Hello fellow Augustans!!
My name is Béa (pronounced Bay-uh and the accent is because my name is French!) and I’m so excited to be a JC this summer! I’m 18 (but my 19th birthday is the last day of session 6!) and I just graduated from The Head-Royce School in Oakland and am heading off to Duke University in the fall to study (most likely) environmental and energy engineering. I’m really nervous but excited to move cross-country and test my comfort zones.
Hello fellow Augustans!!
This will be my 9th summer at Camp Augusta (7 as a camper, 1 as a CIRCLEr). I remember the first time I stepped off the bus, a very nervous 8 year old Béa was ready to tackle whatever Camp could throw at her. Little did I know those 2 weeks in Manzi 2 with Kerry O would make such a huge impact on my life. Camp looked very different my first summer: there was no Pod C or D, no high zip, no lyra, chicken wrangling was still a clinic and the climbing wall was still green. Coming to camp has helped me grow immensely, including pushing me to overcome my fear of heights. The first time I went on Pod A I cried with my partner the whole way across and I’ve now attempted every single ropes element at camp. I can’t wait to watch you all push your boundaries and test your limits (challenge by choice!) and grow all summer long!
A little more about me: I’m half Canadian – My mother was born in Montréal, Quebéc and I’m a full Canadian citizen as a result 🙂 My French-Canadian family is not happy about the fact I take Spanish in school.
I play soccer for Head-Royce and club ultimate frisbee. I’m pretty bad at frisbee because I get too excited when I have the disc and my throws end up being pretty far off (all my friends would agree).
I’m also in the dance group at Head-Royce, FADE (Fine Arts Dance Ensemble). Every year we put on a completely student choreographed and organized show. This year the show’s title was Chiaroscuro, which is an art term that refers to the interplay of light and dark. (I still can not pronounce Chiaroscuro for the life of me, despite having multiple people teach me many times)
Like I said earlier I was a CIRCLEr last summer – to anyone out there thinking about the program I HIGHLY recommend! (Check out this awesome video my fellow CIRCLEr/JC Emily made of our CIRCLE experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ad2Kzgz8T94). The best part of CIRCLE was the 2ish weeks I spent running wild with Pine 3. They taught me some new vocabulary (I now thoroughly understand memes) and I got a chance to live a Pine-life for an awesome 2 weeks.
I am so excited for this summer and all that it holds. I’m a super goofy person and I am really excited to see what you all bring to the wonderful Augustan wilderness this summer. Can’t wait to see you all in the trees, at the range, dangling from aerial silks or just under the beautiful Augustan sky!
Some fun facts to hold you over until summer:
- The only village I have not been a part of is Cedar (camper in Manzi and Oak and CIRCLEr in Pine!)
- I have passed all the sections of Archery Level 3 (not in the same summer, sadly)
- I swam across the border from Spain to Portugal
- My favorite clinic is either Lyra, Archery 3 or the Pods
- My favorite lazy dog item is a snickerdoodlewich (oh lazy dog, how you’ve taught me that not all ice cream is created equal)
- I read War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy this year (1215 pages!)