This month I had the chance to meet 5th-year camper Mark F. Mark is 14 years old and will be starting high school next year. Mark’s favorite activities at camp involve sailing, fencing, and riflery. All of these activities Mark only has had the opportunity to do while at Foley, and he can’t wait to get back this summer!
|Mark F. summer 2011|
He remembers coming to camp the first day with his older sister and being a little scared for his first time away from home, but once he arrived everyone was really nice and each year he has made some new great friends. When I asked him about the last day of camp his first year, he said that before then he never remembers crying about anything, but with everyone upset that they had to leave, he might have had a tear or two. Foley has taught Mark how to be respectful of everyone around him and has given him the chance to learn about leadership. He would like to further these skills with Foley’s LIT programs.
I asked Mark for some words of advice to new campers. He said, “don’t be nervous!” He also added “don’t forget about signing up for climbing” – he has forgotten to do that in the past but looks forward to it this year.
I’m excited to see Mark return and can’t wait to see how many new friends he gains this year!
– Adam Ashley, Assistant Director.