TLC Generations for Jamie!

Hi everybody! My name is Jamie and next summer will be my eighth year at TLC.  I come from a Timber Lake family!  My brother Jason was at camp from 2001 to 2006 and my brother Alec (now a counselor) has been at Timber Lake since 2003. My dad went to Timber Lake from 1973 to 1982 and is constantly telling stories that start with “Back in the day….”

He then tells these really long stories about him being General of the 1981 White Romans, 400 foot home runs he claims to have hit over the Boys’ HC shack, his induction into the original Hall of Fame and on and on and on…. When he tells his stories, my mom pretends to listen and just rolls her eyes. My brothers and I, on the other hand, get it (but we never let him know that). His nickname at camp was Stoney, because the kids in his bunk in 1973 thought he looked like Fred Flintstone. 40 years later everybody still calls him Stoney. Since we look alike (even though I am much better looking), people sometimes call me “Little Stoney.” I have many other nicknames, including Jame, Jamison, Jamers and the very creative TLC favorites:  “Rog, ” “Rogi” and “Rogers.”

I started in BUNK ONE in 2007 (that’s me in bunk one in the picture to the left in the middle row).  I live in Tenafly, New Jersey, with my mom, dad and two brothers. I am 14 years old and a freshman at Tenafly High School, playing on the school’s volleyball team (I learned my killer serve at camp!) While I love my hometown, I talk to at least one camp friend almost every night. Here are some of my favorite things:

Book:          Tuesdays With Morrie
Song:          Counting Stars
Color:          Yellow
Quote:         “It’s not the years in your life, it’s the life in your years”

Like the STARFISH quality of “Appreciation,” Timber Lake has taught me to really appreciate the good in my life, especially the summer (ten months for two!) What I like best about camp is the mix of the old and new. I have a group – “my summer sisters” – that has been at camp with me since we were seven and eight years old. They fill each summer – and now year round – with great fun that I love to be part of and will carry with me the rest of my life. But there is always room for more and each summer I meet new friends who add to my amazing camp experiences.

But above all else, no matter your age… no matter where you are from… no matter when you started coming to camp… each summer all of Timber Lake comes together to form one big TLC FAMILY. I love that! Can’t wait to see my TLC family again in 232 days!

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