Humans of Jewish Camp: Abby Kirshbaum
Abby is the Director of Camp TEKO.
What are some of your earliest and most special camp memories?
What is the best superlative award you ever received?
When I was on Hanhallah (senior staff) at camp, I received the superlative award of “Most likely to blow out the walkie talkie” because I talked so loud. The worst part about this was that no one told me I was screaming until halfway through the summer! They thought they would hurt my feelings. I was more embarrassed by the fact that they thought I couldn’t take the feedback than by the feedback itself. Now, whenever I use a walkie talkie, I make sure to talk at an appropriate volume!
What’s your favorite part of the day at camp?
My favorite part of the day at Camp TEKO is when the campers get off the bus in the morning. I love saying hello to all of them and watching their eyes light up as they get ready for their day. One of my goals every summer is to learn all of the campers’ names. I’m hoping I will meet this goal again this summer!
What camp activity makes you wish you were still a camper?
I always wish I were still a camper, but when I watch our campers go boating, I really wish I were still 8 years old! Who wouldn’t want to spend their days on the lake, with no cares in the world other than what kind of ice cream you’re going to eat when you get home!?