I still remember that moment when my mom dropped me off at overnight camp for the very first time. I was an outgoing and adventurous child, but attending camp was going to be my first time sleeping away from my family with children I had never met and I couldn’t help feeling a little nervous and lonely as my mom drove away.
But before I knew it, I was completely captivated by all the fun activities at overnight camp. I made lots of new friends, had a great time eating in the large dining hall and learned some of the silliest songs I had ever heard sitting around the campfire at night. Since I was quite young, we didn’t participate in activities such as archery or canoeing. But that didn’t mean that we didn’t have lots of fun! Nature hikes, arts and crafts, swimming and sports filled my days.