Throughout all of my summers here at camp, Green Acres has felt like a second home to me. This is a place where someone can learn and grow as an individual, while also contributing to a larger collective that strives to create a fun, yet safe environment for all children. Due to the high quality of this aforementioned Green Acres ‘system,’ the thought of stepping out of my shell and leaving camp (even for a few days) was always a daunting one during my later years as a camper. This quandary always arrived every summer at the same time, the second to last week of camp, when the annual camp overnight trips took place. While leaving camp was hard, I always knew that my Green Acres experience would not go away even if I spent a few days away from camp! I would still have all of my fellow campers, my fantastic counselors, and I would also have the opportunity to try some exciting new things!
This year, the oldest campers in units F and GH went to the Echo Hill Outdoor School on Maryland’s Eastern Shore this past Tuesday for a three-day trip! The campers will enjoy fun activities like boating, experiencing a high ropes course along with enjoying some great food and bonding time with their fellow campers and counselors. While leaving camp is scary, trips like this one only bring the campers closer together. Being away from a comfortable environment is never easy, but after seeing how much fun some of these unique activities are, the campers will realize how worthwhile these trips are, as I did!
Amazingly, we are already gearing up for the end of camp, and the campers have one last week of their classes to look forward to, along with some great events like Maryland Madness (otherwise known as the camp Olympics), and the final ‘Vaudeville’ show, where each unit puts on a skit/performance for the whole camp to see. Overall, it is sad to see that camp is almost over, but we have had a blast so far, and the good times will only continue! Check the blog for more updates!! Go camp!!!
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