Meet our 2017 Summer Staff!

This year we have 49 fabulous counselors & riding staff! We are lucky enough to have 25 counselors from 2016 returning this summer…a new camp record! 20 members of this year’s staff were also former campers. We are excited to see everyone excel as counselors and make 2017 the most memorable summer yet!

 

Jon Bailey

Activity & Year at Camp: Campcraft, Year 2

Hometown: Yuma, AZ

School/Major: Ottawa University, Secondary Education Major

Favorite Camp Memory: Dressing up as President Obama on the Great Race Special Day

Dream Job: High School History teacher

Hidden Talent: I love to sing; I’ve been singing since 3rd grade!

Favorite PUMP UP Song: “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake

My Secret to Life: Be willing to take risks and know that everyone makes mistakes. If you go beyond your comfort zone, you will be open to a lot of great experiences that will define who you are.


Elysia Barrick

Activity & Year at Camp: Horse Staff, Year 1

Hometown: London, United Kingdom

What I’m Most Excited About for this Summer: Working abroad with horses!

Dream Job: Sports Competition Organiser

Favorite PUMP UP Song: “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars

Random Fun Fact About Me: I have two different coloured eyes

Favorite Quote: “Don’t worry about failures, worry about chances you miss when you don’t even try”


Nate Basinger

Activity & Year at Camp: Challenge, Year 2

Hometown: Tempe, AZ

School/Major: Grand Canyon University, Finance Major

Favorite Camp Memory: UV Boys overnights

Dream Job: World-Class Magician

Favorite Food: A nice sorbet

Favorite PUMP UP Song: “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” by Li Shang (Mulan)

Random Fun Fact About Me: I auditioned for the role of Stitch in “Lilo and Stitch 2”


Scotty Wesley Bryant

Activity & Year at Camp: Fencing, Year 2

Hometown: Cheshire, England

School/Major: Edge Hill University, Journalism Major (Graduated 2014)

Favorite Camp Memory: Seeing my students eyes light up when they achieve their goals in fencing.

Dream Job: News Anchor

Favorite Food: Cup of tea, milk, two sugars. A chocolate biscuit or a slice of cake wouldn’t go amiss either.

Random Fun Fact About Me: I am a British/US dual citizen

My Secret to Life: Eat, Sleep, Fence, Repeat


Jasmine Butler

Activity & Year at Camp: Photography & Journalism, Year 1

Hometown: Torquay, Devon (England)

School/Major: University of St Mark & St John, Journalism Major

What I’m Most Excited About for this Summer: Traveling, meeting new people and having fun! Oh and also being able to utilise my skills that I learn in the US, perhaps for a future career!

Dream Job: Journalist

Favorite Food: Thai, Mexican or Indian food (Anything super spicy!)

Coolest Place I’ve Explored: Southern Polish Mountains

Favorite Quote: “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” — Gandalf the Grey/J.R.R Tolkien


Ryan Callie

Activity & Year at Camp: Drama, Singing, & Dancing; Year 1 as a counselor,  but was a camper for 10 years

Hometown: Tucson, AZ

School/Major: Undecided, International Affairs and Global Health Major

What I’m Most Excited About for this Summer: Breathing the fresh mountain air once again and seeing all of the happy campers!

Dream Job: Working for a non-profit as a health advisor internationally

Favorite Food: Mac ‘n cheese and ice cream

Coolest Place I’ve Explored: San Giminiano, Italy

Favorite Quote: “It’s not about being the best. It’s about being better than you were yesterday.”


Sarah Chin

Activity & Year at Camp: Soccer & Volleyball; Year 1 as a counselor, but was a camper for 8 years

Hometown: Tucson, AZ & Davis, CA

School/Major: Scripps College, Pre-Health Major

What I’m Most Excited About for this Summer: FPC Carnivals!

Dream Job: Pediatrician

Hidden Talent: Pogo Sticking

Random Fun Fact About Me: I have two pet pigs

My Secret to Life: Be accepting and be kind


William Crombie

Activity & Year at Camp: Fencing; Year 2

Hometown: Inverness, Scotland

School/Major: Glasgow Caledonian University, Computer Game Design/Property Retail Major (Graduated 2015)

Favorite Camp Memory: Being Village Leader in IV in 3rd Session & being crowned “King of IV”. Also teaching Fencing…you teach what you love!

Dream Job: If only I really knew!

