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Alysha

‘ayup, duck! ‘Ow do?

Who is this strange person talking abouts ducks and using weird words?

Well, person reading my bio, let me tell you about myself!

Wait? You can read my thoughts, or the computer can? Oh, no. Technology really has become too advanced.

No, no, no. As much as I would like to be able to read minds, I cannot. I thought for my bio, we would make it more conversational. Of course, I’m not round at your house having a cuppa tea and a biccy (cup of tea and a biscuit), so I’m just pretending that we are having a conversation. Humour me for the sake of this bio 😉 You’re in bold and italic text, by the way.

Okay, a little strange. But, I can roll with this. Tell me about yourself…

I think the first piece of information you need to know about me is my name. My name is Alysha! Fun fact: my grandma told my mum, if she had a daughter, to not call her Alysha. But, here we are. Below are some pics (I like to pull weird faces in photos, you’ll see throughout this bio)!

I hail from a place we like to call God’s own county: Yorkshire, England. I come fully equipped with an English accent and lots of words that I will always forget to translate to American. This off season, I have been lucky enough to be able to travel to lots of beautiful places!

I lived on the border of France/ Switzerland for three months where I nannied for 2 crazy French kids and got to see Mont Blanc every day! Above is a picture of me at Gruyere Castle (a famous place for cheese and chocolate), me at Geneva Lake, and the mountains I lived next to!

I learned to ski in Austria (and didn’t like it… very scawy). Pictures above!

I visited my pals in San Francisco, learned to ride a motorcycle and went on a seaplane!

I’m also visiting my grandparents who live in Portugal, climbing the Eiffel Tower (I like France a lot!), and road tripping the West Coast

Where will we find you this summer?

This summer, you’ll find me in the best village at camp: MANZI! This year is my third year in Manzi, but my first as Manzi VL! (See pictures below)

I am so excited to spend another year amongst the magical wood chips, going on new adventures, looking at the stars from underneath the pine trees, meeting some crazy characters during EPs, throwing oatmeal and being a big, old goofball with YOU! Look to the left to see pics with my camp friends from last summer!

What was it that inspired you to become a camp counselor AND come back to camp for two more year?

I first learned about American summer camps when I was, hmmm, about thirteen. AND I WAS OBSESSED! I think I expected them to be like the movies, and I wanted to go so badly. But, I couldn’t afford to come to the states and go to camp – I spent all of my pocket money on sweets :(. So, when I was finally old enough to be able to work at one, I WAS SO EXCITED! Camp Augusta contacted me, and I FELL IN LOVE. I got to play all day, hang out with awesome campers, play crazy EP games, EAT LAZY DOG ICE CREAM, and teach some incredible clinics.

My reasons for coming back are, firstly, WHY WOULDN’T YOU WANT TO COME BACK! CAMP IS BETTER THAN DISNEYLAND! I loved being able to challenge myself to do things I didn’t think I would be able to do, and I loved being able to give campers the best summer ever and see them challenge themselves and grow. I saw so many of my manzi girls change so much over just a short period of time, and it was so rewarding. I can’t wait to see all of you do the same this year!

Wow, we sure have learned a lot about you in this bio, Alysha. But, what if we want to know more!

Woah, steady on, you eager beaver. If I tell you everything here then I’ll have nothing to talk about at camp! But, I’ll leave you with some fun facts (what bio is complete without them?) and questions that you can think about before you meet me this summer.

  • I have been vegetarian since May 2017
  • My favourite colour is green. It reminds me of trees and nature!
  • I’m a big kid at heart and still have a collection of toys!
  • I love to rock climb and hike
  • I can recite pi to 50 decimal places…

And here are your questions:

  • I got a Guinness World Record certificate when I was four, but for what?
  • My life goal is to stroke what animal?

I want to know your best answers!

Thank you for reading my bio! I cannot wait to meet you this summer!

Bye! See you soooon!

Tarra for nar! Sin’a’bit!

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