Meet Our Staff

As a Christian camp we believe that we are called to excellence in everything we do. As a result we want gymnasts who compete, riders who show, and boaters who paddle every chance they get. We do this because girls enjoy learning to do things well; they want to be proud of their growth in each skill.

That’s a lot to expect from a college-age counselor and that’s why we place such an emphasis on finding the perfect fit for each staff position. Merri-Mac counselors often begin as campers in our youngest cabins and grow into the remarkable leaders that shape each summer at Merri-Mac

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NEXT: Jess Dorling
Canoeing

Lucie Christian

School: Rhodes College

Major: Economics & International Studies

GPA: 3.6

Campus Involvement: Tri Delta Sorority, Reformed University Fellowship, Intramural volleyball and kickball

Hometown: Birmingham, AL

What I’m looking forward to: Getting to spend another summer in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains while serving campers and watching them grow in their faith. I’m also so excited for Choctaw domination and roasting some smores!!

Activity: Canoeing

Years at Camp: 10

Certifications: Wilderness First Aid, Lifeguard, First Aid/CPR/AED

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NEXT: Sarah English Coggins
Riding

Jess Dorling

School: Royal Holloway University of London

Major: BA Liberal Arts

GPA: 3.5

Campus Involvement: riding society, worked at welcome weekend, conservative society

Hometown: Ipswich, Suffolk, UK

What are you looking forward to about camp: Passing on my passion for horses to the children

Activity(s) Teaching: riding

Years at camp: First year!

Certifications: Essential first aid 

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NEXT: Hailey West
Volleyball

Sarah English Coggins

School: Samford University

Major: Pre-Business

GPA: 3.5

Campus involvement: ADPI sorority, Reformed University Fellowship, Intramural Flag Football

Hometown: Wilmington, NC

What are you looking forward to at camp: Continuing to grow in past friendships, meeting new people, and watching the spiritual growth of all.

Activity: Volleyball

Years at camp: 10

Certifications: CPR/First Aid, Lifeguard

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NEXT: Emily Dutton
Backpacking

Hailey West

School: The University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Major: Elementary Education

Intended Occupation: Elementary School Teacher

GPA: 3.9

Campus Involvement: RUF (Reformed University Fellowship), Intramural Sand Volleyball, Part-time Nanny/Tutor

Hometown: Kinston, North Carolina

What I am looking forward to about camp: Investing in the next generation and helping girls develop confidence in who God created them to be!

Activity(s) Teaching: Backpacking/ Basketball

Years at camp: This is my first summer at Merri-Mac!

Certifications: First Aid and CPR Certified

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NEXT: Anna Moon
Riding

Emily Dutton

School: Grove School England

Major: Starting a psychology degree in September

Intended Occupation: Educational psychologist

Hometown: Market Drayton England

What are you looking forward to about camp: I’m looking forward to gaining more experience working with children and also being able to participate in different activities throughout summer.  I am also keen to make new friends with other members of staff.

Activity(s) Teaching: Horse riding

Years at camp: 1

Certifications: First Aid/ CPR

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NEXT: Sarah Diederich
CIT Director/ Waterfront Director

Anna Moon

School: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Major: Child and Family Studies and Psychology

Campus Involvement: Reformed University Fellowship, Undergraduate Research Assistant at the Early Experiences Research Center, Intern at Thrive Lonsdale

Hometown: Knoxville, Tennessee

What are you looking forward to about camp: Singing in the dining hall, enjoying the Blue Ridge Mountains with campers, and getting swept up in the story of camp!

Activity: CIT Director and Waterfront Director

Years at Camp: 13

Certifications: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR

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NEXT: Cara Barker
Cooking

Sarah Diederich

School: Washington and Lee University

Major: Chemistry (B.A.)

Intended Occupation: Dentist

GPA: 3.182

Campus Involvement: Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) & Chi Omega

Hometown: Marion, Illinois

What I am looking forward to at camp: Singing songs with all the campers

Activity teaching: Cooking

Years at camp: This is my first!

