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3 Character Traits Kids Develop at Camp

3 Character Traits Kids Develop at Camp

 

Read Gold Arrow Camp Director Audrey “Sunshine” Monke’s related article, 3 Character Traits Kids Develop at Camp, at Sunshine Parenting.

Meet Our Staff: Freckles!

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We’re looking forward to Freckles joining us for her third year at Gold Arrow Camp!  She’ll be the Special Events Coordinator, taking care of everything from Tigers’ Bingo to Dances and Carnival!

She is currently a Junior at the University of California, Berkeley, studying Political Science.  Freckles is the Under-Secretary-General of Special Events for the Berkeley Model United Nations and is a member of the Student Union Program, Entertainment, and Recreation Board, which organizes events for students.  In her free time, she enjoys running, playing soccer, and drawing.  This fall, Freckles has been accepted to the Global & International Studies program at Meiji Gakuin University and will be studying in Japan in the fall.

C-C03-8232We love Freckles’ bright, easygoing personality.  Her campers describe her as fun, encouraging, outgoing, and “someone who makes you feel special.”  She isn’t afraid to be silly, and you can always count on her to join any dance party without thinking twice.  We’re excited for the crazy fun she brings to life at GAC, whether shooting arrows at Archery in her banana costume or introducing us to a new camp song at Morning Assembly (probably while wearing her banana costume)!

Check out Freckles’ answers to some questions we asked her!

1. Why do you want to come back to camp again?

I love working with kids, and I love happy people. At GAC I get to do all my favorite activities—backpacking, kayaking, rock-climbing, etc.—with my favorite kind of people. What’s not to love?

2BP-C03-1434. If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one ability, what would it be?

If we’re talking super powers, it would definitely be the ability to teleport. Just think of all the places you could go in the blink of an eye, not to mention all the money you’d save on plane tickets. On a more realistic level, I’ve always wanted to play the guitar. It’d be pretty sweet if I could wake up one day and strum whatever song was going through my head.

3. What is your favorite part of camp?

MeetOurStaff_FrecklesMy favorite part of camp is the dance. Who doesn’t love to dance like a crazy person with all of their closest friends? I’d have to say that bedtime is a close second though. I love checking in with each of my campers, hearing how their days went before saying good night. Then, there’s the peaceful silence filled with happy memories from the day before and excited anticipation for the day to come. And of course nothing beats falling asleep under a blanket of stars.

4. If you could travel the world, what would be your top five destinations?

Tibet, Argentina, Singapore, South Africa, Scotland

Stargirl_large5. What is your favorite book to read at camp?

My favorite book to read is probably Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli. I’ve always admired the main character Susan, who refuses to worry about what others think of her. She doesn’t try to be like anyone else, despite pressure from her peers. She’s always 100% Susan.

Theme-69526. If you were shrunk to the size of a pencil and put in a blender, how would you get out?

Well that’s one of the most interesting questions I’ve ever heard…I think I’d jump from wall to wall, using my ninja skills to scale up the sides of the blender and escape.

7. You’re at the Carnival at camp. Where do you go first: Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Snow Cone, Pickle, or Nachos??

PICKLE PICKLE PICKLE PICKLE. No question.

8. If you could pick anyone in the world to host Morning Assembly, who would it be?

Oprah (no explanation necessary).

9. What three items would you take with you on a deserted island?

My closed-toe shoes, my water bottle, and my sunscreen.

10. What are you most looking forward to about GAC 2015??

I’m excited to see all my old friends and hear about all the exciting things they’ve done this past year. I also can’t wait to meet all the new counselors and campers. I’m counting down the days until I can turn off my phone and just focus on enjoying the outdoors with the people I love.

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Want to meet more 2015 GAC Staff? Head over to the Meet Our Staff page!