“I felt the YEA Camp experience offered Dorian a nurturing environment away from distractions. So much so that he felt a connection to the campers and leaders in just 8 days. He told me he felt he could say anything to his friends there more than he could to his own friends [at home].
I also think he learned resilience. He was bullied [at school the year after camp], yet he stuck with his sport even though it was his team member. He persevered and continues to do so.
I’ve never seen him want to get back to anything more than YEA Camp.”