Summer team

Connor Gaitten

Connor Gaitten

Adventure Staff

Hello everyone! My name is Connor and I grew up in Powell, Ohio. I chose to go not very far away and am now a senior at Ohio State University studying operations management, living full-time in Columbus. Some of my interests include spending time with family/friends, cooking, adventuring outside, physical activities, and being able to meet new people and learn new things! I’m super psyched for my first year at camp and I hope to see you there!

What are you most proud of/biggest achievement in life so far? 

I was stoked to have completed the Seneca Leadership Expedition through the Fisher Leadership Initiative at my university. Me and my classmates spent a semester learning in the classroom what it means to be a leader and how to lead under high stakes, through the medium of rock climbing and mountaineering. Then the following year you participated in the class expedition where we traveled to West Virginia and summited Seneca Rocks, rafted the lower gulley, and even got to enjoy some beautiful hikes and mountain biking trails! It was both super thrilling and adventurous but also a great experience to meet some new friends, learn new things, and really connect with both the people around me and Mother Nature.
What is your favorite hobby/sport/thing to do during your free time? 

I love almost all outdoor adventure activities but my main two probably have to be rock climbing and trail running. I find that both of these take an aspect of both physical strength and mental discipline that I can’t get enough of, while also offering great opportunities to center myself through wilderness exploration.
What is your favorite thing about working with children? 

I love to see the kids excited to try new things and explore new activities! It’s great to be able to see them shape into little adults as they learn the fundamentals of life by challenging themselves and questioning everything they think they already know.
What impact are you most excited to make this year at CCB? 

My goal is to be able to say that at least one camper learned something from me. I want to be there for the campers as a friend and a mentor, to guide them in a way that they find meaningful.
What goal or camp philosophy do you really want your campers to learn this summer? 

I think perseverance is one of the things at the top of my list. Failing at something a lot can be especially frustrating if the activity is new to you. It’s good to keep in mind that we are not defined by our outcomes, but by how we respond to them. I also want to see campers helping each other out. It’s a real superpower to discover how much stronger we can be as a team with just a little encouragement!

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