We are so lucky to have these awesome folks ready to serve the campers of 2018. Get to know them!
Today, we'd like you to say hello to...
Patches, Benny, Perri, Thump and Venus!
I decided to work at Pearce Williams this summer because I really can't see myself working anywhere else. I've never been part of such an accepting, positive, and loving community as PWCC. It may be said a lot, but I feel like I'm my best self when I'm at camp. It's a place where you can grow as a person and a leader, and always feel safe and welcome.
My hope for the campers of 2018 is for them to discover something they love. Whether it be new friends, a game, a song, a story- anything that they can bring home to keep the magic of camp with them after the summer ends.
Campers are the best friends you don’t get to talk to all year round and then when summer comes you are COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS until you get to see them. There are more kids than I can possibly name who I spent time with as a staff member last summer but often I will remember something we did at camp or something a camper and I laughed about and I’ll just think to myself that there’s no way I can miss out on those moments this summer. Pearce Williams forced me to realize that I was meant to work with youth, because I CAN’T IMAGINE something that would bring me more happiness than spending time with people who so genuinely want to be doing what they are doing.
To the campers of this summer: I hope that you like hanging out with me just as much as I like hanging out with you, because if that’s how you feel about camp, you are so lucky. I hope you always feel so included in camp and amazing camp culture, because one of the things that makes Pearce such a place is all the things that are unique about it - this sounds cheesy, but honestly! I struggle to express how great camp is because I feel like I can never explain how amazing it is, but trust me, if your experience is anything like mine, you will not want to leave!
PWCC has always been a second home to me. I do not think that I would be the same person I am today without it. Being on staff gives me an opportunity to spend more time at my favourite place and share my love for camp.
My hope for campers coming this summer is that they will learn something new about themselves that they did not know before coming to camp. I hope that they will also find a home at camp where they can truly be themselves.
Growing up at camp has taught me how to be myself. Pearce Williams is a place for me to go where I feel welcomed and loved. It truly is my second home. I have chosen to work here because camp is where I can disconnect from the outside world with some of the most amazing people possible. I came to camp alone as a little 8 year old and left with a life time friend who is now a counsellor alongside me. My favourite memories are at camp, signing songs and playing games are my favourite things to do but what I love most of all is meeting new campers and sharing my passion of camp with them. Teaching them the songs I love and sharing stories makes me the happiest person in the world!
My hope for this summer is to make every camper feel loved. I want to give campers the experience of a life time! I hope every camper leaves with a sense of belonging. I want them to know they have a purpose in life. There are so many great things at camp, so many places to explore, I can't wait to show my campers why I love camp.
This year I left to continue my education journey at university. Many aspects of my life have changed drastically but I knew that I would be right back home for the summer of 2018. When i use the word home however I don't refer to the house in which my parents live but in fact Camp. Camp is the place where I can let my inner weirdness out to play. It lets me make a difference in somebodies life as well as let others affect me in a positive way. Pearce Williams has helped me become a better person and I hope that I as a Pearce Williams staff member can help a camper become a better person as well.
This year I get the pleasure of working with the older campers. I cannot tell you how excited I am for this opportunity. To help grow the future staff of Pearce Williams helps me ensure campers happiness in years to come. I hope to pass on knowledge to these campers so they can one day pass on that knowledge to someone else. Overall I hope each camper as the best summer camp experience possible in 2018.