Gratitude for 10 for 2

Read why Linda, Kyle, Sandy, Liz, Rich, and Debbie are grateful for their 10 for 2 lives…

Linda Courtiss, Director Emeritus:

I am full of gratitude for the many decades where I have been surrounded by the family and Vega family who have maintained the warmth, love and values for which Camp Vega stands.

Rich Askey, Operations Director:

Monday to Friday, 9 to 5 is a concept that has long disappeared from my life, more often than not I find myself in the fast lane of life not stopping to take a break, taking the time to appreciate what I have and what others have done for me. The idea of living 10 for 2 however is one that brings a smile to my face, a chance to take a deep breath, the opportunity refocus the mind and once again know that for the next two months I can really help make a difference to the lives of 200+ young women. To Vega I could not be more grateful.

Driving down Echo Lake road releases the tension in my shoulders, taking a deep breath of fresh air down on the swim docks relaxes the mind, true darkness and silence (bar the loon calls) helps me sleep well at night. I am thankful that Vega can help provide an escape from the ‘hustle and bustle’ of city life for so many people and will continue to do so for many years to come.

Lifelong friends, best friends, bffs are found at camp, for both campers and staff. I have met and worked with many amazing and talented people while at Vega, all of whom have helped better myself as an individual. I now have friends all around the world thanks to camp and I look forward to seeing everyone again in June.

Working at a summer camp is not always easy, however the stressful times don’t last long!  Campers are always on hand to remind you why you do the job you do, to play a game of jacks with, give a high five to, or will stop by the office for a chat! I cannot thank the campers, staff and administration enough for providing me with such an amazing opportunity and summer home. There isn’t a day that goes by without a smile at Vega.

Liz Pruzinsky, Tamary Group Leader:

I am beyond thankful for all of the life long friendships that Vega has given me. Camp friends give a new meaning to the word friend and I am lucky to have friends for over 20 years, from all over the world, all who have helped me become the person I am today.

Sandy Harris, Program Director:

Thanksgiving is a time when I reflect on all that I’ve been blessed with and how I’ve shown gratitude toward the people who have given me so much. Vega, you’ve helped me grow, given me a second family, lifelong friendships, and a place where my children feel safe and loved. I am so grateful.

Kyle Courtiss, Director:

Community is quite a broad term, and it is also something that people need to thrive.  The plethora of choices both in our own homes and in our towns and cities allow people to immerse themselves and become involved as much or as little as they like.  In this day and age it is quite challenging for families to find a reciprocal and equitable relationship with their community and every individual in it.  Community is the foundation of summer camp, and I am grateful for Vega’s community because of how it upholds the saying: “the more you put into it, the more you get out of it”.

Debbie Green, Head Counselor:

Camp Vega has given me a second home,  a second family. and a job that I truly love.  I cherish the relationships I have made with campers, staff and administration through the years.   I am thankful today and every day for my loving family and good friends. Wishing everyone a happy, healthy Thanksgiving.
With love,