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Philosophy

Your Partner in Parenting

Sending a child to camp is an act of great faith by parents. As directors, we take that responsibility very seriously. We strive to maintain an environment that both encourages personal growth and creates an unforgettable summer experience.

Regardless of what age a camper joins us, we work hard to make them feel like part of the Cody family. We travel around the country (and world) meeting all our first-time campers to ensure we deliver the best possible summer camp experience.

 

We want to make sure they’re placed in the right cabin, choose a schedule that challenges them to try new things, and have a simply unforgettable time. It might seem like overkill, but it’s a large part of what makes Camp Cody so special.

This commitment necessitates an open line of communication with parents so you know your camper is safe, cared for and having tons of fun. We know what it’s like to be a camp parent and a camper — all of our staff members are at least one or the other, and many are both — so we always keep in touch regarding the camp experience while your child is here.

If you haven’t read the A Cody Case Study? blog post yet, it’s a great example of how we put this philosophy into action!

Growing Up At Cody

A big part of growing up is exploring new interests and making choices, which is why we designed activities according to our Progressive Programming structure.

Our program provides for more choice as campers age, as well a variety of new activities and trips to guarantee that every summer is unique. Customizable, flexible schedules suit individual interests, abilities and goals — but campers all share in the same day too. Whether it’s a bonfire on our private beach, one of our themed dances or the sudden outbreak of songs being sung in the dining hall, every day at Cody is special and unique.

Role Models

Identifying, hiring and retaining outstanding staff members is what makes the Camp Cody community particularly special. Our staff consists of education majors, graduate students, college athletes, lifelong coaches and a wide range of other professionals who have dedicated their careers to youth development.

More than anything else, we look for staff who can serve as outstanding role models for our campers.

 

With more than 200 counselors for 400 campers, Cody has one of the best camper-to-staff ratios of any camp in the country.

Our Commitment to Communication

From the first time you visit our website, give us a ring or walk onto our campus, you will be greeted by a year-round Cody team member devoted to helping you and your camper.

Throughout the pre-camp season, your family will receive detailed information about what to expect and how to prepare your camper for the summer season. We keep you up-to-date with your camper while they’re away. Philip, our Camp Director, makes a point to post hundreds of photos each day on his Facebook Profile along with video highlights.

If you would like to meet a Director, we make home visits across the United States and around the world to get to know our new campers and their families.

A knowledgeable staff member is always a phone call away to answer any questions and address concerns you may have about the Camp Cody experience. Want to know more? Request our First Timer’s Guide for parents and campers.