Takeaways From Camp Belknap
Leadership, a smaller community, different scenery & different people
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."
Hollering and laughter echoed from the crowd of ten energetic boys chanting “go no cinco, cinco we won’t” with ecstatic repetition. A bundle of cardboard, pool noodles, and duct tape made a valiant attempt to float through the shores of lake Winnipesaukee during the boat race on Fenn’s annual ninth grade fall trip. We cheer our brave pilot Daniel Edelman as he accelerated our boat swiftly through the cardboard-infested waters of Camp Belknap. The paddles vigorously dug through the waters, each stroke executed with precision. As Daniel returned to the shore in one piece, our team encircled him as we clenched the first place prize. Even though we were a small group, together we had achieved something big. I learned the advantages of a small community; I discovered that a change of scenery can transform a person, and I realized you can always be a leader.