Youth don’t get to use real glasses and linens during school events. So, when the Lehigh Valley Chapter of SCI invited our students to their annual convention they were in for quite a surprise. Friday night was full of new experiences for our first level students and full of renewed memories for a few of our upper level teens. At Camp Compass we believe very strongly in breaking bread with others to allow our students the opportunity to learn more about those that support them. Can you say, FIRST CLASS!
Well it looks like another Christmas wish is on its to way of happening. Zachi, my superhero, who passed away last year, wanted to hunt turkey and we pulled it off. Now another incredible kid wants to do the same. Over the break Gage started on his journey to become a turkey hunter. In the next few weeks, he will be studying and be working with his new hunting buddy Landon to accomplish what many would say is impossible. What everyone who works with any kid in our academy eventually finds out is they refuse to loose. So turkeys look out this spring.
Nothing like chasing pheasant and rabbit on a Saturday morning to make you forget about the world’s problems. We don’t know who has more fun the adults or kids. It doesn’t really matter either because the memories are fond for both. We are grateful that our students continue to work so hard for the outdoor rewards we offer. Heck, if the kids don’t work hard we don’t get to go either. Thanks, students!
It’s hard to teach your kids to be winners if you don’t want to win yourself. We at Camp Compass and 2 Million Bullets took the Under Armour Next Generation Challenge very seriously. It was our chance to show mainstream America that hunters and shooters were inclusive of all kinds of children. At the end of the contest we found ourselves 120 donors behind the first place team. Although we know we could have done better. we are excited to say that while we didn’t come in first we beat 80 other teams. We don’t compete to loose even though it might be politically correct in today’s world to be 2nd best. We teach our students at Camp Compass settling for 2nd best will not be good enough if there is only one job available.