What was your first year at camp, and who or what brought you to WEHC?

My first year at camp was 2017, and Matty Vogel brought me to camp.

How many years have you attended camp as a camper and counselor?

I’ve been a camper for 6 years, and this summer will be my first year on staff as a CIT.

What are your first memories of West End?

My first memory is playing my first Watermelon game on my first night of camp.

What were your favorite camp activities as a camper?

My favorite activities at camp are Watermelon, Desert war, and Color War. 

What is your favorite meal in the mess hall?

My favorite meal has to be chicken and waffles. 

What is your favorite camp memory?

My favorite camp memory is the 12U dodgeball tournaments we used to go to at Camp Wigwam. 

What is it that keeps you coming back to WEHC?

The thing that keeps me coming back to camp is just being able to hang out with my friends that I don’t get to see the rest of the year. The best times of the day are the unstructured ones where we can choose what we want to do together.  

Can you share a funny story from or about camp?

In my first year of camp, I was the line leader for the White Corps. On Song Night, I had to whisper to our coaches to remember the formations.

What is the best Color War memory you have?

The best Color War memory I have is making the last out in High Senior Softball this past year to win a game we weren’t expected to win.

A life lesson you learned from going to West End House Camp?

A couple life lessons I’ve learned from camp are to make every moment count, and that camp is what you make it!

Steve Lepler and Bill Margolin mean a lot to so many people, how have they had an influence on your life?

Steve and Bill have had a big impact on many lives in and out of the WEHC community. Playing chess with Bill during my first years as a camper was a great way to meet new people. It helped me forge life long connections with people who don’t even go to camp anymore and of course with Bill.

What does it mean to be ‘one of the boys’, and how important is that to you?

Being “one of the boys” means that no matter what you’re currently doing, there is always a community and a group of friends to latch onto. It is important to me because being “one of the boys” means to have people there for you, it also means that you are always there for others. 

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