Check our our interview with Rosh C.I.T. Ali Shapiro in the blog below! Welcome back Ali!
Tell us about your background at camp?
“In 2009, I began my summers at Camp George in my first cabin, the L8 butterflies! Aside from the last two years, I have spent every summer by Maple Lake as a camper, C.I.T., and three years on staff.”
What are you looking forward to this summer?
“I’m most looking forward to working with the C.I.T.’s as it is such a pivotal summer for them. The transition from being a camper to becoming staff is one that isn’t easy, but the end result of seeing camp’s future leaders is always incredible. The C.I.T. unit is a tight-knit community and I can’t wait to have a hands-on role in creating long lasting memories. After my two year hiatus, I’m excited to see old friends and make some new ones! I will also getting my long-anticipated, celebratory 10-year backpack this summer!”
What do you do outside of camp?
“I’m finishing up my fourth year at Western University where I’m studying psychology and biology. Outside of academics, I’ve been lucky enough to continue dancing competitively past my high school career. I am now a captain for one of Western’s competitive varsity dance teams called “This is London”. (I credit CG Maccabiah dances to everything I know). In honour of graduating, I will also be celebrating before coming to camp by travelling to places like Israel, Greece and Croatia!”
You have to sing karaoke, what song do you pick?
“My go-to karaoke song would have to be September by Earth, Wind, and Fire, largely because my birthday’s in September and I always took that as an obvious sign.”
If you had to eat one camp meal everyday for the rest of your life what would it be?
“Not sure if it’s still around but the number one meal in camp history has to be two sauce pasta *doo doooooo doo doo doo doo*”
What is one thing people might not know about you?
“A fun fact you might know about me is that my family is in the ‘Guinness Book of World Records’! But you’re going to have to ask me at camp to find out for what!”