Research shows that through experiential education programs young people can learn significant things about themselves, including new personal and life perspectives as well as develop a better understanding of themselves and how they relate to others. Camp Aquinas is structured to ensure success for all participants, both as individuals and House members. We strive to build a united community where young men feel they are the authors of their own lives. The goals of the camp include increasing communication skills, enhancing group cooperation, camaraderie, collaboration, improving problem-solving skills, enhancing leadership skills, and increasing respect and trust for oneself and for the team.
Trips outside of the classroom often allow young people the opportunity to see themselves in a new and remarkable way. We feel that these experiences beyond the classroom walls will help provide our students with the building blocks needed to continue to move forward as connected, resilient, competent, confident, and self-aware young men.