Heartwarming Reasons Camp Staff Return Year-After-Year

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The summer staff at True Friends play a vital role in creating a positive and memorable experience for campers with disabilities. Their responsibilities revolve around facilitating various activities, ensuring camper safety and well-being, fostering a supportive and inclusive environment, and serving as positive role models.  

Working at True Friends has a profound impact on staff members, shaping their personal and professional lives in various ways. The experience at True Friends goes beyond just a summer job; it becomes a transformative journey that leaves a lasting impression. Hear from some of our staff members sharing about the influence and reasons behind their choice to come back each summer.  

Q: What made you want to return for another summer? 
A: "Definitely the feeling that you belong and are included in everything. I also love the connections that I make with campers. Camp is a learning experience and each day is different. I like that feeling of coming back home to the place where I belong."
A: “Last year was a great experience and I am very thankful that I get to meet these campers. It feels very rewarding.”

Embedded within every staff member’s experience, True Friends has woven itself into the fabric of their hearts, becoming a haven of cherished memories and personal growth. As they reflect on their journeys, their words resonate with a profound sense of affection and commitment.

Q: Why does True Friends have a special place in your heart? 
A: “I love being able to make such a short period of time for campers such a great experience for them. It’s much more than any of us could understand.”
A: “I was a camper for many years and because of that experience, I wanted to give back to the counselors and help other campers like they helped me.”

Ready to make a difference? Join our True Friends community today! Discover life-changing opportunities to work at True Friends and create unforgettable experiences for campers with disabilities. Visit our jobs page to explore job openings and join a passionate and inclusive team dedicated to empowering lives. Apply now and be a part of the magic that changes lives forever.

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