While I am still planning up a formal review of the camp to be posted, here is a quick summary of the 2015 camper evaluations.
1) Overall Rating of the Camp
Goal #1: Skyline Council tells camp directors to strive for a 90% rating of "Pretty Good."
This year . . .
Love It: 90%
Pretty Good: 9%
Its Okay: 1%
Please note that NOT a single person marked it is "not so good" on their evaluation.
2) Interest In Returning To Camp
Goal #2: American Camp Association (ACA)'s standard recommend 60% or higher of campers wishing to return
This year . . 100% of the campers indicated an interest or a willingness to return to camp.
3) Interest In Returning to Their House
Goal #3: 80% will wish to return to their houses
This year, 99%* expressed a strong desire of returning to their house.
* One indicated an interest of trying all the houses.
4) Approval of Activities
Goal #4: All Activities Will Receive An Approval Rating of 85% or higher.
This year, all activities rated at 95% approval or higher
5) Camper Recommendations For 2015
87% of the camp felt it was perfect. However, 18 campers provided feedback that will be considered for next year.
We tried that two years ago and it was a majority vote that students were wanting more time within their classes.
As you may or may not know, we do our bulk purchasing at Sam's Club. They change their suppliers so we had to adjust with them. We will most certainly try for next year though.
We will consider it. What cause the shift this year was because majority of the camp was over the age of 11 so it became a logistics issue of getting everyone through wands.
This is part of the growing pains of switching over to a design-your-own schedule. I will clarify the directions on the survey for next year. I also have a few ideas to simplify the length of the survey.
As long as I am able to find professors, they have been added to the elective offering for 2016 though.