“Before I came to camp I was a very shy person. Here I learned to stop being shy. I made so many new friends who were very nice to me that I didn’t feel homesick. My friends always asked me questions about my home country and my friends. I enjoyed telling them about my life in Ghana. At camp I learned new skills and taught my friends some games we play at home. I even got to perform in front of the whole camp at the closing campfire. I will miss my camp friends so much.”
Afua Asantewaa from Ghana, 12 years old

“Camp is the only place I can really be me…make my own decisions, and be responsible for myself!”
Nicole, 15 years old

“Camp Friendship is my home away from home. After 5 summers at camp I learned so many new skills and met so many great people. Before I didn’t speak any English but now I have no problems using it. In Russia we do not have many golf courses and I always look forward to my summers when I can play golf all day long. I also enjoy waterskiing at Lake Anna. Last summer I tried rock climbing for the first time. I enjoy trips out of camp especially a trip to Kings Dominion. I miss camp and can’t wait to come back.”
Nikita from Russia, 15 years old

“I learned the value of teamwork…and respect for each another because everyone from counselors to kids treated me with respect.”.
Jeremy, 12 years old

“I liked camp because I could make up my own schedule for each week. I especially liked playing sports with my American friends. At night I always had evening activities and I especially enjoyed campfires and marshmallows. I didn’t need ESL classes because I was speaking English all day long. It helped me to improve my skills a lot. When I go home I will tell all my friends to go to this camp.”
Diego from Spain, 15 years old

“My daughter had a delightful time!  I was so happy to see her have some time towards developing her own interests and goals.  It is gratifying to see that she is already including her first overnight camp as a major milestone in her life.  Thank you for giving Julia a special lifetime memory.”
Karen B. mother of Julia, 11 years old

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