Emotional Support at CYJ
Camp is a very happy place. Having tons of activities planned, getting exercise, and being surrounded by friends is usually enough to keep anyone feeling positive.
Still, there are several reasons a camper could feel distressed during the summer, including the simple struggle of having a growing body with changing hormones. Other campers may be missing home for the first couple days, or they could be anxious about big changes happening in their home lives.
Our staff training covers these topics and more, preparing our counselors to recognize and resolve all kinds of emotional unrest. We also have our Camper Care team for extra support, which includes our “Camp Mom”. When a camper’s feeling crummy, they know the professionals in the CC team are available with warmth and understanding. (The Camp Mom is also the Parent Liaison… sometimes grown-ups need someone to talk to, too.)