Alyssa Weiss 1 st Year Camp Staff Hometown: Marshall, MN Favorite Food: Chocolate! Favorite Color: Turquoise What is your experience at the Y and what are you doing outside of the Y (what are you going to school for, what year, other jobs, etc)? I have been employed at the YMCA in Child Watch for about 2 years now, and absolutely love it! I am studying at South Dakota State University pursuing my BSN. What is your favorite part about working with kids? I can’t imagine myself doing a job without working with kids. My favorite part of working with kids is the overall joy the job brings. Whether it is seeing a child learning or accomplishing something that I helped them with, or being able to bring comfort to a child who needs it. Each child is a beautiful gift from God, and an absolute joy to be around. What are you most looking forward to this summer camp season? I am most looking forward to getting to know each child and their wonderful personality! I am also looking forward to the many fun activities with the kids, and helping them learn and grow this summer preparing for school. What are some hobbies you have? What is your favorite outdoor activity? I love to spend time with my family and friends, go to church, sketch, and explore! My favorite outdoor activities are kayaking, hiking in the woods, and going to campfires. Who is your favorite Disney movie character and why? One of my favorite characters is Alice from Alice in Wonderland. This is because despite being in an upside-down world, she stays true to herself and has the confidence to deal with unexpected situations.