Camp Woodland Blog

Aquarius- The Costume Queens of Summer

October is one of the most popular months of the year. With the crisp autumn air, the beautiful shifting colors, and so many fun fall activities to do, what’s not to love about October? To cap it all off, there’s HALLOWEEN! It’s always such fun to think about how to celebrate and, of course, what costume to WEAR!

We all know that camp is one of the most magical places on Earth where you can truly be yourself, make amazing friends, and learn new skills. It is also a place where you can be goofy and celebrate in costume all summer long. We love coming up with different themes and dressing up for every occasion. It seems like every day is a holiday at Camp Woodland!

Thanks to our super CIT’s who work so hard to plan special events, we get to be transported to different worlds and play the role of so many different characters throughout the summer. They are most definitely the “costume queens” around camp, so we thought it would be fitting to highlight the 2022 achievements of Aquarius, home of the CITs, this month:

What is something new that you learned about yourself at camp in 2022?

“Something new I learned about myself was that I really enjoy teaching! Helping and instructing the younger girls is so much fun! I really enjoy seeing my feedback being taken, used, and becoming helpful.” – Brianna K.

“I learned more about how I am and what I want to be and how I want to live my life from now on.” – Isabella S.

“Reading is an activity that calms me and makes me happy. I need to make more time for it at home.” – Maya S.

In what ways did you GROW this summer?

“I went to ropes course even though I’m really afraid of heights. Even though I had a rough time with riflery, I put my attention towards helping the younger girls.” – Maya S.

“I tried new things that I was afraid of at first. I also made new friends even though I’m usually a shy person.” – Natalia G.

“I skied every day even when the water was cold and I didn’t feel like it until I got way better. I also learned how important mindset is when trying things like riding or getting my advanced in tennis.” – Tess W.

“I joined Sail Race and improved in tennis. I offered ideas whenever I felt I could. I got better at being able to let things go and working through negative emotions.” – Isabella S.

In what ways did you feel part of your cabin and the camp COMMUNITY?

“When I felt a sense of community was when we had shows and everyone was cheering for one another! There was so much love and support. There was also so much joy from the entertainment, it’s hard to contain our support for one another.” – Brianna K.

“Whenever we had an evening activity because I would have some people in my cabin, but also girls from other cabins. I was able to branch out and talk to them as well.” – Lindsey R.

“I felt included with all of the inside jokes and all of the deep conversations we have.” – Cuau D.

In what ways did you see RESPECT this summer?

“I think everyone in my cabin was very respectful of each other because we all have different interests and levels of skill in different areas, but we were always kind and willing to learn from each other.” – Tess W.

“During olympics, specifically when one team was not doing the best, the other team would cheer them on. We always cheer for each other’s teams, bringing each other up rather than tearing each other down.” – Lindsey R.

“When all of the girls helped each other in different ways and didn’t laugh if something bad happened.” – Cuau D.