In Part 2 of the “Tour” of Mi-A-Kon-Da, the program director talks about her experience at camp, and what makes Mi-A-Kon-Da so special for everyone. We see campers as they drive up to camp on the bus and arrive on Birch Island.
“An all girls camp is a great chance for a little girl to come to camp. I think there’s a lot of pressures for little girls and for big girls too– it’s the same for staff and campers– but in an all girls environment there isn’t any pressure to act a certain way. Campers can really become themselves.
Girls learn leadership and strength, and they learn empowerment… a lot of kids come here and come out of their shell and become who they will end up being. I’ve seen a lot of kids change, they start coming here and now they’ve become outgoing, crazy kids, really confident with who they are.
In the city everyone relies on television and computers, campers and staff alike. Then we get up here and you have to go back to the basics, and that’s when instead of watching TV, we play a big game of capture the flag.”