Overnight camp is a place where children develop self-confidence and independence as a result of their time away — no matter what age they are! They make new friends and learn to make their own decisions. Camp becomes not only a learning experience but a place to make lasting friendships.
Just a few weeks ago I was reminded of how powerful a camp experience can be when I attended a friend’s wedding. Many of the guests were friends of the groom from his many years of attending a camp in Wisconsin. I stayed at the wedding until the very end, and after the band finished, I saw all the camp friends gathered around a table singing songs that even I remembered from MY camp days! It was endearing to see 20 guys and girls going through their repertoire of songs with the same spirit and excitement one finds at camp. It was that moment that reminded me how special camp is and that the bonds that are formed at camp can last a lifetime!