Co-ed camps just work better than single-gender camps.
Camp Lenox is a traditional summer camp for boys and girls, 7-16 years old. Our regular daily program is divided by age and gender. Girls develop close friendships with other girls, learning and playing together. Boys develop the same close friendships, playing side-by-side with other boys. Daily activities, which make up the bulk of the summer program, are strictly separate for boys and girls, providing the experience touted by single-gender camps.
Co-ed activities occur during carefully planned social events throughout the summer, often during our evening programs. These programs happen occasionally when the campers are young and increase in frequency as they grow older.
By the time teen camp rolls around, boys and girls in our oldest age groups are like brothers and sisters. They’ve spent their days participating in a wide variety of activities, excelling in their areas of interest, and getting along with different people: each boy or girl knows who they are in camp, and they’re comfortable with it. There’s no pressure to show off or “dress to impress.” During social events, structure and supervision ensures that every boy knows how to act around girls and vice-versa. We want our campers to interact naturally and develop friendships, instead of rushing into more complicated relationships.
Lenox is the way our “real world” ought to be.No Outsiders Inside Lenox