To Me Camp Is A Feeling
My name is Arie Wolf and it blows my mind to say this but 2017 will be my 18th summer at the best place in the world. I’ve seen quite a bit in my time at Tyler Hill. From watermelon sacrifices to the first Laz Bowl to even a victory as color war general (GO WHITE APPS!) camp has had such an impact on my life. Honestly, it’s pretty difficult to put it into words because to me camp is not simply a series of memories or even solely my summer home. To me camp is a feeling.
I consider myself extremely lucky to have been able to spend so much time at THC because I know that camp has developed me into the person I am today. Being able to play and learn with my friends out on the fields. Being able to sing at the top of my lungs in a room full of people that I truly care about. Seeing the impact I have on my own campers. Even being pushed outside of my comfort zone. Piece by piece Tyler Hill has molded me into, well, me.
Over the last year I have become heavily involved with the International Sports and Music Project. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that brings sports and music to people facing hardship around the world. It wasn’t until recently, however, that I realized why it was that I felt so at home in this organization. The answer was simply camp. I couldn’t imagine my life without Tyler Hill so much so that I sought out an organization that brings a little bit of camp to the people who need it most.
Sports and music are so important to the people we help. The world can be a tough place, and we all know that sports and music have the power to turn things around. We’re in the business of creating happiness, and we want the world to smile.
When you roll through the gates to kick off the best summer of your life think about the impact that our extraordinary camp has had on you. Think about how different your life would be without it. Most importantly, think about how even just a little bit of camp could change the life of someone who needed it most.
To learn more about the International Sports and Music Project and to help contribute to our Syrian Refugee Soccer Initiative go to: https://ismproject.org