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By Cassie Niino

If you ask a Camp Fire kid what the happiest place on Earth is, they will most likely say “Camp Adahi.” Nestled above Oakhurst, Adahi is the ideal summer camp — trees, bugs, and dirt being plentiful.

It truly is a beautiful place; Nelder creek can be heard running just yards from your bedside, the smell of pine trees envelops you, and, from your sleeping bag, you look up at a crystal clear blanket of stars. The magic of sleeping under a canopy of stars is something that cannot be put into words; you simply have to experience it.

While at Camp Adahi, you are disconnected from the “real world.” Cellphones, the Internet and electricity are all unused and, therefore, become unnecessary. This allows the camp, as a whole, to become bonded with both the people and nature surrounding us.

Camp Adahi’s staff truly cares about the campers — heck, we even pay to be here. We love our jobs, and we love the campers — they are what keep us coming back year after year.

This year, in particular, we are fortunate enough to be hosting international visitors who will serve as junior counselors — Anja, from Switzerland, and Evelyn and Lucia from Argentina. They are the perfect example of why Camp Fire is so great — being a Camp Fire kid opens up many doors for you.

This year, campers will be introduced to two completely different cultures, making them more knowledgeable and well-rounded people. Camp Adahi is preparing them to be leaders. And the best part? They don’t even know it.


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