A few months ago, the good old Postal Service delivered the Patagonia Surf 2009 catalog. As I took my first glance at the pages, my eyes locked onto a title of an article, “The Value of Craftsmanship”. What does craftsmanship mean to you and where can you find it?
Fletcher Chouninard writes, “I’ve always thought one of the coolest things about surfing is that there are so many different ways to do it. No two waves are the same and, until recently, no two boards were the same.” Chouninard then continues to write about how handmade surfboards are unique and impossible to duplicate. You have a better chance of getting a surfboard that’s pure magic than you do of getting one thats a lemon. Behind every handmade surfboard their is an individual who lives and breaths surfing. Who learns what works and what doesn’t. He or she reads and studies every bit of information that they can get their hands on about surfboards. This passion is essential to crafting something magical. Chouinard wraps up his article by writing, “If you love surfing, your surfboard is the most important piece of equipment you own.”
The Sanborn Experience is craftsmanship and we the staff are the craftsmen. The coolest thing about camp is that there are so many different adventures to go on. No two programs/trips are the same. Our handmade experience is unique and impossible to duplicate. Children have a better chance to grow into more successful, happier, and healthier adults because the craftsmanship of our programs. Behind every trip and program their is an individual who lives and breaths camp. Who learns what works and what doesn’t. He or she reads and studies every bit of information about youth development. This passion is essential to crafting an experience that is pure magic. You love camping. What is your most important piece of equipment you own?