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Stories From the Forest: stories by a counselor at a camp for children with special needs
     

Stories From the Forest: stories by a counselor at a camp for children with special needs

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by Daniel Roth
 

No matter how many years I go to camp, or who my campers are, one thing remains constant. I always leave feeling like something special was given to me, not the other way around. I take seriously the awesome responsibility I see behind the love and trust visible in the eyes of the campers. I can only hope they get out of camp at least a small percentage of what I

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No matter how many years I go to camp, or who my campers are, one thing remains constant. I always leave feeling like something special was given to me, not the other way around. I take seriously the awesome responsibility I see behind the love and trust visible in the eyes of the campers. I can only hope they get out of camp at least a small percentage of what I do. I am not the same person who first stepped into that cub scout room almost 20 years ago. Because of the people, campers and counselors, on the pages of this story I am a better person. I have been taught the real meaning of courage, perseverance and unconditional love. I have been shown a standard I can only hope to one day live up to and I am deeply indebted to each of them for that.

This book traces 20 years of experiences at a camp for children with special needs. The camp accepts children with all levels of mental, physical and emotional handicapps.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011345784
Publisher:
Daniel Roth
Publication date:
06/08/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
277,319
File size:
172 KB

Meet the Author

Daniel has spent 20 years as a special needs camp counselor at Wesley Forest. 20 years that have changed the way he sees the world. Currently Daniel spends alot of time helping at a Crisis Shelter in York Pa caring for children in crisis from birth to age six. The author may be contacted at: RothDanielF@gmail.com

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Stories From the Forest -- stories by a counselor at a camp for children with special needs 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book had some heart tugging moments but needed more details. I found that quite a few of the descriptions of campers were more like quick snapshots and there was a lack of fluidity when each camper was mentioned. There were also a few typos. The author should be commended for his work and for his desire to share his experience with others.
bjsbooks More than 1 year ago
This book is inspiring, heart-warming and just an endearing story. It is a testiment of what these children have to offer, and how much unconditional love they give and inspire from others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
coming from a church with a strong special needs ministry we see the effects of open acceptance all of the time. a disabled child may be a lot of work, but the benefits in genuine love and communication overrides any challenges in the social relationships. a very special group, always blessing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being a school teacher I found this book helpful and gave many experiences that could be done with children
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book. I would have loved to hear more details about the kids. Many times I felt I was at the camp, watching the activities.
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daffodil2456 More than 1 year ago
Though it could use some editing, this is a book from the heart.  I saw my disabled grandson in several of these  children and had happy tears in my eyes numerous times. 
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Yoopertav More than 1 year ago
While the subject matter is "tug-at-your-heart," this reads like a high school essay that was never proof read. With extensive editing, it could be a really good story.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a social worker who works with people with special needs. This was a wonderful book about all the adventures of a man who grows in so many ways while he is on his journey. I found myself saying "oh my goodness, i am glad that doesnt only happen with our group" :) This is a quick read and very enjoyable and heartwarming.
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