My name is Reese Cooper, and this will be my 7th summer working at YMCA Camp High Harbour as a head counselor! Most people that know me are well aware that camp is more than just a summer job for me. Spending my summers at camp has shaped me into the person I am today and has truly changed my life. My first year as a camper I was shy and had no friends that I knew in my cabin. Counselors and other campers immediately helped me break out of my shell by accepting and loving me. To this day I am still friends with these girls. I can proudly call camp my home for all the lifelong friendships and unforgettable memories that I have made. I strive to give all campers the same impact my counselors had on me. For that, I come back to Camp High Harbour every summer, inspiring upcoming leaders to shift their attention to the campers, spreading love and positivity to them.
It is important that every kid is allowed a chance as great as this one to feel loved and reciprocate that love onto others. Help us give kids the opportunity to come to such an amazing place!
Since it is difficult to explain how great camp is in words, I attached a link to a video to help demonstrate WHY IT MATTERS ;)