Finding the meaning of camp with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Katie Morris | June 13, 2018
This summer, Slalom has the opportunity to partner with staff at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital to bring the experience of summer camp to patients and their families through their Camp Urban Explorers program. As the team lead for Slalom, I couldn’t be happier to revisit a familiar role for me: camp counselor.
I had the privilege of being reintroduced to the world of summer camp as a counselor during college. As a kid, I attended a two-week sleepaway camp one summer, but the camp experience didn't quite sink into my bones until I spent nine weeks as a camp counselor. I was hooked.
Most students choose summer internships to prepare them for the “real world.” But as an engineering major, I chose to work at a summer camp to take a break from the stress of my challenging major. Little did I know that camp would teach me more skills that I use in my professional and personal life than any internship ever could have.