NICOLE MINTZ I AM A CIT - AT TYLER HILL CAMP

NICOLE MINTZ

H!! My name is Nicole Mintz, but never really been referred to as Nicole a day at camp. People at THC know me as Mintz, Mintz Meat and Minty. My first summer at camp was 2010, I was 9 years old.

What are your 1st memories of getting off the bus your very 1st summer?

My first memory of getting off those buses was being super anxious but yet excited to settle down at my 2nd summer home where I would meet all my new friends and make lots of memories that I knew would last a lifetime.

What do you think is the prettiest place in camp to step back and appreciate the beauty of Tyler Hill?

The prettiest scene at camp is definitely looking behind the CAMP-i-theater on a Friday night during starfish at sunset. Being able appreciate that view is an inexpressible sight.

What are 2 or 3 things you've learned about yourself over the course of your time at THC?

Two things I have learned about myself over my 8 summers at Tyler Hill is, at the end of the day it doesn’t matter if you win or lose and to never take anything for granted.

Has there been a counselor at THC that has really made an impact on you? Who and why?

The counselor that has really had an impact on me is Erin Goldberg who I refer to as mom and Ellen. Erin has impacted me in ways that are indescribable. Erin has been my big sister, mom and the best role model who I can not thank enough. She has impacted my life in so many ways and I am so thankful to have her. As Erin always says, “I love my girls”, and we love her even more.

What's your single greatest memory at THC?

My all time greatest memory at camp is winning the first ever Tyler Hill girls invitational team tournament. It was an indescribable feeling for me and one that I will cherish forever and ever.

What one piece of advice do you want to share with younger campers?

A piece of advice I would share too young campers, is never rush your summers at Tyler Hill, cherish every moment like it’s your last, squeeze your best friend's hand when walking from activities, laugh as hard as you can when see your “inside joke”, cry when the buses pull out those big white gates. Finally, take in every breath, every moment and every step, it goes by in heartbeat and soon all you’ll have is memories..

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