This summer I am fortunate enough to return to YMCA Camp High Harbour as a staff member for my tenth summer at camp. Camp has impacted me more than I could've ever imagined as it has formed me into the person that I am today. I never would've expected myself to return year after year, even at age 20. Every single person that walks through the camp gates is shaped by the community of people here and I am very lucky to be apart of this group of leaders.
Camp has given me some of the most important people in my life and my biggest support system. This past summer especially, I was going through the hardest times of my life, and camp helped me through it all and gave me the confidence and support to come out the other side stronger. This summer, I get the opportunity to serve as the girls side program director and then day camp program director. My goal is to be a role model to the campers I get to serve just as my counselors and program directors were for me growing up through camp.
I was very lucky in the way that my parents were able to send me here for a week each summer to experience what this special place has to offer. However, many do not have this same opportunity. I believe that every child should be able to learn life skills in an encouraging, positive and fun environment at camp.
Please help me reach my goal of $1000 to send a child to camp!