Camp counselors are usually fun-loving, caring, compassionate individuals with a flair for the weird and a little bit unusual. Oftentimes, camp changes counselors in ways they don't expect and don't even realize until after they have "retired" to the "real" world. Recently, a Westview Alum, Andrew "Ducky" Ray, realized how much he misses camp and he shared these words on Facebook. (Thanks, Ducky!)
To All of the Westview Counselors: DON'T YOU EVER LEAVE. I will be happy to list the reasons for you:
1. Summer weather is actually terrible, if you can't get in the water 3 hours out of the day.
2. At camp, customer service is helping out a homesick child. In the real world, customer service is apologizing when a customer keeps hitting you with a stick.
3. Believe me, Westview food is even better when you have to pay for your own groceries.
4. Trying to do a group activity with random adults isn't nearly as easy as with kids.
5. At camp, you are constantly surrounded by 30 of your best friends and they all love doing the same thing you do. In the ‘real’ world, getting 30 of your best friends to come visit you at work will probably get you fired.
6. Maybe the most important: the memories that you make at camp, with all the kids and everyone you work with, hangs over you like a joyous cloud.
7. Lighting fires in the middle of a city street isn't exactly considered okay; but lighting 20 fires in trashcan lids, for rained-out outdoor cooking, in a shelter is totally fine. (For Gomez)
Just wanted to let you know how much it's killing me not being at camp. Love all you guys and remember one thing: HAVE FUN WITH IT.