Hello my name is Participant Carey and I am from a small suburb outside of Boston called Winchester. I have little to no experience before camp, however I have been looking into JROTC for a couple of months. Among the lessons and skill sets I learned today I found map reading very interesting and realized that it is a very important skill set because it can help you and your team excel in different activities. The greatest challenge I encountered today was paintballing against the instructors and staff. I have gone paintballing before however this was very different. I would use map reading in crucial situations when you either need to reach a point and accomplish a goal or locate yourself and others. I enjoyed leading my teammates today through paintball and map reading.
Hello my name is Participant Jessup. I am fifteen years old and from Sarasota, FL. I have never done a military camp like this before. Today I learned how to call cadence properly and how to be a proper leader. I was not very good at cadence, but by the end of the day I was better. I would use the skills I learned today in my everyday life, and in my future job. I thoroughly enjoyed paintballing today.
Hello my name is participant Golob and I am from Massachusetts. I am sixteen years of age and my prior leadership experience stems from my tenure as the captain of my basketball team. Today I learned to be assertive and to not give up on yourself or other people. My greatest challenge was remembering some commands. I could use these skills to be a leader on the basketball court. Paintballing was my favorite activity today.
Hello my name is participant Gagnier. I am 18 years old and I am from New York. My previous experience before camp was working with a landscaping crew. I learned that is a very important to always pay attention to your surroundings and always be alert. The greatest challenge I faced today was the morning PT session. I would use the skills and lessons I learned today to increase efficiency in the corporate setting. I had the most fun with paintball today.
Hello my name is participant Hanavan. I am from Goshen, Ohio and I am sixteen years old. I have no prior military or survival training. The most valuable lesson I learned today was to pay attention to detail, which allowed me to improve my paintball skills. The greatest challenge for me today was staying loud when marching my team and keeping us all in step. My new skills will help me in the future by preventing me from missing vital details. My favorite activity today was the paintball war! It kept us all pumped up and working as a team.
Hello my name is participant Markiewicz. I am from Stoneham, Massachusetts and I am sixteen years old. Before this camp I was sophomore class vice president. Today I learned the importance of teamwork while trying to complete difficult tasks. It was hard to keep everyone motivated and I also had a hard time remembering all the commands. In the future when trying to accomplish hard tasks I will be able to keep everyone working together, stay motivated and accomplished the task. I had the most fun playing paintball with my team and the rest of second platoon.
Hello my name is participant Blum. I am from Brookline, New Hampshire. I am 17 years old. I do not have any previous experience before FLC. The most valuable lesson I learned today was understanding the commands and being able to disseminate them to my teammates. The greatest challenge I encountered today was remembering the commands so I could command the team correctly. I will use these skills if I have to lead another team. The activity that I had most fun with today was paintball
Hello my name is participant Hennessy. I am from a small town called Little Elm in Texas. My current age is 17 years old. I attended Texas Boy’s State, which has an applicant pool of over 10,000 that is limited to 960 participants based on merit. The most valuable lesson I learned today was to always be confident. My greatest challenge today was the first step my company took. I would try to be more confident in my actions in the future. Paintball was by far the most fun today. We had to work as a unit or else we would fail.