Hi, everyone! I am Liv Kindfuller, a rising senior at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania studying English and International Relations. I was born in New Jersey, moved to Los Angeles at five for two years, before finally settling down in Maryland until I went to college. Unlike many outdoor lovers, I did not grow up doing outdoor activities with my family. Instead, I sort of stumbled upon it. When I was ten, I went on a hiking and writing trip for two weeks in the summer, mostly for writing, and unexpectedly fell in love with the hiking part of it. Nearly every summer since, I have gone on or led an outdoor trip, in places like Maine, the Swiss Alps, and across Wyoming and Utah. For the most part, they have gone very smoothly, but in the Alps, I narrowly avoided being run over by cows, not once but twice, sparking a “phobia” of wild cows that persists to this day. All of my trips have had some sort of adventure, but thankfully never a repeat of something like that!
Besides backpacking, I also enjoy rafting, kayaking, and canoeing and have earned a WFR (wilderness first responder) certificate. And, in addition to outdoor activities, I love reading, writing, traveling, and theater. This will be my second year at Adirondack Camp as a trip leader, and I am so excited to come back to camp! Last year was so much fun, and I can’t wait to return with more experience and explore more of the Adirondack wilderness with this years’ campers. I am really excited to share my love of the outdoors and hope to help teach kids to respect nature, enjoy challenges, and find peace surrounded by wilderness.