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More info and registration details to follow! Mark you calendars for September 21-23:
Celebrate 95 years of Camp Carysbrook and many more to come!
Open to all Camp Carysbrook camper/staff alum 18+
Return to camp days, sleep in cabins; meals in the dining hall; activities; silent auction to benefit the Scholarship Fund; alum service project; campfire and s’mores!
Reconnect and meet other alum who hold Carysbrook near to their hearts!
$50 for CCAA members/ $100 non-members
email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
The Camp Carysbrook Alumnae Association fundraiser ended December 7, 2017! Thank you to all who participated! We sold 96 shirts and sweatshirts and raised $1550 for the CCAA Scholarship Fund. If you missed out, please contact the office. We have a limited number of green and brown long sleeved shirts still available.
The Carysbrook holiday ornaments that ship with your choice of green, brown, or purple ribbons are still available. All proceeds benefit the CCAA Scholarship Fund.
How did you find out about camp?
Our parents went to a camp fair and they met Toni and BB. I think they liked the idea of the traditional girls’ camp and the location was close enough to DC. I wonder if our parents knew they were making one of the most important choices that would affect us for the rest of our lives.
Describe Your First Summer
1986 I remember being so excited that we were going to stay at camp for the whole summer. My favorite activities were tennis, swimming, and riding. I really like that the only activities that were scheduled were swimming and riding lessons. I liked the freedom to go to different activities when I wanted to. I think this helped developed the strong sense of independence that so many of my camp friends still have today.
1994-2002 My home away from home was the Rifle Range. I worked there as a WIT and counselor, and I was head of the range for a few summers. I carry the experiences from camp with me everyday. This is where I learned that anything boys can do, girls can do! I also learned that with focus, practice, and commitment, I can achieve my goals and get to the next level. I learned that it’s ok to be silly and it’s ok to be silent sometimes and just think. Camp provided me the opportunity to make friends from around the world. I know wherever I go, I’m close by to someone I know from camp. Camp friends are for life. Five of the six girls that were bridesmaids in my wedding are camp friends.
Education and Professional Life
I graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in Foreign Service and I have a Masters in Instructional Technology. I have been teaching middle school for eleven years and I credit camp for so many of my teaching skills, ideas, and classroom management. Camp was a place where people cared about each other and helped each other learn and grow as much as possible. I try to create the same atmosphere in my class. Everyone is equal and everyone deserves the chance to try.