When Ray surveyed our class and specifically asked each of us how committed we were to our front-running capstone plan, I confidently stated that I was 90 percent sure. Well, it seems as though the 10 percent has prevailed. I originally was intending to focus on the perils that athletes face in overcommitting to a sport. This takes place at multiple levels. Athletes may become burnt out in their youth, become overpowered by their college coach, or face too much pressure at the professional level. My initial plan was to analyze the various stages in which athletes essentially lose their life-long war with sports and to weigh in on the various social factors involved. However, I recently made an impulsive decision to completely alter course.
My current plan (which I will email you tomorrow, Ray), is to give both an informative and persuasive account of the value in sending kids to summer camps. Having been a camper for seven summers and a counselor for five, I have experienced first hand the way in which camp can impact and transform one’s life. For now, I do not intend on involving many different forms of media to accomplish my goals. I primarily want to focus on giving a candid written assessment of what camp has done for me and what I have seen it do for other people. I plan on informing readers of all that summer camps have to offer for kids, including learning to be independent, self-discovery, forging life-long friendships and memories, and experiencing things one may not experience anywhere else. Yes, I will do my best to vouch on behalf of the entire camp experience, and hopefully give readers a small taste of what it is truly like to be a camper.