Below, left is a picture of camper Colin Foley with Olson van der Vorst. On the right is Colin Foley, college student and future Camp Spring Creek counselor. We're excited to welcome Colin back to camp this summer and we know his experience as a former camper will be invaluable. We asked Colin to share a few camp memories and hopes for this summer, below.
What are your best memories from your time at camp?
Probably the trips or creek hikes that we went on. Not to say there were bad memories, but those ones are the best!
What do you remember about the counselors at camp?
I remember how cool it was to have counselors from all over the world and get to learn from them how they live in other places.
How do you think you'll be the same (or different) from your counselors?
I will try to always have fun or a good time, but at the same time make sure we follow the rules of what we can and can not do while at camp.
What is something you're excited to share with campers this summer?
I'm probably most excited to give campers some of the amazing experiences I got to have as a kid that helped make me into who I am today.
What would campers be surprised to learn about you?
Um...that I drive a really old car: a 1987 BMW, but love this car!
What should camper do to stay on your good side? What should they avoid doing?
To be on my good side, just always have a good attitude with me and be honest.
What advice can you give campers about having a great summer?
Just say yes to every opportunity even if it is a little out of your comfort zone. It could be what changes your whole view of things. For me that was the zipline. I hated heights when I got to camp, but now love doing zipline stuff when I get the opportunity.
What are your hopes for this summer?
I hope to have a good time and give campers some amazing memories.