This community is unlike any other. Camp Winston is a camp where kids with complex neurological disorders such as ADHD, OCD, ODD, Tourettes and Autism Spectrum Disorders (to name a few) are supported to learn new things and just be kids. This community is strange and different from others because no one is left behind. As staff and mentors we push kids to try things they would never do before and we don't give up on the kids. I started working for Camp Winston in the summer of 2014. I had just graduated from university and was looking for something fun and new to do for the summer. After my skype interview with the directors I felt something I had never felt after a job interview; I felt wanted and needed. This is something that I feel everyday while working at camp. I know I am making a difference. My favourite part about camp is that despite all the chaos that happens throughout the day, the moments that stick with you are filled with laughter and smiles. I have laughed my hardest with kids at camp. I have learned so much not only while working at this camp but from the campers themselves. The campers push me to try new things and to be the best version of myself. I don't know who I would be without Camp Winston but I am certain it would be a far less confident person. I found a piece of myself at Camp Winston and I am entering the next chapter of my life far better prepared and knowledgeable about the population I hope to serve. These are the most amazing kids. This is my favourite place in the world but I cannot capture it through stories and anecdotes. This is a community you have to experience for yourself. This run will raise money to allow children to experience this magical world. Camp Winston believes that everyone should have an opportunity to go to camp, do you?
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