My name is Jed Gehman. It was back in 2011, when I first began to work summers for Penn-York Camp. During that year, I was introduced to the challenge course, and began to learn how to facilitate and belay. The following two years, I began taking camp’s yearly challenge course certification. This allowed me to help facilitate at all levels on our challenge course, and put me on call for any guest groups who schedule a day on camp’s challenge course. The more I worked on the challenge course, the more I enjoyed it. It is always a blast to work with a group of people, and see the progression from not being able to work very well as a team on the Low Elements to being able to function quickly and efficiently by the end of the day. Or on the High Elements, to encourage someone to push their comfort zone, and see how rewarding it is for them to be able to complete an obstacle that they didn’t believe was possible. In 2014, the camp contacted me to offer me the job of Challenge Director. I accepted, and have been working in the position at camp ever since. I thoroughly enjoy working on the challenge course, and am looking forward to another great year.