Daily Routine at Camp
A typical four month session comprises several major components. The program attempts to balance physical challenges and mental challenge. Physically, the students are challenged by a daily six kilometre run, by wilderness out trips, and the demand provided by the physical setting of the camp. Mentally, the youth are challenged through the school program, work skills program, food preparation and food preparation and the home economic component as well as the general therapeutic orientation of the camp.
Firmly entrenched in the behaviour modification, Camp Trapping revolves around many rules and regulations held in place by the tightly run daily schedule.
In camp, the daily routine is generally as follows:
6:45 am Rise and shine
7:00 am Calisthenics
7:10 am 6 kilometre run
8:10 am Breakfast
8:40 am Chores
9:20 am Work/School
12:00 pm Lunch
12:30 pm Chores individual logs or diaries
1:10 pm Work/School
4:00 pm Sauna or group sessions (alternate days)
5:00 pm Dinner
5:45 pm Chores
6:30 pm Scheduled programming; self-improvement time and charts (individual counselling)
9:00 pm Quiet time in bunkhouse (students work on individual logs or diaries)
10:00 pm Lights out
Weekends vary slightly from this as these are our reward and visiting days.
The common denominator of the programming is emphasis on the fact that all students are, and always will be, responsible for their own actions. Students are rewarded and consequence continually depending upon their decision making ability and attitude towards this concept.
The orientation and operation of the entire Camp Trapping program is focussed on addressing and improving the life skills of our students.
Examples of what we address, although not limited to, are as follows…
Learning to work and take pride in quality performance.
Learning to accept responsibility.
Learning to care for one’s physical and emotional self.
Developing physical fitness and personal hygiene.
Learning cooking skills and nutritional information.
Seeing and participating in socially acceptable and enjoyable activities; sports, hobbies.
Developing a repertoire of leisure activities