Building Classroom Community
Through intentional focus on cooperation and communication, stronger classroom communities are a natural outcome of learning how to live together in a new place for four days and three nights.
It is important that when students are at Gilmont, they practice caring for others and begin to see their teachers and classmates from a new perspective. It is a unique opportunity for an entire class of students to participate in a shared educational experience of this magnitude, and it impacts the entire year.
"My favorite activity at Camp Gilmont was the cabin because I got to know people that I had never even talked with. " Sincerely, Kalyn
Using nature as a guide for building classroom community...There are many lessons about relationships we can learn by using natural systems as a model. Learning to value the natural world helps us to realize the importance of our connections with each other, our responsibility for caring for the world, and ultimately, valuing our place in the world.
A 24-7 learning experience at Gilmont...The lessons are non-stop. Learning does not stop at the end of the day's activities. Time in the cabins is a big part of developing the classroom community.