Counselor Testimonials

Camp Royall makes me feel like royalty. I am one of the richest people in the world because of the campers I meet every summer. Every autumn when I return home, I get to share some of my wealth when people ask me, 'What did you do this summer?’ I enjoy sharing the riches of Camp Royall through word of mouth almost as much as I enjoy being a part of such a wonderful place of discovery, safety, creativity, happiness and awareness year after year. I will work here for as long as I can and will never stop learning from campers about myself and the world!”
- Monica, Activity Director

I have had a lot of learning experiences throughout my lifetime, but none were as powerful or life shaping as camp. Not only have I found a new passion and career interest, I have found a new perspective on life. I can’t explain it, but it is like I am seeing things through a different lens. Each and every one of my campers has impacted my life in such a special way, and the combination has made me cherish all people and my relationships with them. This has become especially evident as I go through my second year of RA training. A year ago, I thought I knew what it meant to communicate with people: I just had to listen and talk back. Well this year, it is a whole new ball game. I find myself paying attention to people’s behavior. Each smile, wave, wink, clap or head nod means just as much as the words that come out of their mouths.”
- Emmalee, Counselor

I still don’t know how I’m surviving without it! Camp is like a little tiny slice of paradise in a crazy world. I’ve never seen so many strangers become a family in such a short amount of time & I’ve never felt so much love! Evening swim times, shaving cream fights, green alligators, and ENTHUSIASM in my opinion there’s nothing better. Camp is with me wherever I go & it always will be!”
- Elisabeth, Counselor

I never imagined I would have the time of my life while working, I never imagined my heart would be touched by so many different campers, and I never imagined I would find such a close family hundreds of miles away from home.”
- Emily, Counselor

To summarize camp in one quote would be like trying to fit the whole universe in a very tiny box. There are so many memories that I will never forget and the experience is beyond description. I learned that even when problems strike, you can keep going, and if the original way isn’t working to try something new! The level of patience required was of a whole new level that I am grateful for learning. There are so many more things that could be said about camp, but I think I’ll end with this ... it’s amazing.”
- Joanna, Counselor

My campers were amazing, sweet people with outstanding personalities. The staff was so accommodating and ready to lend a hand. ... I spent an amazing summer getting to know some very unique individuals and learning more about myself and the field of autism than I ever thought I would. I love camp and can’t wait until next summer!!!
- Eileen, Counselor

I love Camp Royall. It is as if you would enter another world (and not just because I come from Germany)! The Camp Royall family welcomes you as if you were a long missing family member. You cannot feel not at home. To work there is like a big adventure full of fun, songs, dancing, laughter and hugs.”
- Jule, Counselor

Camp Royall was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I hope to have every summer. Every day that I spent with a camper reminded me exactly why I decided to go into this field.”
- Leighanne, Counselor