My summer camp roots go deep. My parents met at camp when they were 12. I grew up spending summers in day camps and YMCA nature based sleep-a-way’s. I learned many things from the atmosphere of camp that I still apply to my daily relations and interactions. I view camp as an opportunity for alternative education. A place where the cracks and crevices that are overlooked in public schools get filled in with highly fertile information and ideas that can lead to creative empowered breakthrough’s for young people.
An interdisciplinary arts major; I worked as an RA and Program advisor during my 4.5 years in college. These jobs led to teaching positions at art’s based summer camps and then finally to 2 years as the director of an arts and technology based overnight camp (ID TECH CAMP ) … The tech camp model had me as the director in charge of 40+ kids with the age range of 6 to 16. The humble and inspired 5 teacher/counselors and myself made this model everything that it could be within the prescribed parameters. However, it wasn’t everything I loved about camp – it lacked the nature element- as well as the funky/ weird/spiritual summer camp traditions that were the main event at the camps I grew up at.
I’ve successfully worked as a freelance artist, musician and designer for the last decade – but have awoken again to the call to offer my vision, talents and gifts with future generations.
I am excited to be calling in the vision – prayer and players that will make Unifier’s future camp all it can be!
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Summer camp spirit storming session . Calling all action heroes ~ summer camp needs YOU!
I believe that – like our “festival culture”, summer camp holds so much potential for transformation, activation and growth. This workshop is dedicated to discussing what summer camp is – and what it’s about to become. Let’s Revive summer camp man of the youth are not attending camp and for those of use who did we have fond memories and a few life lessons we learned from them. Let’s create ideas for the opportunity for amazing experiences for the youth and future generations. I have caught a glimpse of what is possible for the camp at Unifier’s future grounds and I look forward to learning what YOUR contribution to camp might be… For this workshop/ discussion – I want to meet kids/ parents/ and anyone who prides them self on being a kid at heart.
Ultimately, I’m looking for action heroes who want to get involved in making a significant difference in the lives and outlook of the next generation. Come pow-wow with me – and share your thoughts and view. The revolution is hiring – it’s time to get in-tune – walk our talk and take it all to the next level. We’ve god this, and it’s gonna be FUN!