Camp story lifts spirit

BTL Staff
By | 2006-06-22T09:00:00-04:00 June 22nd, 2006|Opinions|

Dear BTL,
The article “When worlds collaborate” in the June 15 issue of BTL about the YMCA camp during the Memorial Day weekend for Detroit’s Ruth Ellis Center kids was beautiful. It was a lot different from the time when I spent a couple of summers at an eight weeks camp run by the University of Michigan for boys ages eight through early twenties in the mid 1960s. The campers stayed in cabins up north based on age group. One 14-year-old kid was sent home after four weeks because camp counselors thought he was gay. Do you realize how being rejected like that could affect a kid emotionally the rest of his life?
Marvin Lee,
Detroit

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