By Leah F.
Before this year, I never realized how much singing was an essential part of camp culture. I always knew that music was everywhere, but it is the singing that connects us. Think about it. Someone you don’t know, knows the words to a song you love. The song comes on and the two of you then proceed to spend the next three minutes screaming that song at the top of your lungs. Instant friends! Just add music. Maybe it’s not that easy, but you get the idea. Away from camp, it is entirely different. People don’t feel like they can sing alone to the songs the same way; they are self conscious about the way they sound in a way that is foreign to camp.
From all my years at camp, I have learned so many ways to be myself including wearing a tutu for dinner for absolutely no reason. But I think that not being afraid to share my voice is something that I can take away from this place and keep with me for the rest of my life.