Hi my name is Guillaume Mervillie! But before you try to pronounce it (it is a difficult French name), just call me Gigi! It is my nickname for over 12 years now and I am used to it! I am from Belgium and I am 24 years old. I am a very sporty person! Sport is not only a hobby or my job, it is a lifestyle! Along with my other passion, to travel the world, I travel to different countries and combine it with sports. Like so, I have studied in Finland (a part of my Bachelor Degree in sports), and I worked in Crete.
Now I am a member of the CCB Family! I love to work with kids and I will give them the most fun and best summer ever along with the greatest experience in sports and camp lifestyle ever! Next to sport I also love watching movies, reading books, … I am a huge fan of franchises like Harry Potter, Super Heroes, Disney, … So inside I am still a young child, but that is the best way to live your life. As a person I am a very open, positive minded and good-humoured young man! You will always see me smiling, making jokes or brighting up the day! So this is a little introduction of myself and I am sure we will get along and will get to know each other better this summer! See you then!
How many years have you worked at CCB?: This is my first year.
What is your must bring item to CCB?: My good humour and passion for sports and working with kids to make it their best summer they ever had! But as a real “item” I would choose my good shoes because I like nature, hiking and discovering new environments! Everywhere I go in the world I explore the nature and go hiking to see the world through my own eyes!
What is your favorite hobby/sport/thing to do during your free time?: My favorite hobby would be exploring nature and hiking! My favorite sport would be running in nature or trying new sports/activities/challenges that CCB provides.
What are you famous for?: I am famous amongst my friends for my big knowledge and to be the biggest fan of Harry Potter! I did many things and spend a lot of money on this and this is well known amongst my friends! I am also “famous” for being funny, a good listener and helping people. These are elements that people got to appreciate about me.
What are you most proud of/biggest achievement in life so far?: My biggest achievement as a person is my travelling in Finland. After my studies I travelled to the North of Finland: we went to the Arctic Circle, I saw the Northern Lights, went on a husky trip, did a snowmobile ride to a reindeer Reservate, visited the real home of Santa Claus in Rovaniemi, … It was an experience that I will remember and carry with me for the rest of my life! And what I am most proud of (for me personally) is that I ate Christmas Dinner in the Great Hall of Hogwarts and visited the sets afterwards where all the films were made! As a fan of Harry Potter this is the biggest achievement you can get! It was really hard to be a part of it and book places, but I did it, and I am very happy I did!
What are you most looking forward to about CCB?: I am looking forward to discovering a new environment and culture, to witness the great and traditional American camp lifestyle, but most importantly to have a great summer on an independent course, to work with the kids and experience a great summer with new friends.
What impact are you most excited to make this year at CCB?: I would love that the kids and the CCB Family would remember me as a good person and always think of me as a great contribution to a great summer! I would love to show the kids that fun, respect, friendship, living independently and being yourself are great elements of life and that you are always surrounded by these elements on this camp. That is an impact I would love to be so they can carry it with them for the rest of their life.
What is your favorite quote?: “We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are.”