[Camp Savio] was a great experience. It gave us a chance to find God, and speaking for hopefully most of the camp, we found Him. We found Him through the activities we did outside during the day, through the Masses in the afternoon, and through our speaker Chris’ talks and parish pow wows at night. All the activities we did tied back to God in some way or another. My personal favorite activity was the Reconciliation outside. I thought it was nice to be out in nature, because some kids get more nervous in the dark church. I felt more comfortable with the priest.
We came as a parish, but we all left as a family. It was a really good way to make new friends. What I thought was especially great was that it didn’t matter where you came from, or what you looked like, because we were all there for the same reason. No one judges you. There was a kid with severe autism and a kid with severe food allergies, and nobody treated them treated them differently.
We spent the whole week learning about God and radiant joy. We got the chance to radiate that joy at Schlitterbahn. There we got to have fun and share our faith with other people. We wore the same shirts even while we swam for modesty and to identify that we were campers. Unfortunately for me, I got sick on the second to last day. I was so upset. I didn’t want to leave! It was the best week of my life, I truly felt joyful. Our speaker Chris told us to not be sad about going back to the “real world” because camp was the real world. I wanted to take it all back with me to my family and to the rest of my class.
I’m very excited to go back. I want to get an even better experience, dig even deeper in my faith, and have even more fun.