2012 was my first year on Shrine Mont Staff, one that marked a shift in my life. For an entire summer I felt at home, surrounded by a family of which I had no blood relatives. I left a temp job in Chicago where I mindlessly scheduled deliveries and over the course of the summer realized that I didn't need to be in the big city to be happy. That summer changed my life and taught me that your passions are best when shared with others and that there's limitless ways to pursue them.
In the season one finale of the Shrine Mont Camp Cast I spoke to a group of five first timers about their experience on the mountain. Some of them were former campers, some of them had never been to Shrine Mont before, but they were all preparing to leave with a bit of joy in their hearts just from having been there. Hopefully they'll be back next summer, and so will the Shrine Mont Camp Cast.