After an eventful freshman year at Purdue University, I was very excited for a relaxing summer at home with my family. This was going to be my fourth summer as a camp counselor at a local day camp. The job entitles me to take care of ten children for six hours a day, five days a week, for two months. It was very rewarding experience spending my summer with the wonderful children in my group.
One of my favorite memories at camp was Scavenger Hunt day. Throughout the day, the children and I went on multiple hunts looking for sticks and pinecones. The children’s favorite scavenger hunt was a picture scavenger hunt. There was a long list of tasks that we needed to take pictures of the group doing the specific task. The tasks were weird and crazy; and that is what the children loved most about it. We all needed to take a picture on the same slide and climbing up something difficult. There was even a picture all hiding behind the same tree. The day was fun and exhausting. A camp counselor knows that they did a good job if all the campers fall asleep on the bus ride home.
I am very pleased with my decision on staying home for the summer. Working with children is a passion of mine and I am glad my major allows me to work with children as well as people of all ages. As sad as I was to leave home, I am so excited to start my sophomore year back at Purdue University.
– Sara Loerch, Sophomore, Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences