Meet the Cowabunga Surf & Watersports Camp Team

Camp Leadership

Brett Jenkins (“EAGLE”)

Camp Director

Co-owner of Cowabunga Surf and Sport with parents Melissa & Tom, Brett has been associated with Cowabunga for over nine years, managing the boards, providing expert lessons, and efficiently running summer camp.

Melissa Jenkins (“MOMMA J”)

Camp Administrator

Momma J (aka Melissa Jenkins), co-owner of Cowabunga Surf and Sport with son Brett and husband Tom, has lived in South Florida within one mile of the Atlantic beaches all of her life. Growing up in Fort Lauderdale, she has resided in Stuart with Tom and sons Brett, Skyler, & Connor since 1987 and now is blessed with an adored daughter-in-law, Connor’s wife, Lyndi.

Melissa’s background for over 30 years was in marketing, promotion and public relations, working in her own business and as a freelancer for local marketing firms. In December, 2012, she and her family purchased Cowabunga Surf and Sport, embarking on a new and exciting adventure! She claims the greatest benefit of owning the shop, besides working with her treasured family, are the many wonderful visitors, families, and conversations enjoyed over the past years. “We are privileged to call so many of our customers friends!”, she claims.

Some of Momma J’s favorite things are spending time outside, hanging with her family, meeting new people, Bible Study Fellowship, finding unusual additions for her tropical garden, and creating new and different recipes. Her favorite foods? Mediterranean!

“Frodo”

ASSISTANT CAMP DIRECTOR, Fifth Year Staff Member

Frodo moved to the Treasure Coast nearly six years ago from Woodbridge, Virginia and has one older and one younger sister, with whom he is very close.  This area holds many treasured memories for him and is very dear to his heart, as his father and grandparents are from Jensen Beach and this was his childhood vacation destination.

This summer, Frodo looks forward to creating a fun learning experience for campers and to pass on the gift of surfing, his favorite water sport, which he learned at age 14 from The Eagle.  He claims the experience is beyond words!  He considers his profession as a surf instructor, both within and without camp, an extremely fulfilling blessing as he helps others experience the joys of the sport.  

Frodo’s favorite vacation was a recent trip to Nicaragua with family and friends. He surfed waves he never thought he could, experienced a different culture, ate some great food, saw some beautiful terrain, and surfed, surfed, surfed!

Frodo is fascinated by history believing its important to understand and appreciate how we got here and what those before us had to sacrifice to get us here.  .In his spare time, Frodo likes to play the guitar and draw, using his designs to create custom t-shirts, which he would like to develop into a business of his own.  His favorite cuisine is Italian and says he has visited some pretty great pizzerias in his time!

 

Meet the 2022 Cowabunga Surf & Watersports Camp Team!

Alfalfa

Where were you born & how long have you lived on the Treasure Coast?

I was born in Charlottesville, Virginia and lived there for about 2 years before moving to the Treasure Coast.

 

How many brothers / sisters do you have and are they older or younger than you?

I have one younger sister.

 

Where do you go to school & what level will you be in the fall?

I attend The Pine School and will be a Sophomore in the Fall.

 

What is your favorite subject & why?

My favorite subject in school is Geography because I enjoy learning about other countries outside of the United States.

 

What do you plan to do after you graduate?  What are your dreams for the future?

After I graduate I plan to attend college for either business or management.

 

What is your favorite thing about Florida & the Treasure Coast?

I enjoy the weather and being able to do things outside year round. 

 

What are your favorite water / beach / land / team sports or activities?

I enjoy watching football and playing tennis.

 

What are your hobbies and special interests?

I enjoy reading, playing instruments, and exercising.

 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time, I like to sleep, read, listen to music, and spend time outdoors.

 

Do you have pets (kind & names)?   What is your favorite thing to do with them?

I have two cats and two dogs who I like taking on walks.

 

Watersports:  Which do you enjoy and at what age did you begin?

I have surfed and skim boarded with Cowabunga Surf Camp for many years in the past. I have also paddle boarded many times with family and friends.

 

Why are you working at surf camp and what are your goals for the summer?

I am working at Surf Camp so I can encourage campers and help them have as much fun as I did when I was a Cowabunga camper.

 

At what other jobs or activities have you worked with children?

In my school, I have worked with younger kids through buddy programs and tutoring opportunities.

 

What is your favorite restaurant — and why?

My favorite restaurant is Brick Oven in Palm City.  They have great pizza!!

 

What is your favorite meal, snack, or candy?

My favorite foods include chicken, fish, and pizza. My favorite snack is Cape Cod chips. My favorite candy is Smarties.

 

What is the best vacation or trip you have taken?

My favorite trip was to Atlantis on Paradise Island in the Bahamas with my sister and father. We spent the vacation exploring the resort and having a great time experiencing all the activities there.

 

What else would you like to share?

I recently went on an overnight competition with my band. I am a band nerd and really enjoyed performing and competing as a team.

Beluga

Where were you born & how long have you lived on the Treasure Coast?

I was born in Stuart, Florida and have lived here for all of my 15 years.

 

How many brothers / sisters do you have and are they older or younger than you?

I have one older sister.

 

Where do you go to school & what level will you be in the fall?

I attend Martin County High School and will be a Sophomore in the Fall.

 

What is your favorite subject & why?

My favorite subject in school is science and I am particularly interested in marine biology.

 

What do you plan to do after you graduate?  What are your dreams for the future?

After I graduate, I plan to attend college with the goal of becoming a Marine Biologist.

 

What is your favorite thing about Florida & the Treasure Coast?

My favorite thing about Florida is the beach or being out on the water on a sunny day.

 

What are your favorite water / beach / land / team sports or activities?

My favorite actives are surfing, boogie boarding, and paddle boarding.

 

What are your hobbies and special interests?

My hobbies are soccer, flag football, and running.

 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, relaxing and having fun.

 

Do you have pets (kind & names)?   What is your favorite thing to do with them?

I have one hound dog named Parker and one Currhound dog named Carly. My favorite thing to do with them is play tug-of-war.

 

Watersports:  Which do you enjoy and at what age did you begin?

I have been a long-time Cowabunga camper and learned to surf at camp when I was 6.

 

Why are you working at surf camp and what are your goals for the summer?

I am working at surf camp to teach kids to love beach activities and to have fun in the beautiful outdoors. My goal at surf camp is to be a good leader and to keep everyone safe while helping them have a blast.

 

At what other jobs or activities have you worked with children?

I have previously worked as a babysitter for many children, as a group leader at St. Mary’s VBS, and as a volunteer counselor at MCHS Art Camp.

 

What is your favorite restaurant — and why?

My favorite restaurant is Guanabanas. I love the restaurant’s tropical atmosphere and really good food!

 

What is your favorite meal, snack, or candy?

My favorite candy is milk chocolate with caramel.

 

What is the best vacation or trip you have taken?

My favorite trip was to the Florida Keys with my family and friends. We enjoyed cruising on the boat, tubing, fishing, and the fantastic sunsets.

 

What else would you like to share?

I have been surfing for 9 years.

Doodles

Where were you born & how long have you lived on the Treasure Coast?

I was born in Kansas City, Kansas and lived there for 12 years.  Nine years ago we moved to the Treasure Coast.

 

How many brothers / sisters do you have and are they older or younger than you?

I have one older sister and one younger brother.

 

Where do you go to school & what level will you be in the fall?

I graduated from Jensen Beach High School and now attend Palm Beach Atlantic University where I will be a Junior in the Fall.

 

What is your favorite subject & why?

Im an English Major and a French Minor. I love writing and coming up with creative topics to write about. Eventually, I hope to go into Public Relations.

 

What do you plan to do after you graduate?  What are your dreams for the future?

I would love to go into PR and Marketing because it mixes three things that I’m passionate about: Writing, Photography, and People. Id also love to go abroad and travel, especially to Asia.

 

What is your favorite thing about Florida & the Treasure Coast?

I absolutely love the ocean and all it has to offer, from paddle boarding to snorkeling. Its also great that the weather is so nice and that I can basically be outside all year round.

 

What are your favorite water / beach / land / team sports or activities?

Recently, its been snorkeling but when Im not outside, I enjoy reading or writing or doing anything artistic.

 

What are your hobbies and special interests?

My hobbies are photography, snorkeling, art, and recently, I got my Scuba Dive certification so Im hoping to do more diving now.

 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I write poetry and read in my hammock when I have the time.

 

Do you have pets (kind & names)?   What is your favorite thing to do with them?

I have two dogs, King and Lulu, and I like to hang out by the pool with them.

 

Watersports:  Which do you enjoy and at what age did you begin?

For me, watersports are more of a recent thing that I started while in college. My friends and I often paddle board and and now were starting to get into surfing.

 

Why are you working at surf camp and what are your goals for the summer?

I love kids! I love working with them and I love being outside. I think the beach is also a great environment for playing and fun and allows kids to just let loose. My main goal is to give the kids a summer to remember!

 

At what other jobs or activities have you worked with children?

I was an intern at Coastal Life Church where I specifically worked with elementary to high school students. I helped run a kids camp, planned summer events for both kids and youth, and traveled with them to camps and missions trips. 

 

What is your favorite restaurant — and why?

Locally, my favorite restaurant is Taco Shack. I love tacos and the restaurant has such a fun vibe.

 

What is your favorite meal, snack, or candy?

My favorite food has to either be tacos or sushi.

 

What is the best vacation or trip you have taken?

The best trip Ive ever been on was to Camp Livingstones in Englewood, Tennessee. We went zip lining, horse back riding, white water rafting, and a whole lot more. It is fabulous up there.

 

What else would you like to share?

I recently got my Scuba Dive Certification with a friend and well be going to the Turks & Caicos this summer for a dive trip!

Dragon

Where were you born & how long have you lived on the Treasure Coast?

I was born in Stuart, and have lived here my whole life.

 

How many brothers / sisters do you have and are they older or younger than you?

I have two brothers and one sister, all older than me!

 

Where do you go to school & what level will you be in the fall?

I attend Jensen Beach High School and will be a Sophomore in the Fall.

 

What is your favorite subject & why?

My favorite subject is Entrepreneurship, because it teaches me things that will be useful in the future and how to succeed in life.

 

What do you plan to do after you graduate?  What are your dreams for the future?

I would love to play lacrosse in college as I study finance. If I could, I would like to live on the Treasure Coast my whole life.

 

What is your favorite thing about Florida & the Treasure Coast?

My favorite thing about the Treasure Coast is the beaches, inlets, and outdoor sports that can be played year-round.

 

What are your favorite water / beach / land / team sports or activities?

I enjoy surfing, fishing, diving, and lacrosse.

 

What are your hobbies and special interests?

My hobbies are playing lacrosse, fishing, diving, and surfing.

 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I really enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

 

Do you have pets (kind & names)?   What is your favorite thing to do with them?

I have 4 dogs: Ash, Aspen, Oakley, and Roxy. They like to run around and play in my backyard. They also like playing on the beach.

 

Watersports:  Which do you enjoy and at what age did you begin?

When I was about 8 years old, I began surfing, skim boarding, and paddle boarding, all of which I learned from my brothers.

 

Why are you working at surf camp and what are your goals for the summer?

I am working at surf camp because I love the beach and I want to have fun working with kids there, helping to make their days super fun and memorable.

 

At what other jobs or activities have you worked with children?

Ive done babysitting in my neighborhood for kids between the ages of 7 & 11.  Ive also helped coach the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) 10U and 12U boys lacrosse teams and had a blast!

 

What is your favorite restaurant — and why?

My favorite restaurant is Hurricanes where I go to get the great wings and fries.

 

What is your favorite meal, snack, or candy?

Pizza and peanut butter sandwiches.

 

What is the best vacation or trip you have taken?

I went to the Florida Keys with my family and went fishing almost everyday on the boat.

 

What else would you like to share?

I fell in a fire when I was little and now I am very serious about camp fire safety.

Gills

Where were you born & how long have you lived on the Treasure Coast?

I was born in Orlando but only lived there three years before we moved to the Treasure Coast where we have lived for 11 years.

 

How many brothers / sisters do you have and are they older or younger than you?

I have one older brother.

 

Where do you go to school & what level will you be in the fall?

I will be a Sophomore at Martin County High School next year.

 

What is your favorite subject & why?

My favorite subject is English because I love to read and write

 

What do you plan to do after you graduate?  What are your dreams for the future?

I’m not 100% sure what I will do after high school but I would love to travel or continue my sport of swimming.

 

What is your favorite thing about Florida & the Treasure Coast?

I love how close the beach is and how its sunny year ‘round.

 

What are your favorite water / beach / land / team sports or activities?

Swimming and biking

 

What are your hobbies and special interests?

I love to read and travel.  I’m also on a swim team and the MCHS debate team.

 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Read and spend time with friends

 

Do you have pets (kind & names)?   What is your favorite thing to do with them?

I have two dogs.  One is a Beagle named Snickers, the other is a Jack Russel mixed and is named Toby.   They both like to sunbathe in the backyard.

 

Camp-Related Watersports:  Which do you enjoy and at what age did you begin?

I began surfing at about age six and skim boarding at about age eight.

 

Why are you working at surf camp and what are your goals for the summer?

I’m working at Cowabunga Camp because I want to make sure every camper has fun and finds something that makes them excited and happy.

 

At what other jobs or activities have you worked with children?

I help with the younger swimmers on my swim team when needed and, being one of the oldest kids in my extended family, I have helped take care of my cousins very often.

 

What is your favorite restaurant — and why?

My favorite restaurant is Luna because they have great pizza and I have gone there for as long as I can remember.

 

What is your favorite meal, snack, or candy?

Chocolate-covered strawberries

 

What is the best vacation or trip you have taken?

The best trip I have taken was with my family on a cruise to the Bahamas.  Not only was it lots of fun but it was my first time traveling outside of the U.S.

 

What else would you like to share?

At Disneyland in California, my family and I were waiting in line for Snow White’s Scary Adventure when the ground started shaking.  We found out later, after the park was evacuated, that it has been an earthquake.  Definitely a “scary adventure”!

Grizzly

Where were you born & how long have you lived on the Treasure Coast?

I was born in Winter Haven, Florida, about 2 hours north of Jensen Beach and 30 minutes from Orlando. I lived there until moving to Stuart in July of 2020 and now have been on the Treasure Coast for almost two fantastic years!

 

How many brothers / sisters do you have and are they older or younger than you?

I have two sisters who are 17 and 18 years older than I.  They have been excited to have a brother and you could definitely say I am the baby of the family.  I even have nieces and nephews close to my age.  It’s kind of funny to hear them call me, “Uncle”!

 

Where do you go to school & what level will you be in the fall?

I attend Community Christian Academy in Stuart and will be a Junior in the Fall.

 

What is your favorite subject & why?

My two favorite subjects are math and history.  I like numbers and I like learning about how civilizations have developed into today’s culture.

 

What do you plan to do after you graduate?  What are your dreams for the future?

Doesn’t everyone want to be a football star?  I truly enjoy the game.  But I think I will major in engineering.  I like to build things and solve problems.

 

What is your favorite thing about Florida & the Treasure Coast?

What I love most about Florida are the diverse beaches.  Some are rocky, some are smooth, some are for swimming and playing in, others are for surfing and scuba diving.

 

What are your favorite water / beach / land / team sports or activities?

I have several favorite sports.  Football is my #1 right now.  After that, I’d say basketball and golf.  I’ve been swinging a golf club and working on my form since I learned to walk.  Surfing is super fun, too!

 

What are your hobbies and special interests?

I play the piano almost every day.  I enjoy figuring out how to play my favorite songs.  When I am 18, I look forward to playing with the worship team at my church.  “Speed Cubing” is also a favorite hobby of mine.  I can solve a Rubik’s Cube in seconds and I’m always trying to beat my time.

 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time, I am usually at the piano, throwing a ball, or reading.

 

Do you have pets (kind & names)?   What is your favorite thing to do with them?

I don’t have any pets right now but I have had them in the past.  My best pet was a calico cat named, “Checkers” who had the personality of a dog.  The best of both worlds all in one!

 

Watersports:  Which do you enjoy and at what age did you begin?

Only recently, within the past two years, did I learn to surf.  I have been swimming nearly all my life, though.  Now that I live near the beach, I get to do more water sports.

 

Why are you working at surf camp and what are your goals for the summer?

Surf camp gives us the opportunity to work as a team as we help and encourage campers, to grow friendships, and to have summer fun with kids!

 

At what other jobs or activities have you worked with children?

My mom is a teacher so I’ve had the opportunity to show kids how to play basketball and improve their shots and techniques.

 

What is your favorite restaurant — and why?

The best place to eat, in my opinion, is Buffalo Wild Wings.  I love their spicy heat challenge.

 

What is your favorite meal, snack, or candy?

Doritos!  Pizza!  Donuts!

 

What is the best vacation or trip you have taken?

Every winter, my youth group takes a trip to North Carolina to a Snowboarding/Ski camp. It’s just like Surf Camp, but it’s snow sports instead of water sports. Snowboarding is my favorite thing to do there.

 

What else would you like to share?

Party trick: I can blow up a balloon through my nose. Don’t try this at home!

Gumball

Where were you born & how long have you lived on the Treasure Coast?

I was born in Stuart and have lived here all my life.

 

How many brothers / sisters do you have and are they older or younger than you?

I have one older brother who is 19.

 

Where do you go to school & what level will you be in the fall?

I attend Martin County High School and will be a Junior in the Fall.

 

What is your favorite subject & why?

My favorite subject is Psychology because I think its really interesting the way the brain works.

 

What do you plan to do after you graduate?  What are your dreams for the future?

I plan to go to college to study engineering.

 

What is your favorite thing about Florida & the Treasure Coast?

I LOVE boating and jet skiing and the fact we are surrounded by water.

 

What are your favorite water / beach / land / team sports or activities?

Boating and jet skiing.  My favorite sports teams are the Miami Heat and the Miami Dolphins.

 

What are your hobbies and special interests?

I play golf and run track, and compete in debate for my high school. I also have played recreational basketball since I was five. I enjoy the beach, boating, and mountain biking.

 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like to spend time with friends and family on the water.

 

Do you have pets (kind & names)?   What is your favorite thing to do with them?

I have three dogs:  Kobe, a yellow Lab; Meg, a chocolate Lab; and Millie, a pit bull mix.

 

Watersports:  Which do you enjoy and at what age did you begin?

I learned to surf at Cowabunga Camp years ago but do go regularly.  Also, I skim board recreationally and have since I was little.

 

Why are you working at surf camp and what are your goals for the summer?

I enjoy working outdoors, teaching new things, and sharing my athletic skills.  I believe family is important and am very close to my older brother and my parents.  I know all kids might not have the same situation so I maybe could be someone to a camper who might not have a sibling or tight family.

 

At what other jobs or activities have you worked with children?

I worked at a summer sports camp in Jacksonville called “Grit” and I coach a Treasure Coast Basketball peewee team.

 

What is your favorite restaurant — and why?

My favorite restaurant is Kyle G’s on Hutchinson Island.

 

What is your favorite meal, snack, or candy?

My favorite food is pasta.

 

What is the best vacation or trip you have taken?

The best vacation I have ever been on is a ski trip to Colorado.

 

What else would you like to share?