Certifications: CPR/First Aid

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NEXT: Claire Stevens
DIY Crafts

Cara Barker

School: University of Southern Mississippi

Major: Special Education

Intended Occupation: Applied Behavioral Analysis therapist  

Campus Involvement: Pi Beta Phi Sorority, Sexual Assault Prevention Ambassadors

Hometown: Petal, MS

What are you looking forward to about camp: I’m looking forward to meeting all of the campers. Since this is my first year at camp, I’m excited to learn all the traditions Merri-Mac has, and to be fully be a part in them.

Activity(s) Teaching: DIY Crafts

Years at camp: First Year!!

Certifications: First Aid/ CPR

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NEXT: Rush Lee
Tennis

Claire Stevens

School: University of Mississippi

Major: Biochemistry

Intended Occupation: Pharmacist

GPA: 3.77

Campus Involvement: SMB Honors College, Phi Mu Fraternity Director of Harm Reduction and Prevention, Phi Mu Honor Chairman

Hometown: Oxford, MS

What are you looking forward to about camp: I am looking forward to seeing old friends, making new ones, and finally getting back to my favorite spot at camp (the tennis courts of course)!

Activity: Tennis

Years at camp: 10

Certifications: CPR/First Aid

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NEXT: Emily Bonds
Lacrosse

Rush Lee

School: The College of William and Mary

Intended Major: Government with a minor in Religious Studies

Intended Occupation: Lawyer

GPA: 3.7

Campus Involvement: Alpha Chi Omega, RUF, Rock Climbing Club, Orientation Aide

What I am looking forward to about camp: Loving the Lord in the mountains with an amazing group of girls! And of course, Choctaw winning the banner!

Activity: Lacrosse and Guitar

Years at Camp: 10

Certifications: CPR/First Aid

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NEXT: Grace Cohn
Photographer

Emily Bonds

School: Clemson University

Major: Biological Sciences

Intended Occupation: Orthodontist / Physician Assistant

GPA: 3.93

Campus Involvement: FCA, Cross Country, Tiger Club Service Organization, Clemson Honors College

Hometown: Florence, SC

What are you looking forward to about camp: I’m so excited to meet the campers, make great friends, and grow in faith together!

Activity: Photographer

Years at camp: First year!

Certifications: CPR / First Aid

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NEXT: Becca Morris
Riflery

Grace Cohn

School: Georgetown University

Major: Supply Chain Management and Business Analytics

Intended Occupation: Businessperson and missionary in China

GPA: 3.9

Campus Involvement: Track and cross country, Christian Leadership Council, admission ambassador, Discovery leader, Bible study leader, newspaper editor

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

Activity(s) Teaching: Riflery and Airsoft

Years at camp: 10

Certifications: CPR and Wilderness First Aid

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NEXT: Laura Peck
Senior Cabin Area Director/ Climbing

Becca Morris

School: Washington and Lee University

Majors: Religion and Classics

Intended Occupation: Undecided, but probably something related to education/academics.

GPA: 3.75

Campus Involvement: Women’s Soccer, Peer Counseling/Tutoring, Outing Club, Volunteer Assistant Coaching, Young Life College Leader, Chi Omega

Hometown: Nashville, TN

What you’re looking forward to about camp: Spending all summer outside in the mountains and sunshine and cherishing time with the coolest campers and staff ever.

Activities: Climbing, Lacrosse 

Years at Camp: 4

Certifications: CPR/First Aid, Lifeguard

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NEXT: Kate Taylor
DIY Crafts

Laura Peck

School: Washington and Lee University

Major: Sociology major with minors in Poverty Studies and Russian

Intended Occupation: Social Worker

GPA: 3.5

Campus Involvement: Outing Club, Campus Kitchen, RUF

Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

What are you looking forward to about camp: Getting to know my campers and growing in our faith together!!

Activity(s) Teaching: DIY

Years at camp: First year!!

Certifications: CPR/First Aid

 

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NEXT: Lacy Frost
Volleyball

Kate Taylor

School: University of Florida GO GATORS!

