D. grew up in Chicago and received a campership to Chippewa Ranch Camp for nine summers. She is currently a student at Indiana State University and will be returning to Chippewa as a counselor this summer.
What benefits did you get from going to camp?
I went to a diverse elementary school and very diverse high school. Kids tended to hang with others who looked like them or came from their own neighborhood. But camp had taught me to be open and to relate to others. I had already discovered that similarities are deeper than differences on the surface.
And now, what does camp mean for you?
Even during the school year, my camp friends and I are together most weekends. But more importantly, now I see how it all comes together in my life. None of this could have happened without Camp for All Kids.