For many young kids of Lodi, Camp Hutchins is the perfect opportunity to learn and create lifelong friendships. Amanda and Patrick attended Camp Hutchins and met when they were eight years old. “He probably thought I had cooties and was annoyed that I would steal his baseball hat almost everyday, but I had a crush,obviously,” says Amanda. The two went to different schools, so this summer camp was the only time they saw each other. When the two stopped attending the camp in the 6th grade, Patrick and Amanda didn’t see each other again until high school. They had one class together, and soon found out that they lived around the block from each other! They would walk home from school together. Football, work, and school kept them busy, but they remained friends. During their senior year, Patrick and Amanda began seeing more of each other. They graduated, and upon returning from her senior trip, Patrick took Amanda on their first official date.