Counselor-to-be Bradley Stitt joins us from the banks of the Mersey: Liverpool, home of the Beatles, Liverpool F.C., and so much more! A traveler, adventurer, footballer, and mountain bike enthusiast, we have a feeling Bradley will find plenty to enjoy in Western North Carolina! We asked him to share more about himself here.
Tell us a little bit about the place where you grew up.
I grew up and still live in Liverpool in the North of England. It's quite a big city with lots of activists to do and see but mostly famous for its two football teams and home of The Beatles!
What do you do during the school year?
I'm still at school! I'm studying for an Engineering masters degree all year round before having the summer off, but I'm due to finish this May before I come to camp.
Have you worked with children before?
I have always been the older cousin to the children in my family and always have had great fun looking after them! Other than that, I have had one job working at a space-themed activity center where I would run activities for children and school groups. This was great fun and I can only imagine the experience will be better on camp.
What were you like when you were a child?
Surprisingly, I was always a goody two-shoes as a child! I would always follow the rules and well behaved. However that didn't stop me from being adventurous and getting stuck in when it come to meeting other children and play parks!
How would your friends describe your personality?
I always seem to make my friends laugh, I am the wise one in my friendship group who everyone comes to for advice! Especially when it comes to rounding everyone up for an adventure!
What do you like to do in your free time?
In my free time, I love to just relax and take my mind off work and my studying. Going out with friends either to somewhere like the cinema or outdoors like mountain biking is always a good idea in my book!
What’s something campers would be surprised to find out about you?
For a short while, I was part of the British military, but this means I have a few unique camping skills that I hope to teach!
What’s a special game or skill you’re excited about sharing with campers this summer?
It has to be football (soccer). It's a game that can be shared regardless of ability or age. There are lots of different games and activists I can do with the campers involving a football that I use to love as a child and I can't wait!
What can campers do to make you smile? What should they avoid doing around you?
You'll defiantly get on my good side if you involve everyone in the actives and have a buzz of happiness about you! Avoid any bullying or nastiness and I'm sure I'll get along just fine with all of the campers!
What is your favorite outdoor activity?
Defiantly mountain biking, I love the technical ability and speed that I am able to generate when I am riding!
What advice can give to campers to have a great summer away from home?
Like me, just get stuck in and enjoy yourself! It's going to be an amazing summer so try everything and meet new people!
What are your hopes for this summer?
My hopes are to just have a once in a lifetime summer at Camp Spring Creek! Meet new people and try stuff I never thought I would! I'm prepared for an amazing summer!