Howdy from Pine Village! This is Ross here, divulging myself to you from the ancient woods of Augusta!
My name was given to me twenty-five years ago in Austin, Texas by my parents who brought me into the world to join my older brother and sister in our clan called “Horstman.” I have since remained living in the state of Texas, in the divinely beautiful Texas Hill Country. I grew up out in the middle of the countryside alongside the Guadalupe River. Going to see a movie in theaters, going to the mall or bowling or any such activities took nearly an hour to travel to so much of my childhood was spent romping around the woods and riverbanks and picking Texas wildflowers. I attended University along yet another river in a city or two over from my home where I studied Recreation Management. I found passion in this field through my love for summer camps. I began working as a camp counselor at age sixteen where I lead sessions with my local Nature Center in their summer day camps. I continued this position throughout the remainder of living in my hometown, while also incorporating more counseling jobs with our community theater’s summer drama camps. Later on during my college years I was brought back into the camp community by working at a rustic-sleep-away-ranch-camp nestled in a special valley at the base of majestic hills. I spent two summers there before the camp solemnly closed it’s doors. The next two summer’s were spent in devotion to studying and working towards financial security before I found myself dabbling toes back into the Summer Camp world. Through trials and tribulation, mazes, dulldroms, and many a rabbit hole I have found myself here at Camp Augusta, ready to put all of my past camps to the test in fully embodying Wish, Wonder, and Surprise! I could not be more thrilled in this community that I have stumbled into and I wait with excited anticipation to meet everyone who steps through the Augusta threshold!
When I am not in the summer camp world I spend my time lounging out by the river and wrapped in my hammock with a journal and pen, and/or a good book for reading. I have a passion and desire to expand on my travels and see new sights, as well as to connect and build on the foundations I already have in the locations which I call my homes.