Last week I talked about the importance of making friends at summer camp. As I briefly mentioned in that post, making friends at camp may sound daunting or even a little scary to some of us who may be on the shier side. That’s why I’d like to take some time today, to talk about how easy it is to make friends at camp. It’s so easy you might not even realize it when it’s happening!
Making friends at camp will truly be one of the most effortless parts of your summer camp stay—even if you’re a little (or extremely) shy. One of the best things to keep in mind is that no one is going to push you away if you give them a friendly hello. Introducing yourself to the people around you is a great way to start making friends.
I know I was rather shy during my days at summer camp, but even so, it would have been pretty much impossible not to make any friends while I was there. You start talking to your cabin mates and before you know it, you know everyone’s name.
The topic may concern you now, but that’s just your anticipation getting in your head. The truth is that, once you’re there at camp, you won’t even think about it. You’ll naturally start talking to other kids and become fast friends with them.
Your cabin mates are the people with whom you’ll spend most of your time. Every morning, every night, every meal, and all throughout, these people will be there to talk to, laugh with, and share the summer camp experience. In fact, while you’re making all your friends at camp, you may even make the grand discovery that you’re not as shy as you think you are.
Next week, I’ll talk about other discoveries you might make about yourself at camp and why camp is able to fuel these discoveries.
Thanks for reading, Camp Fans.