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1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Meet the 2017 Staff!

2017 Staff Photo Nature Name My Role About me...
  Balsam Coordinator for Env. Ed This is my 11th summer with Nature Day Camp. I was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, but someday I'd love to travel to the Fjords of Norway or the Galapagos Islands. I play the guitar, color in coloring books, and like learning about birds. My favorite smell is Daphne in the springtime!
  Clover Naturalist  This is my 2nd summer with Nature Day Camp. I was born in Portland, Oregon, but someday I hope to travel to India. Something you might not know about me is that I'm a quick learner! My favorite smell is the smell of good food cooking!
  Cobalt Naturalist  This is my 1st summer as a paid staff at Nature Day Camp, but I was a camper AND a volunteer. I was born in Portland, Oregon, but someday I'd like to travel to Greece. I am a talented basketball player, and my favorite smell is vanilla. 
  Columbia Site Coordinator This is my 2nd summer of Nature Day Camp (but I've been an Environmental Educator for a while now!) I was born in Portland, Oregon, but someday I would like to travel to South Africa. I can correctly tell you how many pizzas you will need for a large group of people. I love the smell of Lemon Grass. 
  Dirt Naturalist  This is my 4th summer of Nature Day Camp. I was born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, but someday I hope to travel to the Caribbean. Something you might not know about me is that have worked numerous roles as a part-time person at PP&R! My favorite smell is coconut. 
  Ember Naturalist  This is my 3rd summer of Nature Day Camp. I was born in Portland, Oregon, but someday I hope to travel to Korea, Japan and Europe! I can draw, play guitar and play the piano. My favorite smell is lavender. 
  Iris Rockin Robins Naturalist  This is my 4th year of Nature Day Camp. I was born in Somalia, but someday I would like to travel to France. Something interesting about me is that I speak another language. I love the smell of air & water. 
  Jaguar Naturalist  This is my 1st summer as a paid staff at Nature Day Camp, but I was also a camper and a volunteer. I was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts, but someday I hope to travel to Australia. And interesting talent I have is that I can sing. One of my favorite smells is the smell of roses. 
  Kiwi DIY Nature Naturalist  This is my 5th year at Nature Day Camp (I took a couple years off!) I was born in Portland, Oregon, but someday I'd like to travel and see Vietnam because I've heard it's a beautiful country. An interesting talent I have is that I can speak Korean, and my favorite smell is a campfire burning late at night!
  Kuh Naturalist  This is my 3rd year of Nature Day Camp. I was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon, but someday I hope to travel to Berlin, Germany. A cool talent I have is that I can draw really abstract patterns. My favorite smell is wet sage bush. 
  Mega Fauna Rockin Robins Lead Naturalist  This is my 1st year of Nature Day Camp. I was born in Boise, Idaho, but someday I would like to travel to Taiwan. Something I am really good at is untying knots. And my favorite smell is the smell of chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven. 
  Mockingbird Naturalist This is my 3rd year at Nature Day Camp (but I also worked at another PP&R camp for a summer.) I was born in El Paso, Texas, but someday I would like to travel to outer space. I like to tell stories, and my favorite smell is creosote. 
  Ookami DIY Nature Naturalist  This is my 3rd year of Nature Day Camp. I was born in Seattle, Washington, but someday I hope to travel to the northern most point of the South Pole. Something cool about me is that I can solve a Rubix Cube. One of my favorite smells is margarine (butter).
  Oso Naturalist  This is my 1st year of Nature Day Camp. I was born in Portland, Oregon, but someday I hope to travel to Mexico. Something you might not know about me is that I'm good at solving problems, and my favorite smell is the smell of fresh air!
  Oxalis Mentoring Coach & After Care Supervisor This is my 3rd year of Nature Day Camp. I was born in Portland, Oregon, but someday I would like to travel to Hokkaido, Japan or New Zealand. I can sew and make costume props. My favorite smells are fresh baked cookies, lemon balm, and lavender. 
