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Post by coffeediver »

The UAT is great. Between Sim Op, Counselor, and Assistant Instructor, AI is the best. Better and more fulfilling than being a counselor. Lots of the time being a counselor felt like being a sheep dog, herd 'em where they need to be and nip at their heels when necessary. Being an AI and working at the tank you really get to see the kids have a good time that in no way compares to anything else they do. There's a reason the UAT is the #1 activity for AA. You take a kid down and see their eyes light up the way they do, that's what makes it all worth it.

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Post by Drumrollz »

I think it kind of goes without saying that when you apply for a counsler position, you're sacrificing your free time. And just like any other job, your employer isn't necessairly going to throw you any kind of bone.

Nevertheless, Vincent, CONGRATULATIONS!
I plan on finding you and giving you a Joker from a pack of cards.
And writing "Vincent Rocks!" on the card.
And yeah.
Talk about random?
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Drumrollz: Your the kinda person who wraps a gift for somebody and then tells them what it is arnt you? lol :lol:
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Post by meg »

yeah, well, im competitive...so...if you're giving him a card, im giving him...
a joker from a deck of cards...
and a giant coloured paperclip.
:D
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Post by Drumrollz »

Space Nerd wrote:Your the kinda person who wraps a gift for somebody and then tells them what it is arnt you? lol :lol:
That doesn't mean I won't also be wearing a shirt that says "Vincent is the bomb!".....way to make me spoil that, TOO!
meg wrote:yeah, well, im competitive...so...if you're giving him a card, im giving him...
a joker from a deck of cards...
and a giant coloured paperclip.
I see your giant coloured paperclip and raise you a NASA "I Asked An Astronomer!" pin I got when some NASA guys came to our mall.

NYAH!
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Post by meg »

okay...i see your astronomer pin and raise you a jsc pin.
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Post by meg »

lol, vincent is going to get all this random stuff and be like umm, okay. :lol:
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I raise you an astronomer PEN i got from my dentist just cause I told her about Space Camp!
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I think you all need a vacation lol!
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Post by meg »

grrrr. i see your PEN...lol...and raise you an autographed picture of an astronaut! so ha!
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Post by SpaceCanada »

While I was at camp the first time the counsellors had some sort of EDM for themselves one night. You'll have to let us know if they have any of these while you are there. If so, you will have to tell us how different it is from the *usual* ASA EDMs.
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Post by GPoll189 »

Just want to welcome you to the family of Space Camp Counselors. I hope you are ready to work hard and long days. Already the weather has changed. Typical weather is now in the 80 with about 75% humidty. I know this because I live a place that also has high humidty. Vincent I want to cominicate to you the same information that CoffeDiver has told you. I have graduated in late February and since that day I have had a handful of days off. I can count the days off on my two hands and I don't even need my feet to count them. But if you are ready to work through these hot and humid days of summer I welcome you. If you are going to complain about working to much then this is not the place for you. I have had my fun and still having my fun. If any of you have seen my other post you have seen how many times I have been here as a trainee this place is a vortex you can never leave. If you do it will bring you back at sometime. In closing you will see how some of the childrens eyes open up when you teach them and how your teaching can effect them for the rest of there lives. Good Luck and hope to see you around.
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Post by SpaceCanada »

Good Day Vincent:

How did your first group of Academy kids go? Are the proceeding weeks becoming easier?

Just curious...
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Post by Drumrollz »

We're all so curious about you, Vincent! How're things?
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Post by spacecampaddict28 »

Hes way more...um...normal in person.
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Post by ApolloXI »

This is a dumb question what is the Space Camp uniform? Do you mean you have to wear something that indicates that you work there such as the flight suit, flight jacket, camp shirts, or the polo shirts.
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Post by monkeynautt »

There's the polo shirt but also a U.s. space camp staff shirt. I think they have to wear the polo shirt for check in day and grad but can wear the other one the rest of the time.
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Post by meg »

im still workin' on my staff shirt. though paula is being a little stingy. :wink:
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Post by Drumrollz »

My favorite part of the staff shirts are the not-so-subliminal Delta ads on the end of one of the sleeves.
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Post by monkeynautt »

Don't forget the old flightsuits that have a delta patch.
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