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Volunteering and Photographing at Camp Twin Lakes

by Peter on September 2, 2008

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It’s is always a good idea to use your gifts and talents to help others who may be in need. Well, it seems that I have a gift or at least a liking to photographing people. I volunteered at Twin Lakes before summer helping them get ready for the up coming camps. As you may know, Camp Twin Lakes

is a not-for-profit organization that offers year-round recreational, therapeutic, and educational programs for children facing serious illnesses and other physical, emotional and life challenges. With its network of partners, Camp Twin Lakes provides life-changing experiences for thousands of children each year at its state-of-the-art, fully accessible facility, located on 500 acres in Rutledge, Georgia, and at other locations throughout the state.

In short, the camp brings together those individuals with like aliments as well as families that a dealing with the stresses of family care. I was really impressed with the camp and what it has to offer the campers. I spent a good 6-8 hours there photographing the kids during their activities. Funny how kids are encouraged when someone wants to photograph them. I think kids view having their photograph taken very special because people only take photographs of something or someone that is meaningful to the photographer.

BtY, I can’t wait to go back for no other reason than to see, hear, and experience a dining hall packed with happy-go-lucky kids singing the “ice cream” and the “peanut butter and jelly song”. So take a week out of the year and become a counselor or even a volunteer for a few hours. I took the time and it was quite rewarding. For more information visit their site Camp Twin Lakes

Here are some of the photos that I took!!

You can see how high she was up on the wall

All smiles as she gets closer to ringing the bell of victory!!

A lake fountain and a conoe can make some funtimes in the sun with kids.

Doesn’t seem so bad.

A Different view can sometimes change ones perspective. I don’t even think that I would have taken a try at it. Good going, sir. Good going!!!

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