When I titled this “our kids” I am referring not only to mine but yours too. Let me tell you what happened when I picked Jake up last Friday from camp. Cabin 6 B is for kids with special needs. It just means there is a higher ration of counselors to kids but they are included in all the camp activities. Jake couldn’t wait for me to meet his counselors. They are the ones with the purple t-shirts. It’s hard to tell them from the campers.
Rachel (the counselor standing next to Jake with long brown pants on) was the counselor that carried all Jake’s diabetes supplies around all day. She also made sure he checked his blood, calculated his carbohydrate count at meals and took him to the nurse for his insulin shots. In other words she was me for the week. This is a 24/7 job and Rachel did an awesome job. She was his counselor last year too and it was a comfort knowing that she had done all of his diabetes stuff before.
Robin Hood has his nickname because he was from England. He came from England to work at Camp Campbell Gard for the summer. He did not ask to be assigned to the cabin for kids with special needs it just happened. Robin, sorry I really don’t know his other name, said it changed his life! Because of this one summer he was changing his major at school and was going to study to become a teacher for kids with special needs. Our kids change lives. Most people have preconceived ideas about what our kids are like. That all changes when they spend time with them. Thanks Robin Hood for a great camp experience for my boys and for the people you will help back in England.