If you are in the forest while it's raining, does that make it a rain forest?
Summer camp can be a powerful and transformative experience for children and teens, because at camp youth are given the physical and mental freedom to explore nature as well as a different aspect of themselves. Camp pushes kids to be more independent, to try new activities, make friends from different communities and cultures, and consider unique opinions and traditions. At camp, kids are immersed in a new community and they get to choose how they fit into that community.
It felt almost as if my dreams were coming true, finally achieving what my friends and I been working toward for 3 years.