A Dream Come True.
A note from Sydney Rosenberg 6 Points Sports Academy’s new Assistant Director
If you were to look up ‘camp’ in a thesaurus you would find there is only one true synonym – ‘home’. Everyone that has gone to camp, while in different locations, all feel that immense feeling of belonging. Camp has a way of helping you grow as a human being and teaches you how to make a positive difference in this world.
I’m Sydney Rosenberg and I am ecstatic to be joining 6 Points Sports Academy as an Assistant Director. I never quite know what to say about myself so let me start with the basics. I grew up in New Jersey spending all my summers at a day camp. I then went to college in Rhode Island and spent all those summers working at a sleep away camp in Pennsylvania. One important fact you’ve probably noticed is that I am 1000% a camp person.
Working at a camp taught me many life lessons that have helped make me who I am today. How incredible it is, to know you really have a direct impact on other people. That being there for these kids, in those short weeks that feel like years, you can completely change the trajectory of their lives. I’m still in touch with campers from my first summer as a counselor, which was almost 10 years ago. All these relationships I’ve built make long summers worth it.
Camp is a place where we all feel safe. Where we know we can be unapologetically exactly who we are with no judgement. Who knew that stepping foot on that dirt road in northeast Pennsylvania – my life would be forever changed. That I would have that moment where I wondered, “can I do this forever?” So that is exactly what I set out to do, and here I am today with 6 Points Sports Academy making that dream a reality. Getting to experience the magic as a kid, to then be part of bringing that magic to life as a counselor – I knew I wanted to be part of the leadership team that builds and creates that magic.
The only way I really know how to describe camp is with the following quote, “from the outside looking in, you can’t understand it. From the inside looking out, it’s impossible to explain,” and I hope one day, everyone understands that feeling.