My weekend had gone by in a flash! Usually during the weekend I go out for a bike ride and go explore different towns, but after Nature Adventure Camp I was unbelievably tired. Before I knew it I had to start preparing for Nature Survival Camp! It is a week-long camp, but the difference is that this group is an … Read more
Back in my hometown, I dedicated my professional work to being a mentor to the youth of my community. I tended to gravitate to organizations that involved interacting with middle school kids, high school students, and incoming college freshmen during the school year. I loved it! The kids I worked with were so amazing and had such unique personalities I … Read more
As quickly as the two weeks of training had flown by, the following week went no slower. I had to prepare for my first guided tour walk of the season! I remembered how hard it was last summer in Idaho to learn about the landscape in a week, and it was no different this time. Craters of the Moon information … Read more
I don’t think there’s one way to describe what I do at Lewis & Clark National Historical Park – Fort Clatsop (LEWI) without being too vague. I applied to be in the Interpretation Division as an Interpretive intern, which means that I am the person who is in contact with the visitors. My job, going down to its roots, is … Read more
I hope so.
In this 100 year old room, I sluggishly sit up at 6 a.m. and with my crusty eyes I look outside my window to see the sun shining brightly on the cargo ships passing through the Columbia River. For a minute, I think ” this is a beautiful morning, I should get up.” But, after 30 seconds, … Read more
Piensa lo que piensen.
Pero para mi, estaba muy emocionada a tener la oportunidad a viajar y vivir en otro estado por un trabajo en Astoria, Oregon. Ya tiene dos semanas que acepté la posición de guardabosque en Lewis & Clark National Historical Park en el Departamento de Interpretación. En la entrevista pregunté a mis supervisores de como era el … Read more
“Los mejores trabajos se encuentran aquí en California. ¿Por qué te quieres ir tan lejos?
Unlike most of the success stories my father hears from his trucker friends about their kids, I didn’t turn out to be a star child. So, no estaba tan contento that I wasn’t offered a full time position at some fancy corporate company after … Read more
When I looked at my schedule this week, I became nostalgic about having to leave. My schedule read “kayak”, “kayak”, and “nature walk”. A dream job. I am extremely thankful for the opportunities of growth and warmth I found at the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park. A small park, but one that allows for an unparalleled sense of comfort … Read more
This week marks the end of our two week long summer camps. The camps were a total success with happy campers and counselors. The beautifully orchestrated management could not have been done without the help of coercive group of staff and the gracious leader Cathy Peterson.
Favorites of the week included water activities, delicious meals, and fun learning stations. One … Read more
It all started with Sasquatch. My supervisor, Cathy Peterson, hands me a doll size version of Sasquatch at the beginning of camp preparation. Summer camps start next week with two groups of around thirty middle-school aged youth here at the Lewis and Clark NHP. To prepare, I have been working with Cathy all week. Cathy Peterson has a colorful language … Read more