Hey there from Cedar! Peter here but you can call me Pete or Petie or Pee-Wee (yes, some people call me Pee-Wee which came from someone randomly shouting it out and it stuck from there on). This will be my first summer at Camp Augusta, although not my first as a camp counsellor. I was born 23 years ago in a small Welsh town called Wrexham. In 2014 I graduated from the University of South Wales with a BA(Hons) in Drama (Theatre and Media). Drama has been my passion ever since I was 10 years old; I’ve been involved in productions with school, youth theatre, and amateur productions, and in shows that ran for 34 performances over a month to a short run of shows where for the whole 97 minutes of the play I was off stage for about 3 minutes in total.
I have travelled a fair bit over the years, going to France, Portugal, Belgium, Austria, Italy (for lunch), South Africa, Swaziland and been to a few states in the US. One of the most amazing experiences was in SA where I spent time with a group of other people from around the world building a new home for a family that didn’t have room, teaching English and sports in the local high school, and spending time with cheetahs and crocodiles helping rebuild enclosures for their rehabilitation. I can’t wait to travel more in the future to experience new cultures and broaden my views on the world.
Some more quick facts/stories about me:
I once spent an hour in an improv game with one other person because the teacher and class “enjoyed it so much”.
I love dogs, but have never owned one. I would love to have a husky.
I love to sing! I will make anything into a song so I apologise now for the amount of bad singing you will hear.
I like to live by the words “Onwards and Upwards”.
I’ve been to the top of Mt Evans in Colorado 14,000+ ft (we did cheat though and drove rather than walked but one day I will go back and walk the whole way!)
My favourite colour is BLUE!
I once performed Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at a castle in North Wales.
When I was young we had huge fern trees in our back garden that led into a forest. I used to walk through them and pretend I was entering Narnia on the other side.
At the last camp I worked at for a whole day I wore a bacon suit, tie, kilt and bikers helmet combo. I had to take the helmet off sometimes because I couldn’t hear.
I’m looking forward to meeting you all this summer and just having some crazy, wacky fun!!