Sydney’s love for nature was cultivated by her grandpa who taught her about gardening in the countryside of Lexington, North Carolina. Her experience growing up in the countryside with her family shaped her love for sports, outdoor activities and fun games. Some of Sydney’s favorite summer activities consist of photography, chalk art, bubbles, tag, duck duck goose, swimming and a good-spirited water balloon fight. Her biggest goals for her summer at the Green River Preserve include using her volunteer experience with children to create a safe and fun environment that reflects her childhood and will shape the summer of her campers. Sydney will use her experience at the camp as she continues towards her elementary education degree and career at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.