About Us

Goals & Mission

For more than 40 years High Meadows has offered a traditional day camp as well as a school. Our guiding principles are the same but our goals are somewhat different. 

Camp Goals

High Meadows Camp GoalsHigh Meadows will:

  • provide an environment for each camper to participate in both active and quiet “out-of-doors” activities.
  • create a social atmosphere where each camper, regardless of background, feels love and respect.
  • engender a sense of adventure during each child’s stay at camp.
  • teach activity skills in a non-competitive program for each camper to feel successful.
  • emphasize the importance of “others,” their feelings and property.
  • help each camper to learn to respect and value the natural environment.

Mission

The High Meadows community celebrates and perpetuates each individual’s quest for knowledge and skill, sense of wonder, and connection to the natural environment. We empower each to be a compassionate, responsible, and active global citizen.

Guiding Principles

  • Childhood is a distinct stage of life marked by a compelling drive to learn. We promote children’s engagement with the world through discovery, conversation, and play.
  • Through their actions, children seek belonging and significance; they deserve understanding and respect.
  • Children learn and mature in different ways, at different paces. Intentional blending of developmental stages within a classroom enhances each child's growth.
  • Children should be guided and empowered to develop intrinsic motivation, to take ownership of their learning, and to experience wonder and joy.
  • We engage with the natural environment consciously, respectfully, and purposefully. This empowers us to appreciate and inhabit the earth responsibly.
  • We understand, respect, and appreciate differences within our community, enabling us to be compassionate, responsible members of our global society.
  • We commit to open communication and constructive dialogue. The broad-based participation and support of families is essential to fulfilling our mission.

“High Meadows offers a camper a variety of experiences, each of them pointing to the goal of self discovery and expansion in an atmosphere of fun. In relaxed and non-competitive situations, the camper is encouraged to branch out into new areas to gain confidence and to strive for proficiency in those areas in which he is already competent. The emphasis is always on personal improvement and the satisfaction gained therefrom, never on keeping score or bettering someone else. Anyone who has seen the light in a child’s eyes as he scores his first bullseye on the archery range, or pulls his first print from the developing solution in the darkroom, or dunks his head under the water in the pool for the first time, will be able to understand this philosophy. In a day when kids enter academic and athletic competition at such early ages, High Meadows offers an alternative approach for the summer – competition is confined to the area of self-improvement and learning, not graded, but viewed as a step toward a child’s self-awareness.”

~ Ham Kimzey, one of the first counselors

High Meadows Camp - 1055 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA 30075 | Phone: 770.993.7975 | Email: camp@highmeadows.org
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