I attended a sleep away camp with Life for Youth and had a blast. I will be going to a Young Life camp this summer in North Carolina. I really enjoy traveling and seeing new places and trying new things.

Hula

Where were you born & how long have you lived on the Treasure Coast?

I was born in St. Marys hospital in West Palm Beach and now live in Palm City Florida.

 

How many brothers / sisters do you have and are they older or younger than you?

I have a twin sister.

 

Where do you go to school & what level will you be in the fall?

I attend Martin County High School and will be a Sophomore in the Fall.

 

What is your favorite subject & why?

My favorite subject is Health Science because I would like to become a nurse.

 

What do you plan to do after you graduate?  What are your dreams for the future?

My goal is to become a nurse so I will pursue the schooling I need to achieve it.

 

What is your favorite thing about Florida & the Treasure Coast?

My favorite thing about Florida is the ocean and all that it has to offer.

 

What are your favorite water / beach / land / team sports or activities?

I am a member of the MCHS Swim team and also the Flag Football team.  I’ve actually been on a swim team for 8 years.

 

What are your hobbies and special interests?

I enjoy playing flag football, swimming, horseback riding, and working out at the gym.

 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like to listen to music and head for the beach with friends.

 

Do you have pets (kind & names)?   What is your favorite thing to do with them?

I have a dog name Bailee, and I love to take her for ice cream.

 

Watersports:  Which do you enjoy and at what age did you begin?

I began surfing at age 6 and got better at the sport when I attended Cowabunga Surf Camp for two years.

 

Why are you working at surf camp and what are your goals for the summer?

I want to work at surf camp because I love to hang out with kids and be outside. My goal for surf camp is for everyone to have a great time while being safe.

 

At what other jobs or activities have you worked with children?

I am Red Cross certified in Babysitting and have babysat for many years for a variety of different aged children.  I also have served as a counselor at a children’s horse camp and have led Bible studies for kids as well.

 

What is your favorite restaurant — and why?

My favorite restaurant is Hurricanes in Palm City.  Their quesadillas are great!

 

What is your favorite meal, snack, or candy?

Pizza is my favorite for sure!

 

What is the best vacation or trip you have taken?

The best vacation I experienced was going to St. Augustine and staying at the beach with family and friends.

 

What else would you like to share?

I swam with dolphins!  It was an exciting experience!

Krispy

Where were you born & how long have you lived on the Treasure Coast?

I was born in England and lived there until I was two years old. Since then, I have lived in Palm City, Florida.

 

How many brothers / sisters do you have and are they older or younger than you?

I have an older sister, Gracie, who is 19 years old and attends Florida State University.

 

Where do you go to school & what level will you be in the fall?

I attend the Pine School in Hobe Sound and will be a high school Sophomore in the Fall.

 

What is your favorite subject & why?

My favorite subject is Geography.  I love learning about history and the world.

 

What do you plan to do after you graduate?  What are your dreams for the future?

I want to go into real estate or play basketball for a professional team either in the U.S or overseas.

 

What is your favorite thing about Florida & the Treasure Coast?

My favorite thing about Florida is its perfect weather.  I can do any outside activity without having to cover up in snow gear!

 

What are your favorite water / beach / land / team sports or activities?

Basketball through and through. I love that I can play inside or outside, making it so practical.

 

What are your hobbies and special interests?

I play basketball in and outside of school and in the summer I love to play outside sports.

 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I mainly finish homework that is due later in the week, or spend time with friends either at the beach or biking around.  I also practice my shots!

 

Do you have pets (kind & names)?   What is your favorite thing to do with them?

I have the cutest dog ever named Dixie. I love taking her on long walks and playing around with her.

 

Watersports:  Which do you enjoy and at what age did you begin?

I surf sometimes and do some paddle boarding.  I learned to surf at Cowabunga Surf Camp when I was 9 years old. I paddle board with my family most of the time.

 

Why are you working at surf camp and what are your goals for the summer?

I want to give the campers the same fun experience I had at Cowabunga! My personal goals are to get better at surfing so I can pass skills along to the campers.

 

At what other jobs or activities have you worked with children?

I work at basketball camps at school and outside of school, and help campers with mechanics and activities. I also have worked at VBS where we spend the whole time playing in groups, and participating in group activities.

 

What is your favorite restaurant — and why?

My favorite restaurant is Chipotle. I love to eat there after a basketball workout or just in general just because the food and chips are so good!

 

What is your favorite meal, snack, or candy?

Chipotle bowl / Goldfish / Airheads

 

What is the best vacation or trip you have taken?

I went to Colorado with my family where we have a condo. We visit either in the spring, summer, or winter. Each season has different activities but my favorite time to travel there is in the winter because our condo is right next to some huge mountains where I love to snowboard.

 

What else would you like to share?

I was born in the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, United Kingdom which is also where Princess Katherine was born!  Katherine is coincidently my sisters middle name. My parents lived in the UK for 12 years.

Kirby

Where were you born & how long have you lived on the Treasure Coast?

I was born in Atlanta and lived there for 8 years before moving to the Treasure Coast.

 

How many brothers / sisters do you have and are they older or younger than you?

I have one older sister.

 

Where do you go to school & what level will you be in the fall?

I will be a Junior at Martin County High School next year.

 

What is your favorite subject & why?

My favorite subject is Medical because it comes easy, is very interesting, and is really fun.

 

What do you plan to do after you graduate?  What are your dreams for the future?

After I graduate, I want to go to UF with the goal of becoming a pediatric oncologist.

 

What is your favorite thing about Florida & the Treasure Coast?

The beach!

 

What are your favorite water / beach / land / team sports or activities?

Swimming and surfing

 

What are your hobbies and special interests?

I play lacrosse and practice taekwondo. 

 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Read and eat

 

Do you have pets (kind & names)?   What is your favorite thing to do with them?

I have two dogs, two cats, and two birds.  My favorite is my cat Remi because she is calm.  But the others’ names are Chewie, Lola, Snowdrop, Maui, and Charlie.

 

Camp-Related Watersports:  Which do you enjoy and at what age did you begin?

I learned to surf at Cowabunga Camp when I was about 9 years old.

 

Why are you working at surf camp and what are your goals for the summer?

I’m working at Cowabunga Camp to have a fun summer working with kids.  I hope to help every camper have a better day than they were having before they arrived.

 

At what other jobs or activities have you worked with children?

I teach taekwondo primarily to younger kids and have been doing so for almost three years.

 

What is your favorite restaurant — and why?

My favorite restaurant is Nanci’s Italian Restaurant where I go for the delicious Chicken Parmesan.

 

What is your favorite meal, snack, or candy?

Mango, sour cream and onion potato chips, watermelon sour patch kids

 

What is the best vacation or trip you have taken?

I went on an 18-day Baltic cruise throughout Europe.  It was exciting to see all of the different places and cultures.

 

What else would you like to share?

I have practiced taekwondo for about 10 years and am a second-degree adult black belt.

Mac

Where were you born & how long have you lived on the Treasure Coast?

I was born in Washington D.C. but moved to the Treasure Coast when I was three years old.

How many brothers / sisters do you have and are they older or younger than you?

I am the one and only!

 

Where do you go to school & what level will you be in the fall?

I attend The Pine School and will be a high school Junior next year.

 

What is your favorite subject & why?

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) is my favorite subject because of its engineering aspect

 

What do you plan to do after you graduate?  What are your dreams for the future?

I plan to attend college in the north to study a form of engineering.  My goal is to attain a doctorate to design and create prosthetics.

 

What is your favorite thing about Florida & the Treasure Coast?

The beach!

 

What are your favorite water / beach / land / team sports or activities?

I love to surf, boogie board, and nap!

 

What are your hobbies and special interests?

Volleyball, basketball, track, athletic training, and dance

 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

What spare time?

 

Do you have pets (kind & names)?   What is your favorite thing to do with them?

I have one dog, Hobe (“hob-ie”) who is a chocolate Lab and Australian Shepherd mix.  He loves swimming and chasing coconuts in the water.

 

Camp-Related Watersports:  Which do you enjoy and at what age did you begin?

At age 14, I attended Cowabunga and began learning the skills and fun of surfing, boogie boarding, and skimming.

 

Why are you working at surf camp and what are your goals for the summer?

I am working at Cowabunga to make amazing interactions and fun with the campers and to help them have the most fun in their week of camp.

 

At what other jobs or activities have you worked with children?

I’ve volunteered at kid’s camps at the Hobe Sound Nature Center and at elementary schools and have assisted in elementary schools at child development days.

 

What is your favorite restaurant — and why?

I don’t really have a favorite restaurant because I believe the best food is made at home with people you love and enjoy spending time.

 

What is your favorite meal, snack, or candy?

Tacos and dark chocolate

 

What is the best vacation or trip you have taken?

The best vacation so far was a trip to Alaska with my family when I was 11.  It was fun, exciting, and very special!

 

What else would you like to share?

When i was 11, I drove a 70charter fishing boat in Alaska!

Mahi

Where were you born & how long have you lived on the Treasure Coast?

I was born in Miami, Florida and lived there for 8 years before moving to the Treasure Coast where I have been ever since.

 

How many brothers / sisters do you have and are they older or younger than you?

I have four siblings: one older brother, one younger brother, and two younger sisters.

 

Where do you go to school & what level will you be in the fall?

I currently attend Martin County High School and will be a Sophomore in the Fall.

 

What is your favorite subject & why?

My favorite subject is Biology.

 

What do you plan to do after you graduate?  What are your dreams for the future?

I plan to go to the University of Florida to play sports. I would like for my profession to be in sports or athletics. My dreams are to be in the NFL or to be a fitness coach.

 

What is your favorite thing about Florida & the Treasure Coast?

