We prioritise time toward people and not things.


We give of ourselves for the sake of others.


We bless people and community with our skills and abilities.


We consider recourses a blessing to bless others with.

Happiness happens when you give, not when you get (Max Lucardo, 2019). Those who give away, rather than those who hoard and accumulate, have a more developed awareness of happiness. Living generously has positive outcomes for both the giver and the recipient, regardless of age or culture. This principle does not only apply to material ‘things’ such as money, but when you give of your time, talents and resources. A thriving individual is one who understands that it is better to give than receive. Campers working in community with one another will have something positive to contribute. Throughout the Thrive Program students are given the opportunity to understand what talents they possess and how to harness these in order to become a contributing member of society.

“I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know. The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found – how to serve” – Albert Schweitzer