|Counselors Katie and Mary Claire
with CIT Maddie L (center).
When I think back on my time as a counselor at camp, I think of being creative, quirky, and weird! That’s what is so magical about camp to me: you can be the person you want to be without fear or reservations. I think this is perfectly demonstrated by the themed cabin activities we do at Foley.
Every session, the cabin theme changes and along with it, a cabin event. Regardless of the age group, each cabin has some kind of themed evening. One that sticks out to me happened this past summer during 3rd session.
Our cabin theme was Spidey Sacajawea. On any other day, the girls in the cabin looked like normal, Coyote girls but on that night, everyone looked like a little bit silly and a lot red! That evening we had a spider web made out of rope that everyone had to make it through, Spider-Man style (that means no touching the rope!) We walked like spiders all the way to the short climbing wall and climbed across it sideways. Then at the end, we made some pretty tasty cookies with chocolate frosting that looked like webs. And during all of this, we had a BLAST.
Just like most things at camp, cabin activities are what you make them.If the girls had had bad attitudes or didn’t want to do the cabin activity, it could have been a mediocre evening. But instead, they decided to make the most out of it by dressing up, taking funny pictures, and being unafraid to be a little weird and have a lot of fun.
-Mary Claire Costello