August 13, 2015

Interview with a Camper

Media Specialist Toro sat down with 2 week returning camper Anna to chat about Camp & a few of her favourite things!

Toro: How long have you been coming to camp for?

Anna: I have been coming for four years now. I was 7 when I first started. I did the 3 night camp session, Session N. My first counselor was Breezy, but that was back when she was a LIT (Leader-in-Training, a leadership program for 16 & 17 year olds), so she wasn’t named. Session N was a good transition to camp but I wanted to come for a longer time than three nights.

Toro: What is your favorite class at camp?

Anna: My favorite class is Arts and Crafts because we do really cool things that you don’t have the opportunity to do at school, or don’t have the supplies to do at home. Some interesting crafts we have done this session are making paper maché hands and masks along with our own candles. My mom is really into arts so I have always been interested in expressing myself creatively.

Toro: What is your favourite evening program?

Anna: My favorite evening program is CK Harmony, a program where we pair up kooky characters. I also like Zingtong but that is everyone’s favorite evening program. The medieval theme this year kept Zingtong interesting for all of the campers, old and new. I love evening programs because it’s easy for all campers to get involved. [My friend] Molly and I pulled a prank and stole the king’s lunch during the medieval luncheon, we sure caught him off guard!

Toro: If you could run a program what would you do?

Anna: An interest choice that I would run as a counselor would be making pets out of plants and other renewable materials to create new friends.

Toro: How did you first hear about camp?

Anna: I first heard about camp through my neighbours in Lakefield, Pablo and Feye.

Toro: What is your favourite camp meal?

Anna: Chicken burgers are the best, we actually just had them for lunch!

Toro: Do you go to camp alone or do you bring friends?

Anna: My two friends from home also come to camp but I have made great friends here that I see year after year. The majority of my friends I’ve made here have been my cabin mates, such as Molly. We have been in the same cabin for 3 years together! I try to keep in touch as much as possible with my friends from camp but I have a pretty busy schedule throughout the school year.

Toro: Do you ever get homesick?

Anna: No, not really. I try to write letters back to my parents but I always forget!

Toro: What is your dream position on staff?

Anna: I want to be the head of tuck because then you could eat candy while you’re giving it out. I would also want to be the head of land sports. I wish I could just grow overnight and be on staff already.

Thank you Anna! and what a great interview to pair with the new Summer Camp 2015 Video! Enjoy!

Video shot and edited by Justin Hung
Music - Birchview (Anton Markus Edit) - Phlex