Counselor Spotlight: Jeral!

Counselor training starts NEXT WEEK, and we are so excited to welcome back another great counselor. At Camp Fletcher, Jeral is better known as J Money, and we’re so glad he’s returning for his third summer as a counselor! Keep reading to learn more, and be sure to check out his counselor spotlight from last summer!

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J Money at Camp Fletcher, Summer 2015

J Money is 23 years old. He attends UAB, where he majors in Information Systems.

What made you want to return to Camp Fletcher for another summer?
Camp Fletcher is my second home and the staff is my second family so I have to visit every now and then, right? Working at camp allows me to enjoy hard work while having fun with the campers at the same time. It’s an experience, among several others, that will always draw me back for another summer.

What was your favorite memory from summer 2015 at Camp Fletcher?
I’ll cheat and tell my favorite camper memory and counselor/staff memory. My camper memory is seeing the stumped looks on all of the campers when I perform my magic card tricks. I smile when they keep asking me to do the trick again, show them another trick, or teach it to them. I still remember showing one trick to a camper; he vowed to learn how I did that trick and show me the next time we meet at camp.

My counselor memory is that I made crystal heart ornaments for my co-counselors who had to leave camp for a day due to an illness. I made them just to show that they were not forgotten and I’m sure I made them feel even better when they returned. The funny thing about it was that I was keeping it a secret from everyone and I was walking back and forth between my cabin room and the kitchen with jars of hot water every night. I got interrogated a lot, but it was all for a good cause!

What are you most excited about for summer 2016 at Camp Fletcher?
I’ve learned a lot more magic card tricks and I’ll be bringing even more new, crazy fun ideas to camp. I’m expecting another fun summer with all of the campers and counselors.

We can’t wait to welcome J Money back to camp next week for staff training, and we know it’s going to be a great summer! If you’re interested in working as a counselor this summer, there’s still time to apply. Visit us online for more information and to apply today!

 

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