Core Values

core-valuesAt camp, YMCAs see an opportunity to touch children’s lives in a positive way. Michigan YMCA camps not only teach core values that are shared by most religious traditions, but also use these values to guide individual behaviors and organizational practices.

  • Caring: to love others, to be sensitive to the well-being of others, to help others.
  • Honesty: to tell the truth, to earn other’s trust, to have integrity, making sure your choices match your values.
  • Respect: to treat others as you would have them treat you; to value the worth of every person, including yourself.
  • Responsibility: to do what is right, what you ought to do; to be accountable for your behavior and obligations.