Gentlemen in Training

Walking as a group between activities provides perfect mentoring opportunities. Camper Nathaniel and his counselor, Ryan, were strolling to the tie-dye station when their path was interrupted by some girls on their way to the pool.

Eleven-year-old Nathaniel felt deprived. He was so looking forward to swimming, and here was a privileged group getting to do just that. “No fair, Sophia!” he shouted in mild outrage.

Counselor Ryan gently corrected, “No, we let ladies go first.” “Ladies go first?” asked Nathaniel. He’d not heard of such a thing. Ryan went on to explain, “Yes, because we’re gentlemen. Gentlemen let ladies go first.”

“Yeah, ‘cause that’s polite!” Nathaniel added. Ryan repeated, “That’s it! We’re gentlemen.”

Nathaniel beamed. He liked the new label. “Yeah, we’re gentlemen!”

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