April 9, 2012
I, unlike some of my fellow counselors, began my Eagle's Nest experience not as a bright-eyed child but as a young adult who was in desperate need of all the things that Eagle's Nest offers. I did not realize until I got there, only a day into my orientation experience, how much I needed to be surrounded by a group of the most kind-hearted, intentional, nurturing, adventurous, and most importantly GOOD people. Eagle's Nest restored my faith in the world and reminded me of all the wonderful parts of myself that had long since been ignored by my peers in other "communities." I think it is very rare for a "work" environment to feel as rewarding and as inspiring as Eagle's Nest. Every day I woke up excited for the activities I had planned for my campers and for the interactions we would have that would later become cherished memories. As a new comer to the world of Eagle's Nest, I was nervous, at first. I could not have been more pleasantly surprised by how welcoming and inclusive every single staff member was. Eagle's Nest is one of the few places that practices what it preaches. We are able to help our campers build these communities and relationships that are long lasting and true because WE as the counselors and staff do so with each other. I have nothing but appreciation and love for this organization and it has only just recently touched my life. I cannot imagine the capacity of appreciation those who have been a part of the Eagle's Nest community since childhood have for the organization. Whenever people I know ask me about camp who have never experienced it, I tell them that it is the most magical, happiest place on earth. I mean it from the bottom of my heart.
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