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February 2016 Newsletter

Meet some more of our 2016 Leaders in Training

DSC_0868-X2We are thrilled to introduce the remaining 6 Leaders in Training for summer 2016. We are so proud of this group of campers. They have already showed an incredible amount of perseverance, courage and leadership through the application process. We are so excited for all they will bring to our community this summer. Please join us in congratulating them and welcoming them to the 2016 LIT Team!

DSC_0312fannex-XLWhat is your name? Caroline Neilson 

How many summers have you attended FLC? This summer will be my 6th summer at FLC.

Where are you from? I am from Morristown, NJ

What have you returned to FLC summer after summer? I return each year to experience the family-like feeling and to meet new people from different parts of the world.

What is your favorite activity at FLC? My favorite activities at Forest Lake Camp are basketball and archery.

Why do you want to be an LIT at FLC? I want to be an LIT because I will have the greater opportunity to share my experiences and to keep up tradition.

If you could take the place of any movie star in an action film, who would it be and why? I would be Tris from the Divergent series because she is never scared to be herself and be different.

What are three words you would use to describe yourself? I am dedicated, friendly, and energetic.

What is one thing you are REALLY excited about for your 2016 LIT summer? I am so excited to meet new people and to grow in the many activities that are offered at camp.


DSC_0422cabin Fannex-XLWhat is your name?  Sam Alleva

How many summers have you attended FLC? This will be my 7th summer at FLC.

Where are you from?  I am from New Jersey.

Why have you returned to FLC summer after summer?  The new experiences I have and things I learn at FLC can not be done anywhere else. It is my favorite place that I share with my favorite people.

What is your favorite activity at FLC and why?  Soccer,  for the adrenaline and competition, and creative writing, for the serenity and deep thought. 

Why do you want to be an LIT at FLC? Apart from wanting to share this incredible memory with my best friends, I want to connect with the campers, as well as the counselors, and hold a sense of leadership and responsibility. I want to take on new challenges and experiences with confidence and I know being an LIT at FLC will enhance that skill.

If you could take the place of any movie star in an action film, who would it be and why? Shailene Woodley in Divergent. She meets interesting, unique people and has the bravery to conquer dangerous adventures. 

What are three words you would use to describe yourself? I am light-hearted, adventurous, and thoughtful.

What is one thing you are REALLY excited about for your 2016 LIT summer? Having more privileges and a bigger say when it comes to activities and special events will definitely be exciting. I can’t wait to see what my fellow LIT’s and I come up with this summer!


DSC_0992cabin 12-XLWhat is your name?  Andrew Dolan

How many summers have you attended FLC?I have attended only on summer at FLC.

Where are you from?  I am from Garden City, New York. 

Why have you returned to FLC summer after summer? I returned because I really enjoy the diverse group of people from different parts of the world and how much of a friendly atmosphere FLC has. 

What is your favorite activity at FLC and why? My favorite activity has got to be basketball. It’s one of my all time favorite sports and I love how often basketball is offered at FLC.

Why do you want to be an LIT at FLC? I have always wanted to give back and help others. I see being an LIT as an amazing opportunity to give back and help others and be able to contribute to the FLC family. 

If you could take the place of any movie star in an action film, who would it be and why? I would probably be Arnold Schwarzenegger from Terminator because who doesn’t want to be a strong and powerful android from the future. 

What are three words you would use to describe yourself? I am caring, trustworthy and hardworking.

What is one thing you are REALLY excited about for your 2016 LIT summer? I am very excited for color wars this year. It’s always on my mind and is why FLC is such an amazing camp in my opinion. 


DSC_0902cabin 12-XLWhat is your name? My name is Jack McGary.

How many summers have you attended FLC? I have attended FLC for three summers total, two summers as a junior camper and one summer as a senior.

Where are you from? I am from Bloomington, Indiana.

Why have you returned to FLC summer after summer? I have returned to FLC for a few reasons: color wars, campfire, and the overall spirit of FLC.

