Counselor Of The Week: Shrek

What is your favorite Camp Scully memory?

After 7 years of being at Camp Scully it is really hard to select one particular memory as there are so many to pick from and involving so many different people, but one that stands out is involving a current member of staff.  My best memory is seeing Dylan R become a counselor this year, I have watched him grow from a homesick camper in his 1st year to being a great camper and a wonderful LIT and now he’s an excellent Scully counsellor.

Why do you love Camp Scully?

Camp Scully has become part of my life, I feel like I have grown up with camp, and the lessons and advice I have received since starting camp have helped mould me into the person I am today.  It has also given me some of the best experiences of my life and memories that I will always have.  I am also lucky to have been there long enough to see what impact we, as staff, have on the children we serve. I have seen campers turn into great staff members, and I have seen campers in and around camp call out my name when they see me, and reminisce about what they did at camp and what they are doing now. But the main reason as why I love camp is that it is my home away from home, and I feel like it’s my extended family. It's great that all the staff put in 110% everyday and don’t complain about being tired or ill and make camp the experience it should be for the children that we help.

What do you do when you are not at camp?

When I am not at camp I am a cover supervisor at a high school in England. I teach science and horticulture.  I also coach the schools basketball teams and lead the schools conservational/wildlife club.  I am also looking at doing my Post Graduate studies in Education.

What is your dream job?

My dream job would be a Camp Director in the North East of the USA, or involved in Outdoor Environmental Education.

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