Summer Service

Over the summer I worked as a Leader In Training (LIT) at an Audubon camp in Cape Cod. I assisted the counselors and worked to make the counselors time easier, and make the campers time more fun.  I worked there for four weeks and created a great bond with a lot of the kids. I hope to go back there next year and have the exact same experience.  During the time I was there, I learned so much about working with kids and my peers.  I also learned a lot about the environment and the natural preserves.  This was both a exiting and rewarding experience, and I hope to go back next year.

Sam Jacovitz Out of School Service Reflection

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Over the duration of the summer I was a CIT at a Mass Audubon camp in Massachusetts.  I worked with kids

from ages 6- 12.  I was a camper at the same camp since I was seven years old so it was interesting having to

change roles this year but I enjoyed it very much.  As a my main job was just helping and supporting the

counselors in any way possible from leading a game for the kids or getting equipment for the next activity.  It was

great to finally give off the knowledge that I learned when I was a camper to the current camper now.  After this

experience as a counselor in training I would definitely look into being a counselor either at the same camp in a

few years from now or a different camp some time sooner. I believe that the most important thing that I learned this

summer as a CIT had to be that kids at that age have to go to the bathroom every five minutes!  I hope next year I will

be able to be a counselor in training at the same camp again.  campers-tidepooling

YPI Jacovitz Relfection

For my YPI project me and my group chose the issue Mental Illness and the non-profit Fountain House.   The YPI was a great project and I was taught a lot.  The most important skill that I learned from the project has to be presentation skills.  Over the course of the project I practiced presenting and imporved throughout the whole thing.  The project overall was inspirational and I learned a lot.  When I visited Fountain House I was suprised on how it was impossible to determine who was a patient and who worked there.  All of the Fountain House members that we saw were really warm and nice.  The whole experience was totally live changing and hopefully I will be able to get the oppurtunity to go back and volunteer again at Foutain House.