PMC: In the Eyes of a Music Camp Teen

What is PMC and why would a busy teen like me ever bother going to a family camp? Well, truth is, I’ve made some of the best friends I could ever make through camp and, as cheesy as it sounds, it’s changed me forever.

When I was little and went to camp, I was incredibly anti-social and didn’t really have any friends to hang out with. Unfortunately, that meant I spent most of my time with my parents. What fun! But when I was old enough to join the teen cabin, my whole camp experience changed. I went from having few friends to being friends with everyone, gained independence, responsibility, and confidence, found out more about myself and most of all, had the most fun I’ve ever had!

As for changing me forever, well, I used to be the shiest kid you ever met. I would never participate in dance night, variety night or anything that could possibly result in me making a fool of myself. After seeing the family that the teen cabin creates, I decided I wasn’t going to be “the little girl in the corner” anymore. I was going to be a new Alex Brennan. Through the workshops I participated in this past year, I learned a lot about my dream of singing professionally. I’m proud to say that PMC and all the wonderful people who attend have helped me become who I am today!

For new or prospective campers, I’ll say this; camp, even with the in-and-out cell phone service, is a wonderful place to relax, forget about the hustle and bustle of the city, and unwind after a crazy stressful school year. I know I’ll be going for years to come and eventually bring my little ones along with me. Whether you’re itty bitty, or almost eighty, I assure you, Presbyterian Music Camp is the place to be this August!

By: Alexandra K. Brennan