Oh hey! It's some more 2018 staff!
Today, we'd like you to say hello to
Ica, Chica, Azula, Compass and Anya!
I missed being at PWCC last summer but had some great adventures while I was away. This summer I thought about finding a summer job that isn't as exhausting. I thought about just taking the summer off and doing nothing. But I decided to come back. Why you ask? Camp is where I feel most myself. So, selfishly, that's one reason I'm glad to be back. But it's more than that. This summer I want to be a part of creating lifelong memories for campers and staff. I want to teach someone something new. I want to help people see the good in themselves that they might be struggling to see. I want to wake up after a week of little sleep and feel the camper's excitement and energy give me the boost I need to get my energy level back up. I want to leave a legacy of positive vibes and kindness.
My hope for the campers of 2018 is that each and every one of them will find a place to belong at Pearce Williams. I hope that they will feel the excitement and energy of camp, but also be able to reflect in those quiet moments that arise. I hope that they will leave with a renewed sense of who they are and what makes them special. But most importantly, I hope that each camper will have the opportunity to leave the week with a memory of a moment that will carry them through until next summer when they come back home for another week of camp.
To be honest, it’s been difficult adjusting to having two jobs, and going through applications for camp and such. But that makes it all the more worth it! During the summer, I know that the hard work I put in will have a great outcome, and as a previous camper, I can truly say that every moment matters, and every interaction with a camper matters. Camp makes me better, and I can’t wait to show others how amazing it really is.
My hope for campers this summer is to find joy in the little things. There are so many big things to love about camp, but I know that there are also little things, and I’m so excited to show campers my favourite things: the smell of the cabin in the morning, the morning dew, and the sun when it’s just about to go down.
I chose to work at camp this summer because camp is my summer home. There are so many great people at camp that I can just be myself around. When I was a camper I always looked up to my counsellor and told myself that I wanted to be like them one day. Now I have that chance to give campers a great week at camp just like my counsellors did for me.
This summer I hope to give campers the best week away from home possible. I want them to have the unforgettable camp experience that I had!
Why did I decide to work at PWCC this summer? Well Pearce Williams has been my home since I was 5. I still remember one of my first counsellor named Toes, she made me feel important. I decided to work here because I want to be a counsellor who changes kids lives and makes them feel important and accepted. A counsellor who knows how to comfort campers but also knows when to step back and let them learn. I decided to work at PWCC because I want to be the best counsellor I can be.
My hopes for campers of 2018. I hope they find a new talent like gaga ball or a best friend that will last a life time. My biggest hope for the campers of 2018 is that they leave camp feeling appreciated for who they are.
Anya (Camp name TBD!)
Camp has always been the place where I have felt most at home. Whether I was 7 or 17, being able to spend a week or a whole summer out in nature, truly connecting with God, myself, and others around me has allowed me to take that time to step back from my busy city life to just live in the moment. Although I have never been to PWCC before, I am confident that it is a place where I can continue in my journey to grow and learn through camp, and help the campers to do the same.
I hope that the family we make at camp gives the campers a home to look forward to coming to year after year, and that the friends and memories they make carry through the years, as my camp experiences have. At the end of their time, I want campers to be able to take those good times with them as a puzzle piece through their journey of life, and to be able to leave behind whatever they have going on outside of camp to truly just live for the moment. In the end, I want campers to be able to have the great same experiences I have had, and I'm looking forward to helping to make that happen.