Love & Logic – Summer Camp Style
Read here about Harvey & Jacklyn’s recent trip out to Denver!
A few weeks ago Jacklyn and I attended a conference on ‘Love and Logic’ conducted by the two creators of this dynamic approach, Jim and Charles Fay. Love & Logic teaches us to give true empathy and to give children choices in difficult situations, which forces them to think and decide what they want to do. Kids who develop this internal voice become more capable of making better decisions and making changes for themselves. It empowers them!
Jacklyn and I went to the conference to gain some extra help to guide us in our work with our campers. The Love and Logic approach goes right along with our values at Perlman. We were joined at the conference by a few AIJC (Association of Independent Jewish Camps) cohort members from Beber Camp and Airy & Louise.
It was wonderful to connect with the other camp professionals and hear how they teach this method during their staff training. Over the next few months we will be looking at constructive methods to help share this material with our staff during training. We truly hope that together we can create a fresh approach to our childcare methodology that helps us all be more empathetic to the challenges facing our campers as they journey through their uniquely special Perlman camp experience.
I am so proud to be a part of the Perlman community, and help it grow!
Camp Social Worker