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What Campers Say

There are many lessons to learn in the great outdoors. Here are just some of the profound lessons our campers shared with us.
  • There isn’t much to do when you are hiking for days in the mountains, except think about who you are and what your goals are. I got really scared when I was hiking, because I realized that I didn’t have any goals. I spent a long time thinking about it during those hikes and now I have some great goals for my life. This trip was the best thing that ever happened to me in my entire life, and you have to remember that I’m 17 so I’ve been around for awhile.
  • campersI finally am learning patience. ~Mimi
  • I learned that “I can’t” is just a state of mind… I CAN do anything I want to do. ~Renee
  • I faced my fears… and won. ~Chiandra
  • I learned the true meaning of friendship, how to work together as a group and how to trust others. ~Adrian
  • I started to really care about others. ~Derrick
  • I can survive in the woods. ~Kellin
  • I learned there is more out there than a big city. ~Peyton
  • I learned to cope with people I dislike and to care for others. ~Cory
  • I learned to be a kid again. ~Olliver
  • I am braver than I knew. ~Jeanelle
  • I learned that it’s not “I can’t,” but “I won’t,” and that is a big difference. ~Renita
  • I learned to never give up because in the end it is all worth it. ~Jackson
  • Poison ivy stinks. ~Macey
  • Great skills come in actions, not in words. Thank you for helping me become a better young man. ~Damarcus
  • I learned that sometimes you have to trust things or people. ~Ebony
  • You have to follow the rules to survive. ~Crystal
  • I learned I’m a whole lot tougher then I thought, and yes, I had a lot of fun. ~Patrice
  • I learned that you should put others first and to work together as a team. I also learned that you should help team members through their problems. ~Herman
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