Facing fears: My Heart Story – Abby R.

Editor’s Note: Camper Abby R. says that facing fears is such an important thing for her.

My Heart Story, Abby R facing fears

Abby R comes more than 1,200 miles to camp each summer

We could tell you how amazing Heart O’ the Hills Summer Camp for Girls is, but that would be no fun. So we asked our Heart Campers to share their experience about camp.  Periodically we post a camper’s “Heart Story”. We hope you enjoy reading how camp makes a difference in girls’ lives every day.

Today’s story is from third generation camper, Abby R. Her mom and grandmother were campers, and now she attends with two sisters and a cousin!

Her counselors say that Abby is kind, responsible, and loves her friends. She lives 1,200 miles away from camp, but says “we can live so far away (from her Heart sisters), but it doesn’t change anything”. She says at camp, she can be herself and not have to impress anyone. She can do things she doesn’t always do at home, and meet people from many different places.

Face fears by participating in war canoe

War Canoe can be scary and challenging

Here’s more from Abby:

“Heart O’ the Hills has really helped me push through my fears and try new things, especially in war canoe. War canoe is a fun team activity that pushed me both mentally and physically but in an encouraging environment.  The Heart has allowed me the opportunity to do and try things I would be afraid to do at home. I am so thankful to be in an environment like that.”

If you would like to share your Heart Story send it via Facebook messenger. We can’t wait to read it!

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