Regina G Beach

The only constant is change.

Episode 8 The Gap Year

Sam Yusko graduated from high school this past summer. Instead of going strait to college, he made the decision to take a gap year. He worked as a Boy Scout camp counselor, spent 9 weeks at Bushcraft School in the Maine woods and this winter he’ll work in a rubber factory before embarking on a section hike of the Appalachian Trail before beginning his studies at the University of Toledo next fall.

Sam, bending over in blue, works on his favorite craft: the canoe paddle.

Sam, bending over in blue, works on his favorite craft: the canoe paddle.

Sam, far right, watches bushcraft instructor Tim demonstrate how to ignite a tinder bundle with a magnifying lens.

Sam, far right, watches bushcraft instructor Tim demonstrate how to ignite a tinder bundle with a magnifying lens.

Sam, left, after a visit to the Ashland, ME Logging Museum.

Sam, left, after a visit to the Ashland, ME Logging Museum.

Sam, right, learns about sustainability and solar energy, topics he hopes to study in college.

Sam, right, learns about sustainability and solar energy, topics he hopes to study in college.