The steady beat of the drum, the thrice answered Wo – He – Lo Call, voices joining in the Processional “We come, we come to our council fire…”
Yes, magic is what I found at El Tesoro. Tucked somewhere between the fun, the adventures, the counselors and the native landscape, I found the magic
of camp. A place where there is freedom to be yourself, to leave behind the “real” world and the carefully crafted image of yourself. So many alumni and today’s campers acknowledge this specialness, how the weight of the world falls away as you cross the wooden boards of the swinging bridge.
In the summers before my junior and senior high school years, I joined the Counselor-in-Training program and I was lucky enough to earn my red counselor tie. But more than the friendship rocks, daisy chains and friendship bracelets that I gathered over the years, I gained a self-confidence and ability to roll with the punches that serve me well today.
Camp – especially El Tesoro – is one of the best opportunities you can offer your children to find the magic in this world. I can’t wait to introduce my son to joys of wading in Fall Creek, the dust of the riding arena, the sunsets at Mt. Loma and for him to learn the words to the songs that narrate my life.
“Give a cheer for El Tesoro, hey! Let the echoes ring. So come along and join us, for we are never blue, Be a member of our happy laughing crew, you too!”
Sara Mitchell is the brand manager at Camp Fire First Texas. She is responsible for graphic design, social media, digital communications and the production of Camp Fire materials. Sara enjoys seeing children participate in and learn to love the same programs she was involved in as a child. She is a 3rd generation El Tesoro camper and participated in Camp Fire youth programs as a child. Sara also earned her WoHeLo Medallion – Camp Fire’s highest youth honor. Sara is an active member of the Greater Fort Worth Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and the Waxahachie Rebekah Lodge, a fraternal service organization.