Written by a longtime camper and counselor

Steve Sir,

Thank you again for letting me stay at camp during this past weekend. It’s always great to see my friends from camp that I don’t get to see very often.

I know that leadership weekend is a time to build a bond between the members of the leadership team before the summer starts, and I’m glad I could be there to witness it as a counselor.

I am very grateful for the opportunity that I was given in 2008, and I continue to thank God every day for giving me the opportunity to work at a place I love so much. I have always known how wonderful of a place Camp Champions is, but I am just now beginning to understand how much of an impact camp has had, and is continuing to have on me.

When I think about who my true friends are, about 95% of them are people that I have met from camp. These people not only push me to be the best I can be, but always show their unconditional love when I don’t live up to my potential. A young man like myself can’t help but grow in an atmosphere like this, and it is this atmosphere that keeps me wanting to come back whenever I can.

I have you and all of the year around staff to thank for building this wonderful atmosphere that makes camp so special, and I hope to continue to grow this summer as a man and role model for young men. I cannot wait for this summer to begin, and I hope to continue to improve as a counselor and mentor while having the best summer of my life with people that I love and care for very deeply. Thank you again for continuing to provide me with my second home.