CampInteractive is a non-profit year around organization that was established in 2001. The camp helps ordinary teens like many of us get away from our ordinary environments. It gives us the opportunity to live outdoors and perform many outdoor activities such as rock climbing, hiking, camping and canoeing, just to name a few. Not only do we have the opportunity to interact with nature, but the instructors then teach us how to build a website in two weeks about our experiences. It's not an easy task. It's very challenging but with the help of our amazing instructors everything is made possible. With our slogan: "Stepping back into nature and forward into technology," we believe that every individual should have the chance to attain the skills that will open a world of possibilites later on in life.
About Our Trip to New Jersey
On July 23rd, a group of kids got the opportunity to go and experience the outdoors in New Jersey. We had no idea what we had gotten ourselves into. We went to New Jersey and met our counselors, Tzvi and Victoria. We went canoeing, camping, rock climbing, and hiking.
Camping was a great way to interact with each other. We sat around the campfire and talked to each other about anything and everything. We even learned how to put up our own tents. It was challenging at times because if we had set it up wrong then it would have meant sleeping with bugs and getting rained on at night. It was hard setting it up, but after the first try it came naturally. We had fun camping with each other.
Canoeing, most of us would say, was the least challenging. The hardest part was using team work and cooperation in the boat, but after you got the feel for it, it became easier. It was difficult keeping the boat straight, but other than that it was fun and relaxing and it didnít drain all your energy out.
Rock climbing was the most challenging, mentally. Not only were the rocks about 60-ft high, but in order to go rock climbing you had to climb one of the steepest hills many of us had ever been on. Getting up wasn't the hardest part about rock climbing. It was repelling, or getting back down. Most of us overcame our fear of heights and were able to get safely down onto land.
Hiking was definitely the most challenging activity we did. Not only did we have to hike with all our camp supplies on our backs, such as sleeping bags, food, and clothes, but we had to hike for a long time. Throughout the whole trip we hiked about 8 miles. It was very challenging not only physically, but mentally. At the end of the trip the group pulled together and accomplished our goal. We had fun camping with each other. We became really good friends and we hope to do it again.