By Miriam Hide
From trying my first s’more to teaching my first swimming lesson, it’s safe to say my time at camp has been new, exciting, and tasty! When I first arrived at camp, it’s and understatement to say I felt overwhelmed. The responsibilities that come with being a lifeguard seemed daunting at first. However, after a few helpful tips from returning international staff members and my fellow waterfront friends, I soon got into the rhythm of things.
Teaching kids to swim is not only fun but also fulfilling, and I could not have asked for a better supporting staff. From landing in JFK to jumping into the “refreshing” pool, I have certainly gained a new perspective. I have come to realize that camp is not simply a place to spend my summer but also a place to call home.
Miriam Hide is from the UK. She is studying history at the University of Edinburgh. This is her first summer at camp!