Camp E.L.K. Director
Anne became passionate about camping while being a camper herself and completing Counselor In Training Programs as a youth. Anne has camp directing experience in Canada and California spanning over 6 years. She holds a master’s degree in Hospitality and focused her undergraduate degrees on recreation. She is a native of Canada but has traveled the world through international exchange programs and working in camp programs aboard Disney Cruise Lines. Anne has a passion for the outdoors and adventure, mountains and her work with children. If Anne isn’t working you will most likely find her in a serious game of make-believe with her 3 year old or reading a good book. She avidly believes in the benefits of camp and the experience children, adults, families and groups gain from being at peace in the mountains. Anne is a huge supporter that every child should have the chance to unplug from everyday life and find themselves at camp!
“I speak from personal experience when I say that the best times in my entire life were had at camp! I believe that camp helps to set the stage for a child’s future. Overnight camp helps children and teens to experience new things and conquer fears, as well as build self-confidence and experience success by removing the competition that can be found in everyday life.” – Camp E.L.K. Director, Anne Jeffrey
As a successful member of the Camp community and advocate for children’s camps, Anne believes that preparing your child for their summer experience is very important. Here are 4 tips:
- Prepare your camper early! Read through your Parent/Camper Welcome Package with your child and talk about camp. Ask them questions about what they think camp will be like.
- Focus on the positive; all the new skills that they will learn at camp and build confidence in the skills they already have.
- Go to your camp’s Open House, meet some of the staff and take a tour of the facility. Encourage your camper to ask as many questions as they have. Equip the staff with knowledge about the camper; this will help counselors meet the needs of the camper before they even arrive at camp.
- Write and send a letter before your child leaves for camp so it is waiting for them when they arrive.
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