Intentions are a Codman tradition in which each student and staff member sets an intention for how they want to live for the upcoming year. An intention is...
- ...declaration of the attitude or energy you bring to your life which will allow you to achieve your outcomes or goals.
- ...a description of what it feels like to be living at your best, stated as a WAY you will be/live.
- ...a general or poetic description of what you are doing when you are living at your best or according to ‘who you really are’.
- ...a statement of intent that captures how you wish to live.
At Camp Merrowvista, Crew Leaders lead crews in the intention process which asks each student to reflect on their life's successes and challenges. The process, which involves individual reflection, pair shares, and larger group discussions, culminates in each student writing and sharing their intention statement for the year. The activity closes with a moment of silent contemplation whereby students recall their intention and make a commitment to realize it throughout the coming year.
Selected Student and Staff IntentionsMy Intention is to leave my past behind me, starting from scratch. I will be me, spontaneously following the voice of my heart. -Ivan Lopez
My Intention is to become a better person by having a more positive attitude about the simple things in life. -Joya Davis
My Intention is to take full responsibility for my success and failure in everything that I do. -Ben Eduwensuyi
My Intention is to lead life and not let it just drag me along the way. -Jeremy Tilghman
My Intention is to have a Do It Now attitude instead of procrastinating. -John Cribb
My Intention is to find myself and my purpose, so I can make it past my expectations. -Kelly Vasquez
My Intention is to expect and accept being challenged. -Kerlyne Cenafils
In my work this year, my Intention is to make honest choices according to my values and not my needs. -Bree Dusseault
My Intention is to make choices and manage my circle of control in a way that attunes me with my inner power, wisdom and joy so that I might share these attributes with my family, colleagues and students. -Kari Abdal-Khallaq
My Intention is to spend as much time on the important as I do on the urgent. -Mark Destler
My Intention is to focus on the positive in my students, my colleagues, and myself, to create an atmosphere that engenders an overall feeling of successfulness and achievement. -Emily Speck
For more on Intentions, please see this Huffington Post blog entry by Executive Director Meg Campbell.