One of the very special things about Camp Spring Creek is our international atmosphere. We have campers and counselors from around the world, and in recent years, we have had very strong representation from Australia! This year, we continue that tradition! Meet Luke Kaldas, who will be joining us as a counselor. We're have a feeling that campers will be discovering a new sport this summer: rugby! We asked Luke to share a little bit more about himself, below.
Tell us a little bit about where you're from.
I grew up in a busy suburb of Sydney called Castle Hill, about 40 minutes outside the city. It’s a very green suburb with lots of beautiful parks and gardens. There’s always plenty of recreational activities to undertake in the area and the beach is also only 30 to 40 minutes away.
What do you do during the school year?
I’ve been working in landscape construction for three years completing my trade/qualification at the end of last year.
What were you like as a kid?
As a child I was caring and considerate of others. I was always very sport-orientated playing multiple sports at once.
How would your friends describe you?
My friends would describe me as a happy, compassionate and generous person who’s very easy-going and adventurous.
What do you like to do in your free time?
In my free time I like to keep active. I like hanging out with friends and going to the beach, finding different bush walks or going for drives and discovering somewhere new.
What's something about you that campers might be surprised to learn?
They may be surprised to find out I’m half Egyptian.
What is something you're excited about sharing with our campers?
I’m excited to teach the campers about rugby which I’ve played since I was 10 years old.
What can campers do to get on your good side? What should they avoid doing?
A good joke will always get a smile out of me no matter how bad it is. One thing to avoid doing around me is picking on others. It’s something I’ve never been able to stand.
What are your favorite outdoor activities?
My favourite outdoor activity is going on adventures finding new bush walks or mountain climbs.
What advice can you give to our campers to have the best summer possible?
The best piece of advice I’ve been given while being away from home is say yes to everything. You’ll only regret the things you didn’t do.
What are your hopes for this summer?
I’m hoping to just provide a fantastic experience for the campers while meeting some amazing people along the way.