Meet the Counselors: Martin Cass

Is Martin Cass incredibly tall? Or is that just a tiny elephant in the photos above? Find out this summer when he arrives at Camp Spring Creek as one of our boys' counselors! He gives us a sneak preview into his life below (and read through to the end for the answer)! 

Where did you grow up? Can you tell us a little about it?

I grew up in a place called the Wirral, which is just over the water from Liverpool in the UK. (Where the Beatles came from). It is quite rural, cold and pretty boring when you have lived here. I would travel a lot to Liverpool because it’s always been more vibrant and exciting.

What do you do during the year?

Well, up until this year, I have always been in education, I recently finished my studies at one of the top drama schools in the UK, which was five days a week, 12 hours a day of intense training in things like ballet, Shakespeare, and script work. So since finishing that I have tried to have as much fun as possible, I have travelled Thailand, directed some theatre shows and started working full time in a bar.

Have you ever worked at a camp or with kids before?

Yes, I have. I was actually involved with the YEP theatre in Liverpool, and done a lot of work with the younger groups, but never in a different country so I am very excited!

What were you like as a child? Did you attend camp yourself?

I was an adventurous child, I loved getting stuck into activities and making a mess. I did go to a camp and I have such fond memories of it, so I cannot wait to create memories with this year’s campers.

What’s your favorite group game/activity/sport?

I have a slight obsession with rounders. I feel like you may not know what this, is but I can easily show you, and then win you whilst playing.

What are your hobbies/what do you like to do during your free time?

I am obsessed with music. Live music is something I go to a lot, and also reading and writing, I love getting lost in a novel but I have always been creative so writing short stories, scripts is something I do a lot.

What advice can you give to campers about being away from home/being successful at camp?

I think my best advice is to just get involved everything, make friends, be welcoming and push through the initial nerves of meeting new people and you will have the best time. Obviously, I will be there to help that!

Morning person or night person?

Definitely night time. The early mornings are going to be hilarious, and I’m sure will create some great stories.

What can campers do to get on your good side?

Treat everyone how you would like to be treated, and sing to me, all the time, except past bed time, then you sleep. And the occasional high five.

What do you hope to get out of your summer at camp?

I hope to be able to give the campers what I was able to have when I went to summer camp, the memories, the laughs, and to be part of something that benefits them.

Here's another pic of Martin in Thailand where he met that *baby* elephant he's seen with above!

Here's another pic of Martin in Thailand where he met that *baby* elephant he's seen with above!