Courtney at Camp Towanda: Travel Days, Nights Off, and Next Year

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Days and Nights Off

I never expected that my days and nights off would be filled with so much adventure! These were the days that really solidified my relationships with my co-counselors.

Sharing adventures with my co-counselors!
Sharing adventures with my co-counselors!
Image courtesy of Courtney Price

I always made the most of my time off. I did a road trip through the Pocono Mountains, hiked through Bushkill Falls, made the great journey to the Six Flags theme park in New Jersey, hung out and relaxed on the beach in Atlantic City, and swam under a waterfall in Ithaca, New York. Living so close - only two and a half hours from NYC - I also spent two of my days off in the Big Apple.

Trip Days

Enjoying a delicious group breakfast with my co-counselors.
Enjoying a delicious group breakfast with my co-counselors.
Image courtesy of Courtney Price

As a counselor, you get paid to go to theme parks! Need I say more? During my time at camp, we went to Hershey Park (yes, this is the home of Hershey’s chocolate), Dorney Park, the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, the movies, and the Wayne County Fair.

At Hershey Park, the home of Hershey’s chocolate!
At Hershey Park, the home of Hershey’s chocolate!
Image courtesy of Courtney Price

These days were always filled with rides and stuffing our faces silly with copious amounts of fried food. I’m not ashamed to admit that at Wayne County, I managed to consume two sticks of chocolate covered strawberries, a milkshake, a walking taco, fries, freshly squeezed lemonade, and five deep-fried oreos. Most of it I didn’t even pay for - I just waited until my girls bought food and then decided they were full or didn’t want it anymore and then jumped on it. Jackpot!

Having a great time with my campers at the Wayne County Fair!
Having a great time with my campers at the Wayne County Fair!
Image courtesy of Courtney Price

Looking Forward

Being a camp counselor certainly has its fair share of challenges, but also an equal amount of rewards. I’ve learnt so much about myself and what I’m capable of, and I’m proud of the things I accomplished at camp. Without a doubt, I plan to return to Towanda next year. I encourage anyone else who is considering doing summer camp to just DO IT! It is hard work, but I couldn’t love it more!

Tubing: What a fantastic experience!
Tubing: What a fantastic experience!
Image courtesy of Courtney Price

Until next year, Towanda!

Courtney Price

Courtney is a former Australian participant on our Camp USA Program. She worked at Camp Towanda for the summer. She first traveled internationally when she was 14, and since then, has been to New Zealand, back to the USA, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, the USA again, the Caribbean, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, and Malaysia. She has a strong desire to see and experience everything this world has to offer.

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