Gabriel Evans discovered Brendan Sailing five years ago, when his family found a camp that resonated with his needs. He had been to other camps and really enjoyed the outdoor activities, but was really intrigued with the opportunity to learn how to sail.
His family are kayakers and he has a natural love for being on the water.
He started with the Brendan Sailing program the summer after fifth grade and took to it, well, like a duck to water! He has returned for each subsequent summer to the Annapolis program. In 2020, he even participated in the virtual Brendan-Out-of-the-Box program.
Currently, Gabriel is in 10th grade at Wye River Upper School. This is his second year at the school, transferring from Radcliffe Creek. Government and Biology class are his favorites, and although he is not sure how these classes will shape his future plans, he is enjoying them now!
The last several years have had a lot of changes for Gabriel. In addition to a new school, his family recently moved from Kent Island to Arnold. While it is a little further to get to school each day, he is looking forward to being closer to Annapolis Sailing School, where this year he plans on becoming a Jr. Instructor for Brendan Sailing.
In addition to sailing, Gabriel enjoys basketball, badminton, and of course, video games. He is an X Box guy and likes MineCraft. For movies, he enjoys the Star Wars series, especially The Empire Strikes Back.
His favorite Brendan Sailing memory is the long “cruise” that the fleet would take to the beach.
Gabriel looks forward to sharing everything he’s learned from Brendan Sailing with other campers. We look forward to having you with us this summer!