Camp is a place where you can develop tangible sports skills, but more importantly lots of life skills. There are many studies that indicate that children who attend summer camps are more successful when they go away to college. Camp Caribou teaches many of these life skills in terms of group living, sharing space, and developing the skills to get along with all different kinds of children and adults. It’s “cool to be nice” at Camp Caribou. The boys who come to Caribou enter into our family and we treat them that way. Our family is warm, honest, loving, attentive, and fun! We know our campers very well and encourage them to know each other. Caribou boys make lifelong friendships and return every summer to be with their friends and improve their skills. We encourage open communication, and the boys know they can come to us with anything they need. We’re extremely “hands on” in every aspect of our camp program. We’re jumping in to teach activities; we’re serving food, signing the boys up for electives, helping them navigate socially, and tucking them in at night! Our true passion is making our boys feel at home away from home. We want Caribou to be a world where our boys feel independent, confident, happy, fulfilled and special. Caribou is an amazing experience for kids and an opportunity for them to grow; it fosters independence, life-long friendships and self-esteem. We encourage kindess and with the help of our nurturing staff, there is no fear of failure.
We have a rigorous hiring program and a large return rate of staff. The tone is set prior to camp during our orientation as to what our expectations are and how we intend for our boys to be treated. The staff learns the seriousness of their responsibilities as surrogate parents, coaches and role-models. Through these lessons, our mature staff are able to translate their own experiences and the new information that we provide, into a positive and professional experience for our boys.