Brothers and sisters are a common occurrence at Shrine Mont Camps, as campers, and also as counselors. Below are interviews with siblings from three families at camp, each with their own unique experiences and stories about being with their brothers and sisters at camp.
A CAmper and a Counselor; One Camp
Jenni’s younger brother, Will, is a part of that next generation. He and Jenni have both been attending MAD Camp for the last four years: Will as a camper and Jenni as a counselor. When asked why Will picked MAD Camp above the other camps, Jenni explained, “Will has been particularly interested in MAD Camp; he really enjoys the music and drama aspect of it. I think he also enjoys coming so we can see each other, especially since I’m away most of the year for school.”
Even though Jenni and Will already had a great relationship, their bond seems to have grown throughout their time together at camp. Jenni explained that it’s been so fun for her to see Will at camp. “I get to watch him grow and make friends. I love to watch him become a part of the Shrine Mont family, and carry on the Logan legacy. It’s great to see Will being silly and come into his own and try things that are out of his comfort zone...
Two Campers and a Counselor; Three camps
“When I started working for Shrine Mont, Conner wasn't that into camp. When I heard of Sports Camp, I thought it would be the perfect fit… I think it helps that I'm working here, because it's like a familiar face when going into a new environment. Ainsley was wary at first for starting at St. George's, but it helped that everyone on the mountain knew me and immediately made her feel at home too… I think they eventually decided that they wanted to have as much fun as I do when I'm here during the summer.”
Three Counselors; Three Camps
Imagine traveling across the globe to a new environment, a place you’ve never been before. Imagine doing that alone. Then rest easy knowing you have someone with you. Not only someone, but a brother. A twin brother. When talking with Xoli about his experience, he explained that both he and Xolile were nervous coming to Shrine Mont, but that being together was encouraging to both of them.