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2017 Staff Interviews


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Virginia Blaeuer

Nickname: Grandma!

Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia

Position: Co-Camp Nurse!

Favorite Activities: All of the music activities

When not at camp: I like to read and study. I always like to learn about various things. I mostly love to see my grandchildren. I have a new granddaughter named Sloane who was just born!

What's the best vacation you've ever been on? I got to go to Greece in 2016 for 2 weeks. It was a wonderful experience. We went on a ferry and with a tour group went to see pre-Christian Greece. It was a good time to reflect on America because Greece is so old, and we are such a young country reletive to it.

What do you enjoy about nursing? I just love helping people. I've been a nurse at four other camps. I've also worked with severely disabled people. That was always the work that I was most largely involved in. I helped people who knew they could never fully recover learn to live the happiest life they possibly could. I made sure that the people around them knew their situation and how to make the best of the situation they were handed. I like being a camp nurse, though, because I like working with kids. I think if I had been in a different situation when I was younger I would have tried to be a pediatrition.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? I hope I don't have to be working so much, but I think I probably will be. The biggest thing I wish, though, is that I'm able to see my grandchildren doing well.