My experience at Green Super Camp Australia has been a blast. I started off at GSCA as a team leader the year after finishing high school, I came into this program excited but unaware of the entire content that was covered and no prior knowledge from family or friends.
When I reflect on it, my first camp I got to see and experience a lot of camp through the eyes of a camper. As much as I was there to help the campers grow and find themselves, as well as guide them throughout, camp provided that exact same opportunity to me. I saw the way the facilitators presented pieces and I was left on wanting more, it made me ready and willing to dive into a deeper level of understanding. When the campers had questions, I had the exact same ones. That’s what I think is the coolest thing about this program, no matter how many times you come back as a camper or part of the team creating the experience, there’s something new for you to challenge you or make you grow some more. That one area you’ve been trying to ignore comes up and really makes you take your life in the right direction.
As a facilitator now, I love to present these opportunities to new campers, allowing them to think and assess how they show up in life and how they would like to interact with their families back at home. Every day is a fresh interaction with the campers, giving them a chance to continue to shape themselves learning from the day prior’s learnings.
To those still wondering about the impacts this camp has, you’ll never know until you stand there with the campers on their final day and see how they shine in a new light. An experience you’ll never forget.
I love GSCA because of the family. The love that is found here cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world.The way bonds are formed in such a short time is something that the next generation needs. Each of these bonds at camp create a safe space that allow anyone to open up, find yourself and be the you that you want to be.
To take these connections with you later on in life creates such a support network that no matter what, there’s always a family willing to listen to you. Who couldn’t love something like that? With the way the worlds going currently we need more teens connected to one another through actual emotions not just technology. GSCA is more than just a camp, but a life changing experience that has ability to reach a limitless amount of young people helping make a positive impact on them and those around them. What’s not to love?