We are finally catching a real hint of summer! The sun is strong and everything is green and blooming.
With summer camps opening in only a few weeks, parents are starting to think about packing the trunks and getting everything organized. I can’t wait to see how all the camps and programs blossom as well in 2022. Directors are already heading up to their camps to start bringing their camps back to life after the long winter. Buildings will get fresh coats of paint, arts and crafts supplies will be ordered and counselors will undergo heavy training while assisting with all the above!
With Covid at least in a manageable state, and two summers experience of working with the pandemic behind them, camps are ready to conquer the new playing field. Camp directors have been working tirelessly this year with record breaking enrollments, and interest has exceeded expectations. Families are truly ready to send their kids to camp and there is even a swell in slightly older first time campers who weren’t able to start two years ago due to the pandemic.
Personally, I am very excited to hit the road and visit many of these camps in various geographic regions. I will be touring about 20 New England, Catskill and Poconos camps and I can’t wait to meet many of the people I have spoken to countless times. Speaking with directors on the phone and watching videos and slideshows are one thing, but to see a camp actually in session with real children participating in their actual activities will be extremely rewarding and will bring the camps to life! Most importantly, I will gain true insight as to the individual cultures and personalities of the different camps so that I am even better equipped to make really thoughtful matches with the hundreds of families that I work with each year.