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Leanna’s Teen Camp Story

There’s something about being at teen camp that’s hard to put a finger on. Everything seems to happen faster while we’re just relaxing and getting to know one another. What follows is an email Leanna sent us about what camp has meant to her: friendships, fulfillment, and family. We’re so glad that she overcame her hesitation, because our camp family wouldn’t be the same without her.

“There are so many things I could say about what I’ve learned and experienced at OTC. When I think back to who I used to be, back before coming to camp for the first time, I feel nothing but empathy. I can’t even imagine being in the same mindset now as I was then. Over the course of these last three years, not only have I enriched my understanding of the world and what it means to be alive, I’ve met some of the most amazing people and gotten to be apart of this community I call my family.

Like anyone going to camp for the first time, three years ago saying I was hesitant on coming to OTC would be an understatement. Little did I know that pushing through that initial fear would benefit me for years to come. From taking classes such as sacred geometry and hip hop appreciation to participating in late night activities such as sweat lodge and the trance dance, the level of spiritual depth I have achieved has impacted me profoundly.

Whenever I talk about my time at OTC, a huge smile spreads across my face as I remember the magical memories I’ve made. The love I feel from my ever-growing family brings me a sense of security even after I leave and throughout the following year. I am forever grateful for the counselors and campers I have met and gotten to know on such a deep level. I will never be able to thank Adam Simon enough for everything he has done for me and countless or others. This camp is truly a gift to this world.”

And you’re a gift to our world, Leanna.

If you want to be a part of our teen camp magic, you’re in luck! Early bird registration is happening right now, and you can save 10% by putting your name in now. Check out our dates and rates to get started!