Ballinamallard, Grace ‘all set’ to travel to Pierce Camp Birchmont, USA

Grace Verner

 

 

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).

 

Featured Stories
New TV comedy show “Derry Girls” takes the UK by storm

Review: Derry Girls 2018   It’s the fresh new comedy series that everyone has been talking about. When “Derry Girls” first hit our screens in early January 2018, no one could have predicted the success that was about to follow.   Brilliantly written and created by Lisa McGee, there is …

Featured Stories
UK’s biggest food festival welcomes back Toploader after a two year break

  It’s the UK’s biggest food festival. The Foodies Festival welcomes over 30,000 people from across the UK to tantalise tastebuds with some of the world’s best chefs, street food stalls, and provide outstanding entertainment from legendary artists. As well as appearances from The Hoosiers and other talented musicians, this year’s …

Featured Stories
An era of oversharing the perfectly edited life.

Various research has shown that Instagram is one of the worst social networks for our mental health, and yet we can’t stay off it. App users are prone to feel more depressed after scrolling through endless idyllic sunsets, heavenly fit bodies, crystal clear blue waters and sun-kissed holiday photos. As an …