Our first guest blogger Anna Masland shares her camping experience.
Ever since I was eight years old, I have always considered camp to be my home away from home. Twelve years ago, when I first walked through the gates of Camp Wabasso, I could not believe the opportunities that were presented to me. Not only was I taught how to ride and care for a horse, but I was also taught how to build a campfire as well as make best friends in only two weeks time.
The most memorable experience I have had at camp was when I was fourteen. It was the night of final campfire. I remember being teary eyed, looking around at the glowing faces of my friends who were strangers only twelve days prior and thinking, “there is no place I would rather be right now.”
I am now a counselor at Camp Wabasso and I have the best job in the world. Not only can I be at camp all summer, but I also get to show young girls how they can take charge and that there are no restraints to what they can do in camp and in the world. Camp Wabasso and Girl Scouts have given me the chance to express myself in a safe and welcoming environment and to become the strong leader that I am today. I could not imagine who I would be if it was not for the experiences I have had at camp.