The name’s Kai and I can’t wait to return to the woods of Augusta for a fifth summer! My name means ‘shellfish’ in Japanese, and ‘ocean’ in Hawaiian. I was born in sunny San Diego, California, and I’m about to complete my nineteenth trip around our big beautiful sun this summer while at camp! As I write this I am currently living in Boston, Massachusetts, about to finish my first year studying film and photography at Emerson College (With fellow Augustan Nako). This year has been a big transition for me going off to school and living by myself, but I am excited to be back to the familiar smell of pine trees, campfires, and oatmeal bake!
It’s been about two years since I last found myself on a lake called Vera and I can’t wait to see what’s changed or stayed the same. Last summer I decided to backpack around Europe with a couple of friends to try and learn more about the amazing world we live in. Being alone in a foreign country for the first time really helped me meet new people and experience cultures like I never thought was possible! I definitely want to travel more after this and am already making plans for my next adventure, so feel free to ask me about that when we meet this summer!