When building a tolerant, inclusive environment, fostering respect is the cornerstone. At Leadership Academy, we aim to be ACORNS:
Active – Be active in your group. Participate and try new things.
Curious – Ask questions & try and find out answers. Explore your environment.
Observant – Pay attention to the world around you. Listen. Notice small things.
Respectful – Respect all things; people, animals, plants and our environment.
in Nature – Being outside makes us mentally and physically healthier! Unplug & enjoy!
Safe – Make good decisions. Be careful with ourselves, others and our words.
(Adapted for our Parent Guide with permission from Kalamazoo Nature Center)
Our campers and staff know that respecting each other is key. We understand that people have a lot of things in common (even when we are very different from one another)! One of the things we all share is a need to be treated with respect, kindness, and dignity.