|To Our Readers:|
It's the end of summer 2009. I'm
truly at a loss for words, and if you know me, that's pretty hard to
imagine. Campus Kids has meant so much to me over the past 3 years. My
summer's here are so unforgettable that I know I will cherish them forever.
Being on Team D is very special to me. It combines some of my favorite
things in the entire world. Taking pictures, writing, and spending time with
campers enjoying themselves every day. This summer especially, I have made
so many friends that I will never forget in my entire life. I know that when
I'm in my 80's I'm going to be sitting on my computer looking at the website
and probably crying as hard as I am right now. It's really a sight to see.
In case you were wondering, it's really hard to type while you're crying.
I'm so thankful that I was able to be a part of camp this summer. Campus
Kids is a home away from home for me and so many other people. I think it's
time to wrap things up because I'm pretty sure I'm drowning the keyboard
with my sobbing. So I think that I have to leave camp with two of my
favorite quotes ever.
"‘Cause this is “see you
"So let me say before we part
2009 is officially over. I actually cannot believe that I'm sitting here as
we are packing up the office and saying our goodbyes. It feels like just
yesterday I was unpacking my stuff from the parking lot and settling in. I
can't even begin to describe the influence Campus Kids has had on me,
especially these past two years as a staff assistant. This experience has
been the most rewarding one of my life so far. For those of you who know me,
I am not a crying person at all. I don't remember the last time I actually
shed a tear. However, a part of feels like as I drive down Academy Street to
go home, those tears might come. It is said that the best things in life are
free. Well if that's true than I one upped that adage. I worked on the job,
and it was also one of the best things in life. Team D has been an awesome
experience, seeing first hand the great work all the counselors do for the
kids. So I'd like to thank everyone who has ever worked at Campus Kids for
the amazing summers you all have given me and hundreds of other children.
Oh boy. I'm kind of at a loss for
words. My tear ducts have fallowed (for now), and as I sit here and think
about the passing summer, one thing comes to my mind: laughter. This was my
first summer as a Team D staff assistant, and I can't even begin to tell you
what a fantastic time I had taking pictures of all of you. At first I felt
quite awkward walking up to random campers that I didn't know and saying "oh
hey, smile!" But after a while as I got to know you guys, taking pictures of
you smiling, laughing, and having a ball in your activities became the
highlight of my days here. Every time I see someone laughing, I quickly whip
out my camera, point and capture. I actually think it's become a reflex. I'm
about to start crying again so I'll wrap it up. I sincerely hope you had the
best summer of your life. I know I certainly did. Keep laughing!
|By the way, we had 61.5 GB by the end of the summer from all of our pictures. Beat that Lurrie!|
|This journal is dedicated to Matt Lurrie. After a summer as photo journalists, we can't even begin to understand how you pulled it off all by yourself in the past.|