Our Kids Canada's Camp & Program Guide

21st Annual

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"B eing a camp counsellor was one of the single most important things that happened to me," says Michael Budman, co-founder of Roots Canada Ltd. Certainly, he's done a lot in life, though even in his THE RIGHT STUFF professional life the values that he learned as a camper and counsellor at Camp Tamakwa remain close to the surface. "It shaped me as an individual," he says. "Not only be- ing responsible for myself but being out on a canoe trip, responsible for six campers and other staff in nature, in the elements … Learning how to deal with responsibility and thinking about people other than yourself is such a key in- gredient to learning how to be a successful human being." TRAINING TO SUCCEED Well before the first camper arrives each summer, all members of the camp staff are trained in the policies, standards, and know-how essential for completing a safe COUNSELLORS HAVEN'T JUST ACCEPTED THE JOB, THEY'VE EARNED IT The Right Stuff 24 Our Kids Canada's Camp & Program Guide – 21st Annual "If you can deal with and love and communicate with teenagers, I'd say you pretty well have life made in the shade, even as a parliamentarian, because it's all about communicating. " –Deborah Grey, former MP and counsellor, Camp Homewood in Heriot Bay, B.C. Get $5 O≠ Up to 5 people Valid for $5 o≠ full-priced walk-up admission for up to five people. Does not apply to online tickets or other o≠ers. Cannot be combined with other discounts/promotions. No cash value. Adults (18+) must be accompanied by a child (17 and y child (17 and younger) to enter. Expires: 6/30/18. Coupon Code: 5085.

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