do what is appropriately necessary, with great determination and focus, to improve life for our community and ourselves.
"Life isn't about how to survive the storm, it's about learning to dance in the rain"
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."