As #CampCounselorAppreciationWeek draws to an end we want to say a huge thank you to unsung groups in the Kenwood and Evergreen staff family: our Office Staff and our Medical team. During the summer they interact with campers, parents and staff 100's of times per day, and make a huge difference in the quality of our community member's summers.
It's day #5 of our Camp Counselor Appreciation Week and we want to send out a huge thank you to all of our incredible counselors who lived in bunks and lodges with our campers this summer. The members of this group go by many titles -- Bunk Counselor, General Counselor, Junior Counselor and Unit Leader -- and have an enormous impact on the lives of our campers. They dedicate their days to helping our campers have the best summers possible. They make life away from home fun, funny, nurturing, safe, comfortable, exciting, adventuresome and all around incredible. Our Camp Counselors are like a best friend, a mentor, a beloved teacher or coach, and a favorite aunt or uncle all rolled into one!
Last weekend Catherine & I travelled exactly 3618km from Sharon MA to Puebla Mexico on a quest to hire more amazing Kenwood & Evergreen summer employees. During our time in Mexico we met dozens of potential new recruits, and were also joined by our camp friend Salvador Marin. Salvador, or “Chava” as he is known to his campers and fellow counselors, has spent 4 summers at our sleep away camp in New Hampshire. First, he worked as a member of our Kitchen Support Staff team, then became the head of our Cooking activity area, and last summer was a bunk counselor in our youngest age group.
It's Camp Counselor Appreciation Week here at Camps Kenwood and Evergreen, and today we want to celebrate our wonderful support staff. They are part of our Housekeeping, Kitchen and Maintenance teams, and without them our sleepaway camp in NH simply could not function.