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  • Writer's pictureStephen Bean

Interview With Our Dean of Culture (Trevor Sanchez)

Trevor joins Camp New Heights after years of working in the corporate world, but he's looking for more, and the ability to have a direct impact on the next generation of leaders. Trevor's undeniable charisma and leadership will be an electric addition to the Camp New Heights staff.

Trevor has a passion for health and wellness and how every tiny detail can have a positive impact on everyday life. He intends to bring his knowledge and experience to help build and reinforce our camp culture so that every camper feels like they are an important piece to shaping our story throughout the summer. We're excited to watch him foster positive relationships between campers and be more connected to their goals and mindset daily.

Interviewer: Could you please tell us a bit about yourself and why you're excited to join Camp New Heights? 

Trevor: I was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and raised in the neighboring suburb Hamden. I attended public schools from kindergarten through college graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and minors in History, and Latino Studies. I spent two decades in my first career business, (serial entrepreneurship and sales), and am now reviving a more fulfilling interest of mine since my days as a student at UConn. I’m pursuing an education in psychology and wellbeing. I’m excited to join Camp New Heights first and foremost because I never had the opportunity to attend camp as a youth. Second, because I get to bring my life experience, knowledge, and wisdom to camp to help build and contribute to an already thriving community I believe in. 

Interviewer: What are your goals for this summer?

Trevor: My goals are outlined below:

1. Listen, really listen to the campers, the staff, parents and society as whole. Perhaps If I’m lucky, I can even teach a few people along the way how to better listen to themselves. Everything we seek is already within us. We can give ourselves validation, satisfaction, permission and love.

2. Leave Camp New Heights a better person myself, and also leave the camp just little better than when I found it. 

3. Share and learn as much as possible from the experience

Interviewer: What's something you want every camper to know about you? 

Trevor: I too was once a teenager and adolescent. I get it.

Interviewer: What motivates you to wake up every morning at 6:55am at camp? 

Trevor: “Every day you are born again, what you do today is what matters most”. Each day is one more opportunity to get closer to my goals.

Interviewer: After this summer what's something you hope your staff and campers would say about you? 

Trevor: I have the courage to be the change I want to see in the world. 

Interviewer: What are you excited to explore within the Santa Barbara/Goleta area? 

Trevor: I hear it’s a great place for cyclists, very bike-friendly. I’m hoping to explore some of the trails.

Interviewer: Way too early predictions for song of the summer (2024)?

Trevor: Wake Me Up - Avicii

Interviewer: What do you anticipate being your favorite period at camp? 

Trevor: Sports and Human Performance (Period 3)

Interviewer: What's your favorite activity outside of camp to stay active?

Trevor: Running, Open-water swimming, Cycling

Interviewer: What takeaways do you hope to have after six weeks at camp?

Trevor: More tools, resources, and experience to help empower the human race. Embrace and foster positive relationships at camp.

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