Writer Jeri Rowe visited YMCA camps across North Carolina while researching for his featured story in the June 2013 issue. While there, he captured audio of the campers singing, shouting, playing, and making life-long memories and friendships.

Hear the sounds and view photos from the camp in the audio slideshow below.

Read the full story on page 160 of the June 2013 issue.

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