One of the most amazing and rewarding experiences I have ever taken part in has been Camp Arrowhead. Camp Arrowhead is a camp for people of all ages with disabilities. At the camp, the volunteers get paired one-on-one with a camper for an entire week. Throughout the week, we bring the camper to activities such as arts and crafts and swimming. I have participated in the camp for three years now, and I look forward to it every summer. All the volunteers and staff are extremely friendly and nice, and they make the camp so much fun. It is so amazing to see the campers so excited to be at camp, and everyone has such a great time. Through volunteering at Camp Arrowhead, I have been able to meet so many new people that have helped to make me a better person. Click the image to check out the Camp Arrowhead website.
For Girl Scouts this summer, I created my Take Action project in which I partnered with somebody from the community to solve a problem. I decided to help the Elementary Schools in Holliston acquire additional books that address more diverse populations. As part of this project, I asked the community to help donate books to the school's library. I thought it was very important for students to learn about diversity, and reading books would help accomplish that. I was in contact with the librarian at the Elementary school who helped me create a list of diverse books that could be added to their library. Once the list was complete, I reached out to Aesop’s Fable, a bookstore in Holliston, who provided a site for people to purchase the books from. They created a page for my project on their site, and when the project went live, we received many donations for the school library. It was amazing to see how many people were willing to donate books to the library and help improve the children's education. I really enjoyed this project because it helped to address problems occurring now. Above are some pictures of all the books that were donated.