Meet the Counselors: Loick Pouget

Coming to us this summer from France is Loick Pouget: a major sports fan and paintball pro! In this interview, Loick tells us about his favorite foods, his Harry Potter house and even his secret crush. Read on to find out who she is! 

What do you do during the school year?

I’m a student in sports management in France. It was a really three amazing years where I learned a lot of interesting things. Sport is an important part of my schedule. I train about five hours a week, so I’m always in a great shape. Football/soccer has been my favorite sport for years.

Have you ever worked at a camp before? Did you attend camp when you were a child?

No, it will be the first time so I’m really excited to discover the camp and meet the staff and all the kids. It’s also my first time in the US. Unfortunately I never attended camp when I was a child.

How do your friends describe you?

My friends describe me as someone which is outgoing, curious, and a little bit crazy… but in a good way I think. I’m someone who likes to discover new things and share good vibes with people.

What are your favorite outdoor games and activities?

When I was a child, I was crazy for tree climbing and hiking but now my favorite outdoor games is paintball. The truth is that I’m really bad at it because my accuracy is so poor.

What’s your favorite sports team?

Soccer,  but I like a lot of others sport teams, for instance: basketball, baseball, softball, rugby, volleyball. In fact I don’t think than there is a sport or sports team which isn’t my cup of tea… Sports are essential for me in life.

What are you looking forward to teaching the campers this summer?

Water activities are always fun, so I looking forward to frame this kind of activity. I also look forward to team sports. I like to see everyone in a spirit of cohesion and challenge. Plus, maybe the campers will teach me something. Why not?

What should campers do to ‘get on your good side’? 

Good question! I think the way into my heart is really accessible. Every camper with a positive attitude is off to a great start. In addition, I’m just a food lover, so if you are a little smart and watchful you can bribe me! 

What’s your favorite food?

As a French person, I’m obviously in a deep relationship with cheese, deli foods and poultry. But my favorite food kind of food is pesto pasta with salmon. I experienced that when I was just a young boy in Rome and it is one of my best food memories. Italian food is just incredible. When someone talks me about pizza, I’m just so happy.

What are your hopes for this summer?

First of all, I hope to improve my level of English. I think I will be a really talkative person in order to progress faster. Plus, I hope I could have the chance to meet people and learn a lot about their knowledge and experiences. 

What advice would you give campers for being successful at camp?

My best advice is to just get involved in everything, make friends, and be curious. Try something new even if you think than it’s not a thing for you. Maybe you’ll have a good surprise.

Are you a Harry Potter fan? If so, which house would you be in?

Of course, Harry Potter is life… I’m also secretly in love with Emma Watson (or Hermione Granger if you wish). She is just wonderful and so smart. Obviously Gryffondor. Why would anyone seriously want to be in an other house? 

Captions: (left) Loick and friends getting their paintball on; Enjoying the beach with friends.