Archive for June, 2014

Lindsey Wins USA National Hockey Championship

Jun. 23rd 2014

This post was written by Lindsey, who will be returning this summer as a camp counselor.

Hi Campers,

I’m really looking forward to another great, fun-filled summer!

Let me tell you about one thing exciting that happened to me this past winter.

I was lucky to be sharing the experience of winning a USA National Hockey Championship with my teammates on the Cape Cod Storm Girl’s hockey team.

This past winter we won our state tournament which meant we were able to go to Nationals in Buffalo, New York.

My team worked extremely hard to get there. It was a long tournament but I enjoyed every game, and winning made it all the better.

Can’t wait to hear about some of the exciting stories you guys will share.

See you soon!

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Ali Is Ready To Be Back!

Jun. 23rd 2014

This post was written by one of our returning counselors, Ali!

Over the winter I was attending the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, although I am transferring to the University of Southern Maine in the fall. During the snow-filled, freezing months of winter I had one thing to look forward to: the warm summer at Fair Acres! I can’t wait to start my second summer as a counselor at this amazing camp!

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Last Year With Zach

Jun. 23rd 2014

This post was written by Zach, who will be returning this summer as a camp counselor.

Hey everybody how’s it going!? Summers right around the corner and I cannot wait for camp to begin. The past two summers have been by far the most exciting, enthusiastic, and fun-filled summers of my life and I can’t wait to get my third year underway!
This past school year I started my college experience at Endicott College in Beverly. I’m studying exercise science and education which has been going very well. I’ve met some of the coolest people and have gained so many friends. I watched our football team win their conference and advance to the playoffs; both men and women volleyball win big; both basketball teams have very successful seasons; and most importantly watched the baseball team advance to regionals! I took the year off from baseball and realized I can’t live without it so the decision was made to join the team next fall. I’m more than excited. Endicott exceeded my expectations and I had a very successful and joyous year.
Now it’s on to summer so get Shubael Pond ready for us as we’re about to dive in and have a fantastic summer!

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Kasey And Kappa Delta

Jun. 17th 2014

The following blog post was written by Kasey, who will be returning as a camp counselor this summer.

Since the end of camp last summer I have tackled my first year of college at Quinnipiac University as a nursing student. Although it was hard leaving all the campers and fellow counselors a little early last summer, this new chapter in my life has already left a huge mark on me. After I found my way through campus and settled into all my classes, I decided to get more involved. This is when I chose to join a sorority, Kappa Delta.
Joining this organization was one of the best things I could’ve done during my first year. My drive to join was not from the social aspects and many friends it seemed to offer, it came from the community service and philanthropic events I would get to be a part of. Kappa Delta supports The Girl Scouts of the U.S. as well as Prevent Child Abuse America. Over the course of my year I took part in many Girl Scout events from a Halloween safety night to selling Girl Scout cookies with some of the girls from local troops. In addition to working with the Girl Scouts, I was able to hold an event with my fellow sisters to raise over $23,00 dollars for Prevent Child Abuse America. It is such an honor to know that I was able to be a part of an event that help support so many children in need.
These opportunities have strengthened my desire to continue working with children in my future career as a pediatric nurse. Now that I am home for the summer I am looking forward to spending another fun filled camp season with all of the campers and my co-camp counselors at Fair Acres.

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Learning To Be A Kid Again

Jun. 17th 2014

The following post was written by Lisa, who will be returning this summer as a camp counselor.

There they are, all the campers, waiting not so patiently for circle to begin. Filled with excitement, enthusiasm, and curiosity about all the new campers and counselors they would meet and games they were going to play all summer long. However, here I was, in college, an adult, with the mindset of a student; to-do lists, homework, and writing papers. I was scared, probably more than the campers, hoping I would be able to give each one of them the experience of a lifetime. Feeling some of the same emotions that the campers were feeling, but I knew it was time to get the summer started. With that, bombs away, into a room, blasting music, smiling faces, awesome dance moves, and more energy than I thought was possible, I began to learn how to truly let go and have the most fun no matter the weather, game, or amazing experience that came my way. I made it my goal every summer to brighten the smiles of every camper, play like I will never get another chance, and live like the campers, without a care in the world That was two years ago now, and I am now a graduate of Bridgewater State University and teacher in Massachusetts. With each passing day of the school year, I pulled from the memories I had from Fair Acres and will continue to have at Fair Acres. From pirate ship on the playground, to gimp in the shade, and never to be forgotten the Friday specialty days and ice cream truck, I have learned that it is okay to not have a worry in the world, laugh until it hurts, understand that grass stains are a part of the uniform, “no” the sand will never be washed completely away, and that constant reminder that it is okay to have the best time of your life and just to be a kid again.

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Tommy’s Time!

Jun. 17th 2014

The following post was written by Tom, who will be returning as a camp counselor this summer.

Hey everybody it’s Tom! I am a 3rd year camp counselor and have been counting the days till the first day of camp. This fall I attended Curry College while also participating in the Air Force ROTC program at BU. Doing ROTC, I had so many fun experiences that involved going camping, indoor skydiving and as well as competing against other ROTC services like Navy and Army in every sport possible. But of course school came to an end and Summer is finally coming around as the days get warmer! Can’t wait to finally get camp going and having the best summer at Fair Acres!

This is everyone in the Air Force ROTC program at BU. It was a Halloween PT so everyone dressed up as we competed against the other services. And yes that is me in the Ghostbuster apparel.

This is everyone in the Air Force ROTC program at BU. It was a Halloween PT so everyone dressed up as we competed against the other services. And yes that is me in the Ghostbuster apparel.

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