Hello Camp George campers, families, and anybody else scrolling through! I am so excited to be introducing myself to all of you as this summer’s Head of Waterfront. I have been a part of the Camp George family from toddler to staff and I am so excited to be returning to Maple Lake for 2019. I have taken on many roles in my life: sister, camper, friend, staff, student, and now Waterfront. I cannot wait to dive in and see all the faces of this year’s CG family.
To share a little bit about my time at camp, I will start from the very beginning as a two-year old daughter of the camp doctor. I eagerly joined cabins for the day, enthusiastic about activities and eager to be a part of the cohesive cabin units. As years went by I made my way slowly through the units to C.I.T., water ski staff, and now here, Head of Waterfront, almost 19 years from the first time I stepped through the camp gates.
Being a camper was the time of my life. I remember counting down the days until I got to be back in my cabin and I know this experience is shared amongst many. For 6 weeks of my summer you were always able to find me on a dock; whether down at Paddle Sports or wake-boarding behind the ski boat, there is no better way to spend a summer! Camp is also where I met some of the best people from all around the world, and having friendships that all originated on Maple Lake makes this place all the more special to me. This summer I hope will be no different as new and returning campers and staff make their way back to Parry Sound for another unforgettable summer.
Over the years, camp has played a significant role in shaping my identity. In a creative environment such as camp, I have developed and exercised new and existing skills as well as become passionate for outdoor activities that I still enjoy today. Sharing these passions such as helping campers up on water skis for the first time to putting a smile on their face during song sessions are what makes my summers as staff incredible. I cannot wait to enter this summer with a team of waterfront staff eager to make these memories again.
It should come as no surprise that I love water sports: kayaking, sailing and of course my favourite, water ski. Fun Fact: I was in my first year as a camp staff when I tried water skiing for the first time! Just goes to show you are never to old to learn something new!
During the year I am a mathematics major at queens university. When I am not adding and subtracting numbers I am a kindergarten teacher at the Kingston Beth Israel Synagogue. I love working with the Kingston Jewish community and have been so fortunate to be able to share my camp experiences with what could, hopefully, be future campers.
As a kid I never wanted to leave camp but I knew I wouldn’t be a camper forever. This job has been a dream of mine from such a young age. I cannot wait to take part in the 2019 camp experience and hopefully build memories that surpass the summer.
I am ready to dive into CG’19! See you on Maple Lake!