Favorite Food: Milkshakes & pancakes

Favorite PUMP UP Song: “Counting Stars” by One Republic

Favorite Quote: “I do not think that word means what you think it means”


Emily Cunningham

Activity & Year at Camp: Challenge; Year 2

Hometown: Jarrettsville, MD

School/Major: Towson University, Economics & Mass Communication Major (Graduated 2016)

Favorite Camp Memory: Seeing the inventive stories campers came up with for photojournalism

Dream Job: Anything that allows me to travel, help others and work for kind people!

Favorite PUMP UP Song: “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake

Coolest Place I’ve Explored: Fraser Island, Queensland Australia

Favorite Quote: “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”


Johnny Cunningham

Activity & Year at Camp: Videography; Year 1

Hometown: Chingford, England

School/Major: University of Edinburgh, Film Production Major

What I’m Most Excited About for this Summer:  Making new friends and not being cold!

Dream Job: Film Director, Writer and Editor

Favorite Food: Just all of the food, all of it

Favorite PUMP UP Song: “Hoppípola” by Sigur Rós

My Secret to Life: Don’t think about what can’t be changed and what might happen, just take the next step as if it were your last and follow what your heart tells you to


Ted Current

Activity & Year at Camp: Hiking; Year 2 as a counselor, but was a camper for 5 years

Hometown: Tucson, AZ

School/Major: Yavapai College, Vocal Performance Major

Favorite Camp Memory: The IV Kingdom

Dream Job: Country Music Singer

Hidden Talent: I am a nationally rated chess player

Random Fun Fact About Me: I am the reigning underground Bear-Lion ring fighting champion of the Northwest sector of Yavapai County.

My Secret to Life: Black coffee and sunflower seeds. Plenty of football.


Shelley Dayman

Activity & Year at Camp: Horse Staff; Year 1

Hometown: Devon, England

What I’m Most Excited About for this Summer: To make memories that I can look back and smile about for years to come

Dream Job: Park Ranger

Hidden Talent: Many trampolining tricks including front flips and back flips!

Favorite PUMP UP Song: “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child

Coolest Place I’ve Explored: Lapland, it’s nearly always night time – so strange but magical


Austin Dunkleberger

Activity & Year at Camp: Basketball/Ultimate Frisbee; Year 1 as a counselor, but was a camper for 6 years

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

School/Major: University of Arizona, Pre-Business

Favorite Camp Memory: My favorite camp memories were always the overnight camp fires.

Dream Job: Global Salesman

Favorite Food: Flavor Blasted Goldfish

Favorite PUMP UP Song: “300 Violin Orchestra” by Jorge Quintero

Favorite Quote: “And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” — Abraham Lincoln


Rachel Flynn

Activity & Year at Camp: Archery; Year 1

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

School/Major: University of Arizona, Nursing Major

What I’m Most Excited About for this Summer: Meeting everyone and teaching all the kids how to shoot archery

Dream Job: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

Favorite Food: Shrimp

Favorite PUMP UP Song: 21” by Hunter Hayes

Random Fun Fact About Me: I love going off-roading and to the sand dunes


Sophie Gaardsmoe

Activity & Year at Camp: Waterskiing; Year 1 as a counselor, but was a camper for 6 years

Hometown: Fountain Hills, AZ

School/Major: University of Arizona, Public Health Major

Favorite Camp Memory: Being in the 4th of July Parade in Prescott

Dream Job: Physical Therapist for a Pro team

Hidden Talent: Singing

Favorite PUMP UP Song: “Don’t Let Me Down” by the Chainsmokers

Favorite Quote: “I’m not interested in money, I just want to be wonderful.” –Marilyn Monroe


John Garcia

Activity & Year at Camp: Challenge; Year 3

Hometown: Litchfield Park, AZ

School/Major: Northern Arizona University, Parks & Recreation Major

Favorite Camp Memory: Cowboy breakfast

Dream Job: Wilderness Guide

Favorite Food: Tacos, chicken, white chocolate macadamia nut Clif bars

Coolest Place I’ve Explored: Havasupai Falls

My Secret to Life: To enjoy every day of it, because if you don’t enjoy your own life, nobody will.


Oscar Garcia-Santos

Activity & Year at Camp: Guitar; Year 1

Hometown: Cheam, United Kingdom

What I’m Most Excited About for this Summer: I am excited to spend all day and night outside, as well as making new friends!

