Summer camp is a great opportunity to develop one’s own skills and grow as a person. What sets Foley apart, however, is our emphasis on growth while simultaneously helping others to grow. Consistent acts of caring and consideration are typical for the Camp Foley camper or staff member; on a daily basis, we see people looking out for others even when help isn’t requested. People aren’t the only ones being cared for at Camp Foley either. The Camp Foley community is committed to protecting, honoring, and playing in nature, whether it’s by throwing a ball for one of the camp dogs or making a point to pick up trash when we see it. Every day we are reminded of the importance of being considerate towards everyone and everything at camp.
The feeling you get in your stomach when you go out of your way for the well-being of someone else is one of the best feelings you can have. The only better feeling is the one that comes when you know that you matter to someone else. As 2015 Foley counselor Peter has said, “We should strive to not have to watch our own backs because we know that our friends, cabin mates, and counselors are.”