Nothing like starting off the Camp Compass School season with a deer hunt. When an adolescent makes the decision to commit to a goal for almost 3 years and it finally produces an outcome beyond belief it can be an emotional event. Well, at Camp Compass, we thrive on that emotional euphoria of young men and women striving for their personal best. Hey boys congrats on the deer hunt and the girls that preceded you will want to compare stories. We love when our kids bring their A game to their lives and to others!
Now that turkey season has ended we go into a transition that will have us out on the water a little more and developing new ideas for next year’s curriculum. As the days get longer and the sun shines more we get excited about spending more time exposing our younger kids to the wonders of nature. Enjoy the sun and the longer days because before we all know it will be time for change that will bring shorter days and cooler night.
We love having the odds against us. We guess that’s why when Gage decided to hunt turkey we just had to say YES! So with lots of support from , IScope, Winchester, Cabelas and Pipeline Ridge we made a plan that would allow Gage a chance to compete with the wily Longbeard. The rest is history!
It’s that time of year where we get the most excited. Spring is here and that brings the chance for our students to learn about and hunt turkeys. It takes our mentors weeks of preparation to offer our kids the best chance at a once in a lifetime opportunity. We think the pictures speak for themselves. Mother Nature thanks for sharing your bounty with us.
For those who think state testing is just done in school, think again. At Camp Compass we require a months study time from students who want to move on to the upper levels of the program and they must pass the Pennsylvania Hunter Exam. When a student is preparing for their hunter safety test it can be a very scary task because they come to us with no background knowledge on the subject matter. Nevertheless, it’s all in the preparation and the picture shows the results!
Youth don’t get to use real glasses and linens during school events. So, when the Lehigh Valley Chapter of SCI invited our students to their annual convention they were in for quite a surprise. Friday night was full of new experiences for our first level students and full of renewed memories for a few of our upper level teens. At Camp Compass we believe very strongly in breaking bread with others to allow our students the opportunity to learn more about those that support them. Can you say, FIRST CLASS!