Join us in welcoming the newest member of the Summer 365 family, Amy! Campbassadors are our #1 fans, cheer squad, and fellow camp-obsessed former campers who want to spread the summer love! And, most importantly, they are dedicated to joining in our mission of giving the gift of summer camp and programs to children everywhere.
We are so excited to introduce you to Amy Katz and give you a peek into her camp experience and passion for sleepaway camp.
Where did you go to camp, how many years did you attend?
I went to Camp Echo Lark in PA for 7 years. After traditional sleepaway camp, I spent my summers at overnight tennis camps and ultimately a teen tour!
Where did you grow up? Where do you live now?
I grew up in Cherry Hill, NJ. I currently live in Potomac, MD.
We know you are a mom of 3 all of who went to camp and some who have attended teen programs. Tell us a little bit about your experience sending your kids away . Why do you think it is important for children to go to camp and have overnight experiences?
I am a mom of three children – 2 girls and a boy. Finding the perfect camp for the girls was an incredibly rewarding experience. We wanted an all girls 7 week camp that was deep rooted in tradition, community, excellent values, summer sisterhood and spirit! My girls have found lifelong friendships and a camp where they feel safe and can easily express themselves. My son embarked on quite a different journey. His adventures have included scuba diving, biking, sailing, camping, community service and teen tours. He is an adventure seeker and can’t wait for his upcoming trip to Fiji and Australia this summer. Regardless of the camp you choose it is an opportunity for your kids to discover their passion, develop independence and build confidence. Most importantly to have laughs, experiences and ever lasting friendships!
What is your favorite/most epic camp memory?
My most epic memory was learning how to waterski and finding out I had a secret talent of making some seriously cool gimp bracelets.
How has camp influenced your life?
I learned how to develop independence, try new activities and not be afraid to be step out of my comfort zone.
What are your top three essentials that you packed in your trunk?
I packed pictures from home, cool stickers and plenty of nail polish.
What are three words to describe your camp experience?
fun, memorable, love
What is your favorite camp tradition?
What was your favorite camp food?
Canteen, of course!
Favorite canteen candy?
If you had to have something from camp tattooed on you, what would it be?
A poplar tree