WORLD-CHANGERS WEEKENDS & SUMMER CAMPS
Build Motivation, Confidence & Discipline.
Cooking Camp. Animal Camp. Life Skills Camp. Fix-It Camp. Legos Camp. Travel Camp. Help People Camp. Diesel Mechanic Camp. Architect Camp. Engineering Camp.
It doesn’t matter what you call our Camps. They are designed to do one thing: use your child’s unique skills and passions to build confidence, motivation, and purpose. What are YOUR child’s unique interests and passions? We will build on those and show him or her how to be wildly successful! You have a child who is bright, but not motivated. Your child probably won’t pursue the traditional path so he falls through the cracks. Trying to fit him into the box or be like other kids causes him to shut down, become angry or apathetic, and lose his confidence. YOU MUST LISTEN TO THIS PODCAST FIRST: “7 Ways to Motivate Kids.” It will explain the process we use with specific examples. Click here for the podcast.
WHY ARE WE PROVIDING THESE CAMPS?
Until now, everyone has spent all their time trying to fix your child’s weaknesses. It only makes your child shut down, become unmotivated or angry, and lose confidence. Especially when they get compared to peers and siblings.
Instead, we are going to accentuate your child’s strengths and show them how to use their natural gifts, talents, and passions to help others through volunteer projects, internships, or running their own business.
WHAT ARE OUR GOALS?
CONFIDENCE | MOTIVATION | PURPOSE | HAPPINESS | JOY
Imagine your kids in a supportive environment where they feel accepted, valued, important, smart, and capable. We will get your kids actually helping us and feeling important. We’ve already placed an order from a Camper to buy her home-made salsa! We’ve got a Camper who’s going to speak a foreign language with my son and plan ways to monetize their love for travel.
As kids get older, they need a mentor. My son, Casey, has a way of connecting with kids because he’s only 24 and has walked in their shoes. Kids look up to him (and not just because he’s 6’2″!) and listen to him. And to be honest, I’ve heard the advice he gives kids and it’s spot-on fantastic.
Casey will be teaching your kids practical life skills that they just don’t learn in school. He and I are going to instill in your kids the qualities of successful people:
Fortitude, resilience, persistence, delayed gratification, self-discipline, initiative, plain old hustle and hard work. Successful people learn from failures, take calculated risks, make no excuses, and are generous with others. I want your kids to become financially savvy. But even more so, I want them to be savvy with decision-making and relationships so they don’t succumb to peer pressure.
Casey will also teach your kids one critical skill that will be worth the entire cost of the Camp: How to create specific, written goals. People with specific, written goals are intentional and accomplish more than others. Your kids will learn how to do this.
This isn’t about teaching your kids to make money. It’s about developing the character traits and confidence that come from building your own business or pursuing your passion. Plus your kids have big hearts so we’ll have use that as motivation.
This is the same process we used with 1,500 children in our home for over a decade.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS CAMP?
Your kids don’t learn well in classrooms from books so we’re going to learn outside while walking trails, visiting local businesses, and playing problem-solving games that require the kids to interact and get to know each other.
We will visit local businesses and charities to experience firsthand what makes their owners tick and their businesses thrive. I want your kids to feel the passion and hard work it takes to be successful in life, and the satisfaction of giving to others.
Parents, I am going to teach you how to raise these kids differently. I will meet with parents briefly during drop-off at Camp because I want as much time with the kids as possible AND because most of my work with parents will come AFTER camp. I will get to know your kids so I can provide specific advice throughout the year. In essence, I’m spending 9 hours getting to know your kids in different situations so I can help you in the future. So, parents will have some free time during Camp!
Your kids will meet other like-minded kids they have something in common with–they’ll be inspired and motivated. And once they have a reason to be motivated and begin building something positive, guess what happens?
Their attitudes improve. Sibling fights fade away. Your kids kids have a reason to care about school and do well. No lectures or consequences will motivate your kids to care about school. You must spark internal motivation first.
* Many of your kids will feel anxious about coming to Camp. It’s new and different. And that always causes anxiety, even in me and I’m 52! Some of your kids are like me, an introvert. So this can be daunting. We know that and will put your kids at ease. My son has a way of connecting with kids that makes them feel comfortable.
AN INVITATION FROM MY SON
This is the note that your kids will receive from my son. It’s also a good way to explain to them what this Camp is about.
