Source: The Houston Chronicle/Religion News Service
In most places, camp songs concern five little frogs and a bear that went over the mountain. But at a camp here recently, 50 children belted out a lively ode to courage and integrity:
This (followed by an enthusiastic stomping of feet) is where I live.
This (stomping) is my community.
This is where I do my best,
With courage and integrity.
Sure, the song loses something without guitar and hand motions but, clearly, this is a different kind of camp.
Sponsored by Beaverton's Baha'i community and the New Thought Center for Spiritual Living, the four-day camp named and nurtured more than a dozen virtues, including compassion, patience, truthfulness and responsibility. The goal was for each child to learn the language of virtues, practice a few of them, and take home tools to become a better person.