Summer team

Ivan Daniel Salinas Romero

Ivan Daniel Salinas Romero

In-Camp Staff

Hi there my name is Ivan Daniel, I am from the beautiful country Colombia where I spend most of my days, going to the gym, meditating, or even playing with my 10 year old dog (Tenshi) that I love with all my heart.
I am an enthusiastic and curious guy, which is why when I am not working or studying, you will always see me looking forward to having new adventures, learning new things, and going to new places. Similarly, I would love to teach children skills and values like kindness and respect, which they can use with their parents, other children, and hopefully enhance their personal growth.
By engaging in skating activities, I aim to develop strong relationships with the children. This will not only help me nurture their independence but also boost their self-confidence. Beyond being their camp counselor, my goal is to have a positive impact on their lives, and be a role model they can follow so I can inspire them to be the best version of themselves.
Finally, I believe that being supportive and patient will make a significant difference here. Since the children are going through a crucial stage in their lives, I aim to provide them with essential tools to persevere through challenges and pursue their dreams without giving up.

What are you most proud of/biggest achievement in life so far?: Having had the chance of looking after my little niece gave me the knowledge required to understand that prioritizing her needs was essential for her to feel supported and valued.
Now, I proudly consider that my biggest achievement guiding her through the most important stages in her early years, where I was always looking for ways to make her happy.
Those were beautiful times for both of us where I contributed to her development by instilling personal qualities like honesty, understanding, and self-love for others and for herself.
These will be without a doubt, just a few things I would love to achieve with the kids, making sure that they carry these new values in every aspect of their lives.
What is your favorite hobby/sport/thing to do during your free time?:

In my spare time, I go to the gym at least twice per week, meditate, or go skateboarding to maintain both my physical and mental well-being.
I am at my happiest when I am learning new things,  or throwing myself out there to have new and exciting experiences, such as going on road trips with my friends or by myself.
There, I always get the chance to meet new people, including foreigners, to learn about their culture and share something about mine.
What is your favorite thing about working with children?:

There are several reasons why I love working with children. If I had to pick the ones, I love the most, I would say the opportunity it gives you to make a positive impact on their lives and the privilege of witnessing their personal growth.  It will be without a doubt, an incredibly rewarding feeling knowing that I have contributed to their well-being and success.
Finally, I always do my best to create activities that are full of joy and adventure, where I foster children creativity and their ability to deal with difficulties, while ensuring an inclusive and a diverse environment .
What impact are you most excited to make this year at CCB?:

I hope I can make amazing friends and offer kids the opportunity to have memorable times while inspiring them to push past their limits and reach their full potential.
I see skateboarding as a representation of life itself, sometimes as this beautiful place that will give you magical moments with amazing people. But some other times, as this place where you learn from your mistakes to develop skills that will help you later on achieve your own goals.
As their skating counselor and their best friend, I will be looking forward to creating dynamics that help them learn valuable life lessons, feel stronger, and also empowered to overcome challenges while helping others do the same.
What goal or camp philosophy do you really want your campers to learn this summer?:

"Chase your dreams and never give up." That was the biggest lesson I learned from skateboarding, and it is also the message I want kids to carry for the rest of their lives once they go back home.
I want to teach them that even when life gets tough, don’t be afraid to fail; instead, learn as much as you can from those experiences, because success is not always about reaching the destination but about the journey and the lessons learned along the way.
Finally,  Keep pushing yourself and get back on your feet if you fall, but never lose sight of your dreams.

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