Camp ANV #UnStungHero: Aya Jeffers-Fabro; Camp Administrator
Camp ANV’s #UnStungHeroes celebrates our camp staff and campers who have stood out this summer!
Camp ANV: What is your name?
Camp ANV: How many years have you worked at Camp ANV?
Aya: Three years total! I started off as a intern for my Food Systems minor at UC Berkeley, that same summer, I came on as a camp counselor and have worked my way up to be ANV’s Office Manager and Camp Administrator! I love it! I get to see the kids every day in our After School Program and during our Camps! Working at ANV has taught me so many new things about youth development, community empowerment and so much more!
Camp ANV: What are some of your hobbies or interests?
Aya: Cooking, for SURE! I love gardening and having my hands in the dirt. I love the ocean, so sitting on the beach and being out in nature!
Camp: What is your favorite age group to work with?
Aya: I LOVE the little seeds! They are like little sponges that absorb info! But this year the older group… the LIT’s (Leaders In Training) have grown on me! It’s nice to see the ones that have grown up with me in this community! It’s really inspiring to see!
Camp: What does Camp ANV mean to you?
Aya: ANV has given me a sense of place here n Oakland which is not my native city. ANV has helped me make rural/ urban connections to my passion which is environmental education. It give me an opportunity to be a kid and to play and have fun as well as remember why our work is so important. Because the next generation really is our future.
Camp: Can you name four interesting things about yourself?
Aya: Four… Things… 1) I was born and raised on the north shore of Oahu in Hawai’i. 2) I’ve never been on a surfboard or danced hula in my life. 3) I will eat almost anything from the ocean. 4) …and I’ve been growing my hair our since the 8th grade! BONUS!! I used to play rugby in college!!
Camp: Thanks Aya!! You’re Amazing!!