This Wednesday is Camp Kindness Day - July 19, 2023 - learn more here!
On July 19, 2023, the camp community will be able to participate in Camp Kindness Day – an event highlighting the practice of intentional kindness that happens every day at American camps.
This is an opportunity to raise awareness of the the great work that camps are doing to teach kindness in engaging, simple, repeatable, and high impact ways that live on in the daily lives of campers and staff members when they return home.
Focusing on our youth and young adults, Camp Kindness Day will help showcase the commitment of the camp community to fostering the core values of kindness, compassion, generosity and care, and integrating those values more fully into every aspect of our society. These values are already part of the fabric of the camp experience. We share the mission for our youth to be nurtured, taught, supported, and inspired to grow into our new generation of kind, compassionate, socially-minded, community-oriented citizens.
Camp Kindness Day was the vision of Scott Ralls, Southwoods Camp, and was created in collaboration with American Camp Association and KindnessEvolution in 2018. We celebrate this wonderful day in his honor.
Camp Kindness Day will allow camps to incorporate into their July 19 programming fun theme-based activities and cooperative games, cool projects, and memorable moments which will celebrate the value and impact of kindness.