There’s a good amount of variety throughout the campers and the teachers. Everyone just looks so different, and hearing some of the conversations, you can see their personalities. I was sitting with two of my fellow TA’s and one of them pointed out a little girl that looked no older than twelve drawing her own version of Rosie the Riveter. The drawing was spectacular even though it wasn’t completely done. It blew me away at the amount of talent this little girl has.
During the introduction, the camper’s would laugh and try to joke to lighten the mood. Ms. Nelson definitely made the atmosphere calming and fun. I completely stand by the idea of rattling our lanyards as an alternative to clapping.
For the introduction of the teachers and TA’s, I was kind of scared to get on that stage. I looked at the campers sitting there, and all I could hope for was to make an impact on extremely talented kids during our time at camp. I liked the feeling of sitting there with the other teachers and looking at the campers thinking of what this year’s camp will be like. I can only wish that while some campers might take a liking to me and learn something from me, that I will learn something new from some of them. The morning in the main stage was only the beginning to our summer, and I hope that it will be a good one.
Creative Writing TA