Camp Director Teen Leadership Adventure @ Warner Park
From an early age, Mr. O was exposed to nature and an adventurous daily life, not by choice but, due to circumstances. Growing up in a family who pioneered in the undeveloped, jungle coast of the Atlantic Ocean, was not an easy task for his parents, but for him it was heaven on earth! Walking shoeless, playing in the creek, swimming in the ocean, building fires, climbing coconut trees, exploring and conquering new areas and chasing Olingos and bullfrogs were part of his daily life.
The freedom, confidence, self-reliance and curiosity to explore new frontiers, motivated him to venture to others countries nearby and abroad. He believes that nature, adventures and mentoring, are key components to helping youth during their development. This philosophy has motivated him to participate, organize and lead adventure trips such as hiking Mouth Washington, The North Cascade, Mount Baker, Arcadia National Park in Maine, Kayaking Cape Cop Sound MA, as well as camping and biking in areas not know by tourists.
Planning adventures and teaching outdoor skills as a way to expose youth to nature, is a part of his daily life. So, next time you say hello to him, don’t be surprised if his asks you what your next adventure is! He has definitely already planned one!