Hi my name is Maeve! It’s pronounced May-v. (But you can call me May, Eve, Maevers, or whatnot I like nicknames.)
This is my 9th year at Camp Augusta. How you say? Well, I was a camper for 7 years (I got my 5 year box) and then I came back for CIRCLE, and then again for Junior Counselor, and this is going to be my second year as a JC.
Now more about me!
I’d like to introduce myself through a Dungeons and Dragons character sheet. Let me explain.
When making a character for D&D, the first thing I choose is my “class” this determines your special abilities. I chose a Bard to represent me because Bards are entertainers. They love making friends and performing. Bards are creative and exciting. They are not on the front line of combat, but take more of a supporting role. Bards can attack in battle, but they can also heal a whole bunch of people at once by playing their instrument. Bards are scholarly as well, traveling around hearing stories about other worlds and great warriors, and learning a lot about history.
Moving down the character sheet to weapon choices: as a camper at Augusta I became skilled in archery and throwing knives. I never took a sword fighting clinic, but hey, there is always time to learn.
And lastly, as the D&D character, I have a list of items that I always carry around with me. Of course I have a large backpack to fit all my things into as a bag of holding. I’ve got my books because I enjoy reading. And a sketchbook for all my little doodles. My musical instrument to play for myself and others. And lastly I have a first aid kit because I like to be prepared to help anyone.
Now enough D&D…
I am the eldest child of four children. I have three younger brothers, who are all taller than me.
I am from Piedmont, which is a small town in Northern California, however I am getting my Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Animation and Visual Effects from Chapman University in Southern California. (This is my animation class of 2022)
I’m studying animation because I love being creative. If you ask any of my friends they will tell you that I am constantly drawing, telling stories or cracking jokes. Camp helped me come out of my shell when I was younger to be more unapologetically me, and I can’t wait to share that with all of you this summer.
Speaking of camp! I was a camper! I said that already but now I’m going to talk about it more!
I’ve been in Manzi 2, 3, and 5, as well as Oak 2, and 5 twice. I have participated in 5 oatmeal fights. I have had 24 lazy dog ice creams. I have been in every talent show since I started coming to camp. I know how to spin fire, do a double star drop on the silks, and how best to cook a s’more at Oakzanita campfire. I have never captured a flag in CTF, but I know the best places to sneak into the opposing side’s territory. I can’t wait to do more clinics and play more evening programs in the coming years as a counselor. (And if you have any questions about the CIRCLE or JC program I would be more than happy to answer them or share my stories.)
Fun Facts about me!
- I am really allergic to poison oak. Until just recently I got it every year (just ask Ericka if you want stories on when I got it at camp)
- I can pole vault to 7’6” and I’d love to go higher.
- I played the violin for 6 years before I switched to the viola, the instrument I still play.
- This past year my main mode of transportation has been a blue razor scooter.
- I eat my cereal dry (no milk), don’t judge me.
- I have a birthmark on the tip of my ring finger, it’s not brown marker.
- I know how to operate stage lights. I designed the lighting setups for the shows at my school.
- I LOVE DOGS. I have two at home and I love them so much and miss them so much when I’m away from home.
- I’ve never completely filled a sketchbook with drawings.
- I signed the Declaration of Independence.
I can’t wait to meet all of you! And with that I will leave you with these drawings my friends did of me. I hope to eventually add more so I have a grand collage of me!