Summer team

Jack Bowden

Jack Bowden

In-Camp Staff

Greetings campers, I’m Jack, a 22-year-old from an English town called Harrogate in Yorkshire. I am currently in my final year studying international business in Newcastle here in the UK, where I’ll be graduating later this year. My first introduction to Camp Carolina came over 10 years ago as a camper but 2024 will be my first-time attending camp as a councillor and I can’t wait to create unforgettable memories for all of this years campers.

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

One of my most significant achievements lies in my ability to embrace new opportunities and pursue them with confidence. This adventurous spirit has propelled me to explore uncharted territories, including embarking on solo travels to Australia, relocating abroad to Poland and attending camps in Japan. These experiences have widened my perspective, and I hope to continue pushing these boundaries this summer.
What is your favorite hobby/sport/thing to do during your free time?:

I find joy in immersing myself in different cultures, whether through travel, cooking, or music. Closer to home in Yorkshire, I revel in embracing my surroundings, embarking on hikes or bike rides in the countryside as well as playing in team sports whether football (soccer) or basketball.
What is your favorite thing about working with children?:

What I most enjoy about working with children is the opportunity they provide for self-discovery. In a world where adult responsibilities steadily accumulate, interacting with children offers a refreshing perspective. Their curiosity, boundless imagination, and ability to find joy in simple moments serve as a reminder to embrace the present and appreciate life's simple pleasures and I think that is what CCB is all about.
What impact are you most excited to make this year at CCB?:

This year at CCB, I am most excited about fostering an environment where every camper feels empowered to express their true selves. Reflecting on the memorable summers I had as a camper, I recognise the profound impact of being able to freely explore interests in art, music, and various forms of self-expression. I aim to create a space where campers feel encouraged to unleash their creativity, share their passions, and celebrate their unique identities without inhibition.
What goal or camp philosophy do you really want your campers to learn this summer?:

This summer, I aspire for campers to appreciate the value of personal connections and physical engagement in an increasingly digitized world, immersing themselves in an environment separate from today’s world. In a society dominated by screens and virtual interactions, I believe there's immense merit in fostering genuine face-to-face connections with people. By participating in traditional activities like horse riding or archery, pursuits that may seem antiquated in today's context, campers have the opportunity to embrace the beauty of simplicity.

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