I spent the last week in July at the amazing Camp Louise in Maryland and below is the camp director's blog about my visit!
POSTED BY ALICIA BERLIN ON AUGUST 11, 2017
We are so proud of the many different activities that we offer here at Camp Louise. Today’s focus is on two real life authors who came two different weeks to work with our campers. I asked each of them to write a little something about their time spent at camp. Hey, they are authors after all!!! -Alicia
AUTHOR STACY DAVIDOWITZ
My week at Camp Louise was magical. I had the pleasure of working with campers ages six through fifteen, and I was blown away by their enthusiasm, camp spirit, and eagerness to learn. In each of the Creative Writing workshops, I introduced myself and my sleep away camp book series titled Camp Rolling Hills, cast the campers as the characters, and led them through acting exercises. The campers had so much fun making bold acting choices and thinking about setting, point of view, and storytelling. Next, the campers developed their own characters, set them at Camp Louise, and explored voice through “bunk letters.” The creativity was overwhelming!
Everyone at Camp Louise is so warm and welcoming. I can truly say that I feel a part of the family, and I hope to embrace my inner-awesomeness year-round. It’s so refreshing and inspiring to work with girls who appreciate life, appreciate each other, and will one day take on the world with all the amazing skills and values they’ve learned each summer.
The book series Camp Rolling Hills is based on a musical I co-wrote, and all the info for both can be found on this website.
Hope to see everyone back at Camp Louise for another magical summer!