In other news, it was a fantastic summer! We had so much fun at our new campus in Fairfax, meeting new kids and families and spreading lots and lots of Louie Love! Below is a newsletter article I wrote for the Homestead Headlines over the summer... Check it out!
Camp Funderblast Behind the Scenes
“I don’t know what you’re doing at Funderblast, but my kids love it!” Is something I hear often. I also hear statements like, “Do you have magic fairy dust you sprinkle over camp?” (To which the answer is Yes!). “You always have the best staff!” and my favorite, “Funderblast feels like an alternate Universe.” Well, are you ready to be let in on a little secret? If so, read on and I’ll take you behind the scenes at Camp Funderblast.
Part of what makes Camp Funderblast so magical and unique is the energy and intention behind it. People often ask me what I do throughout the school year and the answer is this – I teach awareness tools and active meditation that helps us be more conscious of what we are letting in our space – and what we are putting out into the world. And this simple intention is in the foundation of Camp Funderblast.
So what are we putting out into the world? Every statement, every action, even every thought sends out ripples. If we can show up as our best, we invite others to do the same - kids, co-workers, family, friends, everyone!. And if we can be our best, while being aware of what we are putting out into the world – well then we just might actually create change. How we can truly teach is through leading by example – and this is exactly what I teach my staff. In fact, last Spring I took seven lead staffers on a four day retreat. We laughed, played, practiced chi gong, meditated, and tuned into the vibration, intention and messaging of what we want to put into the world and learned how to hold it. Communication with parents, kids and each other comes as a result of being grounded, present, clear and aligned. Often in our culture we focus on the outcome desired and what we want, rather than who we need to be. I have always believed if we are being who we came here to be – everything else aligns into place. So this is what I teach my staff, and this is how we show up at camp. This is how we invite the kids to show up too, as their best and brightest, and as a result – people are happy, loved and more peaceful.
So come and join us – bring your kids, hang out at drop off, do an art project and smile, knowing you too can be your best.
Since it feels so great shining bright in this loving environment, and showing up as our best – we are so grateful to be offering more opportunities!
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Lastly, if you'd like to watch the video from our lead staff retreat click here! We hope to see you soon!