The 2018 summer camp season is right around the corner! Summer camps have been around for so long that is hard to imagine not having them be a part of our children’s lives. There is just something about summer camps that create some of the fondest memories of a childhood. As a parent, if you attended summer camp when you were a child, you likely are aware of the profound positive benefits and values of attending, many of which still matter to you as an adult. Plus, you likely will prefer your own child or children to have an experience similar to yours.
I have learned how to balance myself. I have learned how to become a role model, and a leader. These are qualities that have grown and developed throughout my entire life, but became evident during my time at SHS. These are qualities that I hope to bring to the campus of Roger William University next
The boys that I was responsible for were only in the fourth grade so keeping them under control was understandably not a simple task. However, I did much more than regulate their behavior. I had the incredible opportunity to attend their weekly meetings, serve as their mentor, and teach them important skills. I guided my boys and watched them grow, but they were not the only ones who matured. I 'm happy to say that I learned just as much from them as they did from
In the course of the year, due to the Peer Leadership program, I feel much more motivated. At the beginning, I was insecure and unable to carry out the responsibilities successfully. Many times I found myself out of place and expressing myself was a challenge since I did not feel confident. But I have been able to feel part of a group for the first time in a class at school. I can share with other peers and unwind more easily in front of them and out of class as well.
On some days, not enough volunteers would come for the program and it made it difficult because we could no longer work one-on-one, and some of the kids would run around and lose focus. But on days where all the volunteers came the classes were fantastic; multiple volunteers could work with one kid and it was just so simple to run everything. The classes were way more fun when more people were there and it made it easy to play games and get to know everybody. This knowledge about communities will help me in forming a community in the Honors Housing because I know that to get involved and be a full member of the community, I have to not only participate in events and meet people, but also encourage others to take part in events. Communities do not develop just because you live in a similar area, but because you bond and get to know the people in
Many kids do not realize how life is out of the United States. I have experienced a completely new aspect of life outside of an American life into a third world country. Being able to stay there for half of the summer each year as taught me valuable characteristics. The culture experience I had in El Salvador has made me a humble individual, who has become more generous and a thankful person. As I take a step back and analyze my first year in a third world country, I do not regret one bit because it has made me humble.
I have a passion for working with children in my future career. I have been a camp counselor the past two summers and it has provided me an opportunity to further my leadership abilities. Therefore, other leadership positions I have had was being a freshman connection mentor, leader for the children’s ministry at college church, junior high mentor for Youth for Christ, leader for the WRL council, and many others. I believe this semester I have balanced my school work, friends, family, and other things as well and I have continue to be very successful. I believe I am a hard working student and I do not like to give up on things easily.
As a pre-medical student, I initially felt out of my league since the other volunteers were graduate education students. I was responsible for designing a summer reading program for fifteen children, ages five to nine and implementing my program at the Little Falls YMCA where the children were daily. I encountered many obstacles such as what material would be appropriate for each child, children who announced their dislike for reading, and the struggles of instituting a daily lesson. Despite these factors and my unfamiliar setting, I began to feel confident in myself as I thought of new projects to get the children to enjoy the program. Also, several of the children needed emotional support in addition to assistance with their reading, and a personal factor evolved in my relationship with the children.
School is an important part of our everyday lives, and a recent question has been given to us of “ How has Lake Hamilton impacted you and prepared you for success in the future?” This question can really makes us as students think and reflect about our years spent at Lake Hamilton school district. And ask ourselves what is the most valuable lessons we have learned in our school years ?. My time at lake hamilton school district has been very good overall, I moved to this school district in the 3rd grade from Oaklawn magnet school district in Hot Springs. I can remember that 3rd grade for me at Lake Hamilton was my favorite school year i 've ever had It was so fun for me , and I have so many great memories, But for my 4th and 5th grade year school wasn 't so fun for me I remember I struggled a lot in my math classes and I don 't think my teachers liked me very much. I struggled a lot in my math classes, I think because when I first moved to Lake hamilton I was behind on my multiplication skills, because at my other school we hadn 't learned them yet.
I also have plans to do more volunteer work during the summer at a local recreation center to help out with the community 's youth. I feel this future plan will give me more experience with being around children and seeing how to create a healthy environment for their education. Needless to say my whole high school career has been put towards becoming a model candidate for a future