This will be a six (6) part series covering our team and what it is they do and provide for CKY and our customers.
Part six: The campers is our group of 4 camp leaders along with their fearless leader, Chris, who is a member of our 5 person management team. These folks are some of the kindest, well manner, good hearted people you will meet; hence the reason we put the health and well being of your kids in their hands!
Seems like a fun job!? Playing with kids all day!? Well, it is, but it is also a lot of work. Common things you will hear camp leaders say ALL DAY:
"Put your sunscreen on"
"Don't climb that tree"
"No throwing rocks"
"I am not sure I would eat that"
"Where did you leave your underwear"
And many more!
You will also hear them saying:
"I have so much fun hanging out with you"
"You can do it, I believe in you"
"Trust me on this and we will make it together"
"What a great kid you have"
Again, fun and tough can go hand in hand, and that is exactly how our camps are lead. We make no bones about it that we have to be a bit of a parental figure to your kids and we have to take corrective actions when bad behavior is displayed, because we are leading kids into some unsafe environments and we want to make sure and do it in as much of a safe way as possible.
We know that what these leaders provide is opportunities that many of these kids never get. Leaders have to collect up cell phones and game devices day one and give the kids a day or two to unplug, but then after that, magic happens when the kids realize the natural world is better and more fun than a video game. For this reason, our leaders in camp change the lives of kids and are influencing tomorrow as we form the leaders for it.
We hope you allow our young leaders to work with your some day, if we have not already. We look forward to helping your kids see what the good Lord has given to all of us, and that these next generation leaders know how to use it ins a responsible and most fun way!