Blog  A Reflection On My C.I.T. Experience

A Reflection On My C.I.T. Experience

Hey Camp George!

On the third to last night of camp, a group of C.I.T.’s sat down to write about their reflections on this summer, that share an inside look on the overall experience of the C.I.T. summer.

Previously, we shared reflections by Rachel, Justin, Sophie, Samantha and Jenni, Talia, JoshMara, Cole and Arielle. In today’s blog, we’re sharing Sydney and Ben’s.

-With gratitude to our C.I.T.’s

Jane HK


Sydney as a Maccabiah captain for the 60’s Team, Second Session 2012.


In Sydney’s words:

Dear Mark and Chelsea,

It’s scary to think that this summer is finally coming to an end. It’s hard to say what kind of expectations I had coming into the summer because at the time I was unsure about whether I was excited to come back to camp and have the summer of my life, or terrified to no longer be a camper. Although I’m excited to become staff, it’s so hard for me to think that this is it for me as a camper. That being said, I couldn’t have asked for a more amazing summer to end my 7 years as a camper.

I feel like I have accomplished so much and made the most amazing memories. I was lucky to have an amazing cabin that I bonded with and became closer to throughout the summer. I was also so happy to get every placement that I wanted! I had so much fun in all of my placements and I definitely learned new things from all of them. Also, being a Maccabiah captain and winning, was a moment I am going to remember forever. I’d wanted to be a captain since my first year at camp, and it was so great to finally have that opportunity.

Although I have so much to look forward to when I get home, I know I’m nowhere near ready to leave this place for another year. I don’t want to think about leaving just yet, but I’m going to miss it here so much and I’ll be counting the days until I can get back here as soon as I get home.

Anyways, I just want to finish off my reflection by saying thank you for being such amazing staff and for helping me have the summer of a lifetime. I know that without you guys, my summer could not have been this amazing. I understand now why they say that C.I.T. summer is the best summer.

– Syd


Ben enjoying Maple Lake

In Ben’s words:

Camp has gone by so quickly this year. It seems like I just got here. However, when I think of all the experiences I had this summer, I am overwhelmed with memories. I loved my 2 placements on Bikes, and therefore, hope to become a Bikes specialist next year.

This year was my best summer ever at Camp George, because I was here for both sessions and I was less shy this year, and everyone greeted me in a great way. It is really sad that camp is over in 3 days, but at the same time, I am looking forward to going back home. I hope to see my camp friends again this year, Ryan and Justin are going on EIE so I’ll be able to meet them  somewhere (as I live in Germany), which I am really excited about as I usually have to wait a year before I can see them.   

Thank you for being such awesome unit heads. I found that we had the perfect balance between freedom and responsibilities, which makes this summer so memorable. 


Follow all the happenings on Maple Lake! For updates and fun games follow us on Twitter. Be sure to also follow us on Facebook for weekday postings. Check Vimeo for camp videos. AND keep following our blog, we’re here on Tuesdays and Thursdays!