Hey, Blog Buddies!
It’s always good to be friends—but it’s even better today; it’s World Friendship Day! Friendships can be created wherever you are: at school, the beach, the park, your brother’s birthday party…the world is brimming with friendly, smiling faces for you to befriend. And it doesn’t come any more naturally to make some good friends than when you’re at summer camp!
For many kids, the friends they have at summer camp become the best friends they have. And at summer camp, kids are likely to make friends with other kids from all around the state, country, and even the world. Some friends are so far apart that they have to wait all year long until the next camp season in order to see some of their closest friends again.
The camp off-season can feel like a pretty long time to be apart from friends and, unfortunately, those eager kids who have special camp friendships at places that were closed this summer will have to wait for another year longer.
Don’t leave your friends hangin’. Use World Friendship Day as your reminder to reach out and keep in touch with your good friends. Go with an old-fashioned written letter to keep in the spirit of summer camp. Also writing letters can allow us to formulate more cohesive thoughts and express ourselves in ways that we rarely do verbally or in more casual means of contact like phone calls or text messaging.
Of course, a fun phone conversation is a great way to catch up and text messages are incredibly convenient. No matter what, just be sure you let your friend know that you’re thinking of them and that you appreciate having them be a part of your life. Happy World Friendship Day to everyone and, as always, thanks for reading!