In the summer, we love to recognize campers for all kinds of awesome achievements. YMCA Camp Ernst’s oldest tradition is the Honor Camper award, presented to a few campers each week for their outstanding display of honesty, caring, responsibility, respect, being a friend to others, and helping out.
In the fall, I occasionally get to visit schools to talk about camp and congratulate the Honor Campers once again. Here’s a photo from when I went to Cardinal Pacelli (we have tons of campers from there!) to congratulate Lily. The principals of the schools I visit always say how proud they are of their students who represent their schools well in the summertime. Likewise, I am proud of all of the campers, whether they’re officially Honor Campers or not, who bring the positive YMCA Camp Ernst spirit and their love for making friends out into their school communities all year round… Then come back and share it with us again next summer!