About Sam

Sam recently moved to Oregon from Illinois and is very excited to start her first year at Camp Fire. She has been working at residential camps, after school programs, and day camps since 2011. Sam spent last summer teaching wilderness survival skills to children ages 6-10, and knows how to make her own bow drill kit. She completed her Associate’s Degree in General Studies, and can’t wait to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Outdoor Leadership. Sam loves the community that out-of- school programs can create, and is looking forward to building a strong community at Peninsula. When she’s not at work, Sam is typically hiking, learning to cook, or exploring Portland.