By Katie Dickie
Grace Verner, from Ballinamallard in County Fermanagh, will leave Northern Ireland this Friday to work at a children’s camp in the USA.
The twenty-year-old South West College student, is currently undertaking a Foundation Science Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. After being told she needed to complete 26 weeks industry placement, Grace decided to go and work in the tourism sector within a children’s camp.
Grace had always heard her older brother refer to camp with such fondness.“He would be smiling from ear to ear and always had great stories to tell, in-fact this will be his eighth year heading out”, she said.
Grace and her brother will travel together to Pierce Camp Birchmont, in New Hampshire, USA. “Around 250 children will attend the camp and they range from seven-15 years-old”, Grace explained.
Not one to set off and forget home Grace said “ I will really miss the rest of my family, my dog and the warm feeling of home.”
Grace is a huge music fan and said, “I won’t be leaving home without my headphones and Spotify, I can’t go a day without listening to music.”
To find out more about Grace’s travel plans, please click on the link to my video report below.
Figure 1 Pierce Camp Birchmont Interactive Children’s Map.
Figure 2 Summer Camp Facts from American Camp Association (2017).