I first started going to Camp Oneida when I was 5. I am now 20 and have not skipped a summer, and I wouldn’t want to change it for the world. As mentioned before Camp Oneida has been my home away from home for the past 15 years. Something I will never take for granted are the relationships that I made when I was 12 years old and 8 years later they are stronger than ever. Camp has shaped me into who I am today through my cabin leaders, the staff and the friends I made. My favourite memory at camp is the Bible study’s and this played a huge role in my faith growing up and it has made me who I am today. As I got older ,I was blessed to have the opportunity to be a cabin leader. While in this role I had the opportunity to lead other kids in faith and do my best in being able to give kids the incredible experience that I had. After being a leader, I wanted to be able to do more, so the following summer I applied to work on staff. In doing this i not only gained work experience but also the ultimate summer experience in that I got to spend it with some of the previous staff of whom I looked up to and I had the privilege of working alongside those who inspired me to be who I am. Working on staff had always been a dream of 5 year old me and it exceeded all of my expectations. Yes you are in a kitchen but I’m doing so I continued to learn all the campers names allowing me to build a relationship with them. This lead to them asking me questions during Bible study and participating in electives with them and that was just one week and I worked for the entire camp season. My prayer is that at least one kid left camp with good memories and a strive to do good things.