Major: Construction Management

Intended Occupation: Contractor

GPA: 3.75

Campus Involvement: Pi Beta Phi, Pi Chi (Panhellenic Counselor)

Hometown: Ocala, FL

What are you looking forward to about camp: Being back in the best place ever! And of course waterskiing on Lake James again.

Activity(s) Teaching: Volleyball and Waterskiing

Years at camp: This will be my 8th summer at camp

Certifications: Lifeguard

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NEXT: Joy Self
Basketball

Lacy Frost

School: Truett McConnell University

Major: Psychology

Intended Occupation: Developmental Psychologist

GPA: 3.5

Campus Involvement: President of Psychology Leadership team, Wellness Center worker, Student worker for Psychology department, Young Scholars Tutoring Program

Hometown: Sandersville, Georgia

What are you looking forward to about camp: I am looking forward to being back at camp for another summer of adventure! I have been blessed with the best camp friends, and I am excited about being all on the same mission: love campers and love the Lord! God is doing big things this summer!

Activity: Basketball

Years at camp: 2

Certifications: CPR/First Aid

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NEXT: Mariah Yoder
Soccer

Joy Self

School: University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Major: Elementary and Special Education

Intended Occupation: General Eduction Teacher

GPA: 3.8

Campus Involvement: Mercy College, Student Council for Exceptional Children

Hometown: Apex, North Carolina

What are you looking forward to about camp: I am looking forward to meeting all the campers and meeting new friends that I will be working with for the summer!!

Activity(s) Teaching: Soccer

Years at camp: This will be my first year

Certifications: CPR and first aid

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NEXT: Molly Dwyer
Archery

Mariah Yoder

School: Framingham State University

Major: Fashion Design

Intended Occupation: Fashion designer (hopefully red carpet and special occasion gowns)

Campus Involvement: Banner Hill Church, Christian Fellowship, and Fashion Club

Hometown: Reidsville, NC

What are you looking forward to about camp: Meeting new people and channeling my inner Merida while teaching archery

Activity(s) Teaching: Archery

Years at camp: This will be my first year!!

Certifications: CPR and First Aid

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NEXT: Sarah Speir
Summer Reading

Molly Dwyer

School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Major: Psychology, Minors in Creative Writing and Conflict Management

Intended Occupation: Career Counseling

GPA: 3.97

Campus Involvement: Cru at UNC, Cru Servant Team, Lab RA, Youth group leader at local church

Hometown: Hickory, NC

What are you looking forward to about camp: Everything! Camp is the best place on earth, and I can’t wait for another summer growing in the Lord and having so much fun with all the girls and counselors!

Activity: Summer Reading and Fitness

Years at camp: 2

Certifications: First Aid/CPR

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NEXT: Ellie Waters
Basketball

Sarah Speir

School: Appalachian State University

Major: Communication Sciences & Disorders

Intended Occupation: Speech-Language Pathologist

GPA: 3.62

Campus Involvement: Ratio Christi, Sigma Alpha Omega sorority, NSSHLA  

Hometown: Monroe, NC

What are you looking forward to about camp: I am super excited to come back to camp for my second summer! I’m already singing camp songs and preparing for a seminole sweep this summer! I’m ready to see the Lord move in some powerful ways!

Activity Teaching: Basketball

Years at camp: 2

Certifications: CPR/First Aid

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NEXT: Ellie Hinton
Canoeing

Ellie Waters

Name: Ellie Waters

School: University of Alabama

Major: Nursing

Intended Occupation: labor and delivery Nurse

GPA: 3.69

Campus Involvement:  Delight Ministries Leader, member of The Well (Baptist college community), Kids Club, RUF, Alpha Chi Omega

Hometown: Bahama, NC

What are you looking forward to about camp: Meeting awesome campers and having fun outside!

Activity(s) Teaching: Canoeing Councilor

Years at camp: This will be my first year at Camp Merri-Mac

Certifications: American Red Cross Adult/Pediatric CPR, First Aid, Lifeguard

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NEXT: Georgia Svrcek
Swimming

Ellie Hinton

School: Mississippi State University

Major: Special education

GPA: 3.58

Campus Involvement: Chi Omega Sorority,Younglife, Dance Marathon committee, Feed the Hunger, Future Educators of America, RUF, Access Program

Hometown: Oxford, MS

What are you looking forward to about camp: I’m excited to meet my campers and watch them grow in their faith! I’m also excited to watch Iroquois win the banner!