My favorite thing about the Treasure Coast is going on boat rides, outdoor sports, and going to the beach with friends.

 

What are your favorite water / beach / land / team sports or activities?

I play FCA lacrosse, MCHS football, and enjoy jet skiing and fishing. My favorite sports teams are The Miami dolphins and The Miami Heat .

 

What are your hobbies and special interests?

My hobby is sports. I’m a very athletic person and love to do anything involving physical activity.

 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with friends, going on bike rides, and playing sports.

 

Do you have pets (kind & names)?   What is your favorite thing to do with them?

I have a pet bird named Tango and I love holding her.

 

Watersports:  Which do you enjoy and at what age did you begin?

I started skim boarding in Miami when I was 6. Recently, my mom bought me a skim board which I took to the beach and was riding like a pro!

 

Why are you working at surf camp and what are your goals for the summer?

One of the reasons im working at surf camp is to have the opportunity to show kids how much fun it is to be at the beach, making new friends, and how great it is just to be outdoors.  My goal is to make every camper feel special and amazing about themselves.

 

At what other jobs or activities have you worked with children?

For the past two years, Ive worked at Christ Fellowship Stuart with 5th and 6th graders in the Mix youth group and am now a group leader every week on Wednesday’s and Sundays.

 

What is your favorite restaurant — and why?

I love Twisted Tuna. Its my favorite restaurant because its right next to the water, the food is amazing, and they play nice tropical music. My favorite meal there is the grouper sub.

 

What is your favorite meal, snack, or candy?

My favorite food of all time is sushi!  My favorite snack is Chex Mix and Jolly Ranchers are my favorite candy.

 

What is the best vacation or trip you have taken?

The best vacation I ever went on was with my family on a Disney cruise to the Bahamas and the Florida Keys.

 

What else would you like to share?

Im just a guy with big dreams and an amazing vision of the future and Im really good at driving jet skis.

Moo Moo

Where were you born & how long have you lived on the Treasure Coast?

I was born in Stuart and have lived here all my life.

 

How many brothers / sisters do you have and are they older or younger than you?

I have one older brother and a younger brother and sister.

 

Where do you go to school & what level will you be in the fall?

I attend The Pine School and will be a Sophomore in the Fall.

 

What is your favorite subject & why?

My favorite subject is History because we learn about historical events.

 

What do you plan to do after you graduate?  What are your dreams for the future?

I plan to attend college with the goal of becoming an orthodontist in the future.

 

What is your favorite thing about Florida & the Treasure Coast?

I really like the beach and outdoor activities that Florida provides.

 

What are your favorite water / beach / land / team sports or activities?

I like to surf, skate board, and fish.

 

What are your hobbies and special interests?

I play soccer, lacrosse, and run cross country.

 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like to workout and fish with my younger brother.

 

Do you have pets (kind & names)?   What is your favorite thing to do with them?

I have two dogs, Camo and Caymus, and I like to take them on walks.

 

Watersports:  Which do you enjoy and at what age did you begin?

I started skim boarding when I was 9 and started surfing last year.

 

Why are you working at surf camp and what are your goals for the summer?

I really enjoy water activities and I enjoy working with kids. I attended Cowabunga Camp for many years and my goals this summer are to make each camper feel as important and happy when they are at camp as I did.

 

At what other jobs or activities have you worked with children?

I babysit my younger siblings a lot.

 

What is your favorite restaurant — and why?

My favorite restaurant is Hog Snapper because I love the seared tuna.

 

What is your favorite meal, snack, or candy?

My favorite food is seared tuna and my favorite candy is Skittles.

 

What is the best vacation or trip you have taken?

The best vacation I have ever been on is a snow boarding trip to Vail, Colorado.

 

What else would you like to share?

My family used to own a house and the Bahamas and we would visit every other month and fish and paddle board all day.

Mochi

Where were you born & how long have you lived on the Treasure Coast?

I was born in Martin County and have lived on the Treasure Coast my whole life.

 

How many brothers / sisters do you have and are they older or younger than you?

I have two younger sisters.

 

Where do you go to school & what level will you be in the fall?

I go to Jensen Beach High School and will be a Junior in the Fall.

 

What is your favorite subject & why?

My favorite subjects are Art and Psychology.

 

What do you plan to do after you graduate?  What are your dreams for the future?

I want to go to college and then do something in the medical field.  I am thinking of maybe becoming a physical therapist or an anatomy illustrator.

 

What is your favorite thing about Florida & the Treasure Coast?

The beach and the peacocks!

 

What are your favorite water / beach / land / team sports or activities?

Swim team, diving, surfing, paddle boarding, fishing (sometimes), and snorkeling.

 

What are your hobbies and special interests?

Swim team, art, and playing with my cats and dog

 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like to watch Netflix, draw on paper or my iPad, paddle board on the ocean or river, and go to the beach with my dog or with friends.

 

Do you have pets (kind & names)?   What is your favorite thing to do with them?

I have a golden retriever named Ashoka (a Star Wars character haha) who I love to take on walks around my neighborhood or at the beach. I have 3 cats, 2 of which love to play and run outside — and I usually join them!

 

Watersports:  Which do you enjoy and at what age did you begin?

I learned to surf at Cowabunga Camp when I was about 7 years old.

 

Why are you working at surf camp and what are your goals for the summer?

I want to have fun with the kids and to practice and experience being the same kind of counselor I always looked up to at Camp when I was a camper.

 

At what other jobs or activities have you worked with children?

I did some service projects in middle school, reading to and teaching kindergartners.

 

What is your favorite restaurant — and why?

I actually prefer eating at home with my family (or friends) the food that they cook from scratch.

 

What is your favorite meal, snack, or candy?

I lovveeeee pastries :))))

 

What is the best vacation or trip you have taken?

My favorite trip was to Hawaii with my family and grandparents! We went to Oahu and went on a few surfing excursions around the island. We also went to some rain forests. Our nature hikes on the beach and in the trees were my favorite things to do there because the weather was beautiful. I met some awesome locals and tourists and I love to tell people about my time there.

 

What else would you like to share?

I am a former Cowabunga camper who has been going to camp for 7 years. I am on the Jensen Beach High School Swim Team and the Treasure Coast Aquatic Swim Team. I am an award-winning artist who has competed in local competitions and national and international non-profit organizations.

Moto

Where were you born & how long have you lived on the Treasure Coast?

I was born in Kansas and lived there until third grade when we moved to the Treasure Coast.

 

How many brothers / sisters do you have and are they older or younger than you?

I have two older sisters.

 

Where do you go to school & what level will you be in the fall?

I attend Jensen Beach High School and will be a Senior in the Fall.

 

What is your favorite subject & why?

My favorite subject is Business because it is applicable to daily things.

 

What do you plan to do after you graduate?  What are your dreams for the future?

I plan to study Business in college and then start a business of my own.

 

What is your favorite thing about Florida & the Treasure Coast?

My favorite thing about the Treasure Coast is the nature and the wildlife.

 

What are your favorite water / beach / land / team sports or activities?

Surfing, skim boarding, and wake boarding.

 

What are your hobbies and special interests?

My hobbies are playing lacrosse and surfing.

 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I head to the beach to surf and skim board.

 

Do you have pets (kind & names)?   What is your favorite thing to do with them?

I have a Shizhu named Lulu and I enjoy taking her on walks.

 

Watersports:  Which do you enjoy and at what age did you begin?

When I was in 4th grade, I started surfing and skim boarding.

 

Why are you working at surf camp and what are your goals for the summer?

This is my second year working as a Cowabunga counselor.  I’m back again because I enjoyed being part of a “work family” with the staff as well as getting to meet all the crazy, fun kids!

 

At what other jobs or activities have you worked with children?

Ive volunteered in the childcare department at my church.

 

What is your favorite restaurant — and why?

My favorite restaurant is Taco Shack.  I love the Sticky Chicken Tacos there!

 

What is your favorite meal, snack, or candy?

Peach Peace tea.

 

What is the best vacation or trip you have taken?

The best vacation was a trip to Michigan with my family to go snow boarding.

 

What else would you like to share?

I had the opportunity to be a part of a mission team to Georgia with my church.  It was a great experience.

Neptune

Where were you born & how long have you lived on the Treasure Coast?

I was born in Stuart, and have lived on the Treasure Coast in Port St. Lucie for my whole life.

 

How many brothers / sisters do you have and are they older or younger than you?

I have one older brother.

 

Where do you go to school & what level will you be in the fall?

I attend Lincoln Park Academy and will be a high school Junior next year.

 

What is your favorite subject & why?

My favorite subject in school is Science. I think its fun and interesting to learn about, and fun to do experiments to try new things.

 

What do you plan to do after you graduate?  What are your dreams for the future?

After I graduate I plan to go to college on a soccer scholarship and study entrepreneurship. I dont really know what I want to do yet, but I will continue playing soccer in college and find a job I love that involves creating new things and making a difference.

 

What is your favorite thing about Florida & the Treasure Coast?

My favorite thing about Florida is the sunsets and beaches.

 

What are your favorite water / beach / land / team sports or activities?

My favorite water activity is surfing. My favorite land and team sports include spike ball, beach volleyball, soccer, and dodgeball.

 

What are your hobbies and special interests?

My hobbies include sports that I play for my school which are flag football and soccer. I also play club soccer and like to surf and skateboard. I like to travel and explore new places with friends and go see movies.

 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like to visit the beach, surf, spend time with my friends, and travel to new places.

 

Do you have pets (kind & names)?   What is your favorite thing to do with them?

I have 3 cats, Finn, Fiona, and Grey, with whom I like to play and cuddle.  I also have one dog, Tico, who likes to go on car rides with me.

 

Watersports:  Which do you enjoy and at what age did you begin?

