Hello All! My name is Gavin, and I am so excited for my first year here (as a counselor) at Camp Augusta! Once upon a time I too was a camper and “wildercamper” here at Augusta, and it seems the magic and surprise of camp have brought me back for another wonderful summer.
I grew up just down the road from camp in the small town of Auburn, and I am lucky to call the magical woods and rivers here and around camp my childhood home. Growing up in the Sierra Nevada foothills greatly inspired my love of the outdoors, and I found myself quickly falling in love with the many activities that my backyard offered. From backpacking to trail running and whitewater rafting to rock climbing, the outdoors has developed into a core part of my person and is an realm I hold close to my heart.
I will be a Cedar Counselor and Wilderness Trip leader this summer, and can’t wait to be part of both parts of camp. Starting off as part of the Cedar team, I am so excited to take my love for the outdoors and the many activities of camp and craft it into a cabin world full of surprise and random fun! If anyone is interested in Fly Fishing, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Juggling, Violin, Guitar, Poi (fire spinning), Rubik Cube Solving, or any of the like I am so excited for us to get the chance to meet. From Cedar, I will be taking the magic of Augusta into the wilderness; joining the wilderness team and leading rock climbing trips throughout the Sierra Nevada. I can’t wait to share the load of group gear and spirit amongst our packs as we head into the backcountry exploring the many hidden secrets of the mountains on the way.
Here at camp you can find me exploring the many hidden paths and trails of camp or look up and spot me in the trees. Some of the many clinics I enjoy to share are: Pods, Woodcarving, Lathe, Mountain Biking, and Rock climbing! Lastly, I am so excited to learn from my campers, and find what they have to share fascinating and meaningful. Overall I am simply stoked to have fun and learn this summer, and can’t wait to meet every one of you all hear at camp and in the woods!