My name is Andrew Weaver and I have been lucky enough to return back home to camp for a seventh year. This will be my second summer working at Copper Creek and I can’t wait to get back to see all of the campers I got to know last summer, as well as meet all of the new faces that will be joining us this summer.
Camp has always been a special place for me, having spent 5 summers there in my youth. I was a traditional camper, a Counselor In Training, and Junior Counselor, so now as a counselor you could say that I have been all the way around the block. Now I get to help other campers enjoy the same experiences that made camp special for me when I was a kid, which is incredibly rewarding.
Getting away from wistful memories of camp and down to some specifics, I am a 21 year old guy (I will celebrate my birthday at camp for the fifth time this summer) from Berkeley California who has spent the past four years getting a degree in History from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg Florida. During that time I’ve also worked as a lacrosse coach for middle school boys and remained interested in all sorts of outdoor activities. At camp I spend most of my mornings working on the High Ropes course. Usually you can find me sitting in the top of a tree, enjoying the views of the Sierras while ensuring the safety of the campers who make it up the course to come and see me.
In the afternoons I usually take a group of campers to nearby Lake Almanor for some wakeboarding, waterskiing, knee-boarding, and always a bit of splashing around in the lake. When I’m not doing that I’m usually riding or working on mountain bikes, or keeping track of a handful of campers.
I must admit though, ever since I was a camper, my favorite activity has been capture the flag. Few things are more exciting than running through the woods with a gang of teenagers on your heels. It’s a hard life, but somebody has to do it.