When I agreed to interview Helena Hickok (2 year Foley Campers) and Riley O’Connor (1 year Foley Camper) for “The Rattlin’ Blog”, I was immediately struck with two thoughts – 1. This is going to be fun and 2. Will I be able to get a word in edgewise? Here are the results. I’ll admit I had to fill in a lot of the holes, but you be the judge.
Now that you are away from camp, what is the one spot that you miss the most?
H: Foley Green!
R: ya, Foley Green!
H: You get to hang around and chill and play Gaga. Oh ya and look at nature (laughter).
Me: Do you really just sit and look at nature?
H & R: (laughter and a whole bunch of stuff I couldn’t understand) No, but we just like to hang out there. It’s peaceful.
Oh boy. I’m losing them already.
If you are helping a new camper pack for camp, what is the one item that you can’t live without?
H: No you can just use one of theirs.
R: oh ya good point…umm…
H or R: (too much laughing at this point to tell) Sunglasses! Friendship string! Water bottle!
You are going to be 8th graders next year so that means you will be Wolves for the first time this summer at camp!
H & R: Oh ya! YES!
I know! So exciting! So what part of being a wolf are you most excited about?
H: Probably staying up later and going to that extra activity period after dinner (6th period).
So you probably have heard a lot of rumors about what is in the Wheelhouse (the staff lounge) what do you really hope they have in there by the time you are counselors (I’ll admit I have no idea who said what and in what order…too much laughter)?
H &/or R: A recliner hot tub with cup holders a delivery guy from Rafferty’s Pizza that just always shows up.
I won’t even try to explain that one. Ok, girls, on a more serious note. Why are you so excited to come back to Foley?
H: The activities and all our camp friends from last year.
R: And wakeboarding.
H: And fun time.
R: And all the counselors.
So pretty much everything?
H & R: Yep. Everything.
Thanks very much to Helena and Riley for taking the time to text, call, and facetime with me to get all the answers we needed. Their favorite foods at camp include scrambled eggs and strawberry yogurt. When not making all the campers and staff crack up, you can find them both on the soccer field, knocking in goals, or zipping down the hills as part of the Orono teams.