Coordinator Blog: “Once you are part of the CKUW family you are in for good”

I didn’t really know what to expect when I joined camp three years ago. At the first meeting freshman year everyone was talking about the CKUW family but I didn’t really believe it. It hit me how special this group is during my first staff overnight training when we did an empowerment ceremony for the staff. We sat in a circle with tea lights sharing our stories and afterwards we sang the camp song linger. As I sat there looking at all these faces I didn’t yet know, I could tell that they all cared about me. It hit me right then that we are a family and once you are part of the CKUW family you are in for good. I tried to think of another college student organization that is this close and meaningful and nothing came to mind. The family gets even bigger when we get to camp and meet each individual camper and they become part of CKUW. It is such a unique bond that no one can take away. The kids are so inspiring and although people always say they look up to us as counselors, I think the truth is that we look up to them. I never thought that I would join an organization that was so meaningful and had such an impact on people’s lives but I found one and am so grateful that I did. Come join our family!

-Ribbon

Ribbon with her cabin, CKUW 2012

Ribbon with her cabin, CKUW 2012

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