Youth Connected Inspired Thoughts
During my time at this wonderful camp, I experienced many challenges and memorable moments along the way. Firstly, my most difficult task during the camp was making new friends. It was a challenge at first but in the end, I made many memorable memories with my new friends and teammates Kelvin, Jessica, Grace, Jimmy and Maximus. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking to volunteer as a member of the camp or as counselor or leader who helps carry out the programs that were planned.
Moreover, I would like to included that this year the CCM Youth Connected Summer Camp had a special theme based around Senior Care and the understanding of the elderly around us. During the weeks of the camp, we each discussed and experienced the benefits and flaws of the life of a senior in our own little small groups/teams. This concept was most put into motion when the staff assigned an activity were the each team were to complete an obstacle course against each other to get the most points. However, a twist was added were at each station in the obstacle course we had to take a slip of paper and in that slip it would either read a punishment or a reward. Each punishment was made to resemble the disadvantages and senior would have to go through in there everyday life. Also, there was only a total of 6 out of 69 slips that were rewards, so that we had a higher chance of experiencing the full experience of the activity.
Lastly, during Thursday August 16, 2018, the entire CCM Youth Connected Summer Camp went to visit Kennedy Lodge Nursing Home where each team performed a synchronized swimming in front of the seniors and we even interacted with the seniors either by talking to them or by doing activities with them. I believe that everyone was nervous performing but in the end, I think that the seniors really enjoyed our time with them and I hope that they will continue to be happy in the future.
I would like to conclude that anyone who is reading this is interested in helping society change that world we live in piece by piece, I advise that you go to this Summer Camp. It has lots of experience and it can help you see things in different perspectives.
Samuel Lam, Age 13, Grade 8
—— Sharing by: Samuel Lam