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But what If I’m a more reserved, quiet person? - Tegan's Camp America Experience

But what If I’m a more reserved, quiet person? - Tegan's Camp America Experience

Author -  Vicki Kenny

But what If I’m a more reserved, quiet person?

In the videos of people at camp you see everyone being daring, outgoing and crazy. During the application process I found this somewhat intimidating. All these people appeared to be extroverted, sporty and like they loved being in front of large groups of people.

That is not me.

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I am naturally a more reserved, quiet person. I don’t enjoy being in front of large groups and I am not particularly athletic. It tends to take a lot for me to put myself out there and act silly in front of people I’ve just met and I have a tendency to hang around the sides of large group activities.

None of this mattered at camp.

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Camps require a range of different people. Just like with adults, there are kids who are a bit more reserved and don’t like to be the ones at the front of activities. Not all kids respond to a certain type of counselor and by having a range of different personality types, these kids are more likely to feel comfortable finding someone to turn to if they need to.

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It’s also amazing how comfortable you feel stepping out of your comfort zone at camp. Camp becomes a no judgment zone and you will do anything to make your kids laugh, like going up on stage and shoving your face in a plate of whipped cream to search for M&Ms! It’s often these moments where you make a fool of yourself that the kids will bring up for the rest of the summer and it spurs you on, knowing you’ve made a memorable moment for them!

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Some of my favourite moments from camp are ones where I’ve stepped way out of my comfort zone and done something that has scared me. It has changed who I am as a person back home and I feel as though I am able to put myself in situations I would never have felt comfortable in before camp, such as speaking in front of a large group of people.

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If you’re feeling like you won’t fit into the stereotypical counselor role, that is okay! There is more than one type of counselor! No one is the same and even if you’re a quiet person, you will fit right in at camp! Your co-counselors become your second family and you will learn everyone’s strengths and weaknesses and how you can use these to form a solid foundation in your bunk!

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I am forever grateful that I pushed myself to apply for Camp America as it has given me so many friends around the world and has made me grow as an individual! It’s so worth it and is definitely the experience of a lifetime! Why wait? Apply now!

But what If I’m a more reserved, quiet person? - Tegan's Camp America Experience

In the videos of people at camp you see everyone being daring, outgoing and crazy. During the application process I found this somewhat intimidating. All these people appeared to be extroverted, sporty and like they loved being in front of large groups of people. That is not me.

But what If I’m a more reserved, quiet person?

In the videos of people at camp you see everyone being daring, outgoing and crazy. During the application process I found this somewhat intimidating. All these people appeared to be extroverted, sporty and like they loved being in front of large groups of people.

That is not me.

Camp America Tegan Experience 1.JPG

I am naturally a more reserved, quiet person. I don’t enjoy being in front of large groups and I am not particularly athletic. It tends to take a lot for me to put myself out there and act silly in front of people I’ve just met and I have a tendency to hang around the sides of large group activities.

None of this mattered at camp.

Camp America Tegan experience 2.JPG

Camps require a range of different people. Just like with adults, there are kids who are a bit more reserved and don’t like to be the ones at the front of activities. Not all kids respond to a certain type of counselor and by having a range of different personality types, these kids are more likely to feel comfortable finding someone to turn to if they need to.

Camp America Tegan Experience 3.JPG

It’s also amazing how comfortable you feel stepping out of your comfort zone at camp. Camp becomes a no judgment zone and you will do anything to make your kids laugh, like going up on stage and shoving your face in a plate of whipped cream to search for M&Ms! It’s often these moments where you make a fool of yourself that the kids will bring up for the rest of the summer and it spurs you on, knowing you’ve made a memorable moment for them!

Camp America Tegan Experience 4.JPG

Some of my favourite moments from camp are ones where I’ve stepped way out of my comfort zone and done something that has scared me. It has changed who I am as a person back home and I feel as though I am able to put myself in situations I would never have felt comfortable in before camp, such as speaking in front of a large group of people.

Camp America Tegan Experience 5.jpeg


If you’re feeling like you won’t fit into the stereotypical counselor role, that is okay! There is more than one type of counselor! No one is the same and even if you’re a quiet person, you will fit right in at camp! Your co-counselors become your second family and you will learn everyone’s strengths and weaknesses and how you can use these to form a solid foundation in your bunk!

Camp America Tegan Experience 5.jpeg

I am forever grateful that I pushed myself to apply for Camp America as it has given me so many friends around the world and has made me grow as an individual! It’s so worth it and is definitely the experience of a lifetime! Why wait? Apply now!

But what If I’m a more reserved, quiet person? - Tegan's Camp America Experience

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