It’s been 5 days since we left Camp Baker. It’s really hard to believe that it was only 5 days ago, for some reason it seems so long ago yet like it happened yesterday. This I know for sure: it was one of the most rewarding and amazing trips I’ve ever been on in my life. This past week I’ve literally been telling everyone about my experience and trying to educate them on the difficulties of being someone with a disability. While at Camp Baker one counselor said ” we are all just people, and we all have disabilities but some just hide them better than others”. I try to tell everyone about this and make them really think what that means. It’s really changed how I think of everything- how truly lucky we all are to be able to express how we feel and people can understand us without effort most of the time. I also miss my team- you guys are the BEST and I’m so happy we all ended up going to Virginia because the experience definitely would not have been the same without you guys. This trip has motivated me to change my own habits and forced me to step out of my comfort zone. I had not previously worked with anyone with disabilities and I really thought it’d be awkward and I’d be awkward but in the end it’s really not at all. Going to VA has motivated me to step up and speak up if anyone says anything poorly or negatively about people with disabilities- something I may not have been so inclined to do previously. In conclusion, it has been one of the best trips and most rewarding and educational experience I will ever have and I truly miss Camp Baker and all the people there.
So I can’t believe that it’s the day before our ASB trip, we’ve been planning and waiting for it for what seems like FOREVER. I am beyond excited and can’t wait to get to Camp Baker. I want to see what it looks like and what exactly we’re going to be doing- no matter what we end up doing I’m sure it’s going to be an absolutely amazing experience. It’ll also be fun tomorrow to stop at some cool places on the way while on the 6 hour and 5 minute drive. My expectations for this trip are to have memories that I will never forget, make connections with every person that I meet, and learn a lot. I’m so excited!! :)