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Casey Hayes

Senior trip leader

Casey grew up in Huntington Beach, CA, but now calls the Pacific Northwest home. Since graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Casey has worked as an instructor for New Visions Wilderness and for the Pali Institute, and as a coordinator for Camp Kesem at UC Santa Barbara. His hobbies include skiing, hiking, and playing board games. Casey returns to Bold Earth for his third year. 

  • Education: University of California, Santa Barbara; bachelor’s degree in environmental science
  • Certifications: Wilderness first responder, lifeguard
  • What excites you the most about working for BE this summer? I love camping, hiking, and above all traveling. I can’t wait to take in so many new incredible experiences and chaperone youth in doing the same. Our world is so incredible; I’m excited to see more of it and even more excited to see some awesome teenagers adventure in it!
  • Favorite travel memory? The first time I realized Yosemite was the coolest place ever. I was extremely fortunate as a kid to travel there yearly with my family, and I vividly remember the moment at 16 years old where I was standing in a field staring at Half Dome to the right and Yosemite Falls to the left and thinking, “I want to see more places like this!”