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I Am Thankful for CK Because…

As we are coming out of our Thanksgiving food comas and getting into the Holiday season I thought it would be a great time to think about the impact that Camp Kesem has on all of our lives and give thanks to the magic of camp.  So, I asked our counselors to state what about CK they were thankful for, both sincere and humorous.  These are the responses that I got:

“I am thankful for the hope, love and support that Camp Kesem provides me not only at the week of camp but every single day!”

“I am thankful for the constant support and massive amount of love that each and every member of our CK family experiences throughout the entire year, at camp or away from camp.”

“I am thankful that I get to spend a whole week with inspiring kids that leave bruises on my hips from “booty bumping” me.”

“I am thankful I got to sleep in a wagon for a week to truly experience a deeper meaning of the word ‘camp'”.

“I am thankful to have something to look forward to all year.”

“I am thankful to be able to goof off and sing silly songs for a week.”

“I am thankful for tie dye.”

“I am thankful that I can wear Camp Kesem gear for over a week and not repeat a single t-shirt.”

“I am thankful to be able to have found such a great group of people to call my friends.”

“I am thankful for the wonderful CK family that I have been blessed with and for the incredible privilege to work with a group of truly amazing children.”

“I am thankful for the Magic of Kesem and knowing that there is a silver lining to even the toughest situations–that there is always someone to lean on.”

“I am thankful for fanny packs.”

“I am thankful that camp has a salad bar when they serve some sort of leftover mystery meat from breakfast.”

“I am thankful that saying ‘a toast to toast!’ was a fun way to get kids to drink water in 100 degree weather.”

“I am thankful for my Camp Kesem family that I have to support me.”

“I am thankful for the amazing counselors and children that I get to call family.”

“I am thankful for teen camp because teens need Camp Kesem too!”

“I’m thankful for donations, selfless counselors, and cancer because without all of these things we wouldn’t have the best week of the summer – CAMP!”

“I am super crazy grateful for having the opportunity to be a part of these amazing, inspirational, hilarious, smart, kind children’s’ lives, because they remind me of what is truly important in life: love, friends, and family.”

“I am thankful that I have the opportunity to witness and be inspired by an evolving and always amazing group of student leaders who make real magic. Through selfless sharing of time, energy, money and love, the volunteers of Camp Kesem never cease to amaze me, often without even recognizing how much of an impact they are having on the world. Now, that’s true altruism and love.”

“I am also thankful for all of the campers and their families who, even in the middle of the cold winter months, inspire me to give my all to do good things every single day. Nothing but Camp Kesem love all day, everyday.”

Don’t think I could have said it better myself.