We aim to ensure that each child has the opportunity to experience a variety of activities, which they would not normally pursue in their normal school lives. We educate them to become citizens of tomorrow, by showing respect and by being considerate and responsible. We cater for every child, regardless of their background, educational need or personal circumstances.
Our Managing Director is experienced in the field of education and knows how pupils learn and grow. He has implemented systems at APF, to ensure a balance between academic education and developing the whole child.
Our Core Values
These core values guide our decisions, activities, actions, and expectations of campers and staff. Each one is connected and related to each other. They are concepts we live by everyday.
Enthusiasm and a positive attitude at camp help create a fun, energetic, and spirited environment. Our staff leads the way in providing tons of contagious liveliness each day!
We strive to be our best and encourage others to do the same. We have high standards and bring with us a great deal of knowledge, expertise, and commitment. Camp requires a spirit of cooperation and a positive attitude. By having a staff of caring, moral and ethical role models, as well as a program that demonstrates tolerance and acceptance while providing clear limits, we allow campers to excel.
At camp, everyone learns important life lessons. We plan healthy, developmentally appropriate activities and learning experiences so campers make discoveries through experiential education. There is healthy risk-taking to challenge each person as an individual. We build confidence and self-respect by providing suitable structure, strong moral and ethical role models, and opportunities to learn physical, intellectual, psychological, emotional, and social skills. Campers enhance their personal sense of security and strengthen their self-confidence as we provide opportunities for leadership and personal growth. Each child is uplifted by our youth-based empowerment practices that support autonomy and take children seriously.
Camp friendships are based on honesty and a deep sense of caring. Campers and staff alike develop the most meaningful relationships–ones that last a lifetime. You learn the true meaning of community while at camp. You feel connected with others and gain respect for each person. We celebrate the uniqueness that each individual brings to camp and also recognise shared common ground. By providing caring, support, and guidance, we maintain an atmosphere that enhances supportive relationships. Every camper enjoys the opportunity to belong because we provide training for cultural competence, sensitivity to inclusion, programming that enhances cultural understanding and interaction, and recruitment practices that result in staff and campers of varied backgrounds.
Safety is our top priority. We ensure both the physical and psychological safety of our campers by providing safe and health-promoting facilities, practices that increase safe peer group interaction and decrease confrontational interactions, and training to address put-downs, bullying and harassment. We model behaviours that accept and affirm all.
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