by Lindsay Hardy, M. A., Pre-doctoral Psychology Intern
“Camp Firefly has been my ‘happy place’ for three years…friends and family know I am busy every year at the end of July because I make it a point to clear my schedule and head up to camp.” – Returning camp counselor, 2013.
This counselor’s very special experience of Camp Firefly is not uncommon. A majority of counselors return to work at Camp Firefly each year, placing careers, family, school, and social lives on hold to spend a magical two weeks in Wisconsin under the bright July sun. They help children and teens with diagnosed social disorders such as Social Anxiety, OCD, Asperger’s and others make friends and have an authentic summer camp experience. Campers and their families arrange their schedules each year to make sure that they are able to participate in yet another summer with the Fireflies.