West is Like Being In Heaven!

Favorite TV Show: Gossip Girl
Favorite Song: Anything by Dada Life
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Saying: “The less you reveal, the more people can wonder…”

I’m Alexa (on the right!) and I’m from Melville, NY.  I have a 17 year old brother named Zachary and a dog named Coconut. I enjoy hanging out with my friends – especially camp friends! When I’m not in camp I’m in school.

I started West 6 years ago as a Cadet. My mom’s friend told her about Timber Lake West. I really wanted to go to West because I wanted to do everything an 8 week camp did, but I didn’t want it to take up the whole entire summer. Timber Lake West was perfect for me!

From the moment I arrived at camp I was having the time of my life. When I first started, I was very shy and wasn’t very outgoing (obviously that has changed!), but going to TLW helped me make friends and to feel comfortable enough in just being myself.  The independence camp gave me taught me how to be more responsible. Living without my parents for a month, I had to learn how to take care of myself even though I had a huge network of support from everyone at camp. It really helped me become more mature too. I also tried new things that I never had the opportunity to do before.  I love camp so much; it’s like escaping from reality and being in heaven a few weeks out of the year! I have met the most amazing people at TLW that are now my best friends!

One of my most cherished memories from camp was when I got a STARFISH. Even though it took 6 years, I finally got one! It was one of the most exciting moments of my life. I have so many other amazing memories from camp that I’ll never forget but getting my STARFISH was by far the best one.

Camp has changed me so much for the better. Timber Lake West will always be in my heart forever. Thank you for giving me the most amazing memories Timber Lake West – I love you all so much!!!

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