Hey! I'm Shannon, although my name at camp tends to be Shanos. I'm 24 and I'm from County Durham in England, very local to where a lot of Harry Potter was filmed. I'm a photographer (and singer) and my favorite place to be with a camera has to be anywhere in the Great Outdoors. 2021 will be my 2nd Summer at CCB and I can't wait to be back capturing amazing, fun times at one of the greatest places on Earth!
What are you most proud of/biggest achievement in life so far?: I feel my greatest achievement in life so far is completing university and graduating with a 2:1 degree in a subject I had never studied before in my life after applying to university on a whim.
What is your favorite hobby/sport/thing to do during your free time?: I have so many things I love to do, it's hard to narrow it down. I will say I'm rarely found without a camera, and it's hard for me to go a day without singing or enjoying music in some way. I was brought up caravanning all over the UK and Europe so I've always loved camping and being in nature. Thanks to doing Summer Camps, I now absolutely adore hiking and adventuring to new places in nature I've never been to.
What is your favorite thing about working with children?: As a photographer, I love working with children because they bring such innocence and wonder to everyday activities that we do at camp. When we trip with camp, we always find some amazing places to take photographs or we find creatures and views that make us appreciate the diversity of nature that little bit more. Working with children makes photographing easy because everyone is having such a good time at CCB!
What impact are you most excited to make this year at CCB?: This year I'm so excited to get the campers (and some staff) really into appreciating the views we get to see on all of our trips. I'm excited to share my love of photography and show everyone that amazing photo opportunities happen so much more often than they think. I'm also really excited to show the parents just how much of an amazing time their son is having at CCB!
What goal or camp philosophy do you really want your campers to learn this summer?: Wonders of nature has to be the camp philosophy that is closest to my heart this year. I love seeing how the campers interact with each other without technology and how they interact with nature on overnight trips. I love showing the campers the views from the Art Loeb trail or the glory of the valleys below us during Sunrise Yoga, and I love the things the campers show me in return, like the scenery as we drive to/from a trip for the day, or a newt they found by a lake on a horseback trip!