We’re so excited to introduce you to Daisy Lee, joining us from the UK! When she’s not on the tennis court, she might be found at the beach, exploring the world, or curled up with a good book. She loves working with kids of all ages and we know our campers are going to love getting to know her this summer!
Tell us a little bit about where you live and where you grew up.
I grew up in a small village in the countryside in Norfolk, England with my parents and two sisters where I developed my love for the beach. I also attended a convent school for 11 years, for my sins. : )
What do you do during the school year?
When I was 18, I moved to Chester and attended the University of Chester to study Psychology. On completing this, I moved to Winchester to study Sport and Exercise Psychology at the university there. This year, I am having a delayed gap year to travel and gain work experience. I started in Sri Lanka in March of this year. Alongside this, I waitress and tennis coach children from the ages of four years upwards.
How would your friends describe your personality?
I’m not sure, but hopefully fun-loving with a healthy dose of conscientiousness and competitiveness.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I love spending time with my friends and family whether it is at home or on holiday. I also love art and all sports but particularly tennis, which I have been playing since I was about 5 years old. Reading is also a passion of mine with this quote by George R. R. Martin being one that has stuck with me.
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies… The man who never reads lives only one.”
What’s something campers would be surprised to find out about you?
I might take a little while to get to know and understand my British sense of humor, but when you do hopefully, we will all leave with abs from laughing! Also, I can play the drums but stereotypically, probably don’t look like I should.
What’s a game or skill you’re excited about sharing with campers this summer?
Although I don’t think tennis is part of Camp Spring Creek I’m excited to share knowledge of the sport I love especially with Wimbledon happening while we’re at camp.
What can campers do to make you smile?
Work hard and play hard, have a laugh and embrace all of the opportunities you have.
What should they avoid doing around you? What is your favorite outdoor activity?
Both bickering and confrontation I dislike, so the less of this the better. I wouldn’t say I have one outdoor activity that is my favorite. I love to try new things—from hiking mountains to cliff jumping, I will give it all a go.
What advice can you give to campers to have a great summer away from home?
Bring something that reminds you of home-everyone gets homesick at some point. But also have a go at everything because there’s no harm in trying, and this is a great way to meet and make new friends. Also, if you’re struggling never be afraid to come and let us know. We’re probably not as scary as we look.
What are your hopes for this summer?
For this to be a summer I never forget in the best possible way (sorry for the cliché)!