Hello iD Nation!
We concluded our final summer camp training session this week on the West Coast--the beautiful urban campus of UC Berkeley.
Before I get started...many staff were inquiring where they could find the summer camp rap video we showed at the beginning of training. Here is the link on YouTube. Camp-in-a-Box Summer Camp Rap.
As we were training our West Coast staff, we were simultaneously in operation at our UT Austin summer camp location. I think we've got a pretty special organization. From the outside looking in, we hope it "seems easy" to do what we do. If you ask yourself, "what do these guys do in the off-season?", then we are doing our job. Making it look easy is part of the magic. Having fun along the way is also important.
Hopefully, we'll accomplish both during the upcoming months. So, let's have a look see at some of the pictures from our final staff training of the year. First off, I lost a bet, and, therefore, got slimed in front of 120 staff members. I'm still cleaning out my ears. Mark (you know who you are), I'll get you this summer! LOL!
Slime in thy eyes
Evening with the staff
Pointing fingers...it was him!
Please don't take my picture, Pete! (OK, I love it!)
Seminar time for our Camp Directors
Boy Wonder, you have said too much today!
Angel doing his paperwork
Mussels monitoring Paperworkpalooza
Comfy cat nap
Teambuilding activities (Canadian Rock, Scissors, Paper)
Foggy in Berkeley
Loading down Randy with O.J.
Early morning Guitar Hero ll
Yes, someone fell for the fake banana. Somebody actually ate the squash. It was he DelMonte sticker that fooled them.
Making the case why I shouldn't get slimed
Still making the case
Julie, with the counter-argument
And, got slimed
OK, iD Nation. I'll be hitting the road this summer. You never know where I'll pop up. Rest assured, the camps I visit will be blogged. Have a great summer, everyone. We are looking forward to executing our best season yet.