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Why You Should Choose Camp La Junta?

 

You have many choices when it comes to camps. In all likelihood, you want to choose a camp program that will offer the most positive and enriching experience, as well as a safe environment. For those main reasons and many others, Camp La Junta is a great choice for boys.

Our Philosophy is Our Guide:  We base everything at Camp La Junta on the philosophy that “A young man should be encouraged to make the most of his mental and physical capabilities, thereby increasing his self-confidence and self- image.” Accordingly, our activities and programs are designed to instill a strong sense of independence and self-assuredness in our campers. We also set “summer goals” for our campers to help them build character, a sense of service, new life skills and an appreciation of the outdoors.

We Offer an Enriching Experience for Boys:  Our programs are designed to help ensure your son’s camp experience is successful, exciting, educational and rewarding. While our main programs have stood the test of time, we’ve evolved our daily activities in response to the changing needs of today’s youth and the need to build successful young adults.

Top 7 Advantages of Camp La Junta

  1. Every boy gets his own unique activity schedule that’s based on his age and preferences, rather than remaining with one cabin group all day.
  2. We stress individual accomplishment over team sports.
  3. We’ve maintained an “all boy” environment to avoid the social pressures of co-ed camps.
  4. To balance school learning, we avoid an environment of test-centric academics.
  5. Our fees remain among the most affordable private camping values in the nation.
  6. ALL facets of the La Junta experience strive to improve your son’s independence, self-image and self-confidence.
  7. Our activity and evening program options evolve with a camper’s age so campers have a different experience every summer and gain different perspectives as they mature.

Why Safety Matters More than Ever:  The health and safety of our La Junta campers has always been our highest priority, and we can confidently say we endeavor to improve every summer. We receive annual inspections as a part of our State Licensing and are proud of our history of exemplary scores.

The basis of our confidence comes from one of our darkest hours that we are determined to never again have any of our campers go through. In May 2010, one of our campers very bravely informed authorities that a counselor had touched him inappropriately while he was here at camp.

Today, we work very hard to make certain that it never happens again at our place. We work with outside consultants and risk management experts to assure that our policies, procedures, safety and supervision guidelines meet our industry’s highest standards.  For several summers, we have gone beyond the scope of our normal state health department inspections, up to and including contracting with independent, on-site inspectors to ensure that we are consistently and successfully implementing those important policies and procedures.

Nine Extra Steps We Take to Ensure the Safety of Your Child:

  1. On Opening Night, we talk to the entire camp, as well as individual cabin groups, about personal safety and the importance of reporting uncomfortable situations.
  2. We intensely communicate with campers about what is acceptable behavior (and what isn’t) and what to do in case of any issues.
  3. We encourage Parent/Camper Pre-Camp Advocacy Talks. We urge parents to talk with their sons before camp about our shower and safety policies, appropriate behavior, and the necessity of reporting any and all issues. This helps ensure campers know in advance what staff will be telling kids when they arrive.
  4. We’ve rebuilt most of our activity sheds as reach-in closets instead of closed off rooms.
  5. We’ve increased staff reference requirements – requiring a family member, (parents and immediate family know an applicant’s entire life history).
  6. We’ve enhanced and increased Anti-Bullying Training and intervention skills with our staff.
  7. We complete and review Camper Exit Surveys before our campers leave to gain more thorough knowledge of staff and camper experiences.
  8. Throughout each day, Duty-Counselors and Field Office staff visit each cabin and interact with campers. Program Director notes are written daily from those interactions with campers and are reviewed weekly to uncover any possible negative patterns.
  9. Shower Time Policies are provided to families before camp, so campers will have the right expectations and be able to help hold staff accountable.

A successful camp experience is a grand mix of program, philosophy and implementation. Camp La Junta has a 90 year legacy of challenging ourselves to be the best.

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