Hello friends! My name is Kosta, and I was raised in the Chicagoland area in Illinois. I am currently a full-time student at Western Carolina University, in pursuit of a Parks and Recreation Management degree. I'll be turning twenty-one this summer as I embark on my first season with Camp Carolina.
What are you most proud of/biggest achievement in life so far?: I was fortunate enough the have the opportunity to go paragliding last summer, something I've never done before. My harness was attached to a winch in the bed of a pickup truck, which ascended me over 1k feet off the ground. As I was gaining elevation, lots of focus was required to keep my kite oriented. My heart was racing with fear and love. I eventually unclipped from the winch and had about twenty minutes to overlook the beautiful landscape of Gallatin County, MT before reaching the ground. It was so exhilarating that my eyes teared up.
What is your favorite hobby/sport/thing to do during your free time?: There aren't many things in the world that thrill me as much as high adventure outdoor activities such as mountain biking, big-mountain skiing, kayaking, climbing, backpacking, and the list keeps growing. I hope to share the joy of the outdoors and all of it's lessons with anybody around me.
What is your favorite thing about working with children?: Children have limitless minds and awe-inspiring imaginations, which I think are remarkable elements. It is influential to observe how down-to-earth and heart-warming children are as well.
What impact are you most excited to make this year at CCB?: This past year has been a handful. Many children have been deprived of the social interaction and experiential learning aspects from doing school online, which is why I think time at camp is so important. I'm excited to be a leader during this vital summer season and let my fun-loving energy influence an environment where campers feel comfortable with themselves and each other. I'm hoping we make everlasting bonds and memories together!
What goal or camp philosophy do you really want your campers to learn this summer?: I want campers to love and appreciate the unique personal features and individual nuances that each one of them holds. Better yet, I want them to own them. Because if not, then they are depriving the world of one awesome person. I would also like campers to build the confidence that they have the ability to achieve anything they set their mind and heart to in life.