published an article highlighting the benefits of working with a program like Northern Tier. Check it out here: http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/29/the-camp-counselor-vs-the-intern/
"There is a specific moment in my adolescence that was so profound, it fundamentally changed me. When I experienced Northern Tier as a youth, I learned real lessons about who I was and who I could become. As a Northern Tier staff member, I have the distinguished honor and privilege to create in others a defining moment that will live in them forever and may even have the power to fundamentally change them as well."
"As much as I wanted to return on staff this year, I was recently given an internship opportunity that I couldn't pass up. Even though I won't be on staff this summer, I did want to thank you. Working at Northern Tier was my first job ever but it gave me enough 'real job' experience to get an internship this summer in my Biological Sciences major. Say 'hi' to everyone for me!"
"I would sincerely like to thank you for the employment opportunity that you provided me this summer. Working with the BSA for a second summer was a wonderful opportunity and I am proud to have been a part of Northern Tier."
"I wanted to thank you guys for working with me and signing off on my course requirements this summer. I learned more about outdoor leadership this summer at Northern Tier than I ever could have learned in a classroom. I am so glad I was able to figure everything out with my academic advisor and get school credit for being on staff. My friends were paying to sit in a classroom this summer while I was getting paid AND getting school credit- winning!"
"Thanks for hiring me this summer. I've always thought about becoming an adventure trip leader and you gave me the training and experience to make it happen. I can't wait to advance my skills even further when I return on staff in 9 months."
"In hindsight, I realize that it wasn't always easy or fun (in the conventional sense that is) but my time on staff was incredibly rewarding. I will never forget it."