The magic of camp is created by everyone there. All of the councilors, ALA members, and every single one of the campers. My personal experience of camp is that it is a place that keeps me grounded. For most people that go to a summer camp they refer to it as "a home away from home". I can most certainly agree with that statement. Camp is this magical bubble where someone can be anything they want to be, and still be accepted. Home is a place where you can be yourself and be comforable with expressing yourself. We can be crazy, weird, and loud without the fear of being judged by the outside world.
A sense of belonging is important to anyone, especially in children. Having a place to go back to for inclusion and exhileration; having a place to have fun nd use your imagination. Bringing out the creativity in a child can set them on their life path or start to pave a new one. giving them the courage and determination that they need for the rest of their life.
Every memory made at camp is one that will last a life time. Camp High Harbour creates a sense of belonging, confidence, and persistance in the youth that attend. For the ones that are not able to attend this wonderful place CAN attend with YOUR HELP! At Camp High Harbour these youth will learn life skills, independence, and leadership skills. The friends they make, the experiences they have, will make them say "I'm glad I did!". Small donations make for a BIG IMPACT. Make the choice of changing a youth's life by donating!
Camp is a place that builds confidence, life lessons, and friendships that will last forever. We want to give that experience to someone who deserves it! Your gift will truly make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who need the Y most.