It’s been four long years of campaigning through my Short Term Season in 2008, High Season in 2010, now as a Long Term Staff and a bunch of times in green in between, but I finally made it as Smile of the Week!
Let me tell you a little bit about myself. This is my third summer on our amazing campsite, first as Short Term Staff, then High Season, and now as Campsite Manager. I’m from the United States but I’ve spent a lot of time in Europe including the past year working and living in Sion, Switzerland. As a result many people comment that I am quite Europeanized, but that still doesn’t stop my American from coming through from time to time!
Back to why I finally made it as Smile of the Week. There is definitely a lot to smile about this week! Even though there are still loads of trees down from the massive storm a few weeks ago, now we luckily have lots of chain saws here care of the Dutch chain saw work party! It’s great seeing so many people help out to get the campsite ready as quickly as possible before guests start arriving. Which brings me to the second reason for my large smile this week: the first campsite guests are arriving!!!! There is still a bit to do to get totally prepared but I am super excited to see Scouts enjoying the wonders of camping in the Swiss alps. Well I better get back to work!