  Poppy Naturalist  This is my 1st year of Nature Day Camp, but I've been teaching environmental education with the Youth Conservation Crew Teen Naturalist Team for 3 years! I was born in Portland, Oregon, but someday I hope to travel to Japan. Something you might not know about me is that I can jump horses (not like jump OVER horses, but ride them while they jump.) One of my favorite smells is grapefruit. 
  Porpoise Naturalist  This is my 2nd year of Nature Day Camp as a paid staff member, but I was also a camper and a volunteer. I was born in Portland, Oregon, but someday I would like to travel to Japan. Something you might not know about me is that I can sleep through anything! I really like the smell of chocolate. 
  Primrose Naturalist  This is my 1st year of Nature Day Camp. I was born in Lake Jackson, Texas, but someday I would like to travel to New Zealand. A cool talent I have is lyrical memorization. My favorite smells are gardenia, jasmine, and floral scents. 
  Raccoon Naturalist  This is my 2nd year as a paid staff member at Nature Day Camp, but I was also a camper and a volunteer. I was born in Miami, Florida, but someday I hope to travel to the southern-most part of the North Pole. Something cool about me? I'm a "master origami-er!" (Yep, that's a word now.) My favorite smell is Jeffrey Pine. 
  Rain Naturalist  This is my 1st year at Nature Camp. I was born in Congo, but someday I'd like to travel to Paris. I'm really good at playing soccer, and my favorite smell is the smell of the air!
  Salmon Mentoring Coach & After-care Supervisor  This is my 1st year of Nature Day Camp. I was born in Los Angeles, California, but someday I would like to travel to Chile. A talent of mine is that I know how to make my own cheese! I really like the smell of baking bread. 
  Scorpion Naturalist  This is my 2nd year at Nature Day Camp. I was born in Portland, Oregon, but someday I would like to travel to Japan. Something interesting about me is that I am able to understand emotions well and am able to help easily! I love the smell of green tea!
  Sequoia Naturalist  This is my 1st year of Nature Day Camp. I was born in Kauli-Besi, Nepal, but someday I would like to travel to New Zealand. A talent that I have is that I can whistle like a bird. I love the smell of Orange Blossom. 
  Shrew Rockin Robins Naturalist  This is my 3rd year of Nature Day Camp. I was born in Portland, Oregon, but someday I'd like to travel to Seoul, South Korea. Something interesting about me - I've never broken a bone! (I like to say I'm pretty invincible.) One smell is love is a fresh, new, hard-backed book!
  Spark Naturalist This is my 1st year at Nature Day Camp as a paid staff, but I was also a camper and a volunteer. I was born in Portland, Oregon, but someday I would like to travel to New Zealand. Something interesting about me is that I play the Ukelele, and my favorite smell is chocolate chip cookies!
  Tree Rockin Robins Naturalist  This is my 2nd year at Nature Day Camp. I was born in Sacramento, California, but someday I would like to travel to Australia. An interesting talent is that I can copy bird sounds, and my favorite smell is water. 
  Trillium Naturalist This is my 1st year at Nature Day Camp.  I was born in Portland, Oregon, but someday I would like to travel to Tokyo! My interesting talent? I can touch my toes. My favorite smell is the smell of cupcakes! Mmmmm. 
  Vetiver Site Coordinator This is my 1st year with Nature Day Camp, but I have worked at numerous other day camp programs. I was born in San Diego, CA, but someday I'd like to travel to "back to the motherland, where my ancestors were stolen from." I am an artist, painter, drummer, and spoken word poet. I love the smell of vetiver!
  Wood Duck Naturalist  This is my 1st summer as a paid staff for Nature Day Camp, but I was also a camper and volunteer. I was born in Portland, Oregon, but someday I'd like to travel to Costa Rica. One of my talents is that I can memorize songs really easily. My favorite smell is the smell of campfire smoke!