Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light~ Hellen Keller
There will be some point in your life when you will wish that nothing can get between you and your friends but life is never exactly how you wish. Some of the friends that I meet at Camp Becket I wish will come my best friends, and for that month they are; but it all changes when we leave camp and go are separate ways. From day on to when you are hugging them to say goodbye, you are close to the other people in the cabin like you have know them for years. In some years you might become friends with all of them but last sumer it was different, we became brothers. Last summer I went to Camp Becket in western Massachusetts for the fourth time, and like the years before you get placed in a cabin full of nine random people that you might have seen walking around camp before but other than that they are complete strangers. From then on you live with them and are with them 24/7 for four weeks.The moment when I knew that we would get close as a family that Sumer is when we had an overnight across the lake. If you don't know what and overnight is you basically just walk around the lake and for a night you sleep in a lean-to and cook your food on a wood burning fire. Late in the night after we have had are s'mores we all ask each other questions that we would normally not ask each other. Theses questions ranged from telling the story of you first kiss to what was your most embarrassing moment. Now some of the answers people gave were not told to anybody before and they were there deepest secrets. Some people were reluctant to share but in the end everybody did. One of my favorite stores was from my counselor and it was about how he was demonstrating himself braking a wood board for a talent show. He did karate so he knew what he was doing but he tried and tried and he could not brake the board. This was in front of a live audience so it was vary embarrassing moment in his life. He later found out that it was a different type of board that was made with plywood in the middle making it very difficult to break and it was meant for black belts. These stories can be very funny but also can be embarrassing for the person telling the story. These are the types of stores that you don't tell just anybody .The most amazing part of that night was that we had only known each other for a week at the max. After only one week were were closets of friends. If we became best friends in a week, imagine what the next three were like. The next three weeks of my life I have never felt closer to any group of people and we had know each other for only a month. When it was getting near the end of the summer we were not sure what to do because we all knew that we would go back and be with our old friends but we were not sure to what extent we would see this newly made family. We all have intentions of staying close together but I have not talked to anyone in my cabin yet and for that I feel ashamed, ashamed that I am losing some of my best friends. This summer was one of the best summers of my life for one reason only, that over my month at camp I have become much more that friends with these people, but they have become my brothers.