My name is Megan Merryman, and I am a single 25 year old from Fairfax, Virginia. I am currently completing an outdoor education program in Northern Germany, where I have been training and working since March 2020. I have 3 active sisters with whom I grew up playing a variety of sports, including basketball, volleyball, softball, and swimming. I attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, where I studied Exercise Science and competed for the university's triathlon team. During my senior year of university, I became ranked nationally in women's triathlon and earned my professional license as a triathlete. After graduation I was the assistant coach for Liberty's triathlon team and worked as a personal trainer for the YMCA. Since then I have worked as a cake decorator and bread baker for The Swiss Bakery in the Washington D.C. area. My experience there led to my interest in traveling and working in Europe which then brought me to working at Camp Adventure, an international sports and language camp.
During the volunteer diploma program with Camp Adventure, I received training in a variety of areas including basic survival skills and hike preparation, basic canoeing and kayaking, archery, team building, high ropes rescue training, emergency first response, international lifesaving certification, and food handling. I taught English as a second language to children of varying language abilities during the summer and fall camp seasons. I led children on a 24 hour hike in the Bavarian mountains, where we built our shelters out of tarps and cooked our food on an open fire.
High ropes instructor and rescuer according to the European Ropes Course Association standard.
International Lifesaving Certification, Bronze Level, Deutscher Rettungs Schwimmpass.
Survival and Hike Training Certification, Camp Adventure.
Emergency First Response Training, Camp Adventure.
I am available to start working the beginning of 2021. I am open to traveling anywhere, but I am especially interested in working in Europe or somewhere in Central and South America.