When I was twelve years old, I entered a Google search that would change my life for the better: “Roller Coaster Camp.” Originally, I assumed it would not exist because the idea of taking a large group of young children to bustling amusement parks seemed absurd. However, the first time I clicked that link I was hooked. I registered for the Canadian Point Tour which went to a plethora of parks in the Northeast and Canada. I was welcomed instantly by other campers and counselors, and I learned that the coasters did not make the tour fun, it was the friends that I made through Thrill Coaster Tours. Although it may sound cliché, the saying “come for the coasters, stay for the friends,” is quite relevant to TCT. I come back every year to ride some of the most intense roller coasters in the world with these same people. TCT might seem like an ordinary teen tour, but it is much more, it’s a family.