How Volunteering Has Impacted Me

Madison Fisher volunteers during Art and Science in the Woods

Madison Fisher volunteers during Art and Science in the Woods

This summer I had the amazing opportunity to serve as a Teacher’s Aid for the Sun Foundation: Art and Science in the Woods camp. The specific class I helped with was called Nature Quest. During this class I assisted seven and eight-year-olds with activities such as hiking and doing crafts relating to nature. Personally, I am not much of a camping type of person, and this experience pushed me to get out of my comfort zone. I was outside for multiple hours a day for four days a week in the hot sun with only portable toilets. This was something I was not used to, but it showed me how much I take my household amenities for granted. This camp is a place that feels like magic. The owners, kids and leaders are some of the nicest people I have ever met. Not to mention that the camp itself is beautiful. This amazing place took away the stress of my daily life for a week. I will never forget seeing the smiles on the kids’ faces while playing in the creek. I plan on making children a part of my future. Whether I am an elementary teacher, a mother, or both, I plan on always giving my love to kids. This experience revealed to me how much I really do have a passion for making kids smile.

– Madison Fisher

High School Student, Volunteer

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