Connections that Last: Mia’s Story

By: Jenn Myers

Posted: 8.31.21

After a chaotic year, lots of kids and teens are aching to experience an exciting adventure and create meaningful connections with others. For first-time camper Mia, two weeks at Cho-Yeh were exactly what she needed.

Mia is a Pathfinder camper who came to Cho-Yeh for the first time in 2021. She wasn’t sure what to think about Camp when she first arrived, but she quickly grew to love it. 

“It’s nice to spend some time away from home for a bit and be in a new place. There’s so much to do here!”

Mia had a ton of fun trying new activities like tomahawk throwing and challenged herself to reach new heights on the rockwall and zipline. She even helped some of her cabinmates overcome a fear of heights on the high ropes course! On top of all of the awesome memories she took home, Mia also left Cho-Yeh with new friendships that will last far beyond the summer.

“The most special part of Camp for me was hanging out in the Trading Post, just talking with some of the girls in my cabin. I’ve made some really good friends here in just a week.”

The community that Mia, her friends, and her counselors nurtured at Cho-Yeh did not stop when her time at Camp came to a close. Mia left Camp excited to keep in touch with her new friends throughout the year and is already planning to return to Cho-Yeh in future summers.

“I really hope I can come back next summer! I’d like to come back for two weeks again to get to know people more. I think I’d even like to work here someday!”

Not only is Camp a fun way for campers to have outdoor adventures and embrace new experiences, but it also provides them with the opportunity to form meaningful relationships that continue even after the summer. The deep connections fostered here by counselors and campers are vital to building the next generation of Christian leaders, and this community will stick with them for years to come.