Dream Job: GoPro Ambassador

Favorite PUMP UP Song: Stay Alive – José González

Coolest Place I’ve Explored: Marrakech, Morocco

Favorite Quote: “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” — Michael Jordan


Jon Gray

Activity & Year at Camp: Riflery; Year 1

Hometown: Chicago, IL

School/Major: Arizona State University, Aerospace Engineering Major

What I’m Most Excited About for this Summer: Not having to check Facebook and being able to enjoy the beauty of Prescott.

Dream Job: Math Teacher, but will settle for professional super hero

Favorite Food: I am secretly in love with Ramen Noodles

Hidden Talent: I am able to juggle

My Secret to Life: Always push yourself out of your comfort zone; the worst case scenario is you end up with a fun story.


Niccolo Giambanco

Activity & Year at Camp: Hiking; Year 2 as a counselor, but was a camper for 4 years

Hometown: Tucson, AZ

School/Major: Arizona State University (Barrett Honors College), Computer Science Major

Favorite Camp Memory: Partaking in the Intermediate Boys Kingdom, pretending to be a pirate, and finally being able to climb Superman rock.

Dream Job: Gothic Horror Author or Folk Musician

Hidden Talent:  I am a speed reader

Coolest Place I’ve Explored: Pompeii, Italy

Favorite Quote: “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” — Cicero


Nic Gordon

Activity & Year at Camp: BB Guns & Jr. Archery; Year 1

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

School/Major: Arizona State University (Barrett Honors College), Business Sustainability Major

Favorite Camp Memory: When I was a Counselor in Training,  I dozed off during siesta. I woke up about 15 minutes later to three campers surrounding my bed. The first words I heard were, “See! I told you he snores!”

Dream Job: I want to be in charge of my own environmental consulting agency

Favorite Food: Any kind of pizza, but never pineapple pizza!

Coolest Place I’ve Explored: The Great Barrier Reef

Favorite Quote: “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” — George Bernard Shaw


Christopher Guida

Activity & Year at Camp: Waterskiing; Year 2

Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ

School/Major: Arizona State University, Marketing Major

Favorite Camp Memory: Either the AZDA dance or playing an intense game of Settlers of Catan

Dream Job: Running a Mountaineering/Outdoors Company

Hidden Talent: I can whistle just about any song I hear.

Random Fun Fact About Me: I’m a great chess player

My Secret to Life: The only thing that matters is the present, the only purpose in life is to be alive.


Melissa Haskin

Activity & Year at Camp: Challenge; Year 2 as a counselor, but was a camper for 11 years

Hometown: Tucson, AZ

School/Major: Gonzaga University, Psychology Major

Favorite Camp Memory: Overnights!

Dream Job: Ski Instructor

Coolest Place I’ve Explored: Machu Picchu

Favorite Quote: “The only thing to fear is fear itself.”

My Secret to Life: Go with the flow


Hannah Hutchison

Activity & Year at Camp: Handcrafts; Year 1 as a counselor,  but was a camper for 8 years

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

School/Major: Phoenix College, EMT & Firefighter

What I’m Most Excited About for this Summer: Meeting new friends and teaching traditions to my campers!

Dream Job: Being an EMT for Friendly Pines!

Hidden Talent: I play the tenor saxophone

Favorite PUMP UP Song: “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd

My Secret to Life: Spend your summers at Friendly Pines Camp!


Sasha Jeffery

Activity & Year at Camp: Pet Care; Year 1 as a counselor, but was a camper for 9 years

Hometown: Tucson, AZ

School/Major: Undecided, Physiology Major

What I’m Most Excited About for this Summer: I am so excited for the special days and meeting all of the staff!

Dream Job: Working for Doctors Without Borders

Favorite Food: Tortilla Soup, Italian Food, and Cotton Candy ice cream from Cold Stone

Favorite PUMP UP Song: “Waka Waka” by Shakira or “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” from Mulan

Random Fun Fact About Me: I am a self taught Ukulele player!


Sarah Johnson

Activity & Year at Camp: Riflery; Year 1 as a counselor, but was a camper for 9 years

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

School/Major: Undecided, Internationals Relations and Political Science Major

What I’m Most Excited About for this Summer:Canoeing on Goldwater lake and being in touch with the peaceful surrounding environment.

Dream Job: Secretary of State

Favorite Food: Pizza spaghetti

Hidden Talent: I can play the piano

Random Fun Fact About Me: I have been to all 7 continents


Mary Kem

Activity & Year at Camp: Challenge; Year 2 as a counselor, but was a camper for 9 years

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

School/Major: Belmont University, Sociology & Spanish Major

Favorite Camp Memory: All of the lower village overnights!

