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We had a ton of camp decisions made this summer – just like you will or did. I enjoyed what Mike Calhoun posted today on his blog about making camp decisions stick. He would know, he’s led an amazing camp for what seems like forever. Here’s a clip of his thoughts, worth heading to his site and reading the rest:

  • Remember, decisions don’t change your life, they change your direction. Students should never walk away from a commitment service thinking they are done. They are just beginning.
  • Realize that students are capable of making life-changing, lifelong decisions. Do not discount decisions made by your younger students.
  • Being emotional does not discredit their decisions nor does the lack of emotion. Some students are wired to be more emotional than others. This is not about emotions; it is about facts.
  • Don’t assume the students know what to do following their decisions. This is typically an awkward time for them so help with clarification.Help the students answer the question… “What’s next?”
  • Don’t overload them with the details of the next ten years; help them one step at a time.

JG

3 COMMENTS

  • Josh Treece says:

    What’s the url for his site? I’d love to follow up and read the whole thing!

  • JG says:

    The link didn’t work for some reason: here you go!
    http://mikecalhoun.wol.org/blog/blog

    JG

  • Josh says:

    Great post Josh. You also have a great name.

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