During my third year of camp, my Group Leader told me: You're always your best self at Southwoods. While I didn't quite understand nor believe it then, it's the driving force that brings me back to Southwoods each summer, again and again. Entering my eighth year of camp and my second as a Cabin Specialist, it's become apparent what my Group Leader meant all those years ago.
While I wasn't particularly an outgoing camper, something about the way I felt at camp drew me back as a Super Senior, an LIT, and then as a Cabin Specialist. Although I wasn't the kid who participated first, who let loose at the all camp dances, and who cheered the loudest during tribal, I always kept the words my Group Leader told me close. I truly was the best me at camp, but it took a little while to realize that I needed to become a staff member to take advantage of it.
Now, there’s nothing I wouldn’t do at camp. The other ten months of the year merely lead up to camp, where I can dance, let loose, be loud, and be myself.
*Sarah was a camper at Southwoods for 6 summers and will be returning this summer (2019) for her 2nd year on staff as a Cabin Specialist. We're so luck y to have Sarah on our team!