R.O.C.K. Kids Experience the 23rd Annual Lil’ Kid Camp
By Jenna Watanabe, Marketing & Development Coordinator
Nicole, a fifth grader who was notoriously quiet and shy at school, was climbing a R.O.C.K. wall nestled in the outdoor playground of Mountain Camp. As she neared the toughest part--known as the crux--her hand slipped and she told her belayer below that she might have to stop. She wasn’t sure if she could make it.
Suddenly, with a burst of courage, she shouted, “Wait! I think I can do it!” and just like that, Nicole swooped her left leg around the protruding part of the wall that was daring her to give up--and hoisted herself up to the next hold with such a force that she propelled her way to the top.
“You did it! You reached the top!” The onlookers below cheered her on, and the “GRL PWR” design on the back of her hoodie seemed to...
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