My name is Alex and I'm from Atlanta, Georgia. I go to The Paideia School and I enjoy my math and science classes. I have been coming to Camp Carolina for 7 years and my sister has attended camp keystone for 8, last year coming back as a counselor. In my free time, I like to draw, paint and skateboard. I have been skating for a little over a year now and have enjoyed honing my skills as well as teaching others.
What are you most proud of/biggest achievement in life so far?: I am most proud of myself for leading a team that won my school's entrepreneurship competition when I was a freshman. In this competition, we created a presentation detailing an idea for a company and presented it to a panel of Atlanta entrepreneurs.
What is your favorite hobby/sport/thing to do during your free time?: My favorite hobby is skateboarding. I try to skate at least 5 times a week. I love it because it helps me relieve stress and I find learning and perfecting new tricks a fun challenge.
What is your favorite thing about working with children?: I love working with children because I can set examples for them and be a positive role model. I also like showing them what adults and older kids are like aside from their parents and teachers. Other simpler aspects, such as just playing tag or other games with kids, I find to be a lot of fun.
What impact are you most excited to make this year at CCB?: I am excited to make sure kids at CCB this year have as much fun and grow as much as I did when I was a young camper at CCB. There is nothing more rewarding than helping someone step outside their comfort zone and try something new.
What goal or camp philosophy do you really want your campers to learn this summer?: I want my campers to learn how to step outside their comfort zone and try new things as this was one of the most important lessons I took away from camp that has made my life more adventurous and interesting. I also want my campers to know it's okay to make mistakes and be wrong sometimes as this is an aspect of maturity that takes many young boys too long to learn.