Camp Endres Junior 2015

By Kim Boaz Wilson

The summer camp sessions for 2015 have come to an end. It makes me sad in many ways. We’ve only been gone from camp for a few short days and I miss them all so much. We have to wait another year to have our whole camp family together again.

But what really makes me happy is knowing what we’ve accomplished this summer. So many kids made some pretty fabulous memories at Camp Endres Junior last week. New friends were made and old friends returned to the safety of our diabetes community.

Several campers accomplished some firsts, too. Whether it was putting in their own infusion set for the first time, giving their own shot for the first time, leaving home for the first time since being diagnosed with diabetes or discovering a spectacular world that can only be appreciated when you are right in the middle of it, Camp Endres campers totally ROCK! I am so proud of all of you and your accomplishments!

At the end of the week, Jennifer, our real estate agent by day, camp photographer for the week, paid me a very special tribute and handed me nearly 75 love letters of sort, from campers and counselors! I am speechless! Thank you all so much for your kind words. You know I love you all and cherish each and every one of you. You all are truly a great blessing in my life.

So as the old song says (written by Lincoln, Ryan and Hunter)… the morning of camp, so excited, the flame of joy has ignited; it only comes around once a year, I’m so glad every time it’s here; until we leave our friends, and start to dream… of when Camp Endres starts again.

I can’t wait until next year!!! I love you all!!!