Our Core Values
Our Organizational Core Values embody what we call the “CHMK Spirit.” Our staff understands and embraces the “Why” camp exists and works hard to create and develop an incredible culture that benefits all campers, staff, and families, while encouraging them to embrace this spirit and mindset both within and beyond the camp gates.
- We Empower Disruption
- We Act With Integrity
- We Get Stuff Done
- We Are Mission Driven
- We Build For Durability
- We Engage Fearlessly
- We Promote Fun And A Little Weirdness
- We Deliver Happiness
Innovation is in our DNA. We seek out, embrace, and get (un)comfortable in knowing that if we’re not continuously changing, evolving, and improving—we’re falling behind. We have the courage and curiosity to challenge the status quo, set the standard, blaze new trails, and achieve the extraordinary.
Integrity is the defining quality of our people and our work. We are honest, transparent, and committed to doing what is best for our community and our organization. We strive to always do the right thing, act truthfully, and are unafraid of being our true selves.
Get Stuff Done
We grind with a sense of urgency. Success is everyone’s responsibility, and we own our collective results together. We are empowered to make decisions that are in the best interest of the long-term health of the organization. We are passionate, determined, and humble. In short, we say it, we do it.
Our mission is our North Star. Our people, partners & daily work are vital to an outcome that matters. We have the opportunity to make a positive difference for so many—our families, our teammates, our partners, our campers, ourselves—we never lose sight of our purpose and are committed to our “why”.
Build for Durability
We dream big and strive to create something worth creating, that will endure the test of time. We do this by relentlessly focusing on our customers’ experience, building high-quality systems, maintaining world-class facilities and planning for long-term scale sustainability. We’re grounded by humility and driven by ambition.
We value people over process and call each other up, not out. We value those who speak with transparent candor, encourage and respect diversity of opinion and listen carefully with an open mind. With this approach, we are a more flexible, fun, stimulating, creative, collaborative, and successful organization.
Promote Fun And A Little Weirdness
We believe in building relationships with all and creating unexpected moments that surprise and delight our team and our partners. Life is short, so we might as well make it a wild ride. We get a lot done and have fun along the way. This isn’t just a job; it’s a calling, and we love it!
Our customers and participants are the lifeblood of the organization and providing a beyond expectation customer experience is simply a way of life. We speak with compassion and build trust through transparency as we continue to grow big, but feel small. Better matters and we are the best.