Posted by Rick Civelli | 02.21.2012 | WB Surf Camp News
Interview with a Camper turned Instructor: Part 1
When you have been providing quality professional surf instruction and amazing experiences for teens as long as we have, they eventually grow up and out of your programs. However, that doesn’t have to be the end. Over time we have developed a way to carry on the ultimate WB Surf Camp experience for those campers that just can’t get enough. A prime example of this phenomenon can be found in returning camper and instructor, Greg Proulx.
“WB Surf Camp is unlike any program I’ve ever been a part of. Surfing itself is an amazing bonding experience. It’s easy to make new friends out in the water just by sharing some good waves. WB Surf Camp really provides a family-like environment out of the water as well. I still keep in touch with campers I met from my first summer. In fact, my first summer working for the company, I actually wound up working with my buddy Colby. We went to camp together my very first summer with WB Surf Camp!”
Greg began his long history with WB Surf Camp in 2006. “I first attended WB Surf Camp the summer after my freshman year in high school, when I was 15. For my first summer, I did the Wrightsville Beach Overnight Surf Camp, which was awesome! Two years later I decided to go abroad with the Teen Bahamas Camp in Eleuthera. What an epic experience! My last adventure as a camper was the summer before I left for college, with the Barbados Teen Camp. It was the perfect ending to an amazing summer.” After aging out of our programs, Greg couldn’t resist the stoke and aloha spirit that is ever present within our programs. In 2010 Greg asked to work for us as a Junior Instructoron one of our flagship WB Teen Camp teams. We, of course, welcomed him with open arms! Stay tuned for our next newsletter to read about Greg’s next transition to a Level 1 Surf Instructor in 2011.
“I had way too much fun on all of my trips, I just couldn’t imagine myself just calling it quits when I went to college. I wanted to experience the one part of WB Surf Camp I had not yet experienced; teaching. It’s an honor to work for the camp that has taught me everything I know and love about the ocean and the surfing culture.”