Volunteer Spotlight – Camp Fire Central Puget Sound

Robin Lowell has been involved with Camp Fire since she was three years old. Starting out as a preschool camper, she has been a Counselor-In-Training, a specialist and a counselor and starting this summer is the new co-site director at Hans Jensen Day Camp.

“I am so excited; I have had a Site Director pin since 1984 when my aunt gave it to me. My co-director Angela and I have big shoes to fill. Cindy and Christa did an amazing job at Hans Jensen, creating a program that kids want to return to year after year. My goal is to continue the same traditions with excitement and enthusiasm.”

Robin credits Camp Fire with making an incredible difference in her life and she can see the impact it has made on her kids as well. Daughter Morgan is an alum of Camp Sealth’s teen leadership program. “Prior to attending Camp Fire programs, she was shy, and struggled with confidence issues. She has now found community, become more independent and thoughtful. I find her to more engaged and aware of others around her. It allowed her to grow as a person and now she knows how to deal with conflict, solve problems and advocate for herself.”

Robin’s daughter Quinn is a high school junior and a volunteer counselor at Hans Jensen who recruits her friends to volunteer with her each summer. “It’s a place they can have a shared experience. Camp Fire has taught them resilience, how to deal with challenges and the importance of creating a positive environment.” Her fifth grader Elliott, started Hans Jensen in preschool (like Robin!) and has had his camp name picked out since he was in kindergarten for when he becomes a CIT.

“Camp Fire is about being yourself and has a place for everyone. If you want to volunteer for half a day and teach compass, there is a place for you. If you have a camper who is shy or has special needs, we have the training to support your child, if you identify as LGBTQ+, there is a place for you here. Camp Fire has a place for you, whoever you are – you are welcome here.”

Thank you Robin and Angela for taking over the reins at Hans Jensen!

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