Trying Summer Camp for the First Time

As campers get older, many times they ask;  why do I have to try something I don’t like?

I explain to them that when I was a camper many years ago, my counselor made me try gymnastics. At the time  I was like “noooo way, That’s for girls!”.  Well he insisted that I try it and promised if I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t have to do it for the rest of the summer.  So, I took him up on his offer and…. I fell in love with gymnastics.  So much so that I wound up doing it all through High School and College.  Today at Kenwal, we tell this story over and over as we encourage campers to try everything at least twice.  As caring staff, we get such a kick out of seeing the campers then say “…. That was awesome!”

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