By Charles Lasco:
When I was young, my dad’s airline job moved us around a lot. I started to dread having to saying goodbye to yet another group of friends I’d made.
Everything changed at Camp Sealth. It was the first place that gave me a true sense of community and confidence.
From week to week, kids would come and go. Others stayed the whole summer like I did. Exploring the beaches, paddling canoes, roasting marshmallows, I made new friends that endure to this day.
Later as a counselor-in-training, then as a camp counselor for several summers, I built on those experiences and learned how to push myself when things got tough. I learned to lead with patience and persistence and to listen with compassion and empathy — skills I draw on every day in my work as a manager at Microsoft, and as a parent.
It’s why I give to Camp Fire.
I want all children to have the opportunity to have access to life-changing experiences like I did, especially those in low-income families.
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Read more amazing articles from our Fall 2016 issue of The Torch!
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- Because of you, Camp Fire is Reaching More Kids
- At Outdoor Education Camp, Kids Make Surprising Self-Discoveries
- Embracing New Challenges