Who’s that intrepid adventurer, fording that mountain stream with ease? Why, it’s Ollie Todd, one of our first-year counselors at Camp Spring Creek. Ollie has the distinction of being the counselor who has the longest journey to make to get to Bakersville. It will take over a day to arrive from Invercargill, on the very bottom of New Zealand’s South Island. Invercargill has the distinction of being the southernmost and westernmost town in the country and one of the southernmost cities in the world. If you keep going south from there, you end up in Antarctica!
Although he’s making such an epic journey, we have a feeling he’s going to be right at home at Camp Spring Creek. We caught up with Ollie to find out a little bit more about him.
What do you do during the school year, Ollie?
I’m a substitute teacher, working with elementary school students, aged 5 to 12. This will be my first year working at a summer camp in the US.
What are you most looking forward to about camp this summer?
Meeting new friends and having lots of fun.
What are your favorite camp games?
I don’t really have a favorite, but I like anything that involves cooperation and team sports. Games played at night in the dark are always fun, too!
What can campers do to get on your good side?
Tell me a good joke. I appreciate a sense of humor.
Camp Spring Creek is known for its great food especially desserts. What’s your favorite?
A raspberry white chocolate brownie-my sister makes a great one!
By the end of the summer, what do you hope to have achieved at Camp Spring Creek?
I hope I’ll have met a lot of great new people, have had lots of fun and convinced people to come to New Zealand, the most beautiful country in the world!
Please join us in welcoming Ollie! There are a still a few spaces left for this summer at Camp Spring Creek, one of only three dyslexia summer camps in the US. Contact us for more information!