Today’s world is becoming more complex each day. Children are exposed to many different lifestyles and values and must choose among them. At Camp Laney we emphasize many traditional values, and our staff and program are directed toward helping each boy lead a happier, richer and more fulfilling life.
With the success he experiences in his activities, a boy’s self-confidence grows daily. Living as part of a group, a boy learns to give and take, and get along with his counselors and cabin mates. Away from home, he becomes more responsible for himself and his belongings. Surrounded by rugged natural beauty, many boys begin to appreciate the outdoors for the first time.
The most rewarding aspect of camp is the warm friendships that develop between the campers and between the campers and staff. The staff is the most important aspect of any camp. Our senior staff members must have completed a year of college. These young men serve as models for our campers. We are looking for young men of outstanding character who are mature, have a natural liking and ability to get along with boys, and have the ability to teach a skill. Camp is a growing and educational experience. We sincerely feel that by sending your son to camp you are making a priceless investment in his future.
Laney Boy Culture
The moment a boy first comes through the front gates at camp, he becomes a Laney Boy. This is a title we carry proudly, and every Laney Boy knows this title must be lived up to everyday, whether at camp or not. Laney Boys have action-driven convictions: We put the other person first, we treat others as we would like to be treated, we try new things, we give our best, we win with grace and we lose with honor.
These values began with Coach Laney and have been deeply ingrained in the fabric of our Laney community since. It has become our lifestyle at Laney. The Laney Boy culture is familial – we are a family. And we cannot wait to keep growing our family and culture – one Laney Boy at a time.
Check out what it means to be a Laney Boy in our campers’ own words: