Angela Berry

[Angela’s first summer in Braz Camp was 2015. She was 15 years old and we ran our program on the fields at Bishop Fenwick High School. As she finished her 8th and final summer with us in preparation for one more soccer season at Salem State, we asked her to reflect on those 8 years.]




Starting Braz Camp when I was 15 I was nervous and didn’t know what to expect but I was happy to be there with most of my high school soccer team. It was a great bonding experience as well as a nice ice breaker.

As the years went on I would always look forward to my summers at Braz Camp eager to continue my fitness journey. Even though it is a lot of hard work and some days may feel really difficult it is always worth it in the end.

The best advice I would give someone who is just starting camp is to keep pushing because you have more in you than you realize. One of the most rewarding things I realized was something we would do after a morning of stations and exercises as one final drill. Everyone would get on the line and it was a sprint up 20 and back 10 for the full length of the field and be done. It always seemed like it was an impossible task after a full morning of drills because we were all so tired yet we always were able to persevere and finish the drill. It goes to show even when you think you think you’re done and can’t do anymore you still have more in the tank than you may realize.

So whatever sport you play (soccer and lacrosse for me) when it comes down to those last 2 minutes of the game just know you have more drive and energy to finish strong than you give yourself credit for.

As for my future career, I am currently in grad school at Salem State University and I will be graduating with a Master's degree in Criminal Justice in the Spring. I have a minor in psychology and I am fascinated by the psychology behind crime and hope to explore that more and find an internship during my final semester.

I am sad to be leaving Braz Camp but I hope to visit and maybe one summer I will be free to help out. I am forever grateful for the 8 years I had at Braz Camp to work hard, better myself, prepare for my Fall soccer season, and create lasting friendships.



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