At Camp Fletcher, we know the benefits of a summer at camp are endless because we see the impact our programs have on campers each and every year. While day camp is a great way to spend your summer, we know there is something incredibly special about our resident programs. There is so much competition for our children’s time in the summer – sports practices, summer school, well-deserved vacations. But resident camp is a gift. Our campers learn important lessons, and they have so much fun exploring camp, trying new things and challenging themselves.
Resident camp builds self-confidence and self-esteem. At resident camp, you don’t have to be the very best to thrive. Everyone get a chance to explore their talents and interests, and our counselors know how to encourage campers to try hard and be proud of their achievements. Campers learn teamwork and independence, and success at camp means your child returns home feeling good about who they are and what they’ve done.
Resident camp is a safe environment. At Camp Fletcher, safety is our top priority. Our trained staff and counselors work hard to keep every camper safe, while also allowing them to take risks, explore and have awesome adventures! Whether it’s a canoe trip down shades creek or a challenge on the ropes course, our staff creates an environment where campers feel safe trying new things.
Resident camp is a place to build social skills and make friends. Campers are socializing with one another from the time they wake up until the time they go to sleep, and our programs are designed to improve their teamwork, leadership and communication skills. A week at resident camp can drastically improve social skills, and this is a life-changing experience for many campers.
According to the American Camp Association, parents report that camp experiences help their children feel good about themselves, learn independence, and try new things. If you’re a day camp parent or new to Camp Fletcher completely, we hope you’ll consider whether a resident program might be the right choice for your camper this summer. Online registration is now open and you can find more information about our affordable sessions on our website!