Nicole Forbes, better known as ‘Tumble”, is one of our featured staff for the month. She’ll be joining us this spring for an internship with the Outdoor Education and Rentals program, then the summer as one of our Inclusion Coordinators. She’s been a Challenge Specialist and Counselor at camp, and was voted one of last year’s Leader of the Year. Let’s get to know her a little more!
What’s your name, where ya from!
My name is Nicole Forbes/Tumble and I am from a wee town in Scotland called Falkirk 🙂
What are you looking forward to this summer?
I’m super excited to be working alongside one of my most favorite staff members at camp, Pacific! I also can’t wait to work closely with the shooting stars program again as it is truly life-changing.
What are you up to outside of camp, over in Scotland?
When I’m not at camp I work with many voluntary groups in my local area and facilitate activities for groups of teenagers and adults with special needs. I am also a first responder (EMT) in my local area. When I’m not doing these things, I work in an American sports bar which is super awesome as I get to watch the Seahawks play occasionally.
What’s your favorite camp meal?
Squirrel on a stick! Although I still don’t know why they call it squirrel (I hope it’s not a squirrel!)
If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
Definitely Camp Cat because everyone loves him and he gets to live at camp year-round!
Tell us a favorite or one of your fondest camp memories from your summers here:
One of my fondest moments has to be working with the shooting stars. I had the privilage to work alongside and learn from the fantastic doctors and nurses at the Seattle Children’s Hospital. To watch how quickly our campers adapted to life at camp and developed throughout the week was remarkable. They were an amazing group of campers and I am thrilled to see that they are returning to Sealth again this summer.
What does camp mean to you?
Camp is everything to me. The people, the location, the values, and most importantly our campers make Camp Sealth truly magical and well worth traveling 5000 miles every summer to experience. I can’t wait to leave the ‘real world’ and come back to my true home. See you soon!