Campus Kids Summer Camp
2017 Staff Interviews
Nickname: Captain Kirk, John The Rock
Group: The Crater Crew
Hometown: South Orange, NJ
Position: Counselor for the
Favorite Activities: Honestly there isn't one that I don't enjoy doing, but my favorites are probably fencing, archery, guitar, ukulele, gaga, and ultimate.
When not at camp: I play a lot of music and try to excercise and go on runs. I like going to movies with friends and I go to school at St. John's University in Jamaica Queens. (Fun Fact: My school used to be a golf course!)
How did you start fencing and is there anything special about
doing it at camp as opposed to competitively?
I started fencing in 5th grade when I saw an
ad for it on a flyer. At the time I was absolutely obsessed with Pirates
of the Caribbean, so my original passion for fencing started because I
wanted to be Captain Jack Sparrow. Now, after having fenced for so long
I've realized that I really enjoy it because of the individuality that
comes along with the sport. There are definitely team aspects involved
in fencing, but it's so special because you control how things go in the
bout. It's stylistic and there is a lot of accountability. At camp, I
love teaching kids about that aspect of fencing. I like when they are
able to explore their individuality through fencing because there's no
one right way to fence. I can teach them the basics, but then they can
go off and do what they want with that information, which is awesome!
If your life were a TV show what would it be and why? My life would definitely be Spongebob because I'm a goofy goober!!! I would probably be Patrick if I were a character because I'm always eating and sleeping.
If you won the lottery, what are three things that you would do
with the money?
Realistically the first thing I would do would be setting myself up with
a recording studio. I love making music, so that would be awesome. I
would then definitely put a lot of the money into school systems because
there are so many unfunded schools and that really erks me because
schools are so important. Lastly, with whatever is left I would most
likely invest it. I'm really bad at spending money, so I would throw it
into other things and hope that other people can deal with it better
than I can.