While Anne had come from Pittsburgh, Peter arrived all the way from London. He has seen the internship posted while in college. “It seemed like a great combination of the opportunity to travel and the opportunity to do a service project,” he said.
As the 20 or so young volunteers worked and bonded, the cute Englishman caught Anne’s attention. “I used to rush through my lunch just so I could get a few minutes to chat with him,” she recalled. By summer’s end, they were dating; four years later, they married.
Their recent anniversary trip wasn’t their first return to The Floating Hospital. “We reconnected with the hospital in 2001, which was our 25th anniversary of meeting there” says Peter, adding that the clinic is part of their annual charitable support.
To mark the 50th year they met, Anne and Peter spent more than two hours touring The Floating Hospital’s new clinic in Long Island City—even meeting some members of the staff from the days of the Lloyd I. Seaman, the ship that sealed both the Camm’s commitment to each other and to supporting the mission of The Floating Hospital. “I have to say it was one of the highlights of our time in New York this summer,” says Anne. “It was absolutely remarkable to see what it has become.”