Dream Job: Working for Doctors Without Borders

Favorite Food: Any kind of Mexican food and my favorite dessert is key lime pie

Favorite PUMP UP Song: “Get’cha Head in the Game” from High School Musical

Favorite Quote: “Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray” –Rumi


Cody Kleindienst

Activity & Year at Camp: Challenge; Year 3

Hometown: Tucson, AZ

School/Major: New Mexico Military Institute / Grand Canyon University, Sports Management & Business Major

Favorite Camp Memory: Though I have so many favorite memories, I have narrowed it down to three. Stick dedication for each FPC session my last two summers, it is my favorite night of each session and I truly believe that it leaves a lasting impact on each camper! Second, is pre-camp for all counselors before each summer starts. You get to become so close to all the counselors during these six days and the pre-camp overnight is one for the books! Lastly, and I think my most favorite, is jamming out as Friendly and The Pines at Campfire-palooza (The counselor rock band). I’ve always wanted to be a rockstar, and the fact that I can be one every summer with some of my best friends is a dream come true!

Dream Job: Officer in the United States Coast Guard

Favorite PUMP UP Song: “Crank That” by Soulja Boy Tell’em

Favorite Quote:“If we gon’ do it then, we gon’ do it BIG then.” — Jameis Winston

My Secret to Life: A dozen donuts and an ice cold Coke


Olivia Knizek

Activity & Year at Camp: Pet Care; Year 2

Hometown: San Diego, CA

School/Major: Arizona State University, M.S. Psychology

Favorite Camp Memory: Walking Gus Gus to prog and back was always a memorable adventure!

Dream Job: Sport Psychologist for Collegiate Athletes

Coolest Place I’ve Explored: Backpacking through Yosemite near Adler Creek

Random Fun Fact About Me: I was team captain of the NCAA rowing team in college, Go Tritons!

Favorite Quote: “You can’t always stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”


Michael Larkin

Activity & Year at Camp: Challenge; Year 2

Hometown: Accrington, England

Favorite Camp Memory: The friends I made

Dream Job: Something I enjoy doing!

Favorite PUMP UP Song: “5678” by Steps

Random Fun Fact About Me: I quit my job to travel

Favorite Quote: “Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.”


Molly Maloney

Activity & Year at Camp: Horse Staff; Year 1

Hometown: Meridian, ID

School/Major: Brigham Young University-Idaho, Biology Major

What I’m Most Excited About for this Summer: I am excited to meet people and learn new skills while passing on my own skills to kids!

Dream Job: Zoologist

Favorite Food: Any sort of potatoes (true idahoan)!

Favorite PUMP UP Song: Wake Me Up – Avicii

Random Fun Fact About Me: I like to study astrophysics in my free time.


Holly McGregor

Activity & Year at Camp: Horse Staff; Year 2

Hometown: Motherwell, United Kingdom

School/Major: University of Strathclyde, Forensic & Analytical Chemistry Major

Favorite Camp Memory: Rendezvous

Dream Job: Work for the forensics department in the police or a big drug company

Favorite Food: Tomato soup

Hidden Talent: I can sing quite well

My Secret to Life: Surround yourself by people and things that make you happy


Laeticia Milner

Activity & Year at Camp: Canoeing & Kayaking; Year 1

Hometown: Macclesfield, South Australia

School/Major: Flinders University, Parametric Science Major

Dream Job: Working for the Royal Flying Doctor Service

Hidden Talent: Body surfing

Coolest Place I’ve Explored: India

Favorite Quote: “Eat well, travel often.”


Gwynn Neal

Activity & Year at Camp: Tennis; Year 2

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

School/Major: Northern Arizona University, Marketing Major

Favorite Camp Memory: Round dances

Dream Job: Stylist

Hidden Talent: I can say the alphabet backwards

Favorite Quote: “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”

My Secret to Life: Go into everything with determination and a smile


Brooke Nelson

Activity & Year at Camp: Yoga & Lifeguard; Year 3 as a counselor, but was a camper for 10 years

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

School/Major: Northern Arizona University, Developmental Psychology Major

Favorite Camp Memory: Cowboy breakfast & Smokey the Bear Special Day when I was a camper

Dream Job: School Psychologist or Wedding Planner

Hidden Talent: Ice Skating

Random Fun Fact About Me: I have one kidney

Favorite Quote: “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”


Tatum Nelson

Activity & Year at Camp: Swimming; Year 3 as a counselor, but was a camper for 10 years

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

School/Major: Northern Arizona University, Elementary Education Major

Favorite Camp Memory: Special days!

