Lynn Hansen - Parent
Rob Hollinger - Camper & Coach
SKYHIGH Adventures was my first summer camp, my first job, and my first triathlon. Camp facilitated a safe, supportive environment in which I was free to push the boundaries of what I thought I could do.
John and his team of coaches guided me in becoming a deep water swimmer, gave me the confidence to ride my bike over obstacles and cover distances I would have thought impossible before, and showed me a new enjoyment for competitive sport.
The foundation of a strong work ethic, treating others with respect, and making sport the most fun it could be was set from the early days as a camper and is something I have taken with me for many years.
When I graduated from Camp, I came back for several summers, first as a Coach In Training, and then as a Coach. As a coach, I had the opportunity to share my experiences and love for the sport with a new set of campers every year. I was also able to take on greater responsibility and build myself up as a part of a team working to deliver the best experience to campers we could.
Helping to lead a week-long bike ride across the state of New York and another along the length of Cape Cod have stayed with me not just for the journey, but for the relationships and connections I was able to make with campers and staff along the way.
Since my days with SKYHIGH Adventures, I went on to run competitively throughout college and then returned to triathlon, where I have been racing competitively since. The Multi-Sport lifestyle that I learned as a camper has helped me make lifelong friends, travel in search of competition or training grounds, and buy a few more bikes than most would think one might need.