Camp Promise experience rewarding for Kinston Youth - KinstonPromise.org
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I have had the opportunity to reflect over the past two weeks about the Camp Promise summer enrichment experience that we provided for our students in the Project Promise Mentoring Alliance programs.  Our students have already expressed interest in a camp experience for this year and so we are looking at possible options to help make it happen.

In the meantime, I would like to share some of the comments/reflections that some of our participants wrote about last summer's Camp Promise.

Kieanna, a student at Greene County Middle School

Camp Promise means making promises and sticking to them and it's all about learning new
things, making new friends and advice on what you should do and not . It's all about being
true to yourself and never giving up on what you believe in. I have also learned math
strategies and I learned African language and about our African Americans heroes and what they did.

On my first day of camp I was a bit shy then when I started to see people I knew from the
Saturday Academy, then I started to open my mouth and talk to new and old faces and now I have lots of friends and all the girls in my group are my friends and most of them are from the program on Saturday
and my old classmate Alexis is in my group and she made friends like I did. So I'm glad I go to Camp Promise!

Michael, a student at Rochelle Middle School

To me,  Camp Promise means a lot.  It is more than just a camp.  It is a place where you learn
important lessons that will carry you a long way.  I will always remember this camp for what it has done for me.

Camp Promise is full of people who care for others and there's not too many people in the world like
that.  We need to use this experience to our advantage. 

We also get extra help in math and reading.  We get to go on trips, enjoy arts and crafts and make new
friends.

Destinee a student at Kinston Charter Academy

To me, Camp Promise means having more confidence in myself.  When I first  came to camp, I saw some old faces and I saw some new ones.

I am a Kinston Charter Academy  student and the teachers encouraged me to meet and get to know students from other schools.

I have really enjoyed Camp Promise.

K'Von, a student at Rochelle Middle School

Camp Promise is an opportunity to have fun while learning each day of camp. I feel as if we do things that other camps don't  do. I have been able to enjoy playing basketball.  The church has a recreation room where we can go and play.  I have learned about my culture.

I have made new friends.  I have been fed great meals each day.  I have also been awarded with prizes for my good behavior and character. 

This experience is something that I can use to help me become a successful person in life.

I have really enjoyed Camp Promise.
 



 




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