A Word From Camp Needlepoint’s Assistant Director

I’ve been coming to camp for twelve years. After all of these years and experiences I have encountered, I still get a strong feeling of excitement every time I turn off of County Road F into camp. Camp has opened countless doors in my life. I first came to camp for the summer of 2004, where I was a frontier canoer. Since then, I have been a camper in many different programs at camp, counselor-in-training, counselor, and now assistant director of camp. Outside of camp, I am a student at SCSU where I study special education. This is a passion I do not believe I would have ever pursued, had I not been a counselor for Camp Needlepoint, along with other camps. Camp allowed me to see the value in diabetes management, and that I was not the only person working to make diabetes conform to my lifestyle. Seeing the kids run around camp and smiling is what keeps me coming back. I love seeing them have a great time and getting a chance to be surrounded by a community that will become their family by the end of the week.

– Mick Schuller

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