Camp Changes Lives

Jun 15, 2017

Broadcast date: 6/15/2017

Camp Natoma is a special place on the Central Coast, where a week of sleeping under the stars provides campers with an experience they will remember for a lifetime. Campers love to come back year after year, and many of the staff are also former campers. A long standing tradition in San Luis Obispo County, operating since 1941, Camp Natoma is owned and operated by Camp Fire Central Coast of California, a non-profit youth development organization, the camp has been a summer tradition for thousands of families.

Why send your child to camp? Camp Natoma is a member of the American Camp Association which stresses the importance of camp for children— ”At camp, when children make new friends, explore the world around them, and learn that "I can" is much more powerful than "I can't", magic happens. In an environment created just for them, children learn real life skills, develop self-esteem, and gain a sense of independence and community.”

Join host Kris Kington-Barker as she speaks with guests from Camp Natoma, Emily Zbin, Director, Camp Natoma and Tess Derby, a current staff member who attends New York University (NYU) and was a camper as a child at Natoma. Learn about Camp Natoma, a special place where campers really sleep under the stars (not in cabins!), explore the natural world, make new friends, can express their creativity and learn to become part of a caring camp community.

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.