My name is Jaime and camp has always been a huge part of my life. I started sleep away camp at 5 years old, with my mom working as the camp mother. I always knew that when the time came and I had children of my own, I would also want to spend my summers working at camp. This summer my daughters, Ruby and Eden, will be experiencing their first summer at sleepaway camp, and we are beyond excited for PFC 2017!!
I work year round as a speech pathologist in an elementary school in Livingston, NJ. While I love getting to work with children in a school setting, nothing compares to getting to know kids in the unique laid back environment that camp provides. I call it the camp bubble. Now more than ever, it is so important to slow down, log off and connect with our kids. Working in a camp for the past 5 summers gave me the opportunity to expose kids to so many different types of art…whether it was leather work or jewelry making, woodworking or ceramics. Camp is full of creative outlets and everybody gets a chance to try out new mediums and get their hands dirty in a creative and fun environment. I am excited to share so many AWESOME projects with the campers this summer. For me, arts and crafts is about providing instruction and learning new skills, but then giving kids the freedom to have fun and go for it!!! It’s a time to bond with your counselors and friends while you create projects (and memories) to last throughout the year!
A cool project to be on the lookout for this summer: WATER BALLOON CANVAS ART!