Encouraging your campers to journal is a gift to self-esteem, and to their future. Journals become a “Blast from the Past” when found later in life and re-read.
STEP 1: Pick A Journal
There are lots of different journals to choose from. When selecting journals for your campers, consider how they will be used:
Art Journal - A larger journal with unlined thicker pages gives lots of room to draw and doodle.
Writing Journal - A mid-sized journal with lined pages is perfect for recording the day's memories.
Logbook Journal - A smaller journal that can be easily carried with your campers, will ensure that they will always have it handy to jot down notes, and make lists.
Scrapbook Journal - A larger journal with either lined or unlined pages will have enough room to write, draw, attach photos, and new friends' autographs.
Once a Journal is selected, encourage your campers to personalize them with stickers, doodles, etc.
STEP 2: Make Journaling Part Of Summer Camp
How do you incorporate journaling into your camp program?
Check out this article from Journal Buddies on How to Create a Regular Routine for Journaling