How does a person distill twenty years of their life in to a paragraph? Not easily, that's for sure. I attended camp for four years as a child. That first summer was tough. I learned to share, to open up (i was an only child), to try new things (yikes!) to fail (double yikes) and to try again. Summers two through four, i learned all of those things all over again. I had expert educators as counselors - educators who have become my brothers and sisters over time, but at the time exhibited extreme patience and support with young people learning how to LIVE without their normal support system around them. As older campers, we were trusted to explore our skills in leadership, communication, risk-taking, and compassion. We were asked to care for others. It is not a surprise to anyone who spends more than a few hours at Killooleet that many staff members become educators, social workers, or people passionate about the greater good. I am honored to call my camp friends my family.
If you want a Summer Camp where people are going to judge your child solely on their athletic /artistic / musical prowess, and not for their attempt to grow as an athlete / musician / artist, then truly, Killooleet is not for you. But if you want a place where they can try, fail, try again, fail again, and be reminded of all they learned in the process, then Killooleet is for you.