Camp Story Exchange

There are a lot of great camp stories out there: lore, inspiring people, golden memories. Collected here are some of the best, as submitted by our members.

Camp Stories:

  1. Camp Hurontario
    How to create a camp with a dream, a storm, and a piano

  2. The Cube STEM Camps
    The week that made the summer

  3. Glen Bernard Camp
    Sharing the camp experience with new Canadians

  4. Wilvaken
    Does the summer ever really end?

  5. Camp Chelsea
    Wherever there's a counsellor, there's a camp

  6. Lovell International Camps
    Snow in July

  7. InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Ontario
    Heroes everywhere

  8. Camp Kodiak
    Success and growth at Camp Kodiak

  9. YMCA of Greater Toronto Summer Day Camps
    Coming Full Circle: Crystal and Jacob’s Day Camp journey

The week that made the summer

The Cube School offers a creative learning environment where technology and design thinking converge. Which sounds like a lot, and it is. Still, the camp offers a lot more than that. This story comes to us from Eren Fernandez, founder of The Cube, Technology & Video Game Design School

One of the most touching stories this summer comes from a boy named Ben [name has been changed]. He came to our technology summer camp. He has autism. The first day Ben came it was difficult for him to interact with the other kids so the day, in general, was a bit challenging.

On his second day some kids that had been sitting beside him asked Ben to join in and sit along with them. He started to feel included as the day progressed and we noticed that he was actually being cared by the other campers. They were saving him a seat, assisting him with outdoor activities like capture the flag, making him feel at ease.

On the last day of camp, we gave all the campers boxes with goodies, and we asked them to have the boxes signed by other campers. Ben's box got signed by almost all campers, and the notes of encouragement were touching. One of the boys said, "Ben, you are my best friend, I hope I can see you here next year," and gave him a warm hug.

This gesture from all kids that helped Ben during that week made our whole summer worth it.

About The Cube STEM Camps

The Cube School offers a creative learning environment where technology and design thinking converge. At The Cube our focus is in 4 primary disciplines: Video Game Design, Programming, Robotics, and Specialized programs geared towards media and other relevant technology subjects. The Cube's mission is to get all our students to be makers of technology, not just consumers.

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