I began surfing at Cowabunga Camp at 8 years old when I was a camper. I learned how to skimboard about 2 years ago at Cowabunga as well!

 

Why are you working at surf camp and what are your goals for the summer?

I started working at Cowabunga because I love the camp and have grown up with Surf Camp since i was 8. I loved going as a camper and wanted to be a counselor when I was older, to give campers the same fun experience I had. I love surfing and love the beach and its so much fun working with the kids at the camp. My goals this summer are to be a positive leader for the campers, to provide them with a fun camp experience, and to help them learn to love both the camp and surfing.

 

At what other jobs or activities have you worked with children?

I have worked at a summer camp for kids with special needs creating fun activities while keeping them safe and happy and giving them new experiences. We experienced arts and crafts, outdoor activities, and team sports.

 

What is your favorite restaurant — and why?

My favorite restaurant is Chipotle. I like the food and all the options that are available and its great that its portable so I can bring it to the beach or on road trips.

 

What is your favorite, meal, snack, or candy?

My favorite food is sushi, my favorite snack is smoothies, and my favorite candy is gummy worms.

 

What is the best vacation or trip you have taken?

The best vacation I have taken was to St. Augustine two years ago with my family and best friend. We traveled around the downtown area, took walking tours to historical sites, and enjoyed the beautiful beaches. We enjoyed restaurants and tried local food, learned new facts, and experienced new memories. 

 

What else would you like to share?

I was at the beach one day and dove into the water, which I thought was deeper than it was, and ended up breaking my nose and getting a concussion.  It hurt then but now its a funny story!

Ollie

Where were you born & how long have you lived on the Treasure Coast?

I have lived on the Treasure Coast all my life.  I was born in Martin County, lived in Jensen Beach, and then moved to Stuart.

 

How many brothers / sisters do you have and are they older or younger than you?

I have one sister three years older than myself.

 

Where do you go to school & what level will you be in the fall?

I go to Martin County High school and will be a Sophomore next year: Class of 2025.

 

What is your favorite subject & why?

My favorite subject is psychology. I am very interested in learning about the interworking of the brain and how it is used.

 

What do you plan to do after you graduate?  What are your dreams for the future?

When I graduate high school I plan on going to college to study for a degree in psychology. In my future, I would like to become a child and adolescent psychiatrist. I want to be able to help children and their families.

 

What is your favorite thing about Florida & the Treasure Coast?

My favorite thing about Florida is having the ability to go to the beach anytime I would like. I also like being able to go on the boat to enjoy the beautiful water and sunrises.

 

What are your favorite water / beach / land / team sports or activities?

I like to go on my family’s boat and go tubing.  I also really enjoy spending time with my friends on the beach.

 

What are your hobbies and special interests?

My current hobbies are art and drawing. I skateboard almost everyday and like to play beach volleyball.

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What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like to play video games and go surfing.

 

Do you have pets (kind & names)?   What is your favorite thing to do with them?

I have 3 dogs named Oscar, Charlie, and Chanel. I like to take them on walks or to the beach for an active game of ball play.

 

Watersports:  Which do you enjoy and at what age did you begin?

I began surfing as a camper at Cowabunga Camp when I was age 7.

 

Why are you working at surf camp and what are your goals for the summer?

I’m working at Cowabunga Surf Camp because I always wanted to be a counselor when I was a camper here. I want to be able to teach kids how to surf, to encourage them, and to help everyone have a good time.

 

At what other jobs or activities have you worked with children?

I have quite a bit of babysitting experience and I have spent time helping teach kindergarten children how to read.

 

What is your favorite restaurant — and why?

My favorite restaurant is Basil Thai where I like to order the chicken fried rice. They have super good food and I like the cool atmosphere of the restaurant.

 

What is your favorite, meal, snack, or candy?

I love Sour Patch Kids.

 

What is the best vacation or trip you have taken?

I went to the keys with my whole family and some friends. We visited many different restaurants, went boating and snorkeling, enjoyed shopping in Key West, played a bunch of different games, and had a lot of laughs.

 

What else would you like to share?

I went to Cowabunga Surf Camp for 5 years!!

Polly

Where were you born & how long have you lived on the Treasure Coast?

I was born in Orlando, lived there for 5 years, and have been on the Treasure Coast for 11 years.

 

How many brothers / sisters do you have and are they older or younger than you?

I have one younger sister.

 

Where do you go to school & what level will you be in the fall?

I will be a Junior at Martin County High School next year.

 

What is your favorite subject & why?

I like TV Production because I get to make short films and news presentations.

 

What do you plan to do after you graduate?  What are your dreams for the future?

I plan to go to college and major in Sports Medicine.

 

What is your favorite thing about Florida & the Treasure Coast?

The beaches!

 

What are your favorite water / beach / land / team sports or activities?

Surfing!

 

What are your hobbies and special interests?

I run track and like going to the beach with friends.

 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I enjoy spending time with friends, just doing “whatever”!

 

Do you have pets (kind & names)?   What is your favorite thing to do with them?

I have two dogs, Snickers and Toby, and I love to walk the beach with them.

 

Watersports:  Which do you enjoy and at what age did you begin?

My favorites are surfing, which I started at age 8, and skimming, which I began at 13.

 

Why are you working at surf camp and what are your goals for the summer?

I’m working at Cowabunga to help campers have the best time ever at the beach.  I have been a Cowabunga camper myself for many years and want to share the experience with others, making sure that no kid feels left out or left behind.

 

At what other jobs or activities have you worked with children?

Although this is my first job working with children, I have always been complimented on my childcare skills.

 

What is your favorite restaurant — and why?

Shake Shack because I’m a huge burger fan!

 

What is your favorite meal, snack, or candy?

French Fries

 

What is the best vacation or trip you have taken?

Definitely a 4-day cruise to the Bahamas.

 

What else would you like to share?

I really enjoy music and have been to almost every state in the United States.

Radar

Where were you born & how long have you lived on the Treasure Coast?

I was born in Balashika, Russia and lived in a baby home in Podolsk, Russia until my parents adopted me when I was one year old.  I have lived here on the Treasure Coast for almost two years.

 

How many brothers / sisters do you have and are they older or younger than you?

I have an older brother and a younger sister.

 

Where do you go to school & what level will you be in the fall?

I attend Martin County High School and will be a Sophomore next year.

 

What is your favorite subject & why?

My favorite subject is Spanish because I enjoy learning new languages and about other cultures.

 

What do you plan to do after you graduate?  What are your dreams for the future?

I plan to attend college after I graduate and hope to be recruited for swimming.  In the future, I want to travel and perhaps pursue a career in tourism or education.

 

What is your favorite thing about Florida & the Treasure Coast?

I enjoy the sunny, warm weather and the friendly people.  I love that I can be outdoors almost every day!

 

What are your favorite water / beach / land / team sports or activities?

Swimming, boogie boarding, paddle boarding, and kayaking

 

What are your hobbies and special interests?

I swim on the MCHS swim team and the Martin County Tiger Sharks Club team.  I enjoy boating, listening to music, and spending time with friends and family.  I am in the Spanish Honor Society.

 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like to relax with friends and family, go boating, fish, swim, bike, practice driving, and watch movies.

 

Do you have pets (kind & names)?   What is your favorite thing to do with them?

I have one dog, Cocoa.  My favorite thing to do with her is throw the frisbee in the pool.

 

Camp-Related Watersports:  Which do you enjoy and at what age did you begin?

I began paddle boarding last summer when I was 14.

 

Why are you working at surf camp and what are your goals for the summer?

I decided to work at surf camp because I love being outdoors and around water — either in the pool or at the beach.  At Camp, I hope to show campers how much fun it is to try new things and to be outdoors.  I hope to show them that the ocean is fun but should be respected and cared for.

 

At what other jobs or activities have you worked with children?

I have younger cousins and have done some babysitting for them.  I volunteer with my mom at neighborhood family events such as Easter egg hunts, summer parties, and holiday events.  I assist the kids and engage them in activities.  I also volunteered at VBS when I lived in Connecticut.

 

What is your favorite restaurant — and why?

My favorite restaurant is Rocco Tacos.  I love tacos, tortilla chips, and guacamole.

 

What is your favorite meal, snack, or candy?

My favorite snack is oranges.

 

What is the best vacation or trip you have taken?

My favorite trip was in 2017-2018 when my family traveled around the world for an entire year.  We started in Europe where we spent 4 months, traveling through England, Germany, Italy, and France.  Then we went to New Zealand for three months.  The rest of the year, we traveled in an RV and explored all of the SW and Western US.  I visited famous landmarks, national parks, ate all different types of food, went sledding in the sand, and luged down a mountain in Queenstown, NZ.

 

What else would you like to share?

I lived in New Zealand for three months where they drive on the other side of the road and the steering wheel is on the other side of the car!  They also do not wear shoes in the grocery store!  Unfortunately, though, my mom insisted I wear shoes just the same.

Rex

Where were you born & how long have you lived on the Treasure Coast?

I was born in Stuart, Florida and have lived here my entire life.

 

How many brothers / sisters do you have and are they older or younger than you?

I am proud to say that I have two younger siblings

 

Where do you go to school & what level will you be in the fall?

I will be a Sophomore at Martin County High School next year.

 

What is your favorite subject & why?

I am in ROTC now and so far, I love it!  It is by far my favorite class.

 

What do you plan to do after you graduate?  What are your dreams for the future?

I plan to attend college for two years (dual enrollment) and after that to join the Air Force with the goal of becoming a fighter pilot.

 

What is your favorite thing about Florida & the Treasure Coast?

My favorite thing about the Treasure Coast is the ocean and the rivers. They are so beautiful and full of life.

 

What are your favorite water / beach / land / team sports or activities?

