This is my first ever blog post, so I wasn’t sure exactly how to start. So, I began thinking of what Triple C means to my family and wondered how in the world I could put all of those feelings into words. Then one sentence came to mind that somewhat captured how we feel: simply put, Triple C Camp is FAMILY. This is not a place that just “watches” your kids during the day- no, this is a nurturing, caring, supportive learning environment that guides and encourages your children to become better versions of themselves, while having the time of their lives. The kids come home every day dirty, tired and happy- exactly how it should be after a day at camp. During the day, the kids get to experience the variety of activities you’d expect at a high-quality camp, such as archery, swimming, sports, games, nature, exploring, canoeing, arts & crafts, and a challenge course. But, as a parent, I’ve found that it’s the camp culture and diverse staff surrounding the kids while they participate in these activities that are the true blessing of Triple C and why it stands above the rest in my mind. These folks honestly love what they are doing and care very deeply for all the children. They make them feel special, regardless for how long they are able to attend camp. They expect the children to show respect, positive attitudes, and good sportsmanship and they role model these behaviors at all times.
My son began attending Triple C as a rising kindergartner and has attended every summer since; he is now a student at Fork Union Military Academy. This year he has finally realized his dream of becoming a counselor and I think he is even more excited for this year than ever before. I think he says it best: “without Triple C, I wouldn’t be who I am today; my camp counselors were my role models and I wanted to grow up to be just like them. Now I want to be that role model for other kids, even if it’s just one because you don’t know how that will affect their lives for the better.”