MEMORIES: AMY MARTIN-MADELEY (1997)
Being from the suburbs, my only chance to really be in touch with nature on a deeper level was through camping. I was lucky enough to go to day camp as a junior girl scout for a few years. I loved it so much and looked forward to it every year. Then when I got a little bit older I was able to train at camp as an arts and crafts program aid and also do the wildwater rafting program amongst others. These were some of the best memories I had growing up. Camping made me feel so grown up and independent, cooking, cleaning, going on trips, trying new things like rafting at Ohio Pyle or the high ropes course. I was so sad when the summer camp closed when I was going into high school and I could not have a few more years as a camper.
I miss all of the great memories that I made at camp. I often think of the fun times that I had during my years camping and how much I missed Crowell Hilaka.
I come back to relive all of the memories as well as get back to nature. Attending camp as a child was one of my first times really being in touch with nature. I love going out and walking in the silence of the woods, the only place I was able to experience this was either at a park or in camp.