☺ Hi ☺
My name is Amit, and I am thrilled to be travelling all the way from India to be your counselor at Camp Augusta this summer! I feel very lucky to be working here, especially since this is the first time I have left my home country. Let me tell you a little bit about myself!
I am 24 years old. Just one week before my arrival, I received my degree in Film Direction from the State University of Performing and Visual Arts in Rohtak, India. I get great satisfaction in reflecting the lives of people and their culture through the art of cinema. I have directed and produced several short films as part of my studies (email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in some of them). I have a great interest in exploring and learning about the vast array of cultures and lifestyles around the world. This summer will be a great opportunity to not only explore the culture of camp in America, but also an opportunity to explore and learn about who I am. Summer camps arent a part of Indian culture, so I am really excited to dive into this magical world of wish, wonder, and surprise!
Apart from watching and working on films, I love to read stories, hike in the trees and enjoy nature. I also love to play basketball – Ive got game ☺
After this summer, I plan on working on producing films about the region where I live. I live in a small state called Haryana, in northern India. I live in a very small village, and the slow pace of life there is very different from here. I would love to share the culture of my home with people everywhere. For me, creating films is a way to truly connect with people. For example, my latest film( An Invitation for One ) explores the journey of a young child who is very shy and introverted. The film documents his experiences of challenging his own worldviews by gaining inspiration from life around him. In a way, it has many parallels with the experience I am about to embark on here at Camp Augusta. I am looking forward to broadening my horizons and receiving inspiration from all the wonderful people who make camp such a special place.
I hope that my journey of self-discovery is shared with the campers who will be in my cabins. We will learn a lot about who we are by trying new things and learning from each others varied experiences and lifestyles. I am open to any kind of conversations to share about the life, culture, and experiences of growing up in a small village in India, and making connections that can impact us for the rest of our lives. I am embracing the challenge of self-discovery in this marvelous setting, and I cant wait to share it with you!