21st Century Skills
The Skills We Need
What do leading global companies like Apple, Intel, LEGO, Microsoft, Pearson, Walt Disney and Verizon, have in common?
They all believe the most important skills needed to be successful in the increasingly fast-paced, competitive global economy are…
- Oral communication
- Collaboration / teamwork
- Work ethic/self-discipline
- Written communication
- Critical thinking/problem solving
With the exception of written communication, Camp, and it’s community living environment, is the ideal place to develop these skills. The top two, both interpersonal skills, are best developed through face-to-face contact, in a technology-free environment like Manitou.
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills, comprised of leaders in education and innovation, have
conducted several studies to understand how to prepare our youth to be better community members and valuable employees.
Confidence That Comes Home
Our goal, like all parents, is to help children maximize their potential and develop their best selves. After a summer at Manitou, our campers re-enter their home environment with a sense of confidence that they are better prepared to handle challenges that come their way. While the workforce is years away for most, developing the skills that are needed to be successful when the “real world” presents itself should be ongoing. I think we would all agree, these skills are important for a lot more than the just the workforce.
The best part about camp, is that developing these important skills happens naturally, and our campers don’t even realize it. They are too busy having fun!
No cell phone image. Unplug for the summer. Please do NOT bring your cell phone, laptop, video games, or any other electronic devices to camp.