Dream Job: 2nd Grade Teacher

Hidden Talent: Tandem unicycling

Favorite PUMP UP Song: “Run the World (Girls)” by Beyoncé

My Secret to Life: Lots and lots of dogs


Nicole Perman

Activity & Year at Camp: Waterskiing; Year 2 as a counselor, but was a camper for 10 years

Hometown: Springfield, MO

School/Major: Gonzaga University, Public Relations and Broadcasting Majors

Favorite Camp Memory: Camp AZDA, Special Days, and overnights

Dream Job: Movie Producer

Favorite Food: Anything BBQ

Random Fun Fact About Me: I am a second generation FPC kid

My Secret to Life: To always do something that makes you happy


Alex Purvines

Activity & Year at Camp: Challenge; Year 2

Hometown: Gilbert, AZ

School/Major: University of Arizona, Finance and Management Information Systems Major

Favorite Camp Memory: The Archery overnight during Session 2. It was so much fun getting to know all the kids on a better level than what we would normally have in class.

Dream Job: Financial Advisor or Event Planner

Favorite Food: Mac and Cheese, cake batter ice cream and brownies!!!

Random Fun Fact About Me: I have a short middle finger on my left hand because the bones never grew!

Favorite Quote: “She turned her cant’s into cans and her dreams into plans.”


Ryan Rasmussen

Activity & Year at Camp: BB Guns/Jr. Archery; Year 1

Hometown: Elko, NV

School/Major: Grand Canyon University, Secondary Education Major

What I’m Most Excited About for this Summer:  Sharing my passion of shooting and archery with kids

Dream Job: Professor

Hidden Talent: I can run a 5-minute mile

Random Fun Fact About Me: I was a collegiate cheerleader for two years

Coolest Place I’ve Explored: Havasu Falls


Luke Scoffield

Activity & Year at Camp: Swimming; Year 2

Hometown: Sheffield, United Kingdom

School/Major: Manchester Metropolitan University, Tourism Management Major

Favorite Camp Memory: Being part of the IV kingdom in session 3

Dream Job: Ski Guide

Favorite Food: Bacon, Salt and Vinegar Crisps

Hidden Talent: I can solve a Rubik’s Cube

Favorite PUMP UP Song: “If You Wanna” by The Vaccines


Kaitlyn Shroyer

Activity & Year at Camp: Fun in the Forest/Earthlore; Year 2

Hometown: Gilbert, AZ

School/Major: Northern Arizona University, Forestry Major

Favorite Camp Memory: Earthquake Cake

Dream Job: Forester

Favorite Food: Hot wings

Coolest Place I’ve Explored: Belize

Favorite Quote: “The mountains are calling and I must go.”


Jamie Simmons

Activity & Year at Camp: Sewing; Year 1 as a counselor, but was a camper for 6 years

Hometown: Casa Grande, AZ

School/Major: University of Arizona, Elementary Education Major

What I’m Most Excited About for this Summer: I’m super excited to make new friends and experience my favorite childhood pastime as an adult

Dream Job: Gifted and Talented Education Researcher

Hidden Talent: I can bend my left thumb backwards to touch my wrist

Random Fun Fact About Me: I spent a year and a half as an intern in Walt Disney World

Favorite Quote: “Don’t worry about the world ending today, it’s already tomorrow in Australia.” –Charles M. Schulz


Kayla Sklar

Activity & Year at Camp: Archery; Year 1 as a counselor, but was a camper for 3 years

Hometown: New York City, NY

School/Major: Undecided, Environmental Science, Marine Biology, Photography Major

What I’m Most Excited About for this Summer: I am excited to meet new people and have a fun-filled summer!

Dream Job: Studying the environment while traveling the world and photographing nature

Favorite Food: Burritos, Thai food, York Peppermint Patties

Favorite PUMP UP song: “Waste a Moment” by Kings of Leon

Coolest Place I’ve Explored: Iceland


Eilidh Steel

Activity & Year at Camp: Horse Staff; Year 1

Hometown: Earlston, Scotland

School/Major: Glasgow School of Art, Architecture Major

What I’m Most Excited About for this Summer: I’m most excited to meet so many people from America and around the world and experience the USA for the first time!

