Jenn Tobias began spending her summers at Frogbridge 16 years ago as a junior camper and stayed with us all the way through the CIT (Counselor In Training) program. She then worked two years as an Assistant Counselor, after that she became a Head Counselor and currently, she has been working the past two summers as a Head Counselor in the CIT division, where she will be again this summer. Jenn undoubtedly has a tremendous future at Frogbridge. Once she obtains her masters from her alma mater, she will be on her way to becoming a member of our Administrative Team serving as a Division Leader. Her boundless energy and love of camp is evident within minutes of meeting her. We consider ourselves lucky to have her as a member of our family. We now introduce to you Jenn Tobias.
“Hi! My name is Jenn, and I absolutely LOVE camp!”
Frogbridge Day Camp has been my summer home for the past 15 summers. I started going to camp at Frogbridge back in 2001, in JG6 when I was in second grade. After each summer, I have always said, ‘That was the best summer ever!’ – and every year I meant it.
I have the fondest memories as a camper in junior, middle, and senior camp: kayaking in the lake
with friends, my first time making it to the top of the rock wall
, swimming, my first bullseye in archery, cheering with my friends when we were on the winning Color War
team, and my first win in the game of gaga. Some of the girls I went to camp with in those past years are still my best friends today, and we always talk about our cherished memories of camp! I loved traveling in the SCORE and Teen Travel programs, especially seeing the Broadway shows and going to all of the amusement and water parks.
I was so excited to become a CIT and then a counselor, and after eight wonderful summers as a camper, I was an Assistant Counselor in senior camp for two years. Then, I was a Head Counselor in senior camp travel for one year, in SCORE for two years, and this summer will be my third as a Head Counselor in the CIT division.
Growing up as part of the Frogbridge family, I always looked forward to the first day of camp when I would see the ‘Welcome Home!’ sign upon arrival because Frogbridge truly feels like home! There are endless unique, fun activities
, and every day is filled with lots of smiles and laughter; even rainy days are sunny days at camp, and each summer, memories and friendships grow. The campers I had back when I was a CIT are now Head Counselors at camp, and we always reminisce about how much fun we had together and how we love coming back to camp each summer!
The bonds I have with my campers and co-workers
add to what makes Frogbridge so special to me, and my experiences as a counselor helped shape me into the teacher I am today. I graduated from The College of New Jersey in May 2015, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and English, and this year, I will be graduating from the graduate program there with my Masters of Arts in Teaching in Early Childhood Education. I look forward to continuing my frog-tastic experiences at camp and possibly in an administrative position there in the future. I love camp, and I am super excited to celebrate my sweet 16th summer at camp this year!”
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