By Emily Nagle
My name is Emily Nagle and it is a pleasure to be the camp’s Assistant Director for a second year. I have worked on and off at Fun in the Sun for nearly 5 years starting as a junior counselor back in high school. I am currently in my senior year of college working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development with a teaching certification in Early Childhood Education at Colby-Sawyer College. At school, I am the president of the Campus Activities Board, a board member for Orientation, and I work in both the Student Activities Office and the Admissions office. Along with being involved on campus, I spend most of my week at the local elementary school. I love working with kids in the classroom watching them grow and learn throughout the school year but working in a summer camp I get the opportunity to see kids in a different setting. At camp I’m not Miss Nagle, and I’m not grading anyone or teaching a lesson. Instead, I get to play games with them, share experiences, and build a type of bond that I wouldn’t get to do in a classroom setting, that is by far the best part of my job at Fun in the Sun.
This week we had the opportunity to visit George’s Island. We have gone the past few years and the kids can’t get enough of the island. We had to take a boat there and for some of the campers, it was their first time on a boat! The campers made their way through the tunnels, including the haunted ones, and walked along the top of the fort to see the city skyline in the distance. There was a story time where we learned all about the Lady in Black and how she haunts the island now. It was a long day full of adventures and laughs! We also got to take a trip to M Street Park this week to play some wiffle ball and enjoy the nice weather.
With week three coming to an end, the counselors are happy to announce that Stephen Flynn won Camper of the Week! … He is someone who helps make camp more enjoyable for everyone. Helps clean up during the day and is always willing to participate in all kinds of games, often being the one to start them. … Very kind to everyone he meets and is always there for his friends. I want to thank the Tynan Council and the Administrative Coordinator, for giving me this great opportunity to work with our community youth.