My Dad and I are looking forward to meeting you in a few weeks for our World-Changers Weekend. We need your help because there are problems that need to be solved and you can make a difference. There are millions of kids without clean drinking water. Dogs, cats, and other kids who feel left out need to be rescued. The list is endless. We specifically asked your parents to send you to our World-Changers Camp because you have unique skills and qualities that most other kids and adults don’t have.
You are good thinkers who aren’t afraid to think about things differently than others. Each of you has unique talents that we need–some are creative, some of you can fix just about anything electronically or mechanically. Some can build things without directions, others can dance or sing or play an instrument. When you want something, you are persistent and don’t give up. We need all of these qualities.
We are going to be brainstorming ways to make a difference by helping other people. We will come up with business ideas to make money so we can donate to charities. We will personally help people and show you how to use YOUR unique talents to do what you love in life.
My Dad and I both get a little anxious before going to do new things. So if you’re anxious about the weekend, that means you’re normal! Don’t worry–we’re not doing school work or anything dangerous! But I do want you to bring a note pad and pen with you. We’re also just going to have fun together.
I know it’s hard to try new experiences, so I’m happy you are going to be joining us. We need your brain and heart to make a difference! If you have any questions, email me personally at Casey@CelebrateCalm.com. See you soon!
WHAT AGE WILL THE KIDS BE?
It depends on the maturity of the child. While this will skew toward kids from 10-17, I know 8-year-olds who are mature and purposeful enough to benefit. If you email Kirk@CelebrateCalm.com with answers to these questions, I will give you an honest assessment of whether this is a good fit or not:
– Why do you think this would appeal to your child?
WHAT DOES CAMP INCLUDE?
(1) BEFORE. We want to understand your kids inside and out. Upon registering, we will begin the process ASAP. We will email you a discovery document so that we can understand your child’s gifts, talents, struggles, and goals in-depth. We will also learn your goals and then customize a camp experience specifically for your child. So when your child walks into Camp, we will know him already. Camp begins the day you register. We’ll begin prepping your child for Camp and communicating so we can get a head start.
Most of the kids will come to Camp with a specific mission to help relieve anxiety and show off their gifts. One Camper is going to bring home-made salsa that I have already placed an order for! One Camper has already begun her own business within one week of attending–I have already placed an order for her hand-made sensory strips.
(2) DURING. We will spend 9 hours personally mentoring your child:
Saturday 10:00am – 3:00pm
We want the kids to have Saturday evening to relax and process everything. They will usually be physically and emotionally exhausted.
Sunday 10:00am – 2:00pm
*I will provide lunch for your kids while we are together both days, taking into account the fact that most of our kids are picky eaters! But your kids are welcome to bring snacks along.
(3) AFTER. Kirk and Casey will write a personal note to your child after Camp affirming their positive qualities and creatng two written goals they can work on together. Both kids and parents will have a plan to continue the growth. Plus we will maintain contact with you and your kids for the rest of the year to encourage your kids to follow through on their written goals.
ONLY TWO CAMPS REMAIN FOR 2018. REGISTER NOW.
CAMP LOCATIONS & DATES:
NORTHERN VIRGINIA/D.C. January 27-28, 2018 SOLD OUT
DALLAS AREA March 24-25, 2018 SOLD OUT
ATLANTA June 23-24, 2018 SOLD OUT
CHICAGO AREA August 18-19, 2018 SOLD OUT
WILMINGTON, NC BEACH CAMP May 26 & 27, 2018 NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND BEACH CAMP
Wrightsville Beach, NC
Saturday and Sunday, May 26 & 27, 2018
Saturday 10:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 2:00pm
Come enjoy a weekend at one of the most beautiful beaches in the country. This is our home turf so it’s going to be extra special. We will be meeting at a Beachside Clubhouse on the north end of the island. You may stay at any hotel in Wilmington, NC. We already have beach treasure hunts planned to get your kids working together, solving puzzles by working together. While your kids are at Camp, you can relax on the beach or on the intracoastal waterway.
DALLAS AREA October 13-14, 2018 NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
DALLAS, TEXAS (FRISCO AREA) CAMP
Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14, 2018
Saturday 10:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 2:00pm
Exact location TBD (close to Frisco). We will have access to a park, opportunities to give (donation for children’s home, recycling center), and close proximity to restaurants. Specific instructions and a detailed timeline will be provided upon registration.
The Early Bird Registration fee is $1,250 (regularly $1,750).
Click below to reserve your child’s space with a $250 non-refundable registration fee via credit card or PayPal. Simply write the location desired in the Comments Section. The remaining balance of $1,000 can be paid by checks in installments if you wish.