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.