Why do we send our kids to overnight camp? Is it to learn independence, to learn how to communicate with friends and solve problems on their own, or is it to build confidence? Maybe it’s for all of these reasons and more. My name is Aunt Jamie Ginsberg and I am the Inter Boys Supervisor.
My favorite part of being the inter boys supervisor is that I get to feel like a camper and gain the benefits of being at overnight camp all over again. Today, especially, was one of those days. Today, I did the Camp Green Lane zip line!!!
Each day, I spend a period with each of my cabin and today I went to high ropes with the cabin of the Blue Jays. After about half of the cabin climbed the tree easily and rode the zip line, it was my turn and I was scared. With the encouragement of my campers, I began the steep climb up the tree towards the platform. About halfway up, I couldn’t continue; I was paralyzed with fear. I was shaking and looked down at my campers and told them I couldn’t continue. I really believed that I wasn’t going to make it to the top. Then the best thing ever happened… my campers started cheering me on and encouraging me to continue my climb. They wouldn’t give up on me and I couldn’t let them down. They coached me on where to put my feet and hands and I started to climb again listening to them chant “Aunt Jamie, you can do it!!!” If it weren’t for their motivating me, I know that I wouldn’t have made it. I did climb to the top and had the ride of my life.
Camp is about many things. Today, camp was about teamwork and building confidence. It was extra special for me, thanks to the Blue Jays!!
See you on visiting day,
Inter Boys Supervisor