Dream Job: Architect

Hidden Talent: Ceilidh dancing (Scottish traditional partner dancing)…and I’m super excited to learn the American version at camp!

Favorite PUMP UP song: “Eye Of The Tiger” by Survivor

Favorite Quote: “You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” –Ginny Weasley


Delaney Stephens

Activity & Year at Camp: Landsports; Year 2 as a counselor, but was a camper for 6 years

Hometown: Tucson, AZ

School/Major: Auburn University, Elementary Education Major

Favorite Camp Memory: Stick Dedication!

Dream Job: 2nd Grade Teacher

Hidden Talent: Card games

Coolest Place I’ve Explored: Italy

Favorite Quote: “Love people and use things, because the opposite doesn’t work well.”


Brad Terrace

Activity & Year at Camp: Canoeing & Kayaking; Year 3

Hometown: Dayton, OH

School/Major: University of Arizona, Law

Favorite Camp Memory: Disney Special Day!

Dream Job: Lawyer

Favorite Food: Macaroni and cheese, Italian food, gummy worms

Hidden Talent: I take the most time to think of a hidden talent

Random Fun Fact About Me: I lived in Costa Rica for 4 months


Delaney Thomas

Activity & Year at Camp: Drawing & Painting; Year 1

Hometown: Prescott, AZ

School/Major: University of Arizona, Art Education and Psychology Major

What I’m Most Excited About for this Summer: To meet all the staff members and make a difference in the lives of the campers!

Dream Job: Art Therapist

Hidden Talent: I can make really amazing curry

Coolest Place I’ve Explored: Stonehenge & Barcelona

Favorite Quote: “Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.” — Alice Walker


Billie Whiting

Activity & Year at Camp: Horse Staff; Year 3

Hometown: London, United Kingdom

School/Major: University of Derby, Psychology and Early Childhood Studies Major

Favorite Camp Memory: Taking the campers on horseback to the lake, exploring the trail and laughing whilst the sun beamed down 🙂

Dream Job: Being able to travel around the world whilst working with children

Favorite Food: Italian food  

Coolest Place I’ve Explored: Vietnam

Favorite Quote: “The best view is in between a horse’s ears.”


 

In addition to our normal counseling staff, we also have a fabulous Program Staff. They oversee the running of day-to-day activities, manage the counselors, and create exciting and fun special days!

 

Justin Cohen

Activity & Year at Camp: Assistant Program Director; Year 3 as staff, but was a camper for 7 years

Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ

School/Major: Emory University, Economics and Math Major, Political Science Minor

Favorite Camp Memory: Archery overnight

Dream Job: Campaign Manager

Favorite Food: In-N-Out Burger

Favorite PUMP UP Song: “The Climb” — Miley Cyrus

Favorite Quote: “I wish there was a way to know you were in the good old days before you actually left them.” — Andy Bernard, The Office


Megan May

Position & Year at Camp: Program Director; Year 5 as a staff member, but was a camper for 10 years

Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ

School/Major: University of Arizona, Physiology Major (Graduated 2014)

Favorite Camp Memory: Singing camp songs after meals, Quiet Place, Special Days, and Stick Dedication

Dream Job: Camp Director and/or Professional Traveler

Favorite PUMP UP Song: “Ain’t Got Far To Go” by Jess Glynne

Coolest Place I’ve Explored: I walked El Camino de Santiago de Compostela, a 500-mile trek across Spain…all by myself!

Favorite Quote: “With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?” — Oscar Wilde


Lacey Stone

Activity & Year at Camp: Equestrian Director; Year 3, but have worked during the off-season since 2012

Hometown: Fairfax, VA

School/Major: Yavapai College, Nursing

Favorite Camp Memory: Lame dad jokes, and laughing so hard I almost pee

Dream Job: Being a horseback-riding mermaid

Favorite Food: My favorite snack is always fair food, but my favorite meal is a bowl of pho!

Hidden Talent: Being the most interesting woman in the world!

Random Fun Fact About Me: I’ve punched a bear in the nose


Izzy Wroblewski

Activity & Year at Camp: Assistant Program Director; Year 2

Hometown: Berkley, MI

School/Major: Michigan State University, Public Health Major

Favorite Camp Memory: The dances!

Dream Job: Professional Traveler

Hidden Talent: I can do a one handed cartwheel!

Coolest Place I’ve Explored: The ancient city of Ephesus in Turkey

Favorite Quote: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” — Ghandi