Pog-Cast Episode 4
On episode 4 of the Pog-Cast, Soy is joined by 2016 Coach’s Award winner Kettle. She talks about why she’s so happy at camp, how campers can be happy, and shares some WOWs. Soy also has WOWs, Joke of the Cast, and Sandwich shares a haiku in PoCo. You can read more about Kettle in this article about her winning 2016 Coach’s Award.
Kettle is returning to Gold Arrow Camp for her second year as a Group Counselor this summer! She is an engaging, positive, fun counselor, and we’re excited to welcome her back to camp soon!
Kettle is from Gaithersburg, Maryland, and she is attending the University of Maryland where she is studying Kinesiology with a certificate in Public Health. She currently volunteers for the Children’s Development Clinic, is a campus tour guide, and interns for the TerpAccess Disability Network, an organization that provides services and trainings to make the campus more accessible.
Kettle is a positive, passionate, kind, funny person who spent last summer caring for our youngest campers. Her campers describe her as fun, energetic, encouraging, and silly – a few campers even made comments like “she made me laugh really hard,” “when I was scared, she encouraged me,” and “she inspires me.” Kettle will always be the first to hop up and start dancing, no matter the time of day or camp activity, which is one of the reasons both campers and counselors love being around Kettle’s bright, fun personality.
We asked Kettle some questions about camp and other things – see what she had to say!
What do you like most about camp?
I love how camp brings out people’s goofy side! Where else can you scream good morning to all your neighbors, dance your way through a salad bar line, and cover yourself in mud on a regular basis?
Why did you want to return to camp this summer?
Apart from the beautiful location, awesome staff, and fun activities, the main reason I wanted to return to camp was because of the campers. I can’t wait to catch up with my old campers and meet my new cabin groups!
If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why?
I would be a sea otter so I could splash around with my friends and float on my back all day!
If you could eat ice cream anywhere in the world, what type of ice cream would it be and where?
I would eat vanilla ice cream with tons of fun toppings (including lots and lots of caramel) while on a hot air balloon safari over Africa with friends.
What is your favorite joke?
What is a chip’s favorite dance move? The dip!
What is your favorite camp memory?
Some of my fondest camp memories are the looks on campers’ faces when they get up on knee/ski/wake for the first time and the whole cabin goes crazy in the boat!
If you were a breakfast food, what breakfast food would you be? Why?
I think I would be a waffle! Waffles are homey, supportive (perfect if you want to build a castle out of your breakfast), and they brighten people’s day when they are served at camp!
What are you most excited about this summer?
I am most excited to spend my summer surrounded by amazing people in a place that I love! I am eager to continue to learn from others and to build incredible relationships while being disconnected from technology. And of course for all of the Bear Trap fun! And Pajama Breakfast! And pickles at Carnival! And Shaver! The list of things I am excited for could go on forever.
Want to meet more 2016 GAC Staff? Head over to the Meet Our Staff page!