July 18th

An absolutely exquisite day up here in Bridgton, Maine. Today was our first full day of activities as campers went to their five scheduled periods until dinner time. Majors were in full force as campers are now accustomed to the coach’s routines.

The temperature stayed in the upper 70s throughout the day making it the perfect weather to play sports in. After dinner, we had another night of BSL where campers played kickball, cricket, and handball. We have some great weather coming up the next few days.

Today was only the third full day of camp. As Koop always says, “the days are long but the weeks fly by.” I always try to appreciate my time here at BSC anytime I can because before I know it, camp will be over. Tonight, we had the opening campfire where a few campers spoke about our five core principles at BSC: sportsmanship, teamwork, friendship, kindness, and loyalty. These concepts are what we, as a staff, try to preach to the campers. If campers exhibit these qualities in life and in sports, regardless of the outcome, they will succeed. After the campers spoke, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to speak as well. As mentioned before, I enjoy taking time to appreciate my surroundings. When I got up to speak, I encouraged all the campers to do the same. They are only here three weeks out of 52 so they should make the most out of their brief time at BSC.

Counselor Profile: Drew Rosen

Where are you from and how old are you?

I am from New York, New York and I am 18-years-old.

How long have you been at BSC?

I have been at BSC for eight years. I was a camper for five years, a CIT for one year, and I have now been a counselor for two years.

What keeps you coming back each year?

What keeps me coming back is all of the great relationships I’ve made over the past eight years at Bridgton. I feel that now, as a counselor, I’ve made friendships that will last a lifetime and have made a positive impact on the younger generation of campers.

What are your sports?

My main sport is soccer. I will be playing Division I at St. John’s University in Queens next year.

If there is one thing you could change about camp, what would it be?

I wish there was an easier way to stay in contact with the campers and counselors year-round rather than just the three weeks we have here at camp.

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