Essays

The Belknap Experience

Camp Belknap 

 -Joseph Doherty     

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 “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light”

- Hellen Keller

    I look up to the dive board to see Peter standing there. He was wearing a life jacket and nervously looking over the edge of the tower. He had spent the past days talking about how he wanted to do a flip, so I yelled up some words of encouragement. After two minutes of him screaming, “I’m going to do it” and running up to the edge, but not actually doing it. Then suddenly he leaped off tucked, and splashed into the water. He came up from the water and smirkingly said, “that was fun.” 

 

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