Softball, boating, fishing, going to the beach, and driving around on my golf cart.

 

What are your hobbies and special interests?

I’m in ROTC, I’m on the MCHS varsity softball team, and I love to watch movies and TV shows.

 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like to play games, watch TV, and practice softball.

 

Do you have pets (kind & names)?   What is your favorite thing to do with them?

I have two Labs named Savannah and Gunner and really like to wrestle with them.

 

Camp-Related Watersports:  Which do you enjoy and at what age did you begin?

My dad was a surfer so when I was little, I would boogie board for fun.  I really didn’t start surfing, though, until I was about 13.

 

Why are you working at surf camp and what are your goals for the summer?

I love the beach and I love to share my time with kids and see them happy.  My goal is to be a great counselor and show campers the very best, most fun days.

 

At what other jobs or activities have you worked with children?

I have done quite a bit of childcare for my family and occasionally for others as well.

 

What is your favorite restaurant — and why?

I absolutely love Flanigans because they have really good Philly Steaks and wings.

 

What is your favorite meal, snack, or candy?

My favorite meal is pulled pork.  My favorite snack is an oatmeal cream pie sandwich.  And my favorite candy is Reeces.

 

What is the best vacation or trip you have taken?

I went on a great vacation with my family to New York and was able to visit Niagara Falls.

 

What else would you like to share?

I have done a lot of crazy things to have fun, some of which are a bit extreme and I’m proud to say I did them.  One example is when I ate a churro right before going on roller coasters!

Riptide

Where were you born & how long have you lived on the Treasure Coast?

I was born in Jensen Beach, Florida at what was used to be called Martin Memorial. I have lived in Jensen Beach for my entire life.

 

How many brothers / sisters do you have and are they older or younger than you?

I have three older brothers.

 

Where do you go to school & what level will you be in the fall?

Next year, I will be a Senior at Jensen Beach High School.

 

What is your favorite subject & why?

My favorite subject would probably be math because I understand it easily and its not as stressful as some of my other classes.

 

What do you plan to do after you graduate?  What are your dreams for the future?

After I graduate, I plan to go to college to get my AS in health science. I would love to go into radiology or anything in the medical field. My dream is to live on the beach or on the water and just live they best life possible.

 

What is your favorite thing about Florida & the Treasure Coast?

My favorite thing about where I live is that I can go to the beach whenever I would like. I live about 15 minutes away and if there are long boarding waves, Ill be there!  I also love the views, expecially waking up at 6 a.m. to go watch the sunrise.

 

What are your favorite water / beach / land / team sports or activities?

My favorite water activity would probably be surfing or paddle boarding or skurfing.

 

What are your hobbies and special interests?

I play volleyball, and this year my school started a beach volleyball team. I am thinking about doing that in college because it is so much fun. I also love to hang out with my friends and go surfing, tanning, and boating — anything that centers around the water!

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What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like to spend time with my friends and family and go on walks on the beach with my mom.

 

Do you have pets (kind & names)?   What is your favorite thing to do with them?

Not anymore.

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Watersports:  Which do you enjoy and at what age did you begin?

It was probably at about age 8 or 9 that I really got interested in surfing by my self, but my family has always had me out in the water with them while they were surfing on calm days.

 

Why are you working at surf camp and what are your goals for the summer?

I am working at Cowabunga because I love the beach, so why not work there?  I also have been a camper since I was little and counseling always looked like a fun job. My goals are to always inspire kids and encourage them to have the best time ever.

 

At what other jobs or activities have you worked with children?

I have been a Cowabunga counselor for many years!  Additionally, I have a few baby sitting jobs and volunteer in the nursery at my local church.

 

What is your favorite restaurant — and why?

My favorite restaurant is Chipotle because it never gets old — unless maybe if I would go there every day of every week, which I dont!

 

What is your favorite, meal, snack, or candy?

My new favorite snack is bell peppers with cream cheese and Everything But The Bagel seasoning.

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What is the best vacation or trip you have taken?

The best vacation that I have been on was to the Bahamas with my family.  We had such a fun time!  There is so much to do and to explore there and the waters are so beautiful.

 

What else would you like to share?

I dont really have any crazy stories but a cool fact about me is that I was an auntie when I was in kindergarten. I don’t know if that really is a fun fact but I think its pretty cool!

Slinky

Where were you born & how long have you lived on the Treasure Coast?

I was born and raised on the Treasure Coast!

 

How many brothers / sisters do you have and are they older or younger than you?

I have one older brother.

 

Where do you go to school & what level will you be in the fall?

I currently go to school at South Fork High School, and I am enrolled in their IB Program.  In the Fall, I will be a Sophomore.

 

What is your favorite subject & why?

My favorite subject is a class called Comm Tech, where I get to learn how to use Photoshop to make and edit photos. In this class, I also had the chance to take a Photoshop certification exam, which I have passed, and now am certified in the software.

 

What do you plan to do after you graduate?  What are your dreams for the future?

I just completed my Freshman year of high school and don’t know exactly what I want to do when I graduate, but by biggest dream for the future would be to travel around the world surfing.

 

What is your favorite thing about Florida & the Treasure Coast?

My favorite thing about the Treasure Coast is the beaches where I love to surf and spend time with friends.

 

What are your favorite water / beach / land / team sports or activities?

I am on the South Fork HS tennis team and love it!  I have so much fun playing tennis with friends and against other schools. My tennis team even made it to Districts. I also really enjoy surfing because it is very relaxing and fun to do with friends and even by myself.

 

What are your hobbies and special interests?

My hobbies are surfing and playing tennis.  I frequently enjoy mountain biking at Jonathan Dickinson State Park.

 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time, I like to surf, mountain bike, skateboard, play tennis, and I really enjoy baking as well.

 

Do you have pets (kind & names)?   What is your favorite thing to do with them?

I have a dog named Apollo who is a short haired Border Collie. I like to take him to dog parks and watch him run around with the other dogs. I also have a turtle and I like to feed her strawberries.

 

Watersports:  Which do you enjoy and at what age did you begin?

At about 10 years old I started surfing, trying to teach myself. Eventually, I discovered Cowabunga Surf Camp and signed up. With the help of Cowabunga, I got better at surfing. While I was at camp my first year I also started skim boarding and had a lot of fun doing it. After that first summer, I bought my first fiberglass skimboard. After my second summer at Cowabunga, I bought a longboard to try and improve my surfing skills throughout the school year. Then, just before last summer, I invested in a shortboard to practice and accomplish sharper turns.

 

Why are you working at surf camp and what are your goals for the summer?

One of the biggest reasons I’m working at surf camp is to help campers have the same experience I had, and ultimately to give campers fun memories that they will remember for a very long time. My biggest personal goal at surf camp is to become a better leader.

 

At what other jobs or activities have you worked with children?

I have done baby sitting locally.

 

What is your favorite restaurant — and why?

Mayas Mexican Grill is my favorite restaurant.  The food is great and the employees are always super nice.

 

What is your favorite meal, snack, or candy?

My favorite food is snow crab.

 

What is the best vacation or trip you have taken?

I have zip lined through the Andes Mountains in South America with my step dad, brother, mom, and some of my cousins. The scenery when zip lining between the mountains was amazing and there also was a lot of cool wildlife.

 

What else would you like to share?

I have white water rafted in North Carolina. I have hiked up to one of the highest points in Ecuador, 13,000 feet above sea level. I have gone hole jumping in Vermont. I have climbed the Aztec pyramids in Mexico.

Snookie

Where were you born & how long have you lived on the Treasure Coast?

I was born in Pompano Beach, Florida and lived there for 3 years, then moved to Martin county and have been here since.

 

How many brothers / sisters do you have and are they older or younger than you?

I am the youngest of 7 siblings.

 

Where do you go to school & what level will you be in the fall?

I am in the Salt Hybrid Academy and dual enroll at IRSC.  I will be a Junior in the Fall.

 

What is your favorite subject & why?

My favorite subject is History because there is a lot to learn about our past.

 

What do you plan to do after you graduate?  What are your dreams for the future?

I would like to work with the Florida Wildlife Commission as a fish and wildlife officer.

 

What is your favorite thing about Florida & the Treasure Coast?

My favorite thing about the Treasure Coast is all the water and the amazing weather.

 

What are your favorite water / beach / land / team sports or activities?

I enjoy surfing, fishing, beach volleyball, paddle boarding, and mudding.

 

What are your hobbies and special interests?

My hobbies are playing the violin, soccer, fishing, surfing, and skim boarding.

 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I really enjoy spending time with my friends at the beach.

 

Do you have pets (kind & names)?   What is your favorite thing to do with them?

I have a dog named Caspian. I enjoy taking him to the beach and taking him on long walks at Halpatiokee Park.

 

Watersports:  Which do you enjoy and at what age did you begin?

I started surfing and skim boarding about four years ago when I first started going to Cowabunga Surf Camp as a camper.

 

Why are you working at surf camp and what are your goals for the summer?

I am working at surf camp because I enjoy beach activities and would like to share that with others.

 

At what other jobs or activities have you worked with children?

I volunteered as a children’s ministry counselor for two years at New Hope Fellowship in Palm City.

 

What is your favorite restaurant — and why?

My favorite restaurant is Stringers. Its my favorite because I like the great decor.

 

What is your favorite meal, snack, or candy?

My favorites are fish, barbecue chips, and dark chocolate.

 

What is the best vacation or trip you have taken?

The best vacation I have taken was to Margaritaville with my parents and three of my best friends. We went to a really fun water park called H2O.  We just enjoyed relaxing and having a great time together.

 

What else would you like to share?

I have served on mission teams to Lake Placid.

Speed Stick

Where were you born & how long have you lived on the Treasure Coast?

