Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Summer Plans

I'm currently trying to figure out my plans for this summer.  The last few days, I've been thinking a lot about how much I regret missing THON each year.  The more I thought about this, the more I thought about how I don't want to regret what I do with my summer.  There will only be a few more short years that I have a real job that won't give me 2 or 3 glorious months off.  And then I realized what I would love, more than anything, to do with my summer.

(Can you find Liam in the picture!?  Haha.  God, I miss him!)

I would LOVE to volunteer at a camp for children with cancer.  I mean, they are always, always the coolest kids, with great outlooks and amazing hearts.  Plus, it would be great to get that experience in before I start applying for internships with Child Life programs here in NC.  I loved working at G.S. camp, and of course this would be different, but honestly - not all THAT different.  I mean, kids with cancer are still normal kids for the most part!

-I don't know if it's too late to apply to camps.  I can find this answer out easily, though.
-There aren't many camps in North Carolina...
-So I may as well just go somewhere completely different... right?  There are camps all over!

I'll have to look into this more..


Jennifer Lehmann said...


I have no idea where you live, but the "Victory Junction" camp (part of Hole in the Wall Camps) is in Randleman, NC. Its for kids with chronic diseases/serious some kids do have cancer.

Now, I've been volunteering for Camp Quality Ohio since summer 2006...and its the best thing I do with my summer. There isn't a CQ in far are you willing to go? Its just for kids with cancer and their siblings. Visit know its not too late to apply.

forsecondlife said...

Um you know how I feel. Long Island is the place to be and you can stay with me if you need/want to. I'm sure it's not too late. Give them a call!

Rachel Dolgin said...

my friend does camp quality every summer and she absolutely LOVES it.

Emmers said...

My vote is for Happiness is Camping in Jersey! hahah, but the one on LI sounds really interesting, and maybe there will be other opportunities there for you (volunteering at MSKCC on Saturdays etc)

Meg Hanley said...

I have a friend who works at a camp for cancer that is out in Montana, let me know and I'll talk to her. Secondly, you should DEFINITELY be a teacher, I mean summers off!

Olivia said...

Have you thought of Camp Sunshine? (

It's in Maine so it might be a bit far for you but I was thinking of volunteering there for a weekend this summer and your last post (5/25/09) made me think it would be really fun if we could volunteer together. :p