Christian Turcios-Flores

Windy Peak Intern

New or Returning Intern: New


Why did you want to be an Intern?
I wanted to be an intern to get away from normal day to day life and experience something new and meaningful. I want to look back on this experience and say that was amazing and I made a difference and learned more there in one semester than all of high school. 

What do you most look forward to this semester?
I’m looking forward to the connections most of all this semester. With my coworkers and the kids. I hope to impact them all positively. 

What skills do you hope to gain from this experience?
The skills I hope to acquire as an intern are broadening my people skills, kid skills, teaching skills (6th graders and HS leaders), and time management. 

If you attended Outdoor Lab as a 6th grader, where did you go and what was your favorite experience?
I did attend Windy Peak as a sixth grader and I just remember it being beautiful and everything we did was cool and exciting. The two parts that stand out to me were all of the stars and thinking they get this every night. The other was being fascinated when they said “everyone go grab your own aspen.” I went for mine with my other classmates and then they said “why did you all grab the same tree?” Those two moments made me want to come back one day. 

Did you serve as a High School Leader? If yes, where did you serve and what was your favorite experience?
I attended Windy Peak as a high school leader and my favorite experience was anything I did with my cabin boys because it was a week full of jokes and bonding even with my other leader in the cabin with me. 

Do you have plans for after your internship? If so, what are they?
My plans after my internship are to go back to Alameda and finish high school early with a great football season then return to Outdoor Lab for one more semester before I take off to college on a football scholarship. 

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