Summer team

Stewart Leanard

Stewart Leanard

Adventure Staff

Hey, I'm Stewart from Scotland. This will be my third year here at CCB, and I'm super excited to be coming back again to such a great camp! Last year was awesome and I'm really looking forward to arriving back to make this summer as great as last year was! 


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

I still feel like I have a lot left to achieve in life, but up to this point, the thing I'm most proud of is sailing from my home in the UK to another country when I was part of a crew that sailed to the Faroe Islands. It was tough at times, but so rewarding to do, and has given me a taste to do more trips like that in the future!

What is your favorite hobby/sport/thing to do during your free time?

As you might have guessed I love sailing, but really anything to do with water. I swam competitively when I was younger and have kept it up as a way to stay fit. Last summer at CCB also inspired me to try new things, and so I've started climbing and kayaking as well because of my experiences with them at camp!

What is your favorite thing about working with children?

I am a student teacher back home, which I got into because of my experiences and enjoyment of working with kids. I love how no two days are the same, they can be full of surprises but it's also possible to get to know them on a really personal level. If I can help to make a kid's day, or inspire them, or just be there for them when they need someone then that's what I think makes the work so rewarding. 

What impact are you most excited to make this year at CCB? 

This year I hope to show campers the wonder of nature, getting outside and enjoying the world around them. Along the way, I hope kids can foster relationships with peers and staff, and help campers gain skills and experiences that could last a lifetime. I've seen what camp can do, and I want to play my part in giving campers the most fulfilling experience they can have here. 

What goal or camp philosophy do you really want your campers to learn this summer?

It's easy to be lost in a routine these days, and let life flash on by. Because of this I really want campers to enjoy the disconnect from their life outside of camp, embrace the beautiful world around them, and try to live in the present, without any external pressures or anxieties. It's something I thought I might struggle with but really it made the experience all the better.

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