YMCA Camp Seymour
School wasn’t easy for Bryce. She was bullied and didn’t feel like she fit in anywhere. Her mom noticed she struggled to make friends and connect with people. Family friends suggested summer camp at Camp Seymour, and it was just the change Bryce needed.
Bryce first came to Camp Seymour at the age of 8 years old, and she’s come every summer since. For Bryce, camp is a place to grow and be accepted, and it’s something she looks forward to every year.
“Every summer when I come home from camp, my mom always notices something different about me,” said Bryce. “She always says that I am more confident and proud. We don’t have a lot of money but because she sees the change in me, she always finds a way to send me.”
Bryce’s ultimate goal for the next few summers is to build the skills needed to become a counselor.
“I want to be that counselor when the kids come back they are so excited to see,” said Bryce. “I want to live simply and find the small things in life as joy.”
Julianna, Bryce’s counselor, has no doubts that Bryce will achieve her goals. “Bryce has a heart of gold for everyone she meets here at camp,” said Julianna. “I know she will thrive at being a counselor and will change lives.”
“Camp is accepting. Camp is supportive. Camp is amazing,” said Bryce.