Read It To Believe It

Ever wonder about the impact a camp program really has on campers? Does it matter whether staff members have camp names, or whether the camp hosts skit nights, or offers creative craft projects? Evidently it does! The following anecdotes are from adults who obviously have many fond, positive memories from camp: Caring Counselor I will never forget my first camp counselor. He had the ability to make us feel like we owned camp. He was always there to support us, …

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One comment on “Read It To Believe It

  1. Jill Vetstein on said:

    I went to Camp Pembroke for 15 years. I started as an 8-year-old, scared little girl. However, I could not wait for my second summer to come along once I got home. Every season of summer I grew into a young woman, and I give so much credit to this camp for creating the person that I am today.

    I thought my counselors were magical people and I continue to keep in touch with many of them even now in my late 30s. One of them actually delivered my first baby!

    My campers were just as important to me and I am overjoyed when I hear about their good news with marriages and children etc. I have so much pride when I hear about them!

    My friends from camp are by far more than that, they are my sisters and always have been. I lived with some of them after college, they were my wedding party, they are my neighbors now. They are my dearest friends no matter how much time passes or how busy we get.

    I met my husband at camp when I was 10 years old. He went to the boys camp and I went to the girls. We have known each other since we were 10, and we started dating when we were graduating college. He is as devoted to his camp as I am to mine. It is a special bond that we hold together.

    The magic of camp is something that cannot fully be articulated. I have found a best friend that I am so in love with who just “gets it”. That is an amazing gift.

    I am forever grateful to Camp Pembroke for giving me everything I consider wonderful in my life!

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