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L!fe Camp, as told by a camper!

by | Jun 7, 2016

By Marcy Thompson, Wisconsin Right to Life Intern

lifecamp4Looking for a way to both have fun and learn to make a difference this summer? Have a teen in your life who’s passionate for life? Then Wisconsin Teens for Life’s L!fe Camp is a perfect fit! Happening August 7-12 this summer in Osceola, Wisconsin, this camp empowers young people to support and defend lives and builds friendships between teens passionate to stand up for life together.


I first attended the camp the summer of 2010. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first got there because I did not know anyone there, but everyone was really nice and quickly I felt at home. I’m still good friends with a lot of the people I met that first year. Throughout the week, we had wonderful speakers and I could not believe how much I learned. I came home with two binders stuffed full of material to use. Probably the most unexpected part for me was how much fun the camp was. I knew we would learn a lot, but I had no idea how much fun we would have, too, between the awesome games, fun crafts, and late nights hanging out with snacks. I didn’t want to go home at the end of the week.

I’ve attended the camp every year since. Honestly, I’m not sure which is better—the useful sessions chocked full of information or the wonderful connections I’ve made with young people all across the state who are passionate for life. Because of training and inspiration I acquired at these camps, I’m now the co-founder and vice-president of Madison Area Technical College’s To Save a Life club and an intern at Wisconsin Right to Life. Countless times, while working on projects for the club, I’ve relied on information I got at these camps and refer back to my now large collection of camp binders. This camp is truly a life changing experience. I can’t believe how much I’ve learned over the years attending, and it has inspired me to make a difference for life.

Interested in learning more about L!fe Camp? Click here.

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