What is your favorite activity at FLC and why? My favorite activity is probably rifle or archery because I don’t get to do those things anywhere else.

Why do you want to be an LIT at FLC? First and foremost, being an LIT will allow me to return to FLC and all of its traditions for another year. I also want to get some leadership skills that could be helpful in the future.

If you could take the place of any movie star in an action film, who would it be and why? I would take the place of Channing Tatum in 21 or 22 Jump Street, because it seems like a really funny movie to act in.

What are three words you would use to describe yourself? I am energetic, dedicated, and loyal.

What is one thing you are REALLY excited about for your 2016 LIT summer? I am really excited to see the new mess hall and how everything has changed.


10173525_10204756631421957_3791412190427691409_nWhat is your name? My name is Miranda Muci but everyone knows me as Mimi.

How many summers have you attended FLC? This will be my 8th summer at FLC. 

Where are you from? I am from Caracas, Venezuela.

Why have you returned to FLC summer after summer? FLC is a place to escape from reality, make new friends and unforgettable memories. 

What is your favorite activity at FLC and why? Lookout, it is perfect to go after a week filled with activities, to free your mind and take in the amazing view.

Why do you want to be an LIT at FLC?  Three words describe why: Legacy, Family and Tradition.

If you could take the place of any movie star in an action film, who would it be and why? I would be Tris from Divergent, since she is fearless, strong and independent. 

What are three words you would use to describe yourself? I would say fun, kind and creative.

What is one thing you are REALLY excited about for your 2016 LIT summer? Going back to my favorite place one last time…..


DSC_0946cabin 11-XLWhat is your name? My name is Andres Montero.

 How many summers have you attended to FLC? I have attended FLC for six summers.

Where are you from?  I am from Venezuela but I live in Boca Raton FL

Why have you returned to FLC summer after summer? I have returned because of the joy and happiness I feel at FLC, which is my second home. Summer after summer it becomes a closer second home.

What is your favorite activity at FLC and why? My favorite activity at FLC is flag football, because it is my favorite sport and I enjoy playing it with my friends at FLC, and also because I got to know new people at camp thanks to it.

Why do you want to be an LIT at FLC? I want to be an LIT, because as it says in its own name: Leader In Training, I am a leader and I want to get closer to the FLC community and family, helping counselors and younger campers to have the best summer of their life.

If you could take the place of any movie star in action film, who would it be and why?  I would be the hero, because I always want to help people and defeat the evil.

What are three words you would use to describe yourself? I would say I am athletic, respectfully and funny

What is the thing you are REALLY excited about your 2016 LIT summer? I am very excited to start teaching younger kids new things and sports and also to help my counselors as an LIT and create new bonds.  Last but not least I am very excited for events like the banquet, the reception of new campers at the Welcome pavilion and Candlelight Campfire.


 

DSC_0443cabin Fannex-XLWhat is your name?  Hi! My name is Ethelle O’Mara.

How many summers have you attended FLC? This is my 4th summer at FLC!

Where are you from? 
 I live in Manhattan in New York City.

Why have you returned to FLC summer after summer? 
 I return for the friends and memories I’ve made, the spirit of camp, the laughs, the adventures, the fresh air, and the amazing sunsets. The cookies are pretty great too!

What is your favorite activity at FLC and why? 
 My favorite activity at FLC is archery and the waterfront activities, like kayaking and paddle boarding. These are things that I first learned to do at camp and have come to love, and never would have been able to try at home.

Why do you want to be an LIT at FLC? I want to be an LIT because I want to become a better leader and inspire others.

If you could take the place of any movie star in an action film, who would it be and why? 
 I would be Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games because she’s brave, stands up for what she believes in, and she’s determined.

What are three words you would use to describe yourself? 
 I am spontaneous, enthusiastic, and fun!

What is one thing you are REALLY excited about for your 2016 LIT summer?Connecting with campers, becoming a better leader and role model, and having the best summer ever!