Every year Easter Seals Greater Houston hires two interns to help run our amazing summer camps. This year we hired Lindsay and Maddie who are tasked with helping make sure our first ever virtual camps run smoothly. Read how the campers inspire these two hard working young women!
My name is Lindsay. This summer marks my fifth summer being involved with Easter Seals Greater Houston and my second summer as a Camp Intern! I began volunteering with Easter Seals summer of 2016, simply to get service hours. Little did I know at the time how much Easter Seals would transform my life. Interning last summer was hands down one of the best summers of my life. I learned so much and made the most amazing connections with those around me. In the fall, I’m headed to Texas A&M University to study Allied Health. Easter Seals has provided me with an amazing career trajectory as I hope to be either a speech pathologist or physical therapist in the future. Time will tell which one of these paths I choose to take!
While being stuck in quarantine, one of the things I have missed the most is camp. Even though this summer is going to look different than most, I know it will be a great one! The thing I’m most excited about is reuniting with all the amazing campers I met last summer! The friendships I have formed with so many campers are the reason why I keep coming back. The children I have met at camp have shaped me into the person I am today, and I am forever thankful. One of my favorite stories is an interaction I had with a camper named Angel. I met Angel at Camp Smiles last summer. Throughout the week at camp, I got to know Angel and became friends with him. At the end of the week, Angel told me camp was one of the best weeks of his life and that he was so excited to come back next year but only if I was there! It was such a small statement, but it meant so much. I cannot wait for another summer full of little moments like this.
Hello Easter Seals readers!
My name is Maddie, I’m 19, and I’ve lived in Houston my whole life! I just finished my freshman year at Texas A&M University, where I’m studying Environmental Science. At Texas A&M, I’m involved in my sorority Kappa Alpha Theta and Aggie ACHIEVEMates. I first started volunteering with Easter Seals Greater Houston through my chapter of National Charity League. I’m very passionate about Easter Seals and serving those with disabilities. I’ve been to both Camp Smiles and Camp Buckaroo! One ofmy favorite camp memories is Karate Day with my buddy Christian at Camp Buckaroo, he is a pro at karate-chopping! I’m so excited to be a summer camps intern this year. I can’t wait to learn more about Easter Seals and hang out with the most awesome campers!