I gained a lot of confidence this summer. This was helpful because I am able to go up to people and introduce myself and since I just started my freshman year of college, not knowing many people at my school at all, being more outgoing has helped me make friends and make the transition easier. Also, working at camp has solidified my dream of wanting to become a teacher.
I learned so much about how to lead and teach a group of kids. The job was much more than ‘babysitting’ and I learned how to take care of children’s well-being, needs, social issues, and more. Not only was this job extremely fun, it was amazingly fulfilling. I feel better prepared to be an educator after working at Everwood. I also really came out of my shell and just let myself be silly and have a fun summer! It was perfect. My understanding of child-care and education was broadened, as well as my understanding of myself.