This summer, several Harker students chose to go “back to school” to help out as staff members at the Harker Summer Camp on the lower school campus.
Anna Levine, who will enter grade 10 in the fall, decided to join the staff because she hopes to one day work with children. “For many years now I have wanted to become a teacher,” she said. “Working at Harker is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience and knowledge about being an educator.” Her responsibilities included mapping out the weekly schedule for her group and keeping the campers safe as well as mentally and physical engaged. “And of course, having fun,” she added.
Other students, such as rising junior Katherine Woodruff, returned to Harker Summer Camp for a second or third time. “I really enjoy working with kids, and having enjoyed it last year, I decided to do it again. It’s a great opportunity,” said Woodruff, who spent last summer as a counselor in training (CIT). “I enjoy working with kids and helping them to develop character. Through this, I develop my own character.”
For David Lindars, starting grade 11 in the fall, being on summer staff presents an opportunity to have a positive influence on a young life. “It’s so rewarding to grow close with the campers, teach them something they haven’t learned and make an impact on their life,” said the student, who spent last summer at Harker as a CIT and this summer watched after campers in grades 1-5. “This job puts me in a position where I’m able to learn how to discipline and lead a group of people.”