18 Feb Girls and the Positive Impact of Susquehannock
Girls and the Positive Impact of Susquehannock
I was recently on a call with a family interested in sending their daughter to Susquehannock for Girls. A question they posed, and one I usually get is “What makes your camp different from others?”
I have been blessed to raise two wonderful daughters. As a father, I wanted to my daughters to mature into confident, independent, resilient, happy adults. If they possessed these traits, they would be well equipped to handle the challenges that life would eventually throw at them.
As I watch the transformation young girls go through at Susquehannock, I can see the development of these traits taking place. The first step in the growth actually begins at an early age when a 7, 8 or 9-year-old girl comes to Susquehannock for the first time. The obvious first step is simply being away from home. This is where they begin to explore independence.
As the first week progresses, they begin the exposure to new sports and activities. In the first week alone, they will be introduced to Softball, Soccer, Basketball, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Swimming, Lacrosse, Street Hockey, Tennis as well as new songs, dances, cheers, and the initial stages of learning to respect each other, share, and being part of a small community.
We talk about how Susquehannock provides multi-sport athletic development and confidence-based learning …well, this is how it starts. This is how it all begins.
Imagine your young daughter coming home from camp and having this new set of experiences and skills. This is her tool chest of confidence. She can now begin to walk through life with the confidence and courage to try new things.
As the girls get older each year they will be exposed and challenged to more new things and take on new responsibilities. Their toolbox of confidence will grow, and they will become increasingly independent and resilient. This overall confidence will allow them to handle the challenges of life.
The confidence will help limit anxiety, help them become less self-conscious and ultimately spend more of their life with a big smile on their face. Isn’t that what we all want for our daughters?
I could go on and on, but I think you can feel my message.