When I first learned of Camp Carysbrook and began exploring the camp website, I knew it was a place I needed to be. I was immediately taken with the beauty of the camp property, and as I read more, the camp’s mission, philosophy, and history, with its roots in expanding opportunities for girls and young women, completely resonated with me. I love working at Camp Carysbrook because it gives me the opportunity to be part of a diverse staff team that is committed to providing a high quality, goal-oriented, enriching summer experience for girls in a fun, safe, and supportive environment. I am constantly developing my own leadership skills alongside campers and colleagues.
As a second year middle school teacher, my experience as a cabin counselor and activity instructor has been instrumental in guiding my teaching practice. My big takeaways: give young people access to meaningful activities, provide opportunities for choice, have a plan that includes being flexible, encourage failure as a part of the process, build relationships, engage with joy, and support individuality. As my camp experience has influenced my teaching, my teaching experience has allowed me greater knowledge of planning and instruction to ensure fun and engaging activities that campers and staff will love, in addition to the signature outcomes Carysbrook has been known for since 1923.
I am thrilled to work with the 2022 CITs as they grow and develop their leadership skills, during this fun-filled, transformational summer. I am so grateful for this opportunity to support both our CITs and activity staff this summer in the beautiful 24149. As I grow into this new role as Assistant Director at Camp Carysbrook, I am excited to build on this incredible camp’s foundational mission of opportunity, inclusion, and individuality as we move toward the next hundred years of empowering young women.