McKenna Roche

Major: Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Studies
Minor/option/emphasis: Human Development and Family Studies
Company/Organization: Lutheran Lakeside Camp
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Destination: Spirit Lake, Iowa
Timeframe: Sumer 2022
Advisor/Coordinator Email: jenvan


My responsibilities include planning activities, caring for a group of children, teaching bible studies, and cleaning around camp.


I came out of my comfort zone and started taking more initiative. I also felt like I was good at getting the kids to listen and pay attention.

Learning experience

I learned a lot about the kids I was able to supervise. I learned a lot about being outdoors and how to deal with homesick kids. It’s a rewarding feeling to help a sad camper feel happy.

What advice would you give?

Don’t be scared and have fun with it. It can be intimidating being around many kids, but they are actually a lot of fun. If you get comfortable with the setting, you will feel more confident.

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