If you have ever met me, you are fully aware that Camp High Harbour is one of the most important parts of my life. My summers attending and then working here have served as some of the most formative times of my life. I am proud of the person I have come to be today due to the expeirences and knowledge I gained from my summers at camp.
This year, I am working as the Girls Side Program Director at Lake Burton. Last summer, I was the Logistics Program Director, and before that, the Day Camp and Land Activities Program Director. Prior to becoming a Program Director, I was a counselor to girls ages 9-11. Through my various positions on staff, I have hoped to give kids what my counselors gave to me when I was their age.
Four summers ago, I worked with the Explorers program and was a counselor to 15 children who live in foster care who were able to come to camp on full scholarship. My week with these 15 kids changed my outlook on camp entirely. This was the first year the program was piloted at camp, and it was an incredible success. This upcoming summer with be the fourth summer that the Explorers program will be implemented at camp, and I am excited to see it continue to grow even more.
I grew to love worshiping God at camp through holding hands with my friends when praying before meals, jumping so high while screaming my little lungs out in song at Chapel every morning, and listening to my counselors give devotions to our cabin every night. Camp instilled in me a passion for my relationship with the Lord at an extremely young age. Without camp, I really am not sure how I would have come to discover this passion or build this foundation for a friendship with God.
Camp holds a very special place in my heart. There is no place where I would rather spend summers and no where else that I would be more proud to call home. I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience camp. Because of this, I am asking for your help to help me send deserving kids to camp who otherwise would not be able to afford it.
The YMCA of Metro Atlanta makes a significant difference in the lives of 250,000 individuals in our communities, every day. That’s why I’m proud to be a Y Champion for the YMCA. Today, 1 in 4 children, teens, and families needs financial assistance to be a part of the Y. As a charitable nonprofit, the Y relies on donations from people like you and me.
Please join me in being a champion for those who need our help!
Thank you so much for your consideration and for taking the time to learn a little more about me.