WeHaKee in the Words of a Camper
This evening, campers once again journeyed down Chickagami Trail toward the teepee for Council Fire. As with Session 1, this fire remains rich in tradition. Here, campers hear the story of Mary WeHaKee who has been know to visit Camp WeHaKee when there is a full moon (like this Friday)! It is also a chance for the older campers to share their experiences at camp. Tonight, the Counselors in Training (CITs) took this on and shared meaningful memories heaped with insight and humor. The following is one of these readings:
It is hard to explain how much WeHaKee means to me, but this is what I’ll say about this wonderful place:
When I think of camp WeHeKee, I think of second home. For the past seven years, WeHaKee has been just that. Every year after the stress of school is over, all I think about is camp. I can’t wait to be here.
Then, when I get here and step on Camp WeHaKee ground, I feel at home again. WeHaKee for me is a place where I can be myself– where no one cares if I have physical challenges or if I am up with the latest fashion style. Here at WeHaKee I’ve not only learned how to do new activities like sailing, but I’ve learned many life lessons and my relationship with God has strengthened. I have also made many friendships that I will cherish the rest of my life. Camp WeHaKee is a part of me. It has contributed to the woman I am today and no matter where life leads, WeHaKee will always be in my heart forever.
Don’t worry, the other readings from tonight are coming soon. So check back! And don’t forget to check out the Session 2 photos posted on our Facebook page!