Summer team

Ethan Holtman

Ethan Holtman

Adventure Staff

Hey everyone! My name is Ethan, I'm 21 years old and I'm from Cape Town, South Africa. This will be my 2nd year at camp and I can't even tell you how excited I am to come back. Since the moment that camp ended in 2022 I have been counting down the days until I get see all of the familiar faces again and meet all the new ones!
A little bit about myself is that I'm a jack of all trades. I have many hobbies and interests, and I am a very active and adventurous person. The places that you will generally find me is up a mountain, lost in a forest or playing in the ocean. I'm a scuba and free diver so the ocean is definitely where a big part of my heart lies, the other bit definitely belongs to CCB.
Last year I was in camp working at the waterfront which was incredible, though this year I will be returning on Earthworks which I couldn't be more excited about.
I'm so looking forward to meeting everyone this year and can't wait for summer to come!

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

Last year I left home to travel the world for 9 months, living and working in different countries to really get a feel for what else is out in the world. It was the most fun and rewarding experience that I could have asked for but that's not without a few challenges and bumps in the road. But it's these challenges that really showed me how much I was capable of, and what I could do if I really put in the work and stayed open to the possibilities. I really saw how much the world had to offer and how much I had to offer it in return.
What is your favourite hobby/sport/thing to do during your free time?:

Scuba and free diving are definitely how I like to spend most of my time. The ocean is such a beautiful and peaceful place that I just can't help but explore. The ocean around Cape Town is a little on the chilly side but its so worth the shivers. There always so much to see that you completely forget about the cold (Most of the time haha).
What is your favourite thing about working with children?:

I love how carefree they are and how there's always something to learn from them. They have so much potential and to be a part of helping them figure out the world and themselves is such a special thing. To see how happy they get and how much their mind expands when they learn something new and achieve a goal they set is so heart-warming.
What impact are you most excited to make this year at CCB?:

I want to bring fun, joy and a sense of security to the people around me. Camp is supposed to be a place of fun, safety and growth and that's exactly what I am going to strive for.
What goal or camp philosophy do you really want your campers to learn this summer?:

I want them to really step into who they are and to feel comfortable and happy in that. Everyone has something completely new and unique to bring to the table and I want the kids to own that. Not everyone is supposed to be the same or fit a mould and there's something so powerful in that.

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