“Mommy…Daddy! WAKE UP!” is the first thing you hear as they drag you out of bed to show you their bright Stargazer T-Shirt and athletic shorts are all ready. Granted their socks may not match, they are only kids after all. We won’t hold it against them, and I’m sure you won’t either.
So you all arrive to camp; see all the new faces; speak to other parents; some children know some of the others from previous camp sessions, or simply from being in the same school and/or class. You then introduce yourself to a staff member, before finally meeting me — Gordon Harry, the Camp Director. I smile, greet you, and I’m as ecstatic as your little ones are to begin the day. THIS IS THE FIRST DAY OF CAMP! My face matches theirs in joyful enthusiasm because I know what I have in store for them. They have some idea as well, just not anything too specific, but some good guesstimations due to Mommy and Daddy’s due diligence of perusing the “Activities” section on the website beforehand, and giving them some clues. It is truly an exciting day, as they are about to embark on a two-month journey of fun that includes, sports, water games, trips, friendships, competitions, exercising, arts & crafts, and so much more!
Beyond all of that, I am charged with a far greater duty than just being the “Prime Minister of Fun”. It is my solemn responsibility to make sure that I have a well-trained staff who imparts Knowledge, Courtesy, and Respect to all Stargazer Campers.
- – That they instruct them in a manner in which they can learn productively.
- – That they leave your children with experiences that have them telling you awe-inspiring tales as you all sit down to eat at the dinner table.
- – And that while all this is taking place under my ever-watchful supervision, the facility (school building) is secure, clean, and safe.
I am accessible whenever you need me. In the event that you are unable to reach me, however, you can always contact one of the camp supervisors whose numbers are listed on the Contacts page. So let’s make this Summer the best one ever! I look forward to meeting all of you, and wish you all the best for 2011.
Stargazer Day Camp, Brooklyn’s Favorite Summer Camp!