I was born in Stuart and have lived here my whole life.

 

How many brothers / sisters do you have and are they older or younger than you?

I have an older sister who is in high school, and a younger brother who is in elementary school.

 

Where do you go to school & what level will you be in the fall?

I attend Treasure Coast Classical Academy and will be a Freshman in the Fall.

 

What is your favorite subject & why?

My favorite subject in school is literature because I have learned about how to have heart” and be virtuous.

 

What do you plan to do after you graduate?  What are your dreams for the future?

After high school, I plan to play college baseball and study sports medicine.

 

What is your favorite thing about Florida & the Treasure Coast?

I love the proximity to the beach and that most days are full of sunshine.

 

What are your favorite water / beach / land / team sports or activities?

Surfing, baseball, and football

 

What are your hobbies and special interests?

Baseball, academics, and movies

 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I enjoy participating in all sorts of land and water sports as well as watching movies and professional sports teams on TV.

 

Do you have pets (kind & names)?   What is your favorite thing to do with them?

I have a pit-bull named Stella. I love running on the beach and running in our yard with her.

 

Watersports:  Which do you enjoy and at what age did you begin?

My stepdad encouraged me to start surfing around age 10 and we still go to the beach all the time. I paddle board with my mom often, but I dont skim.

 

Why are you working at surf camp and what are your goals for the summer?

Im working at surf camp because the staff are amazing people and I attended Cowabunga as a camper for lots of years. I want to help the campers have a blast at the beach!

 

At what other jobs or activities have you worked with children?

I have never worked a job outside of Cowabunga.

 

What is your favorite restaurant — and why?

My favorite restaurant is Ristorante Claretta. I love their Spaghetti Bolognese and steaks.

 

What is your favorite meal, snack, or candy?

My favorite food is lasagna, my favorite snack is baked Lays, and my favorite candy bar is Butterfinger.

 

What is the best vacation or trip you have taken?

The best vacation I have taken was to Cancun, Mexico with my moms side of the family. I have beautiful memories of the hotel, diving with whale sharks, and parasailing.

 

What else would you like to share?

I went on a one-week church retreat in Tennessee in Summer of 2021 and I lived on a boat with my dad for six months.

Squiggles

Where were you born & how long have you lived on the Treasure Coast?

I was born in Stuart, Florida and have lived here all my life.

 

How many brothers / sisters do you have and are they older or younger than you?

I have one younger sister.

 

Where do you go to school & what level will you be in the fall?

I have attended TCCA but will be a Freshman at Southfork High School next year.

 

What is your favorite subject & why?

Math is my favorite because I like to think outside the box.

 

What do you plan to do after you graduate?  What are your dreams for the future?

I am interested in joining the Coast Guard.

 

What is your favorite thing about Florida & the Treasure Coast?

The beaches!

 

What are your favorite water / beach / land / team sports or activities?

My favorite water sports are surfing and beach volleyball.  My favorite land sports are cheerleading and team sport cheerleading.

 

What are your hobbies and special interests?

My hobbies are surfing, cooking, sleeping, eating, and cheerleading.

 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like to surf with friends or just spend time relaxing with them.

 

Do you have pets (kind & names)?   What is your favorite thing to do with them?

I have three dogs, two cats, and a bird.  The dogs’ names are Maggie, Sadie, and Ellie; the cats are Savannah and Cocoa, and the bird is named Tequila.

 

Camp-Related Watersports:  Which do you enjoy and at what age did you begin?

I started surfing when I started attending Cowabunga Surf Camp at age six.

 

Why are you working at surf camp and what are your goals for the summer?

I am working at Cowabunga Camp to help everyone have the same great experience that I’ve had here. When I was a camper, counselors welcomed me, were respectful to me, and taught me new skills which made me happy and excited for each day of camp. My goal this summer is to share this with campers and to make sure that everyone has fun!

 

At what other jobs or activities have you worked with children?

On Sundays, I help with the little ones at my church.

 

What is your favorite restaurant — and why?

My favorite restaurant is Love Shack down by the beach because they have amazing food and its fun feeding the fish there.

 

What is your favorite meal, snack, or candy?

My favorite food is chicken. My favorite snack is fruit, especially coconut. And my favorite candy is Nerds Clusters and KitKat bars.

 

What is the best vacation or trip you have taken?

In 2020, I went on a trip to Key West where we went snorkeling, swimming, and surfing … and I caught my first lobster!

 

What else would you like to share?

Being funny is one of my personality strengths. I believe its an ice breaker to help others feel comfortable.  Laughing is a great way to relax and have fun.

Swizzle

Where were you born & how long have you lived on the Treasure Coast?

I was born in Jacksonville, Florida, lived there for six years.  Then, we moved to the Treasure Coast where I have lived ever since.

 

How many brothers / sisters do you have and are they older or younger than you?

I have one older brother and one younger sister.  I’m in the middle!

 

Where do you go to school & what level will you be in the fall?

I will be a Junior at Martin County High School in the Fall.

 

What is your favorite subject & why?

My favorite subject is Health Science because it prepares me to help others who are in need of medical care.

 

What do you plan to do after you graduate?  What are your dreams for the future?

I plan to go on to college to become successful in medical marketing.

 

What is your favorite thing about Florida & the Treasure Coast?

My favorite thing about Florida is the beautiful beaches.

 

What are your favorite water / beach / land / team sports or activities?

My favorite water activity is tubing and other water sports.  My favorite beach activity is swimming in the ocean. My favorite land activity is riding my bike and shopping. And my favorite team sport is rowing.

 

What are your hobbies and special interests?

I like to row with my club team, Treasure Coast Rowing Club, dive with my school team, and cruise on the boat with friends and family.

 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time, I like to relax with friends and family.

 

Do you have pets (kind & names)?   What is your favorite thing to do with them?

I have two cats, Polly and Felix. My favorite thing to do with them is snuggle.

 

Watersports:  Which do you enjoy and at what age did you begin?

I learned to surf at Cowabunga when I was 8 but would not say that I am an avid surfer today.

 

Why are you working at surf camp and what are your goals for the summer?

I enjoy the ocean life and love hanging out with kids.  I am excited to be a mentor to young campers.

 

At what other jobs or activities have you worked with children?

I have been a counselor at the 360 Gymnastics Camp, working with kids of all ages, encouraging them and  helping them increase their gymnastics skills.

 

What is your favorite restaurant — and why?

Chick-Fil-A is my favorite!

 

What is your favorite meal, snack, or candy?

My favorite food is definitely enchiladas.  Ole!

 

What is the best vacation or trip you have taken?

The best trip I have been on was to Jamaica with my family and friends celebrating my father’s birthday.  We stayed on the beach and enjoyed the beautiful surroundings and great water activities.

 

What else would you like to share?

I am a strong athlete who loves the beach, water, and being outdoors and am currently in a varsity rowing crew.

Tater

Where were you born & how long have you lived on the Treasure Coast?

I was born in Martin County Florida and I have lived here my whole life!

 

How many brothers / sisters do you have and are they older or younger than you?

I have one older sister.

 

Where do you go to school & what level will you be in the fall?

I will be a Junior at Martin County High School next year.

 

What is your favorite subject & why?

My favorite subject in school is Law Studies.

 

What do you plan to do after you graduate?  What are your dreams for the future?

I hope to attend an SEC college and double major in Theatre and Behavioral Science, possibly Marine Veterinarian Science!

 

What is your favorite thing about Florida & the Treasure Coast?

The beaches and the clear water.

 

What are your favorite water / beach / land / team sports or activities?

I love to surf and scuba dive!

 

What are your hobbies and special interests?

I am an active member at Starstruck Theatre and a baton twirler. I also am class president and I love to scuba dive.

 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like to spend quiet time reading.

 

Do you have pets (kind & names)?   What is your favorite thing to do with them?

I have a cat named Gracie and we love to watch movies together! 

 

Watersports:  Which do you enjoy and at what age did you begin?

I started surfing around the age of seven because of all the time my family spent at the beach.

 

Why are you working at surf camp and what are your goals for the summer?

My favorite way to spend the summer is at the beach and I am looking forward to sharing my love of surfing and the ocean with campers!

 

At what other jobs or activities have you worked with children?

I have worked at the Environmental Studies Center at their summer camp, and I also have worked with children through my church.

 

What is your favorite restaurant — and why?

My favorite restaurant is Kazu. Their Gyoza is my favorite thing there.

 

What is your favorite meal, snack, or candy?

My favorite candy bar is a Snickers bar but I also enjoy microwaveable popcorn!

 

What is the best vacation or trip you have taken?

My family travels a lot to many different places but my favorites are Italy and Greece.

 

What else would you like to share?

I drive a VW Beetle and it is a stick shift.  The car’s name is Scooby because the Scooby Doo cartoons have always been my favorite!

Tiki

Where were you born & how long have you lived on the Treasure Coast?

I was born in Boca Raton, Florida where we lived for a few years before moving to Stuart.

 

How many brothers / sisters do you have and are they older or younger than you?

I have one sister, age 12.

 

Where do you go to school & what level will you be in the fall?

I go to Martin County High school and will be a Junior next year.

 

What is your favorite subject & why?

I most enjoy my medical class because in the future, I want to work in the medical field as a nurse.

 

What do you plan to do after you graduate?  What are your dreams for the future?

When I graduate, I want to go into the medical field but I’m not sure at this time what that will look like.

 

What is your favorite thing about Florida & the Treasure Coast?

The beaches!

 

What are your favorite water / beach / land / team sports or activities?

Surfing for sure!

 

What are your hobbies and special interests?

I play flag football and am on the cheerleading team at my high school.

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What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time, I head to the gym or spend time with friends.

 

Do you have pets (kind & names)?   What is your favorite thing to do with them?

