The Greatest Experience
Sally Rubin (AS/PC, ’20) volunteer as a camp counselor at the SU branch of Camp Kesem last summer. She and her classmates came to campus early then drove a few hours to a campsite to put on a free, week-long camp for children whose parents have cancer. She was a counselor for the 6-9 year old girls as well as the Theatre/Drama program counselor.
Reflecting on her experience, Sally wrote: “Camp Kesem is absolutely the greatest experience I have ever had. I was already in love with it after working all year to fundraise and plan activities for the camp, and I am still in amazement that I was chosen as one of two freshmen to be a counselor. This experience taught me all about the give and take in civic engagement because although I was there to give these kids a break from home with the most fun week of their lives, I ended up learning a lot about strength and love from all the kids no matter what age they were.”
Sally plans to serve on the Executive Board for Camp Kesem this year and intends to do her best to return as a counselor every summer until I graduate.