Jake Pickens

Windy Peak Intern

New or Returning Intern: New
Hometown: Morrison, CO


Why did you want to be an Intern?
I wanted to be an intern because when I came up as a High School Leader, I loved it up here and thought it would be amazing to be up here for a whole semester. 

What do you most look forward to during your internship? What is your favorite part about being an intern?
Spending my time being in the mountains and helping 6th graders have a great experience and walk away with valuable lessons. 

What skills do you hope to gain or have gained from this experience?
Teamwork and leadership skills, and it is helping me realize how to better manage my time. 

If you attended Outdoor Lab as a 6th grade student, where did you go and what was your favorite experience?
I went to Windy Peak and my favorite experience was archery class and making johnny cake. 

Did you serve as a High School Leader? If yes, where did you serve and what was your favorite experience?
Yes, I came up to Windy Peak in January 2016, and my favorite experience was looking up at the night sky and seeing so many more stars that I could see back at home and thinking how amazing it would be to be able to stay up there. 

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