Camp Counselor Spotlight: Meet Danny

Adventure Camp simply would not be the same without our wonderful counselors and staff! We interviewed a few different counselors to learn about their first-hand experience:

Danny Naunheim is 19 years old and is returning this summer for his 5th year working at Variety’s Adventure Camp. Danny worked a year as a volunteer staff member and this is his 4th summer as a camp counselor!

Danny says that every day he comes to work at camp, he is excited to have fun with his assigned camper and loves watching them make new friends.

When asked what motivates him to be a camp counselor, Danny shared, “Seeing how much fun the kids have at camp and knowing that I play a small part in making that happen for them. I love to see the joy in their faces and am so happy that they can have this awesome experience.”

Danny’s favorite camp memory is when they were singing camp songs while exploring the zoo and seeing all the animals.

One of Danny’s biggest surprises in his camp counselor role is how quickly campers are always on the move. It is a fun challenge to have to stay one step ahead of them!

Danny says that seeing how much of a difference he can make in these kids’ lives has inspired him to become a special education teacher! We know Danny will go on to do great things and cannot wait to see how he makes a difference in even more kids’ lives.

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