There’s something about the sand, the sun, and the water that makes the beach such a fun and memorable place to be with the ones we care about.
Camp Connect siblings, volunteers, and staff kicked off their shoes and got right into just that at an overnight trip to Camp Surf in Imperial Beach. Camp Surf is a fun local getaway that youth took advantage of with archery, rock climbing, volleyball, and time on the beach.
After spending day 1 making the beach their playground, the youth gathered around for a campfire. As the evening wound down, they wowed their siblings and each other with a firelit talent show. Uplifted by the warm and supportive atmosphere provided by their siblings and volunteers, youth were fearless on stage dancing, singing songs, and telling jokes.
After breakfast, the whole camp convened for a morning game of volleyball. Then, campers were free to shoot arrows, scale the climbing tower, or just kick back. Our Youth2Youth Mentors along with older youth, hid easter eggs throughout the camp. Right before checking out, all collected as many candy and prize filled eggs as they could. They were delighted to have a small keepsake to take home along with a whole bunch of memories.