This is Bagheera’s 2nd year as a counselor, 6th year as a staff member, and 11th year at Camp Thurman including camper years. She will be starting her 2nd year of college in the fall at Tarrant County College. When she has completed her core classes she will transfer to the University of Texas at Arlington to pursue a degree in art and education. She wants to teach high school art. Bagheera loves Camp Thurman because the loving, inviting, and encouraging atmosphere has made it a second home for her.
Some of the friendships she has developed at Camp have really become like family and are friendships that will last forever because they are built on the foundation of Christ. Bagheera vividly remembers getting in the car after her very first day at Camp Thurman as a camper and telling her mom that some day she was going to work there. Her mom gave an amusing “we’ll see when the time comes” but Bagheera hasn’t missed a summer at Camp Thurman since.