Camp Counselor Spotlight: Romana
Romana left behind the bright lights of Devon for the summer, packed her bags and headed to Maine to work at camp! Here she picked up lots of new skills, friends and memories to last a lifetime…
Why did you choose Wild Packs?
Wild Packs were recommended to me by my university – the University of Exeter. I also heard many good reviews from others about using Wild Packs, and trusted that they could guide me through the process and get me to America and back in one piece!
What did you do at camp?
I taught Arts and Crafts, which included painting, ceramics and fabric arts. I was also a ‘bunk mom’ to eighteen 3rd and 4th grade girls, which meant I lived in the same bunk as them, and was their constant carer or ‘mom’ for the summer!
Highlight of the summer?
Making the best friends I could’ve imagined. Sharing every wonderful new experience with these people helped me to grow so close to them. They taught me new skills, from archery to ceramics, and every camp experience that I had, from campfires to carnivals, trip days to color wars, was even more enjoyable because of the people I met.
Favourite camp meal?
Mac n cheese. Completely underrated in England.
Favourite evening activity at camp?
Campfires. I loved listening to the camp stories and singing the crazy songs. It didn’t matter if you looked silly, because everybody was doing the same thing. It was just fun and happy, full of laughter and smiles.
Favourite day off activity?
I was fortunate enough to have July 4th off – so I was able to celebrate Independence Day with all my new friends! We spent the day exploring Portland, then went to a baseball game and watched a beautiful fireworks display together – it was just amazing.
What did you learn about yourself this summer?
I learnt that I am tonnes more confident and capable than I imagined. If I can get on stage and sing a stupid song whilst wearing paintbrushes in my hair, or successfully put 34 teenage girls to bed single-handedly at lights out, or teach a large clas