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Allison Pringle

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Allison Pringle
Unit leader, camp promise-west

When was your first year at Camp Promise?
2009! I’ve been going to CPW since it started. I’ve only missed 1 year because physical therapy school was keeping me captive during the week.

Why do you keep coming back to camp?
The campers keep me coming back year after year. Every summer I find that the campers surprise me, with their talent, excitement, creativity, and joy and that’s what makes camp great. I love everything about camp and I start counting down the days to camp probably much earlier than most.

What's your favorite camp theme day and why?
I like every theme day…especially the ones that I can be extra creative on a team costume with my camper: green eggs and ham, the front and back of the Toy Story’s Slinky Dog, a team of oompa loompas, evil minions from Despicable Me 2…all of the theme days.
   
What's your favorite camp memory?
Every year I really enjoy watching everyone perform at the talent show. Each person really does have such unique and amazing things to perform and it’s so fun to watch. I don’t know if I can pinpoint an exact moment…but the talent show is awesome. From this last year, we had the color war and that was SO FUN! I so enjoyed laughing and playing and getting doused in color with everyone.

If we did a talent show right now, what would your talent be?
I am the fastest hair French-braider in the west! I can do all the braids (well almost all…) and do them all quick, quick, quick! Which is especially helpful in a cabin full of lovely ladies.

What’s your day job?
I am a physical therapy student at the University of Washington and will be finishing up this spring! Soon, I’m gonna be a real live physical therapist, but until then I’m a perpetual student and CPW enthusiast.

Check out Allison's Day in the Life of A Unit Leader camp testimony here.