Back to Basics
Dudley and Kiniya aim to foster growth and important skill development—seen and unseen; personal and communal. Generations of our campers learn and practice these basic, essential skills and take them away from Camp, building them into their daily lives and routines at home. The simple but powerful experience of Cabin Life means learning respect for others, appreciating personal space, understanding diversity of thoughts and actions, and discovering what it means to truly care for others.
Over the past month, it has become apparent to us that these skills are more vital now than ever. For those of us who have been so fortunate to spend time in a cabin at Dudley or Kiniya, during these challenging times we can call on these simple skills and be reminded of the relevant lessons we learned on the shores of Lake Champlain. In doing so, we can increase our sense of Control – in our personal lives, our homes (anyone doing daily inspection?), our office space, our hygiene, our structure, and our schedule. We can remember the importance of Connection – to self, to others, to community, to nature. And we can boost our Confidence – by learning new things, mastering skills, and stepping way outside of our comfort zones!
We are thinking of you all.