My defining moment happened the past summer when I applied for a life guarding position at Haliburton Scout Reserve Camp. I got the Job and headed up in the end of June and was there until the end of August. This camp had such an impact on my life because I have made some lifelong memories and friendships that will never be forgotten. I headed up there not knowing anyone or what's going to happen all summer I was more scared of being away from my family for a whole 2 months then anything. But only 2 days into being up there I completely forgot about my life back home and started to relax. Its so peaceful and stress free being away from technology and not having to worry about anything. Although I was up there and working I can say I was not up there working for the money, as it was not good. But I was up there for the experience of living on 5 thousand acres of forest rivers and lakes.
Honestly Haliburton is my happy place my second home and I wouldn't change any of that for a minute. It upsets me that I can`t spend more than 2 months up there out of the year,the other staff members are like my second family and I can't believe that I didn't know them last year, those friendships are going to last forever. Being up at camp has really affected me as a person, I find when I came home from camp I was a more of an independent, responsible and mature person. I had many responsibilities this summer that I had to take care of on my own. I think that since i came home I`m a better person over all, the people, the surrounding and the work has affected me in many ways and I can't wait to be back there for another 2 months. The basic life skills and lessons I learned up there I will remember forever, and honestly I wouldn't change one bit of it. This is why with no doubt about it Haliburton Scout Reserve has being a very important time in my life and I can honestly say i don`t know where my life would be if I didn't apply at that summer camp last year.