When boys mix with girls, even younger kids, it’s…different. It's a natural reaction.
When boys are with girls, they often focus on things like:
- How do I look?
- What do the girls think of me?
- Do I sound cool?
- Do I sound uncool?!!
And it can raise competitiveness among boys.
- Is he smoother with the girls than I am?
- Is he getting more attention than I am?
There are times and places in which this is perfectly fine. However, summer for Timberlane boys is a time to set those concerns aside. During their time at camp, it’s so healthy and relaxing to be carefree about their appearance or how "cool" they are.
Not only does that reduce stress for our boys, it also enables Timberlane campers to be genuinely who they want to be.
We often hear boys say they have a “camp” persona and a “school” persona, and they truly prefer their camp persona. They like who they are at camp!
This is a primary component of our environment that develops confidence, self-awareness AND the strongest bonds of friendship that most people will achieve in their lifetimes.