Activity: Swimming

Years at camp: 10

Certifications: Lifeguard, First Aid/CPR

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NEXT: Mary Williams
Swimming

Georgia Svrcek

School: College of Charleston

Major: Exercise Science

Intended Occupation: Pediatric Occupational Therapy

GPA: 3.4

Campus Involvement: FitCatz Club, Bible Study Leader, Alpha Epsilon Delta Club: The Pre-Professional Health Honor Society

Hometown: Lexington, South Carolina

What are you looking forward to about camp: I am looking forward to getting to know all my campers and helping them grow in their faith. I am also looking forward to reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones!

Activity Teaching: Swimming  

Years at Camp: This will be my 9th summer at camp

Certifications: Lifeguard, CPR/ First Aid/AED

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NEXT: Sara Hollis Smith T
Backpacking

Mary Williams

School: Baylor University

Major: Recreation & Leisure Services

Intended Occupation: Camp/Outdoor Recreation

GPA: 3.9

Campus Involvement: Kappa Chi Alpha sorority, Harris Creek Baptist Church, Baylor Outdoor Adventure, Baylor Womens Ultimate Frisbee

Hometown: Houston, TX

What are you looking forward to about camp: beautiful scenery and new friends!

Activity(s) Teaching: Backpacking

Years at camp: 1st year!

Certifications: First Aid/CPR, Lifeguard, ACCT Lev 1, CWI 

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NEXT: Grace Evans
Cooking

Sara Hollis Smith T

School: Auburn University

Major: Pre-Nursing

Intended Occupation: Registered Nurse; Mother/Baby Nurse

GPA: 3.56

Campus Involvement: Alpha Delta Pi, RUF, RUFi, Student Nursing Association, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society

Hometown: Opelika, AL

What are you looking forward to about camp: I am beyond excited to meet my sweet campers and cannot wait to see what God has planned for me this summer as I make new friends and dive into this exciting new experience!

Activity(s) Teaching: Cooking

Years at camp: First year!

Certifications: CPR/First aid

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NEXT: Carson Pettey
Mountain Biking

Grace Evans

School: University of Tampa

Major: Nursing

Intended Occupation: Nurse

GPA: 3.46

Campus Involvement: Delta Gamma, Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, Radiant Church, Student Nursing Association

Hometown: Orlando, Fl / Marietta, Ga

What are you looking forward to about camp: To help girls build confidence in themselves through mountain biking and of course, s’more pockets!

Activity: Mountain Biking

Years at camp: 8 years

Certifications: CPR/First Aid, Wilderness First Aid, Epi

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NEXT: Audrey McDonald
PAWS

Carson Pettey

School: University Of Chattanooga  

Major: Interior Design and architecture

Intended Occupation: Interior Design

GPA: 3.26

Hometown: Germantown, Tennessee

What are you looking forward to about camp: My fur babies of course! But most importantly excited to have the opportunity to minister to young girls and spend some wholesome time with Jesus not connected to the outside world! I think I’m most excited about having some genuine conversations and relationships!

Activity(s) Teaching: Puppy training

Years at camp: 6

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NEXT: Hunter Willis
DIY Crafts

Audrey McDonald

School: Undecided

Campus Involvement:

  •       First Baptist Church of Opelika Youth Group and Senior Girls Life Group
  •       AHS Student Outreach for Christ – member/secretary
  •       Trinity Presbyterian Church, Montgomery, Alabama, member
  •       AHS Civitan Club
  •       Violinist
  •       Auburn High School Tiger Mochas for special needs children – volunteer
  •       Boys and Girls Club of Auburn – volunteer 6 hours/week

Hometown: Auburn, AL

What are you looking forward to about camp: I can’t wait to be in a position where I can encourage young girls in their relationships with Christ. I’m also excited to see what each girl brings to the table in their own unique gifts and talents at camp!

