Nine kids from the Goshen Club got to pack their bags and spend a week at Camp Eberhart near Three Rivers, Michigan.
The staff nominated members who enjoy the outdoors, have a sense of adventure and would benefit from the experience.
“It can be life changing. It gives them perspective and allows them to venture outside Elkhart County,” said Goshen Club Director Tanner Pickett. “They get to try things they may not normally have access to trying.”
9-year-old Kiki attended camp for the first time.
“We got to ride horses. I had not done that before. I was actually really good on my first try. I was excited,” she said. “I also met some new friends. I want to go again next summer.”
9-year-old Isidro says took part in a lot of the outdoor activities.
“I enjoyed fishing. I caught a large mouth bass,” he said. “I also tried archery and riflery. The best part was when I was swimming. I had some time with my friends. I would go again.”
Photography caught the eye of his 11-year-old sister Maddeline.
“I had photography as one of my activities. I took pictures of nature… flowers in someone’s hand.”
She says the camp experience helped her grow by encouraging her to try new things.
“The people there pushed me out of my comfort zone, but I enjoyed getting to try something new,” she said. “I got to do a skit where we told old camp stories. People seemed to enjoy it.”
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