Since age 10, I went to camp every summer. I can’t express how much I enjoyed it. Every time it was a blast, so fun and enriching. I definitely benefited a great deal from the time spent at camp. It has surely played a powerful role in shaping who I am. I figure out that all the lessons I learned there were some kind of life training. It prepared me for the future. I can easily say that my summertime experience at camp defined me. It changed my life in so many ways, introduced me to new passions and, overall, broadened my horizons.
At camp I learned to be emotionally, mentally, and physically flexible, strong and resilient. I also received the emotional support, advice and guidance to build self-esteem and self-control. Now that I am in college, I truly feel that my identity was shaped at camp. I really learned there to fell good about myself, my skills and character. It also gave me a sense of independence. I think that’s why it hasn’t been that hard for me to be away from home for college. My experience as a camper also gave the opportunity to meet lots of people of different backgrounds, and many of them had a positive impact in my life. This relationships helped me a lot to develop my social skills. My peer-relationship improved so much. I really learned how to accept others.
Now that I look back, I think that camp was a kind of rite of passage. It was a great way to make a healthy transition from adolescence to adulthood. By means of having lots of fun, it provided me with an education.
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