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February 2016 Newsletter

Meet some of our 2016 male Counselors

10511187_786643031403137_3728307459625373985_nOne quality that makes Forest Lake Camp so unique is its wonderful, caring and professional staff. We couldn’t be more proud of all that our counselors bring to our camp community each and every summer. We look forward each month to introducing you to our new and returning counseling staff. Click on the link below to learn more about new Boys’ staff members, Tom, Kevin and Alastair.

DSC_0042cabin New-XLWhat is your name? Thomas Reny.

How long have you been a counselor at FLC? I’ve been a counselor at Forest Lake Camp for 3 amazing years, and this coming summer will be my fourth. I also attended camp as a camper for 2 years in 2009 and 2011.

What is your favorite spot at camp? I love all of camp, obviously, but if I had to choose a favorite spot on camp, I would have to say that it’s Chapel on a foggy morning.

What activities do you instruct at FLC? I’m involved in a lot of activities at camp, sometimes too many. Around camp, I do rugby, soccer, baseball and softball, ultimate frisbee, basketball, dodgeball, capture the flag, swimming, boating, climbing, lifeguarding, and arts and crafts (pottery included), just to name a few. There are so many things to do that truthfully, it’s hard to choose between them. This coming summer I’ll also be part of the wilderness crew!

Why do you return each summer to FLC? I return to FLC every summer because it’s a second home, and one that’s been good to me no matter what happens. It’s a place I can be myself, and find other likewise people who enjoy the things I do. I return for the boys’ camp staff and the brotherhood and camaraderie, and I return so that I can make a difference in the campers lives, as my counselors did when I went to camp.


10372762_10203448742875952_7873644645999940882_nWhat is your name? Kevin Potocki

Where are you from? McLean, Virginia

What activities will you be involved in this summer? What excites you about this?  I will be mainly involved in waterfront activities. Being a competitive swimmer, I love water, and I feel like I would have a lot to contribute.

What three words best describe you? Athletic, patient, and friendly

What are you most excited to share with your campers this summer? Being a former camper, I am very excited to share my experiences at the camp and give the campers the best summer possible.

If you could be any kind of food, what kind would you be and why? If I could be any kind of food, I guess I would be steak. No particular reason, I just enjoy steak.

If you could have any kind of super -power, what would your super-power be and why?  If I could have any kind of super power, I would like to be able to breathe underwater. It would definitely help me in my sport.

What about coming to FLC are you most excited about? I am most excited about returning to the place I called home for three summers.


11873801_976484892418949_4447039250382052435_nWhat is your name? Alastair Stanley

Where are you from? Bearsden, near Glasgow in Scotland

What activités will you be involved in this summer? What excites you about this? I’ll be helping out with fencing, archery, tennis and general fitness on the sporty side and hopefully doing a few art sessions as well. I live for my sport so I can’t wait to see what I can do for the camp and what FLC can offer me in return. I’m sure it will be very rewarding to be involved in such a range of activities.

What three words best describe you? Cool-headed, efficient, versatile

What are you most excited to share with your campers this summer? My accent. I hope the blend of Scottish, Irish, Australian and English will be new to most. I think I’ll enjoy sharing my foreign culture in general. It’s constructive for the campers to spend time with people from all over the world and I’m glad to be a part of that experience.

If you could be any kind of food, what kind would you be and why? Surely the Majestic Haggis! Haggis is a savoury pudding containing sheep’s pluck; minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt.

If you could have any kind of super power, what would your super power be and why? Stopping time so I could keep drawing and folding fractals to infinite degrees. I guess I’d be able to read more too, and work on my basketball shots. 

What about coming to FLC are you most excited about? Seeing the great outdoors again. I’ve been cooped up in lad university buildings for almost three years now and so I can’t wait to get out into the mountains and forests of FLC (and of course the lake, it’s in the name. 

How many summers have you been coming to FLC? I will make my camp debut this summer. From what I’ve heard, it shall not be my last visit!