Thursday, November 20, 2008

2008 Counselor Lipsync

The Jefunira counselors take things back to the 80's and rock the house with this rendition of "Total Eclipse of the Heart"!

Jefunira Campers in the news!

We wanted to give a shout out and congratulate one of our very own Jefunira Junior counselors, Allie Coleman. Allie was recently awarded the Palo Alto Daily Athlete of the Week in recognition of her performance in two volleyball matches against Los Gatos and Homestead. We at Jefunira have seen Allie's setting skills firsthand during games of Prisonball and they are truly impressive! And to everyone out there reading this, remember- If you had fun, you won!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Welcome to WEB 2.0

Hi All,

With much prodding and hand holding from Director Ben, I am finally entering the world of blogging.  I want to thank Ben for creating our fantastic Jefunira Camp blog and getting me started at a blogger.  

This weekend I was at the team party after my son's last soccer game.  As is often the case, one of the parents asked me about Jefunira Camp.  Their interest was piqued because every piece of clothing I wear has the Jefunira Camp name on it.  After I explained a bit about camp and my role, another parent asked the inevitable question, "That sound like a great way to spend the summer, but what do you do during the year?"  I said that running Jefunira Camp was my only job.  That is what I do.  People are always amazed when I say that.  They ask what I do when it is not summer.  My usual, tongue in cheek response, is "Relish my career choice!".  But the truth is that running a top quality summer camp is a year round endeavor.  The time between the end of summer and now is spend reviewing every aspect of Jefunira Camp and thinking about what worked and what we could do better.  We are always thinking about how we can improve the quality of the experience for campers, counselors and parents. November 1 traditionally marks the point when we move from reflecting on the past summer to planning for the coming summer.  So while finding ways to get rid of the last of the Halloween candy, planning for Thanksgiving and preparing for the holidays is probably more on your mind than summer camp, we are now spending our time getting ready for a fantastic Jefunira Camp 2009.