by Miles Allan, Firefly Camper
I attended Camp Firefly every summer since 2010. After six years of going to camp, it's safe to say that it was the best experience of my life. I don't really think there was a second of camp that I didn't enjoy. Everything about it was amazing; from the great friends I've made to the fun camp activities. It was an unforgettable experience, to say the least.
When I first heard of this camp, I was hesitant to go. However, after my first year of camp, I realized that these campers and I had something in common: we all had a disability. It was awesome because I could relate to everything they were going through. After an enjoyable first year of camp, I decided to come back a second year. My second year of camp was even better. We did amazing activities like horseback riding and rock wall climbing. I was happy to see my old friends and make new ones too.
The next three years of camp were a little bit different. Instead of being a young "Firefly Camper," I attended Firefly Teen Camp. The great thing about being in Teen Camp is that I was now able to go on more field trips. We visited the water park at Mount Olympus, went water tubing in Lake Delton and bowling. It was extremely fun and I had the time of my life.
Last summer, I attended "Next Step" at Camp Firefly. There I was able to spend 20 days at camp helping Camp Chi staff working in the horse stables as well as the health center. Being a role model for the teen and firefly campers was truly an experience I will cherish forever.
I am now looking forward to attending Eastern Michigan University in the fall of 2016, where I plan to study statistical mathematics and computer science. I'm excited to take the next step academically, but sadly, I will miss attending Camp Firefly this summer. I plan to be very busy getting ready to go off to college. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of Camp Firefly. It's something that holds a special place in my heart. I've met fantastic people at camp while having the time of my life. It's something that I will never forget for as long as I live.
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