Camper Testimonials

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Camper, Year 5

Rebuilding the youth . . . what that means to me is bringing all the young kids and young adults together and starting something new like starting or building something with them though this camp, to know that it’s OK for the person that they are lost, it’s OK to be sad and to grieve, and it’s OK to be together and share your stories.

I learned that it’s OK to cry, it’s OK to share your story. It’s OK to meet new people and to get out your story and just believe that it’s going to be all right and it’s a learning process and it takes time but I learned that it’s OK. You can get through it and it’s OK to be around people and open up to new people . . . you are going to need somebody that you trust to build things for you and to build things with you. You are going to need a lot of people that you can trust and count on, that they can keep the secrets and the things you need them to keep in mind so they know what they are doing when they are around.

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Camper, Year 3

My hero is . . . My mom because she is doing her best she possibly can to raise me ever since my dad has been gone and she is doing a wonderful job. Superhero qualities I see in myself after participating in Camp Sheilah . . . Strength, determination and courage. Rising strong means to me . . . I think it means being able to express yourself in a way that you want to and I think that when you have people surrounding you that can help you do that, I think that you can really rise strong. My superhero group was . . . I was in Batman and yes it was really fun. It was all of the older kids, all my friends. It was really fun and we had a great time.

If I could be a superhero, I would be: C Ya Later

My special power is: Teleportation

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Camper, Year 2

My hero is . . . My mom because she has worked so hard and like she always says “I’m doing all of this for you” and she’s like a really good role model. Superhero qualities I see in myself after participating in Camp Sheilah . . . I’m very social and I’m very supportive of my fellow campers. Rising strong means to me . . . If I do it, it makes me feel proud of myself. My superhero group was fun. We were The Flash! It felt like my family because everybody was supportive of each other and no one judged each other. Because like . . . when we were telling our stories, like if somebody started crying nobody was judging them.

If I could be a superhero, I would be: Wonder Woman.

My special power is: Strength.