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Playing it Forward at Camp An-Se-Ox Posted: May 4, 2010
I'll never forget the day I met Tracey, this girl I had in my unit. She was 10, and I was 17 at the time. Tracey was very outoging, and had an eager personality. Whenever she was around, the girls responded well to her, and they all wanted to be her buddy. Sometimes, we'd have to find alternative buddies for the girls who wanted to be Tracey's buddy. She really made Camp An-Se-Ox a happy place to be. I will never forget how much fun the girls had as we did each activity. Of course, Tracey was our star camper. She always had a smile on her face. I remember making a comment about how she took her leadership role very seriously. If I remember correctly, she was on Camper Council one session, when I was working there. That was where we chose two girls to represent our unit, and eat their lunch with other Camper Council members. Each girl had to write down their ideas for the upcoming session. It was a great way for the girls to interact with each other, and bounce ideas off of one another. As the years passed, I still had Tracey in the back of my mind, even when she wasn't at camp, and I was. I always knew she'd be an awesome leader someday. Now, she is our camp director at An-Se-Ox. I have always admired how she handled herself around the other campers when she was younger, and I am very pleased to see that she's all grown up, and ready to take on an important role. It's so nice to know that our former campers are today's leaders.
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