My name is Elliott Abbott, and this will be my 7th summer at camp (my 2nd on staff). I just finished my sophomore year at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, where I study Spanish and K-12 Education. I am originally from Vermont, and have had a love for the outdoors since I started skiing and hiking at age 4. I was the Under-9 New England log-rolling champion, and I also met the Dalai Lama in high school. My favorite thing about camp is and always been climbing mountains, and I can’t wait to help spread my love of hiking with all the campers this summer!
Hello future campers and staffers of Sanborn! My name is Logan Huntzinger, and this is going to be my first summer at Sanborn. Let me say that I am beyond excited. I had gone to camp Tejas for three summers when I was younger somewhere in Texas, but I forget where the camp was. Right now I’m kind of taking a break from school to learn how I want to learn, and too better understand my role and place in the future. When I was going to school, I was going to St. Mary’s University in San Antonio for electrical engineering, and I wanted to go into robotics afterwards. Though I’m no longer in school for that, I still enjoy thinking up different devices for everyday life, designed through the principles of nature. So I’d love to hear yalls ideas, and who knows maybe we at Sanborn can collectively make the next world changing device. Also after leaving school I learned through a certain dream that I needed to coexist with nature. Soooo I searched high and low trying to do that, thinking about what that meant. Until one day I found out about NOLS, the (National Outdoor Leadership School) and looked them up and knew that that was the start of the journey. Through NOLS I ended up going on a month long backpacking trip through the mountains of the Yukon territory of Canada. After that trip I knew that I wanted to work towards being a field instructor for NOLS or something similar. With that in mind i’m stoked to do more of that kind of off trail hiking this summer, as well as everything new that will be learned. I’m also super excited to see how all of the campers will allow themselves to be themselves, and how they will learn from that kind of knowledge. One main fact about me is that I’m an only child. And one fun fact is that I can’t straighten my thumbs. I look forward to meeting everyone this summer, and going through this adventure with you all. And remember to be smooth out there like butter on a hot Texas day.
Howdy hey! My name is Ian Thomas, and this is my first summer at Sanborn, and I cannot get more excited!!! I am a freshman at Colorado Mesa University and am studying Environmental Science and Technology. I’ll do anything for gummy bears, I love to build anything, be it trail, workbenches, or general cool things, and I don’t like to be sad, so I’m just… not hahahaha!!!