I can’t believe that summer is already here! The other day I was walking around camp and it was so nice to hear screen doors slamming, people talking and seeing summer staff. Our first wave of staff arrived on June 3rd and since thenthere’s been an ongoing welcoming of new staff and returning staff to Double H.
Last night at our ‘Meet the Board’ night I was so inspired by staff members telling their stories about why they are here at Double H and why they are excited to make magic happen. I thought back to what my reasoning was for continuing to work harder and do better for the children and families we serve. As I reflect on the summers I have been a part of Double H, I am able to pick out a memorable moment from each that I hold close to me.
Working at Double H isn’t your typically 9 to 5 job, it requires a commitment like I’ve never experienced before and challenges me to be stronger than I ever thought I could be. I’ve met so many amazing people through this job and I’m so excited to work with not only our year-round team but also the 95 staff members we have hired to care for our campers throughout the summer.
Our staff have bonded quicker than ever before and are working hard to create the magic for our campers. We have an astonishing group of young adults who combined have 601 years of childcare experience and are ready to embrace the challenges, joys and surprises that Summer 2011 will bring. I’m extremely proud of our team and the commitment they have to changing the lives of our campers. Get ready, because Summer 2011 will officially start once that first camper arrives at camp on June 24th! Magic is happening here and we are excited to share it with our campers, families and volunteers.
Written by: Kate Walsh, Camp Program Director