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Howdy, my name is Squid! I am jumping back into my second summer filled with wish, wonder, and surprise onto the woodchips of Camp Augusta. I wish to not have dust boogers! I wonder if I will get dust boogers? I won’t be surprised if I get dust boogers! I am returning to Oak village this summer and I couldn’t be more excited to hear the chants of the Oakie folks! I grew up in Saint Louis, Missouri and have spent the last six years in Columbia, Missouri going to college. I finished up my degree in Fish and Wildlife Sciences in 2018 and now I have a degree in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources! I speak Spanish fluently(ish… I’m a bit out of practice). And my favorite animals are giraffes! If you get to spend any time with me, ask me questions about animals! I worked at a zoo for almost ten years, so I am filled to the brim with “Squid’s infamous useless animal facts”. During my time at the zoo, I worked at their summer camp and education department, helped take care of their insects, and sometimes helped landscape habitats for the carnivores! This year for my birthday, my mom got me a ukulele, so I’ve been practicing when I have free time. Currently, I know maybe one song by heart. Maybe we can jam together! I’ve also been spinning poi since I left camp last summer. Maybe you’ll see me spinning fire at a campfire?

 

My favorite parts of camp are the mornings when camp is filled with screams of terror, delight, and I hear the giggles and fits of laughter traveling through the air as some magic that could only happen at Augusta turns boring ordinary mornings into extraordinary, life changing, and create life-long memories. What’s your favorite way to be woken up? I am a fan of the off-the-wall, wacky, and zany wake ups. I also LOVE spending my days up in the trees. I like to pretend I am a fairy, or a nature druid while I scale up the trees into gravity zip or canopy tour. Maybe we could make a cabin act together where we are some magical creatures protecting the forests? You might also catch me by the lakeside guarding lives! I enjoy wrestling on the water mats. I wonder if you could best me in a match? Although the clinic times are super fun, my absolute favorite part of Camp Augusta are the people and the community. I look forward to all the new people I will get to meet, the new friends I will make, and the memories that we will all make together!

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