For this Throwback Thursday we talked to Susan Nitschke, a third session camper, about her favorite memory from 2012.
Susan filled us in with a great activity memory that shows how much you can accomplish when you try something new:
“My favorite memory of camp happened last year. For the past few years of camp, before last year, I had always been afraid of Sail JYs. But last year I finally decided to try a single period of Sailing with some of my cabinmates. On the first day, a counselor took us out to the sailboats already out there (we were joining a double period halfway through) and we started to play pirate. About halfway through that class, our skipper decided to capsize in order to get his second Sailing award. I was still pretty scared of capsizing, but I agreed anyway. After a successful capsize and recovery I started to love Sailing. It became my favorite class and I signed up for a double period the next sign up. I only wish I would’ve started learning sooner!
|Foley campers demonstrating capsize recovery.|
I love that at camp we are able to learn how to do stuff, like Sailing, Archery, Skiing, and especially Windsurfing, that I would never have tried to do at home without camp’s influence. Now I love to windsurf, love to sail, and can ski, which is a lot more than I could say before I went camping!”
Susan also let us know what she misses about Camp during the winter months:
“During the school year, I miss camp a lot. I miss the Soda Bread (of course), the activities, being outside all the time, the counselors, and most of all the general positive atmosphere that camp has because it is so different than the atmosphere I live in at home.”
We also miss the Soda Bread and being outside all the time, but what we miss most during the offseason is definitely all of YOU! Our campers and staff are what make Camp Foley so great.
Remember: You too can be featured on TBT! All you have to do is email us your favorite memory from 2012 at Fun@CampFoley.com. If you don’t want to be featured, feel free to share your favorite memories from past summers in the comments!