As a kid in foster care I didn’t get to do all the things I saw my friends do like slumber parties, family vacations, and summer camp. Even though I thought I may be too old now to go to camp at age 17, I wanted to give it a try. I went to Epworth’s Youth Leadership Camp where I learned I had courage. When I first tried climbing the rock wall I wanted to give up because I was scared, but the kids with me wouldn’t let me back down. They told me not to give up, and I didn’t. I felt so brave and so proud of myself when I rang the bell at the top! Leaving camp I knew that I would be able to face anything that came my way. One year later, walking on to my college campus for the first time, I remembered the kids cheering me on and telling me not to be scared. At camp I learned that the best way to over come fear is to walk through it, and now I know that I have the courage to do anything.
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