You may recall your camper returning home this summer with an assortment of crafts and creations from their time at Keystone Camp. Although these crafts are fun to make, and even more enjoyable to share with friends and family, they aren’t the only creative souvenirs your daughter brings home each summer.
At Keystone, our comprehensive program helps your child master one of the most important 21st-century skills: creative thinking. In the hustle and bustle of the changing world, it’s most important than ever to learn how to think outside the box.
One of the most important creative lessons our campers learn doesn’t happen in the art studio. Instead, Keystone girls are challenged to think in new ways while they are setting their sights on adventures during activities like rock climbing, archery, riflery, and horseback.
The next rock to climb up to isn’t always obvious. The riflery target ahead of you isn’t always a simple shot. A horse will not always respond to you the way you expect. In each of these situations, Keystone girls learn to think outside the box to solve the problem at hand.
Community and Group Activities
Camp is filled with so many different personalities, ideas, backgrounds, and visions. Each time campers interact with one another, they are challenged to see things in a different way. We encourage every girl to express herself and support her fellow campers to do the same.
In this group environment, your daughter learns how to articulate her ideas to others, and how to understand the ideas of others.
Fine Arts and Crafts
As we mentioned above, not all creative skills are built in our arts courses. Even so, every art course provides immense value for campers in ways that classical education cannot.
During courses like A Capella, drama, and dance, campers explore their creative side while also grasping another important 21st-century skill: confidence. These courses help your daughter present herself in a variety of academic and life situations, including presentations and group work in college.
Back in the art studio, your daughter dives into her deepest passions and explores her own unique interests and ideas. Her creative expression in art class can help her articulate ideas in future essays, college applications, and beyond.
As you can see, creative skills are built all over camp. We are looking forward to seeing our Keystone campers build even more creative skills this summer at camp!