Summer 365 Campbassador

Leslie Klein

Biography

What were your top three camp essentials?
address book so that I could write everyone’s info at the end of the summer to keep in touch, posters to decorate the bunk with, my pink boom box was a must with a ton of cassettes

What are three words to describe your camp experience?
Memories, friendships, laughter

Why do you think it is important to go to camp?
At camp, you can be yourself and make new lifelong friends.  The experience is everlasting. Camp gives you an additional family to always count on.  There is an absolute confidence that everyone gains from being away from home.

What is your favorite/most epic camp memory?
Winning color war, burning of the numbers, end of summer banquet.

How has camp affected your adult life?
So many ways, but in particular one very important one! I met my husband at camp when I was 9 years old.  It was pretty amazing to come across Jordan my husband after college and reconnect in New York City. We had a comfort level and bond immediately even after not seeing each other after our camp days ended for over 8 years.  We have been married for 13 years.

Words of wisdom for current and future campers?
Try everything once….make new friends, savior the old ones and always do something nice for another camper daily.

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