Campus Kids Summer Camp
2017 Staff Interviews
Group: The Rock Kid Roomies
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Position: Counselor for the Freshman Boys
Favorite Activities: Anything
that involves frisbees...and singing
When not at camp: I'm a health and physical education major at my local college at home and I work year round with kids playing sports.
How'd you get into playing ultimate and what's your favorite
part about working at camp?
My high school had an ultimate team, but I only played occasionally
because I was super commited to playing soccer and volleyball. Then
college came around and the team there convinced me to play. The team
was really good, so I felt like I had to be really good and I practiced
and started playing a lot. My favorite part about teaching campers
ultimate at camp is seeing how happy they get when they realize they
have the potential to do all the things they want to do. A lot of times
kids will come in and ask me how I can throw that far or throw forehand,
and by the end of the first week they're throwing flicks and launching
the disc...it's really cool to see. I also like seeing the counselors
who've never picked up a frisbee before get good by the end of the
summer because we love ultimate at CK.
If you were stranded on a desert island (but had all of the essential survival items) what three things would you bring and why? First, I would have to bring a frisbee so that I can practice, even though I'm stranded on an island (I've learned to throw to myself). Next...Can I bring Campus Kids with me?...*Yeah*...ok so then of course Campus Kids. And then lastly a microphone because I have a lovely voice. It wakes up the animals around me when I walk outside, but only a few have witnessed it.
What's your dream job?
I would love to be an elementary school physical education teacher. It's
exactly like camp, but you're doing it year round and you get to
emphasize health and well-being, which are two things I'm passionate