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Staff Reflections

I am truly humbled by the amazing group of volunteers who have gathered here for a week of service and compassion. Like most families, we are diverse. There are extroverts and introverts. There are young and not as young. There are medical experts and those who don’t know a rubber glove from a rubber band. There are veterans who have been doing this for almost 30 years and rookies. There are country music fans and rockers. There are former campers now rooming with their former counselors.

On the eve of Camp Fantastic 2012, the staff are making final preparations. Many are making manic rushes to Target for necessities like toothpaste, zebra-striped duct tape, and caffeinated drinks. Others are filling up classrooms with supplies like neon nail polish, bottle rocket components, and cheese for mini pizzas. We are sharing stories and campfire traditions, growing together as an extended family for the next seven days.

 

I am truly humbled by the amazing group of volunteers who have gathered here for a week of service and compassion. Like most families, we are diverse. There are extroverts and introverts. There are young and not as young. There are medical experts and those who don’t know a rubber glove from a rubber band. There are veterans who have been doing this for almost 30 years and rookies. There are country music fans and rockers. There are former campers now rooming with their former counselors.

 

Together this diversity becomes a beautiful quilt of people ready to wrap their arms around our campers and provide warmth, security, and shelter. We have over 100 volunteers and medical staff, and we come together each year for one very special purpose.

 

2012-08-12T02:48:06+00:00Camp Fantastic|3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Julie Hawbaker August 12, 2012 at 10:23 am - Reply

    I love how you guys come together well before your campers arrive and you all look like a tried and true family already, even without your kids! Looking forward to seeing you all together. I am privileged to have my son in his second year as a camper with CF. To me, there is nothing more lasting and genuine to gift a child with than your friendship and lasting memories. Thank you.

  2. Meg Williams August 12, 2012 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    Yay! Go, all you wonderful counsellors! Many Olympic greetings from across the pond! You are doing something so beneficial and worthwhile – but I know you’ll also have tons and tons of fun! xx

  3. Marilyn Eichner August 13, 2012 at 4:35 pm - Reply

    I love the picture and I’m extremely appreciative of this blog. I found my daughter Danielle (AKA DL) and her boyfriend, Nathan, in the picture among many other dear friends. Danielle started as a camper in 1997 and has been a counselor for many years. A large part of who we are today ~ as a family ~ is because of our continued involvement with this amazing organization called “Special Love.” HOW HOW !!!!!

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