Hey everyone! I’m Asher, I’ll be a Wilderness Leader at Camp Augusta this summer, and I’m so excited for the summer to start!
Though this is my first summer at Augusta, I have previously worked five summers at a camp in southwestern Colorado where I led backcountry trips in the San Juan National Forest, Weminuche Wilderness, and desert canyons in Utah. I coordinated one of their programs in which I led several staff and many campers, and was known to create all-camp all-day activities involving post-apocalyptic-time-travelers-from-the-future-arriving-to-prevent-their-dark-timeline-from-happening and The Hero’s Journey.
One aspect I love about summer camp is the sheer raw unbridled potential. Imagine taking a walk on a blustery, rainy day. You turn the corner and notice a downed power line in front of you. You smell ozone in the air and hear a crackling sound. Time slows. Something is begging to happen. Like that.
Kind of. But less dangerous. Hm. Maybe I shouldn’t use electrical potential as a metaphor for potential in general. Anyway…segue —->