Firstly I want to take this opportunity to thank you for everything you and all the other leaders did for me over those 3 days as it was truly an amazing, life changing weekend that has changed my perspective on everything around me.
Not only have you helped me open my eyes to the world around me, but you have taught me about myself and how to grow as a person. That weekend was probably the best weekend of my whole entire life and it wouldn't of happened or been as amazing an experience without you and the others, so thank you so much.
After the session in the hall where you took us on the journey through our emotions, I have definetely noticed a change in the way I think about things because honestly before Camp Awakenings I wasn't dealing with things very well and now I am able to look at things from a different perspective. A couple of months ago, if something bad happened in my life I would find it hard to cope and I'm not good at talking to people about things because I get scared of having to relive it if I tell people, but after that session I'm getting better at not letting things become worse than they actually are and I can handle situations better. This alone has impacted my life in so many ways and I feel so much happier than before because of it. Once again, thank you for making this possible and for helping me - I literally don't know where I would be today if it weren't for you.
I learnt so much about myself and life on camp which I will be able to take with me into the future and I think that you and every single one of the other leaders are incredible and inspirational people and I feel so lucky to have met you all. I followed up on the challenge you set for us at the end of camp to wash the dishes each night which I have done for the past few weeks and just like you said my parents were very surprised and shocked that I would actually continue doing it. I've been inspired by you all to do more things for others and be a better person and I plan on keeping on doing this because I want to help out others the way you have helped me becuase it has impacted my whole world so much for the better.
I have definitely experienced the post-camp withdrawl that Alexia told us about and I would do anything to come back again. The reason I want to come back is not only because I absolutely loved camp and because I had such an extraordinary time, but also because I want to help the next group of kids who come to Camp Awakenings have the same incredible experience that I was so lucky to have when they come. I want to help them the way that you all helped me and I believe that if you give me the oppotunity to do this I will not let you down.
Since camp I have changed a lot and I have noticed how much negativity there is everywhere but I will now always have what you taught us about how to turn bad things around and I want to help as many people as possible have this lesson. Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for everything - I feel like I can be a happier person now and I am so grateful for that, so one last time a massive thank you! :)
From someone missing camp so much,