As you know, I haven't raised a child, but I've had, on some occasions, primary female or otherwise listened to influence for bits of time.
This about the parents' directing (not that you asked) -
One of my experiences is that parent driven direction can cause the opposite effect desired. My niece despises camping, even now, last I heard. Dad knowledgeable. Noooooo, Dad. Dad is a quite the teach survival guy, and I'm totally on her side re camping in the cold or extreme heat. Hell, I like hotels. I liked these early, not that I was in many, but walked through some - but also liked to have my parents stop at some set of cabins in the country. On the other hand, my niece learned early to navigate the LA region by bus, is very strong in many ways, and self reliant. I can't guess if later in life she will come to have an attachment for camping. Chances are not good, though. But she will know how if the earth blows up.
Re the child's desires, it would depend. I don't think I'd ever try to make a child a version of me, even if I could do that. I would have/have fostered individual interest. Letting a child sign up with a maniacal coach? no. But I'd explain why not, and look for alternates, alternate coaches or endeavors.