Jarred Allen I AM A CIT AT TYLER HILL CAMP

Jarred Allen

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

My first memory of getting off the bus was when I stepped off the bus, I saw all of my counselors holding a gigantic sign. My only friend that I knew at the time, Ben Schloss, and I were very nervous about being in the same bunk. We did end up being in the same bunk happily and we are still great friends to this day even as CITS.

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

I think the prettiest place in camp to step back and appreciate the beauty of THC is at the fishing dock right near the place where we hold Starfish.

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

One thing that I learned about myself from my time at THC is that in order to enjoy yourself, you need to be yourself and not let the opinion of others to weigh you down. Another thing that I learned about myself from my time at THC is that you always need to be respectful to your counselors because they give up so much time for everyone so it’s always nice to treat them back with respect.

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

Yes, there is a counselor that has really made an impact on me. His name is Michael “Sally” Leffler. He has been my counselor for the past 6 years. We also became friends even before he was my counselor when he was a CIT. Michael taught me to really appreciate my time at THC because as I am starting to learn it will pass by quickly so you need to take the time to appreciate every moment you spend there.

What's your single greatest memory at THC?

My single greatest moment at THC was when I got off the bus with all of my best friends and we all found out that we were going to all be in the same bunk together. That was my sophomore summer in Bunk 9 and that was one of my favorite summers to this day.

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

My one piece of advice that I would want to share with younger campers is that you need to make sure you don’t take one day for granted. If you are having a bad day, or if you are fighting with your friends, you need to put it in the past because it’s not worth it to fight. You have such a limited amount of time at that special place and you need to make the most out of your time at THC.

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