Surrounded by the White Mountains of New Hampshire, long-time participant Kamisha felt a moment of freedom. As part of Waypoint’s Leaders-In-Training program, Kamisha and a group of her peers enjoyed a 2-day backpacking trip. At the end of that trip, the friends closed out the weekend by each throwing a stone into the river, with each stone symbolizing “worries we can leave behind.” Kamisha threw her stone into the river and later shared that through activities like this at Waypoint, she has been “free to discover aspects of herself that she never knew were there.” On this trip, Kamisha finally felt grit, determination, and perseverance—empowering her at home and on her many adventures to come.
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Kamisha and two other young adults pause to look at the river
Kamisha and her friends making up camp at the end of their trip
The whole group of LITs standing by the river
Kamisha chooses a rock to throw