It’s only the second full day of camp, and already I can see the campers settling into a new schedule and a new environment as well as making a significant number of new friends.

Counselor Taylor Koczot
Counselor Taylor Koczot

Every day is jam packed with activities. As a counselor, room checks, which take place right before the students go to bed, are the time when I get to sit down and have an in-depth talk with the campers. These room checks are one of my favorite parts of the day because it’s when I really get to know my campers and learn what I can do to help improve their camp experience.

So far, I’ve been incredibly impressed by the range of topics my campers talk about and how quickly and easily they’re making friends and getting involved in camp activities, not to mention how much they’re learning in their classes. As camp goes on, I know that the students will have more and more to tell me during room checks, and I’m looking forward to guiding them through their VAMPY 2012 experience.

2 Responses

  1. Hi Taylor, I have been checking the V.A.M.P.Y. blog daily to try to get a glimpse of what my twins, Lauren & Kristen are up to. They are in Bates and their couselor’s name is Morgan. Will you please ask her to post some photos of them on campus? They told me that they had so much fun playing Capture the Flag game yesterday. I know they are having fun learning and meeting new friends! It really gives parents a lot of comfort to see that counselors like you are getting to know the campers!

  2. I know who Lauren and Kristen are, I’m actually on the hall with them and Morgan, and they’re doing fabulously. I’ll talk to Morgan and hopefully we can put up some pictures of the weekend. Glad that you’re enjoying the blog!

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