Enhancing PRIDE through Grade 8 camp

Enhancing PRIDE through Grade 8 camp

Grade 8 camp was first introduced last year at McMath with tremendous success, and we wanted to build on that success with this year's Grade 8 students. Our students got to spend three days and two nights at Camp Stillwood. 
 The camp provides real-life situations where kids can understand the immediate benefits of teamwork, sharing responsibility, compromise, and resolution within a community of their peers. Students need this type of interaction in order to develop social skill sets that will allow them to be successful and productive members of society. The combination of independence and inter-dependence within the supportive environment at camp help students develop their emotional intelligence. During these three days, students are motivated by fun, comradeship, interesting situations, and dynamic activities. Additionally, this camping experience allowed students to be better in the areas of PRIDE, problem-solving, inclusion, global citizenship, and environmental awareness.