Thoughts on Camp

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If there is any desire to work with children in your heart, then don’t pass up the opportunity to go to CAMP. Why camp? Well, first off, there are so many different camps during the summer that one of them is bound to fit your interests. There are camps for sports, music, backpacking, special needs, space, etc. I’ve spent two summers counseling at camp, I’ve enjoyed it and I’ve learned so much. Sure, there are difficult moments when you are worn out, stressed, and grasping at straws trying to figure out how to handle the chaos. Just being at camp makes it worth the craziness.

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Camp is full of unique, exciting, and fulfilling moments. Moments of achievement because you lead a successful activity everyone enjoyed. Moments that you laugh with your co-workers over the eccentric campers. Moments where you witness a camper become a stronger, more confident young person through challenges; like conquering a rock wall. Moments when you realize you get paid to have fun; hike mountains, play games, or tie-dye. Moments you save money because there is nowhere to spend it unless you go on an epic day off excursion, plan an after camp road trip, or buy some sweet camp swag. Moments where you really connect with someone and become life-long friends. Moments when a camper or parent come up to you to talk about the impact you made on their life. Moments when you get to travel, to camp or with camp, and the new sights you get to see and the new cultures you become aware of. Moments where the stars are brighter than the flashlights.

A summer at camp gave me a chance to act like a kid and get paid for it! I learned new games to play, ways to handle difficult situations, how to work better with others, and gain confidence in making decisions and leading. The focus is on the campers, but while doing your job you realize how much camp completes you. You gain a community of like-minded individuals who like having fun and laughing in their everyday lives. You are fed and all your needs are taken care of. You are active, outside, and have opportunities to learn new skills like belaying, lifeguarding, or ceramics.

Don’t just sit at home this summer! Look for a camp that interests you! Get ready for a summer of significance!

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Ian Boreham says:

    Loved this. Took me back to summer of 96′ Camp Robin Hood New Hampshire. Couldn’t agree with you more. Definitely in my top ten all time experiences. @iandboreham

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