Alumni Counselor: Tylor

Hey Everyone! My name is Tylor Boone, I’m 21 years old and currently live in St. John’s Newfoundland and I attend Memorial University where I’ll graduate with a Degree in Law and Society this coming December. When I’m not studying or daydreaming about going back to TLW, I’m an Assistant Manager at Empire Theatres (I actually work with Kyle Kenny, who I first met at TLW!)

Although I only spent the Summer of 2009 at TLW, it ranks up there as one of the best experiences of my life. This summer will be my third summer away from West and almost every day I catch myself saying “when I was at camp in New York…” All of my friends are sick of hearing about Color War, Marble Call, Chicken Tenders, or how saying that you were on OD made no sense although everyone knew what you were talking about.

I loved everything about camp and have so many memories that its hard to pick one memory as “the best.” Jenn and Alice calling me Jim, or Sneaky, because both of us had dark beards sticks out in my mind; as does each of the camper’s faces when I think back on a time when they accomplished something that they thought they couldn’t do or when we were having a laugh before going to sleep at night.

However the single greatest thing about camp is all of the friendships that I made over the course of two months. I met, and continue to be friends with some of the most amazing people from all across the globe that I met at West. I still talk to Laura from the UK, and still have to refrain from calling her Macrame. I’m constantly making plans to go to Brooklyn to visit Erin, and I’m in the process of convincing Carla to come visit me while I’m visiting Toronto in a couple months. Although I know that I haven’t seen these people in almost 3 years, I know that when we do it’ll be like I never ever left 12776.

To anyone who is considering spending a summer at TLW. Do it. It will forever change your life. I spent one summer as a Counselor and I am forever changed. There’s something magical about that spot up in the Catskill Mountains. It doesn’t matter how long I’m away from TLW – I’ll always be part of it, and it a part of me.