Today I am at the University of Georgia where I just had lunch at the Bulldog Cafe with 2 of the 3 RBC counselors that go here, Michelle Postma and Emily West. Michelle is a Philosphy major and is excitied about her upcoming trip to Budhapest! Emily just switched her major to nutrional science and wanted to work one-on-one with clients. Kelly Gross-Bias is currently traveling abroad in New Zealand.
I visited with Elizabeth Patten when I was in Lexington. Elizabeth is a long-time camper at RBC and is excited about joining the Rockbrook Staff this year as a CIT! CIT’s live in the cabins and assist the counselors, wash the dishses for camp and work in an activity. It’s a ’round-the-clock job. Welcome to the team, Elizabeth!
Dressing up is a BIG part of camp life! As a counselor there are plenty of opportunities to “relive the fine points of one’s youth,” as Haley Hudler, a CIT this year, said. In one week, you could be a super hero, Granny Mildred, a karaoke queen, a fitness geek and more! Here’s some great costume ideas in case you still need one for tomorrow!
If you were at Orientation this past year, you probably remember when “Santa” gave out the water bottles and socks filled with the following items that hopefully helped you through a sticky situation or two later on in the summer. Of course, these tidbits are good year-round!
Toothpick – Pick out the good qualities in everyone, including yourself.
Rubberband – Be flexible! Things might not always go as you want, but they will work out.
Bandaid – Work towards healing hurt feelings.
Pencil – List your blessing everyday.
Eraser – Everyone makes mistakes and it’s OK!
Gum – Stick with it – you can accomplish more than you think!
Cotton Ball – Share only kind words and feelings
Lifesaver – It’s OK to ask for help!
Penny – You are valuable and special
Tea Bag – Take a break daily, relax and go over your list of blessings.