My First Experience on My Stay in the United States
By: Flor Miguel Miguel
My name is Flor Celina Miguel Miguel. I am from Mexico. I am a support staff who participated in 3Adventures to work in a summer camp. The purpose of this is to present my writting with specific points related to the experience I had in the Coppercreek Camp.
Why I Would Like to Come Back at Camp
As I enjoyed to be part of the camp called Coppercreek, I would like to come back there for many reasons. The first reason is because of the good enviroment of working. This was because of the camp´s purpose which was to have fun, so everybody focused on that. The second reason is because all people who were there treated me very well. As I had a good relationship with them, I enjoyed to be with them working, doing activities, eating and participating in the afternoon activities. The third reason was my job because I liked the tasks that my boss assigned me. And the last reason why I would like to come back is because of the nature and weather. I got used to being in a place quickly even tough there was cold or heat. I enjoyed to be in contact with nature, animals and activities.
The Actvities that I Enjoyed at Camp
Focused on the activities from the camp, I enjoyed all the activities, but there were some that cautivated me. Campfire was the activity that I enjoyed completely. It was because all the presentations that the children and the couselours presented made me laugh. Out post was the second activity that I enjoyed. This activity let me to be in contact with the nature and enjoy the company of the children. Visper was another activity that I also enjoyed. Because in this activity I appreciated the inspired words and sweet songs of the children. And this activity made me reflect about my present life. And the last activity was the Party Night. Although I could not participate in this activity, I liked to see the energy of the children and their creativity at the moment to do a costume. And the rest of the activities were really entretaining as well.
Knowledge I Got During my Stay at Camp
As everybody knows, we never stop learning and when we are in a place completely different, our learning increases meaningfully. That was my case because I learned in different aspects. One of the aspects was learn to see just the possitive things of my life. I learned to be nice with everybody no matter what happens. I learned to have fun doing simple and complicated activities. About the language, I feel I could improve my English since I paid a lot of attention to each conversation I listened from people who were around me. And I also could have small conversations that let me to acquire vocabulary. To treat and to take care of the children was the abilities that I improved there because in some activities I needed to keep my eyes on them since some of them were mischievous.
How Camp Has Helped me in the Real World
The general knowledge I received from the camp was meaninful. The first one was the gratitude since everybody from the camp practiced this value. It was when I discovered the importance that this value has in the real life, but sometimes we forget to thank. People from the camp also taughed me the importance to have fun and when I saw them laughing, I wanted to laugh too but it was difficult for me because I used to focus my attention on my tasks and responsabilities. Now I could laugh more often. Basically I learned how important is to practice the values in our real life.
I hope you have enjoyed my writting and thank you so much for your time.
Are you over the age of 21, willing to jump through hoops, dress in goofy costumes, and play all summer?!
Summer 2016 has begun! The staff have arrived and we have finished our first week of speciality training. The barn girls finished their certified instructor training and the other staff completed lifeguarding.
The dirt tan lines have appeared, hammocks are hung, and guitars are out. We even had an evening of Salsa Dancing!
Many laughs, memories, and stories have already been shared and created.
This may just be the best group yet!
Hello everyone! My name is Edwin Hernandez. I am from Pachuca, Hidalgo,Mexico, studying a degree in marketing at the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo.
I cannot wait to visit America this year and work at Coppercreek Camp. Next year I will go exchange to Europe or Asia. Also after I graduate I hope to get a scholarship to study a master’s degree abroad.
In my spare time I like listening to music, playing video games or hanging out with friends. I also like sports like soccer, Crossfit and ride bikes or running in the woods. I also can cook an awesome hamburger!
This is my first trip out of the country and also the first time I’ll be at a summer camp. I hope this will be a great experience with all of you and especially fun. I’m pretty excited to meet you all see soon.
Hey everybody! My name is Sam, and after a few years away, I could not be more excited to return to Coppercreek Camp this summer, a place that has long felt like a second home, as throughout the years, I went to camp as a family camper (yes, it use to be a thing at Coppercreek!) traditional camper, Trekker, CIT and JC, and then in college I was a counselor for two summers as well!
I am currently a play-play-sports broadcaster, and for the past few years, my schedule has kept me pretty busy in the summer, as I have worked for Minor League Baseball teams based in New Jersey, North Carolina, Tennessee and New York, announcing and covering games on radio, TV, and the internet. However, I am now currently based in Albany, New York, where I spent the last year covering sports for Union College, including their Division I men’s and women’s hockey programs, as well as their baseball team, while starting in the fall I will also announce field hockey, volleyball, soccer, basketball and lacrosse for the school.
Although sports are clearly a big part of my life, I am always up for trying and doing something different, and that’s part of the reason why I have always loved my time at camp, since you get to try everything!! During my two prior summers as a counselor, I was a drama director, boat driver, lifeguard, vaulting instructor (the experiment had mixed results…but I loved it!) and cabin counselor ranging from youngest boys, to second oldest, and even one session looking after the boy JC’s (or as I remember Becky phrasing it on at least two occasions “having the JC Boys look after Sam”).
Other activities I cannot wait to resume doing at Coppercreek include outpost night, capture the flag, the talent show and any opportunity to put on a costume!!!
Beyond that, I am more than ready for fun, and hope you are too! I can’t wait to see you all at Coppercreek this summer!!