Adventure is at the heart of our programs. At FLX Adventure Camp we utilize outdoor recreation and exploration of our natural surroundings as a way to engage youth in the outdoors.
Due to many changes that have occured over the past two years, we are lowering the number of participants that sign up for our watersports programs, which also means we need to increase the price. Yes! This is not fantastic, but it is necessary. One of the biggest factors we recognized is the need to keep our counselor to camper ratio low. With so many seeking outdoor programming for their children over the past two years, we started to see our camps grow rapidly. We stayed within the camper to counselor ratio, but it was too much. For the year of 2022, we are reducing the number of campers that can attend each week and will be following a 5 to 1 camper to counselor ratio, which is lower than industry standards. Another change we are implementing this year is an increase in our camp employees’ wages. With the employment market the way it is, we want to stay competitive and feel our camp employees deserve to be compensated for their hard work. Our camp counselors are highly trained watersports professionals and they work hard on a daily basis to ensure campers have fun, learn, and are safe.
Through FLX Adventure Camp through Paddle-N-More, our goal is to provide children and youth opportunities to not just learn how to have fun on the water through outdoor recreation, adventure, and water-sports programs, our overall goal is to help children and youth build the necessary strategies for leading a successful, independent and complete lives! Research indicates that adventure and outdoor activities are a wonderful platform that help with this process. Through a combination of fun outdoor recreation programs, highly qualified camp staff and instructors, children and youth get to play outdoors through structured and fun activites. By reducing the camper to counselor ratio, we feel we can address the needs of each camper at a better level.
Over the years, we have watched many campers grow through our programs. They love to explore! They love the experience! They love to play on the water! Not only do we watch these kids have fun, we watch many build their self-esteem and grow into individuals who are strong, smart, courageous, and motivated. There is something very MAGICAL watching children go through our camp programs.
Note: FLX Adventure Camp has been running outdoor adventure and camp programming for over 10 years. We understand working with youth in adverse conditions. We are highly trained and experienced in assessing and mitigating risk. This doesn’t mean there is no risk to outdoor recreation and adventure. Our camp staff are trained in risk management, are highly aware of the natural surroundings, including environmental and weather conditions, because our first concern is the safety of participants.
We often get asked – Why do you charge so much? There are a lot of hidden costs to adventure programs. And, one of those hidden costs is your child! Our camps are highly active and we expose children to natural environments where we do not always have control over the elements. Although, your children are teamed up with outdoor professionals and educators who have years of experience and training to work with people in the outdoors. As stated earlier, we are trained in risk management and understand your child’s readiness for the water-sports they participate in. Much of our leadership team has worked hard to receive several over-arching certifications to ensure we are following the best pracitcies in the outdoor recreation industry. Our main focus is to keep your child safe, all while gaining exposoure and experience to the water-sports we love! At FLX Adventure Camp, all instructors and camp counselors obtain a full week of training before camps even begin! We are continually out working on and honing our water-sports skills!
We cannot claim outdoor environments are safe from harm, but with all our training we do what we can to mitigate the dangers of outdoor sports. This doesn’t mean we are super-human and can control every little thing. There will be deep water, there will be wind and waves, there will be bees. We are an outdoor camp.