Camp was a thrilling experience that went above and beyond my expectations. I can’t say I wasn’t nervous at the beginning. I mean, flying over 8,222 miles right after graduation to do something I’ve never done before was an adventure that was both frightening and empowering at the same time. Fortunately, all my nerves went away when I was greeted with big smiles from everyone at camp. From orientation to lifeguarding training to kayaking through rapid rivers to zip-lining cross tree canopies, everyday brought something new. The most fulfilling experience, however, was really getting to know my campers on a deeper level. Sharing about their fears and insecurities one day, and then seeing them come out of their shells and become their best selves at camp was an experience that was as beautiful as it.
Camp was overall a great experience. Aside from building friendships with people from all over the world, I think one of the best parts of my camp experience was learning the different perspectives they had about people with special needs. Camp’s a wonderful place that not only brings people together but ultimately embraces differences. It’s a place where your perspectives are valued because they enrich the camp experience for campers and the counselors. In camp, you learn to share what you love with other people and at the same time grow in their passions. It’s a good place to discover what you can do and what impact you can leave.
I love Camp Killooleet. I had one of the best and memorable summers so far. I’m not good in expressing myself through written words, but if I were to share my overall camp experience? I would say I can’t wait to.
There isn’t really one word you can use to describe Camp Sno-mo. It was crazy, sad, fun, exciting. The camp gave me multiple chances to learn new skills and get better opportunities for myself in the future, but at the end of the day it was all about the kids. The kids we had were amazing: some could not speak, read, or write, some were facing multiple challenges in their lives. All of that didn’t matter to them though, because in camp they were just themselves. To them I was their friend, brother, and sometimes even like their own dad. What mattered was that I gave the kids the best week of their lives. It was a life-changing experience I would do again.
Camp experience was a rollercoaster ride for me. Truth be told, it’s not all about fun. You’ll get frustrated, you’ll feel down. But at the end of it all, you get a rewarding and fulfilling feeling because the campers are amazing. They have unique and wonderful stories especially in my camp.
The people really made the experience. The kids were also amazing, feeling their dependency towards you really molded me to grow into.
I was able to experience different cultures, not only from the international counselors, but also the kids too. It was inspiring to see kids do various activities that scared them – it made me even more confident in trying out new things too. Wakeboarding, glass blowing, wood working, a lot of arts and crafts, lacrosse, football, soccer – things I would not have access to here. Being around kids encouraged me to bring out the best version of myself – loud, happy, positive and spirited – because the kids loved that. Good energy was celebrated at camp and just being able to be happy, loud and fun makes the work that goes into teaching, caring for the kids and doing tasks at camp worth
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