I have a dog named Ruca (like the surf brand) and I enjoy playing with him.

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Watersports:  Which do you enjoy and at what age did you begin?

I began surfing when I was about 5 and now wish I had more time to get out in the water!

 

Why are you working at surf camp and what are your goals for the summer?

My goal for this summer is to help all the campers have a blast!

 

At what other jobs or activities have you worked with children?

In the past, I have worked at 360 Gymnastics helping in their classes, assisting with children’s parties and camps, and babysitting.

 

What is your favorite restaurant — and why?

My favorite restaurant is Luna’s in downtown Stuart.  Their pizza and garlic knots are the BEST!

 

What is your favorite, meal, snack, or candy?

My favorites are pasta, chips, and any kind of chocolate.

 

What is the best vacation or trip you have taken?

My best vacations were exploring Portugal in Europe and traveling to South America to visit family there.

 

What else would you like to share?

I have traveled a lot — to many states in the U.S. and to two countries as well!!

Tsunami

Where were you born & how long have you lived on the Treasure Coast?

I was born on Long Island, New York and lived there for three years. Since then, I have lived on the Treasure Coast except for four years when I resided on the beautiful North Shore of Hawaii.

 

How many brothers / sisters do you have and are they older or younger than you?

I have three older brothers.

 

Where do you go to school & what level will you be in the fall?

I just completed EMT school and will be attending the Fire Academy at IRSC in the Fall.

 

What is your favorite subject & why?

My favorite thing about EMT school was learning how to respond to serious/life threatening situations and knowing how to handle them in the most critical of times.

 

What do you plan to do after you graduate?  What are your dreams for the future?

I recently finished EMT school, and will be starting Fire school in August. My goal is to finish fire school, get hired on by a fire department and start my career as a Firefighter/EMT. Once I start my career, I will be going back to school to become a Paramedic to continue my education and further my skills in the field. My dreams for the future are to start a family and live a life that is happy and fulfilling with the people I love the most!

 

What is your favorite thing about Florida & the Treasure Coast?

My favorite thing about the Treasure Coast is that we are soooo close to the Bahamas and that they are just one boat trip away!

 

What are your favorite water / beach / land / team sports or activities?

Surfing and snowboarding!

 

What are your hobbies and special interests?

My hobbies include traveling, working out, yoga, fishing, cooking, baking, and watching anything on TV that has to do with food and traveling!

 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time I love hanging out with my friends and family. Its super special when we can all get together and cook and enjoy each others company!

 

Do you have pets (kind & names)?   What is your favorite thing to do with them?

I have a 5 year old Red Merle Australian Shepard named Tucker. Our favorite thing to do is go on long walks on the beach. He also loves to cuddle and play hide and seek with his stuffed animals (haha).

 

Watersports:  Which do you enjoy and at what age did you begin?

I started surfing when I was 16 years old. Growing up, no one in my family surfed and ever since I was young I knew I wanted to! I told myself once I get a car Im going to learn how to surf.” So when I finally got my first car, I loaded up my 72 twin fin surfboard that I bought from a garage sale and headed to Jensen beach for my first surf session.  Ever since then, surfing has become a part of my life forever!

 

Why are you working at surf camp and what are your goals for the summer?

I am working at surf camp because I love the ocean, but mostly because I love teaching and spreading the love I have for the ocean and surfing with younger generations.

 

At what other jobs or activities have you worked with children?

About 6 years ago I worked as a counselor at Cowabunga Camp for two summers and absolutely loved it! Ive always found myself wanting to work with kids and help make a positive impact in their lives. After working Camp, I moved to Hawaii and worked as a nanny for two young kids for a year and I absolutely loved it.

 

What is your favorite restaurant — and why?

Clarettas in Palm City!! Everything on the menu is fantastic and it is “hands down” the best Italian around town!

 

What is your favorite meal, snack, or candy?

Hmmmm… I LOVE ALL FOOD!!! But my go to would definitely be dates with almond butter and honey!

 

What is the best vacation or trip you have taken?

The best vacation Ive ever been on was two years ago. I took myself and one of my best friends to Kauai for my birthday and we just hiked and camped the whole time. The most memorable moment of that trip was hiking the Nē Pali coast and eating fresh avocados and guava off the jungle floor til we reached the most beautiful waterfall that was about 100 ft tall!

 

What else would you like to share?

I lived on the North Shore of Oahu for 4 years! I worked in a tiny yellow shack on the side of the road right across Sunset Beach called “The Sunrise Shack”.

Wahoo

Where were you born & how long have you lived on the Treasure Coast?

I was born in Martin County and have lived in Palm City for my whole life.

 

How many brothers / sisters do you have and are they older or younger than you?

I am the oldest of 6 siblings.

 

Where do you go to school & what level will you be in the fall?

I attend Martin County High School and will be a Junior in the Fall.

 

What is your favorite subject & why?

My favorite subject is Math because I am very good at it.

 

What do you plan to do after you graduate?  What are your dreams for the future?

In the future, I hope to take over my step-dad’s construction business.

 

What is your favorite thing about Florida & the Treasure Coast?

The river and all it has to offer!

 

What are your favorite water / beach / land / team sports or activities?

Surfing, baseball, and football

 

What are your hobbies and special interests?

Fishing, football, trucks, and going to the gym.

 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like to workout and fish!

 

Do you have pets (kind & names)?   What is your favorite thing to do with them?

I don’t have any pets.

 

Watersports:  Which do you enjoy and at what age did you begin?

I began surfing and skim boarding when I was about 6 years old after watching professional competitions that really got me interested in the sports!

 

Why are you working at surf camp and what are your goals for the summer?

Im working at surf camp to help make the campers feel like rock stars and to help them always have a smile on their face.

 

At what other jobs or activities have you worked with children?

In the past, I have worked as a volunteer at a children’s gymnastic camp.

 

What is your favorite restaurant — and why?

My favorite restaurant is Chick-Fil-A where my favorite meal is the grilled chicken club.

 

What is your favorite meal, snack, or candy?

French Fries!

 

What is the best vacation or trip you have taken?

The best vacation I have taken was with my family to the Bahamas where we went fishing and spear fishing.

 

What else would you like to share?

I love skim boarding and have gotten pretty good at it.  I can’t wait to help campers learn some skills!

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Where were you born & how long have you lived on the Treasure Coast?

I was born in Miami and lived there for eight years until we moved to the Treasure Coast area where we have been ever since.

 

How many brothers / sisters do you have and are they older or younger than you?

I have a younger brother and a younger sister.

 

Where do you go to school & what level will you be in the fall?

I am homeschooled and have some pretty awesome teachers (Thanks, Mom & Dad!)!  I’ll be a Freshman in the Fall.

 

What is your favorite subject & why?

My favorite subject is definitely Math.  I enjoy problem solving more than writing papers!

 

What do you plan to do after you graduate?  What are your dreams for the future?

I hope to follow in my dad’s footsteps and become a Firefighter/ Paramedic in Florida. He loves his job and I love his schedule. We get to do lots of cool things together when he’s home (after my schoolwork is done of course)!

 

What is your favorite thing about Florida & the Treasure Coast?

The beautiful sunny weather and beaches are pretty awesome. Being surrounded by lots of water access can be adventurous as well. 

 

What are your favorite water / beach / land / team sports or activities?

I enjoy being outside playing any kind of sport but Lacrosse is at the top of my list.

 

What are your hobbies and special interests?

I enjoy listening to music and drawing. I also look forward to my youth group meet ups: TC3 on Sundays and Young Life on Mondays.

 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like to keep in shape, especially because I play sports, so you can find me running, swimming or just plain conditioning with my siblings. My parents even throw in some family dance parties, which I will not publicly confess to liking.

 

Do you have pets (kind & names)?   What is your favorite thing to do with them?

I have an 10 year old chocolate lab named Rocco. Our favorite thing to do together is go swimming.

 

Watersports:  Which do you enjoy and at what age did you begin?

When I was about 10 years old, I had a friend who was absolutely amazing at surfing.  He taught me all about the sport and also shared his skim board skills, helping me to learn and improve at both sports.

 

Why are you working at surf camp and what are your goals for the summer?

I like having fun with and I also enjoy being a good role-model for those younger than me. It makes me happy when I explain things that they don’t understand and eventually they confidently  learn. My goal for this year’s surf camp is not only to have lots of fun with our campers but to also learn as much as I can from the experienced counselors so that I am able to return next year and share those experiences.

 

At what other jobs or activities have you worked with children?

I like to do lots of community and church volunteering. I have participated in various VBS sessions as a youth leader and very often am sought out for childcare.

 

What is your favorite restaurant — and why?

This is a tough question cause I LOVE to eat!!! So I think my favorite restaurant is the one that is open for business!

 

What is your favorite, meal, snack, or candy?

I seriously LOVE all food!!! My family refers to me as the human garbage disposal and I’m not really not offended by it either.

 

What is the best vacation or trip you have taken?

My most memorable trip was a month long RV trip with my parents driving from Florida to California. However I don’t think my parents calculated how big the state of Texas actually was. So they made the family decision to turn around at that point. We did get to visit lots of cool places like: The Alamo, Space Center Houston, Jacob’s Well, Astro Stadium, The French Quarter (where we had delicious food by the way), Battleship Memorial Park (where we toured the USS Alabama), and lots of Florida springs.

 

What else would you like to share?

So I forgot to mention that I also enjoy fishing! I’ve done both inshore & offshore fishing. However the fishing story I’m best known for is the day I caught the largest snapper ever.  I was sooooo excited, though, that after unhooking him I chucked him back to freedom! As I turned around to celebrate the catch, I met the shocked stares of my dad and grandfather. Not sure that we’ve ever revisited the story without at least a 5 minute laugh session!!