Summer 2016 was a time of opportunity, challenge and growth for 96 young people who set out on journeys that would take them to Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota and Maine. Journeys previously unimagined. But those individual journeys would not be bound by location or distance, instead they would be defined by achievement and ambition.
On these journeys the campers encountered nature, exploration, responsibility, citizenship, teamwork, friendship, independence and problem solving. They have the mental room to consider some of the most important issues of life. This break from the craziness of their regular routine allowed these campers to think about their future, to evaluate unhealthy patterns and engage in meaningful relationships, all of which shaped their next steps.
Because of you, 96 campers became better people. They will grow into contributing adults. They will impact and influence others in a more positive way. They will be better community members and better leaders. Because of you, the world will be different.
You made the difference to each of these young people this summer.