Sunday, July 31, 2022
There have been a lot of good moments in the moments I have been working in this group. I really enjoy just meeting new people and this job gives me the opportunity to do just that. Working with kids is also another highlight of the workday. I have never liked working with kids because in my previous experience they were always so awful. Fortunately, these kids that I have been working with have been super fun and make my job to interact with them a whole lot better. One of my favorite experiences with these kids is on the most recent fishing trip. I met a kid named Elijah and was basically his fishing partner on the boat. He was a very wholesome kid and I can tell he had a passion for fishing. I was telling him this whole time that he would be the first one to catch a fish on this boat and he was. I can tell the level of his excitement when he pulled it up and it is one of my favorite moments. He claimed that I was his good luck charm and even asked for a picture afterward. My experience at All Access was honestly very good and I am excited for the next group to experience it.
Hey all, Sid again. This week marks the end of Week 4, the first month of July, and the first site for this summer. This week was a pretty normal one, as we had droves of people visiting us at BCM. On Monday we had the usual at Atlantic Wharf. We had our normal days at BCM on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. We were also able to do a MIMIC on Thursday, with Friday being our last day as a team. I was able to help fish and we were able to catch 10 green crabs.
My favorite part of BCM was having access to plenty of crabs, green and spider. They were able to entertain the kids and were super helpful in educating them, as well as being able to find mussels under the nearby dock. Our site was helpful to promote contact and talk to lots of people about the harbor, however the canal near BCM is low on fish. This meant that despite the fishing rods being quite popular, they were rarely able to catch anything. Regardless, we were still able to divide the kids into equal groups (Fishing, touch tank, and drawing). The best day there was when we were able to reel up our old crab trap, which has 8 green crabs in it.
Thats the end of my final blog for July. Tomorrow, I'll be going on the first trip of August, and I look forward for everything else that happens in August. July may have been a hot month, but it was super fun and I enjoyed it.
Until next time,
This week was a quiet week for catching. On Monday with our first group we had tons of spider crabs in our crab trap and found a pregnant spider crab which was really cool. We had two of them. After the first group left we started to fish and Rick got his line stuck on a rope which we were able to pull up. In our second group, we showed them the pregnant spider crab which the kids thought was cool. During the fishing club, we did a crab race which the kids loved. The next day Tuesday we did crab races with the other groups.
On Wednesday we were at the great hall making ice cream and talking to the kids about how they liked their summer. On Thursday we helped out with the hustle and got to paddle board and it was really fun most of us fell in the water besides Jaelynne and Seoule but it was really fun spending my last day spending time with the group and the kids. I really enjoyed spending my time at Camp Harbor View. It was fun talking to the kids and meeting the staff and enjoying their fun music. Especially the clean up song. I just had fun singing along every day. I liked learning new things about crabs more than anything and learning about skates which I’d never seen or touched before. I enjoyed learning new things and got to be more experienced with relining a fishing rod. I hope I get to go back next summer to the camp but overall I really enjoyed my time there.
See u next time on the water- Ari :)
As I conclude my time with CHV I would like to thank Jaelynne and Maddison for allowing me to mix fun and work. I made a couple of goals at the beginning when I was first assigned CHV I can remember two, knowing the difference between work and fun as well as achieving better social skills. As I head into my new site I can easily say that I have improved as a worker and also as a person thanks CHV.
During our last hustle, we helped the lighthouse kids do paddle boarding. The harbor was cold of course and we had to go into the water in order to secure the paddle boards so they don’t collide with the ground. The objective was to paddle boarding around a blue buoy. Starting from the left go around it come back to shore on the right. I was in charge of Sandys board.
This past month in All Acess was an amazing experience for my fellow colleagues and me. Going to Specictle island and Georgia's are always fun places to go to. Teaching kids how to fish and seeing the excitement on their faces always brings joy to the All Access crew members. We would catch a variety of crabs such as green crabs or spiders crabs on the dock. It was always cool to show the kid the different features of the different crabs. Showing the kids the differences between male and female crabs or having them touch the different surfaces of the crabs.
Also, we wouldn't just go to the islands we would do fishing trips with different youth groups and go out on Charlie's boat to fish. We show them how to fish but not only that we would show them the significance of other boats and other historical places in the area. The kids would always have a competition to see who catch a fish first and it was always fun to see them catch the first one. It was always a good time fishing with Charlie.
Working at All Access was truly fun and I would've never guessed that we would be this close to one another. We would always make each other laugh and smile during the times we were together. We would also make other kids laugh and enjoy their time on the harbor islands because we had such a great bond with one another. If we needed help with something we were always there for each other. Being together for most of the days made us get comfortable with each other every day and we created this special bond that made us work even harder. I am going to truly miss this group and the fun moments we had with one other. This past month has been truly amazing and hoping to have many more.
See yall soon!
Hello all, it's Aidan back again for blog number 4. This week marks the end of July, and the end of our first month this summer. This week was a busy week. On Monday, we had the usual at Atlantic Wharf. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday were busy days, as multitudes of families visited the tent. We caught lots of green crabs and spider crabs, and we got to do a MIMIC on Thursday. Friday was our last team day together at Langone Park, where I played games section for the most part, while fishing got about ten green crabs.
I think my favorite part about being at BCM was having access to a bounty of crabs, mostly green with occasional spiders. The experience working in that site was highly interactive, promoting contact with passerby's and teammates. Having a wide range of things for kids to do was good too, since that helps in dividing the kids into manageable groups in case things get crowded. It's a shame that the canal by BCM is low on larger fish, so the fishing rods don't get a lot of action despite the attention they receive. My favorite day there was the day we hauled up our old crab trap that we thought was lost to the sea, but we reeled it up on a fishing hook, where it was filled with large green crabs.
And so that wraps up my final blog for July. It's been a hot month but a great month. I look forward to what August has in store, and what the next group will be. But I won't know till the week is here so...
This week was my last week at the Boston children's museum and I think I am going to miss it a lot. (i am mainly going to miss the tent that gave us shade the whole day).I will certainly miss my group and the site, but I am also very excited to move on to the excitement and curiosity of the next site. I am going to be working at all access for the rest of the summer and I am excited to go to the harbor islands nearly every day because honestly, I haven’t been there much throughout my life. hopefully, it will be fun!
But going back to my location for the first part of the summer, I am going to miss it a lot. every Monday we would meet at a camp and play games and fish with the kids. I only really played games because I have never been much of a fisher. it was always fun to draw with them and it seemed like they really enjoyed it.
The main location where I spent like 50 hours of my time this summer was the Boston children's museum, where we found tons of crabs and taught a bunch of people how to fish. it was really fun to see little kids light up when they saw our crabs and to teach people about the harbor. I definitely learned a lot on the job so far this summer. it was very fun because we met so many different people, even some people from Spain and Ireland.
Thanks for the summer so gfar, BYE!!!
|Save the Harbor staff at Camp Harbor View|
Every two weeks at Camp Harbor View the camp has a new set of kids. You teach them how to fish, get to know them, and then you get a new group for two more weeks. When we're not fishing we are playing card games like Uno and spoons. The experience has been more than I expected. We get provided lunch and breakfast everyday that is way better than anything school provides.