The feeling: A mixture of happy, sad and overwhelmed all at the same time because it is only a week long.
For those of you who know what Camp Quality is you know the feeling I am talking about. For those that don’t I highly recommend finding out more.
Few things in my life have made such a lasting impression on me like the impression Camp Quality has stamped onto my heart.
One of my favourite childhood memories was when I was with my Dad and we went on a nature walk. We went to a field and there was an abandoned drive in movie theatre surrounded by trees. I really wanted to go in and my Dad stayed by my side to ensure I was safe. I remember seeing a movie reel…an actual film reel lying on the ground. I could not believe that from that, came film. I asked my Dad so many questions about it and wondered when I would have my own movie at a drive-in. I knew from that moment that one day I’d do something like that. I was fascinated with it and although I have yet to make anything close to a feature film, I have worked on something that I am proud of and hope provides a lasting memory. Although my father is not alive anymore that memory and memories like it are etched in my mind. And that is what I hope the photographs and videos help keep those memories etched in your minds as well.
The week of August 6th to August 12th. 2011 is something that I can only wish can happen to everyone at least once in their lifetime. You meet people who you always wished existed but were not sure if they did.
The people who are involved in this camp in any way, families, sponsors, companions, coordinators, supporters and the like are truly some of the most amazing people I have had the pleasure of meeting.
Sometimes the most interesting things we do in our lives are unplanned. My only regret is that we did not do this sooner. I know I speak for Nate as well.
My love for all the people involved can’t be expressed here. It’s impossible. Just know that this video is for you…
Thank-you all for being who you are, and thank-you for helping us create something lasting, true and pure; memories that we can hold onto while we wait to make new ones.
Thank you all.
What we remember from childhood we remember forever – permanent ghosts, stamped, inked, imprinted, eternally seen. ~Cynthia Ozick