As you know, I went straight into teaching nature camp on Monday morning after your Coyote Mentoring workshop. I am more than happy to announce that it was the BEST two weeks of camp I have had so far, and it showed. By the second week, word had spread, and I was at full capacity almost every day. I had parents telling me that their child has never been so inquisitive, or artistic, or adventurous. Just from a few days in camp.
And above that, I feel more confident in my planning and teaching. I am noticing the small things that I missed last year, the things that are actually the big things. The kids LOVED it, parents loved it, and I loved it. People are knocking down my door to register for summer camp!
Today, when one of my girls was leaving, her mom said to me, “They look happy; you must be doing something right.” Her daughter turned around and said, “Rachelle, you’re doing a million things right!” It brought tears to my eyes. I feel like I’m on an amazing track, and I am so grateful to Coyote Mentoring for giving me the inspiration. I am so looking forward to having time to delve into Coyote’s Guide next week, and bring my planning up to the next level.
You guys are doing an amazing thing at that school, and I would love to learn more about what you do, and how I can incorporate and eventually expand my nature programs.
Rachelle Sereda, participant Coyote Mentoring workshop, One Mile Lake Nature Centre Camp Director, BC Canada
Join us for our week-long Art of Mentoring workshop this summer and bring these teachings and more back to any camp or group of kids/adults you are working with!