Wichita, KS

Year 2 on Staff

College: Wichita State University

Major: English & Psychology

Year: Junior

Wilderness Instructor


Krissy Navrat

Aspirations for the future: I plan to pursue a PhD in English, hopefully at the University of Kansas. I want be a GTA meaning that I will be a professor for undergraduate classes while in graduate school. I want to be a professor of English in my future career.​

Top two items on Bucket List: To own a Samoyed breed of dog and to travel to Ireland. 

Quote to Live By: "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Eleanor Roosevelt


Long Beach, CA

Year 1 on Staff, 7 Year Camper

College: Boston University

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Year: Sophomore

Wilderness Instructor

Blaire Smith

Aspirations for the future: After college, I want to go to graduate school for either biomedical engineering or biology and eventually conduct genetic research to someday find the cure for a debilitating genetic condition.

Top two items on Bucket List: The two things at the top of my bucket list are to travel through Europe and to pet a dolphin. 

Quote to Live By: "You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore." Andre Gide


Lawrence, KS

Year 1 on Staff, 6 Year Camper

College: University of Iowa

Major: English & Creative Writing

Year: Sophomore

Wilderness Instructor

Satori Good

Aspirations for the future: After undergrad, I plan to spend a year travelling and backpacking, and then I'll apply or the Iowa Writer's Workshop. I ultimately want to teach creative writing or rhetoric at the college level.

Top two items on Bucket List: Backpack the John Muir Trail and write a novel!

Quote to Live By: "We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down." Kurt Vonnegut

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Boston Lincolnshire, UK

Year 1 on Staff

College: University of Hertfordshire

Major: Paediatric Nursing

Year: Second Year

Wilderness Instructor

Lucy Booth

Aspirations for the future: To become a professional children's nurse and be able to travel the world with my career so I can see many different places and meet lots of amazing people

Top two items on Bucket List: To travel and go on a Safari!

Quote to Live By: "Keep Calm and Be Happy"


Lawrence, KS

Year 1 on Staff

College: University of Kansas

Major: Visual Communication

Year: Sophomore

Wilderness Instructor

Blue Heron Cabin Counselor

Ella Spillman

Aspirations for the future: I want to be able to create and experience as many beautiful things as possible! My focus now is working hard and being kind to others and, in doing that, I believe good things will come. I wan to work in a design job with a variety of visual media in a job that is fast paced. As much as I love Lawrence, after college I plan on moving to a bigger, warmer city and getting a dog. 

Top two items on Bucket List: Buy my own sailboat and visit all 50 states.

Quote to Live By: "There are no owners in nature."