Orchard Place

Camp Leader

June - August 2019 • Des Moines, IA

What I liked

I loved being able to work with children who suffer from a variety of mental diagnoses. I expanded my knowledge of mental illness while learning how to build relationships with other camp leaders and the children in my group. It was amazing to experience such a welcoming and caring environment.

What I wish was different

We were unable to go on many field trips due to the expense of renting a bus - the only thing I would change is finding more exciting trips for the kids to go on during the summer!


It is good to be prepared that not every day will be easy and full of fun! Working with these groups would drain me emotionally, yet it was worth it to me to make an impact on them.
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