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Sam Scaccia

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Sam on Stars 'N Stripes Day, July 4, 2016; Camp Promise-East

Sam on Stars 'N Stripes Day, July 4, 2016; Camp Promise-East

Sam Scaccia
Unit leader, camp promise-eAst

When was your first year at Camp Promise?
2015! It seems like just yesterday. Someone stop time from going so quickly. Please.

Why do you keep coming back to camp?
It's my favorite week of the year and something I immediately start looking forward to once the week is over every summer. I've formed lasting friendships each summer with both campers and counselors, and gain countless skills every summer: communication, collaborating with a team, patience, empathy, and understanding.

What's your favorite camp theme day and why?
Is it possible to choose just one? Cabin color day is always incredibly fun, but both the Toga Dance and Under The Sea themed prom are my favorites too.
   
What's your favorite camp memory?
Making a certain camper who prefers to keep his emotions hidden laugh hysterically in the pool...quite a feat.

If we did a talent show right now, what would your talent be?
I can crack every joint in my body...gross and maybe not exactly a talent, but unique? 

What’s your day job?
I am a full-time student at Lehigh University. This summer, I am a research intern at LIJ Medical Center in New York.

Anything else you want the world to know?
My goal is to get accepted to medical school and ultimately become a pediatric surgeon while continuing to volunteer and fundraise for Camp Promise. In fact, I am running a bunch of races this summer to raise money for camp, so click here to follow my journey and support me!

Check out Sam's Day in The Life of A Counselor testimony here.