The sun is shining, the birds are singing, it’s a great day to be alive!

Hello and Welcome! My name is Cassidy, Sunny Smiles as some of you will get to know me on the trail, and I am so excited to be spending my summer with the wild and wonderful family of Camp Augusta. This will be my first summer with Augusta and my eleventh summer spent at camp. WOOP WOOP!

I fell in love with camp at a young age and never left. I have been to as many camps as you can imagine… nature camp, art camp, choir camp, band camp, jazz camp, golf camp, volleyball camp, all girls camp, girl scout camp, wilderness camp, church camp, science camp, math camp, cheerleading camp, adventure camp, you name it! I was a kid of many interests, dreams, and aspirations. Some included being a fashion designer, owning a tea shop, being a professional ballerina and musician, and living in a cottage in the forest. Now, I am 24 (turning 25 at camp on my GOLDEN BIRTHDAY!) and I have added SO many more dreams to my list…

Here are some of them:

  • Build my own cabin or house (still wanna live in the forest)
  • Renovate a van to travel and camp in
  • Visit the volcanoes in Hawaii
  • Swim with dolphins
  • Adopt and foster rescue animals
  • Grow my own herb and vegetable garden
  • Hike the entire Appalachian Trail
  • Cuddle an otter
  • Learn to speak Spanish or American Sign Language

I am currently earning my Master’s degree in Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration, which basically means my education is all fun and games! I absolutely love what I’m learning and get to be in nature while I do it! My emphasis is in outdoor education and youth development in recreation. I hope to work with outdoor science schools, forest schools, and summer camps teaching all ages about nature.

Flip through the photos below to join me on some of my adventures!

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