Allison "Bob" McPhail
(Years Attended: 8)
I could write a short book on all that YouthWrite means to me. When I first started coming to the camp, I was a mess, but that one week opened my eyes to the possibility of something better, and helped me to reach for that. I can honestly say that YouthWrite changed my life, for the better. I used to tell people that it was the best week of my year, every year. The sense of community, the chance to spend a week with people like yourself, and be accepted for who you are, is the most precious part of the experience. It also has incredible instructors and staff, and will definitely help you grow your artistic talents. It's a total blast, and the coordinator, Gail, is always striving to make it even better. As if you could improve on something already so utterly amazing! If I ever become rich, somehow, one of the first things I would do is to ensure that YouthWrite can continue to run indefinitely. I owe so much to everyone involved: campers, instructors, and supervisors. I want to help other youth get the chance to share in the wonder.