Doesn't it drive you crazy when someone pulls out their brag book and there are hundreds of photos to look through? Well, that's what I'm about to do. Bahahahahaha. The link below will take you to the pictures from CampCaribe 2011, my travel and learning adventure program that takes girls 11-16 to waterfront locations (US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Hawaii, Lake Shasta, Lake Tahoe, Catalina Island, Martha's Vineyard, blah blah blah). This main photo is of my two lifeguard staff, Alley and Mary, who are absolutely The. Best. Lifeguards. People. Ever. I couldn't have done CampCaribe without them. Especially since I couldn't go. (You can check out THAT story here.) Grrrrr.
Alley (the taller of the two) was the first African-American lifeguard on LA County Beaches...ever. She's a dental hygienist by day and owns an adult water aerobics business by night (and weekends). Mary is an Afro-Italian Brown Girl, a student and a swim coach in Santa Monica. I love them dearly for keeping the girls in my program safe and for teaching them water safety and swimming skills while at camp.
Enjoy the photos (click here)...and I would recommend using the slide show feature. Until I type again...
P.S. And if you know any girls 11-16 that could benefit from a program like mine that gives girls a world view and encourages social and environmental engagement, please pass the info along. Open to girls from ALL cultural and ethnic backgrounds, this program is nationwide. Speaking of diversity in aquatics: Check out our group of diverse camper/staff alumnae below! =D
Leila (above), Lake Shasta Houseboat Mini-Camp 2010
Bella (above), Lake Shasta Houseboat Mini-Camp 2010
Bola (above), Lake Shasta Houseboat Mini-Camp 2010
Vanessa Sanchez (above); Staff Lake Shasta 2010