We think going to camp should be the law, and so does our newest Camper of the Week Lisa Pierson Weinberger, the owner of her own law firm in LA! Lisa’s 12 summers at her all girls camp, which showed her the power of female friendships and how strong women are and can be. Her law firm primarily works with mothers and through her work she helps to empower other women and feels that she is the living the values she learned as a camper! Lisa is still best friends with her bunk and have been in each other’s weddings and celebrated their children being born. Going to camp is the single best decision Lisa’s parents made for her and we couldn’t agree more!
Read on to see the evidence why Lisa is our newest Camper of the Week—we know you won’t object!
Where did you go to camp, how many years did you attend, how long was your camp session length?
Camp Romaca, 12 summers, 8 weeks
What are you currently doing?
I am a lawyer with my own boutique employment law practice in Los Angeles: www.lawofficelpw.com
How has camp influenced what you do/your career path?
Camp has honestly influenced everything that I have done. My summers at Romaca (an all girls camp) showed me the power of female friendships and how strong women are and can be. I work primarily with mothers, helping them to navigate and maximize maternity leave benefits, negotiate for flexible work arrangements after they have children, and properly manage the domestic help they bring into their homes. By helping to empower other women, I feel that I am living the values I learned as a camper.
We know you are the mama of two adorable little ones. Will they go to camp / if so, why is it important that you send them to camp?
They will absolutely go to camp! I have always said that sending me to camp was the single best decision my parents ever made for me. I am still best friends with my bunk (shout out to RR’94!!) – we have been at each other’s sides at our weddings, at celebrations when our children have been born, and sadly at funerals of loved ones, as well. There is nothing I’ve been though in the past 30 years that I have not been able to rely on the support of my camp friends, and I can’t think of any greater gift to give to my children than that type of experience.
What are three words to describe your camp experience?
Special, confidence-building, and FUN
Who was someone at camp that you looked up to?
Lanie Levine!! She was my sister’s campsister and I thought she was the most beautiful woman I’d ever seen (note that I think she was 15 at the time – but to me, she was a grown up!)
What is your favorite/most epic camp memory?
Way too many to pick just one!
How has camp affected your adult life? Is there something you learned there that you still do today?
My hospital corners are a thing of a beauty.
Words of wisdom for current and future campers?
There will never be a time or place in your life again where the goal is simply to laugh, enjoy your friends, and have fun. Enjoy every second.
What was your favorite camp food?
What did you prefer – pool or lake?
Lake (disgusting seaweed and all!)
Favorite canteen candy?
What was your favorite camp activity?
Any firsts at camp?
First kiss ☺
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