Activity(s) Teaching: DIY Crafts

Years at camp: First summer

Certifications: First Aid and CPR for Adults and Children

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NEXT: Abby Baird
Fencing and guitar

Hunter Willis

School: Clemson University

GPA: 3.68

Major: Psychology and Genetics

Intended Occupation: Clinical Psychology Research

Campus Involvement: RUF, RUF worship team, Intramural basketball and volleyball

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

What are you most excited about this summer: I’m looking forward to seeing lifelong friends grow together in skills and relationships, worshiping together every morning, and the Seminoles winning the Banner again!

Activity: Fencing, Guitar

Years at camp: 12

Certifications: USFA Certified Fencing Instructor, CPR/First Aid

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NEXT: Merri-Mac hostess
Riflery

Abby Baird

School: University of Arkansas (woo pig!)

Major: International Business

Intended Occupation:  Business Analytics Manager

GPA: 4.0

Campus Involvement: Delta Gamma, Young Life, Supplemental Instruction Leader, Business Student Mentor

Hometown: Springfield, MO

What are you looking forward to about camp: I am looking forward to the beautiful mountains, spending the summer in God’s creation, sharing the good news and CHOCTAW WINNING EVERYTHING!!!

Activity: Riflery

Years at camp: 10

Certifications: Lifeguard, CPR, and Wilderness First Aid

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NEXT: Hunter Skidmore
Quin Johnson

Merri-Mac hostess

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NEXT: Michelle Vernatter
Diving

Hunter Skidmore

School: Vanderbilt University

Major: Medicine, Health, & Society

Intended Occupation: Health Professional

GPA: 3.6

Campus Involvement: Tri Delta, RUF, Vanderbilt Students Volunteer for Science, Panhellenic Judicial Board

Hometown: St. Petersburg, Florida

What are you looking forward to about camp: Days on Doris & watching Choctaw win the banner

Activity(s) Teaching: Diving

Years at Camp: 10 years

Certifications: CPR, Lifeguard, EMR

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NEXT: Kylea Nielsen
Backpacking

Michelle Vernatter

School: University of North Carolina Wilmington

Major: Elementary Education

Intended Occupation: Elementary Teacher

GPA: 3.6

Campus Involvement: Reformed University Fellowship, Watson Student Leaders, Intramural Sand Volleyball, Intramural Soccer

Hometown: Wake Forest, NC

What are you looking forward to about camp: Getting to spend time in nature, getting to know other counselors and campers, and sharing God’s love!

Activity(s) Teaching: Backpacking

Years at camp: This is my first!

Certifications: WFA

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NEXT: Julia Baker
Climbing

Kylea Nielsen

School: Calvin College

Major: Nursing

Intended Occupation: Emergency or travel nurse

GPA: 3.0

Campus Involvement: Rock climbing!! Also kayaking, track team (sprinter), work at the rock wall, lots of backpacking and climbing trips, and I work at our dining hall.

Hometown: Kijabe, Kenya

Activity(s) Teaching: Climbing

Years at camp: 2

Certifications:  CPR & first aid (adult and peds), BLS, WFR

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NEXT: Kristie Garren
Photographer

Julia Baker

School: College of Charleston

Major: Arts Management

Intended Occupation: Wedding Planner/photographer and gallery owner.

Hometown: Greenwood, SC

What are you looking forward to about camp: Meeting new people and interacting with campers, making it the best summer they’ve ever had! Capturing memories that they will never forget.

Activity(s) Teaching: Social Media Team; Photographer

Years at camp: This will be my first!

Certifications: CPR and BLS

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NEXT: Hannah Griffin
Evening Activities Director/ Climbing

Kristie Garren

School: Montreat College

Major: Double Major: Youth Ministry & Outdoor Education with a concentration in Leadership & Adventure Education.

Minor: Adventure Based Counseling

GPA: 3.66

Campus Involvement: Women’s Soccer Team

Hometown: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

What are you looking forward to about camp: I am looking forward to the Iroquois winning the banner this summer! 

Activity: Climbing

Years at camp: 14

Certifications: First Aid/CPR, WFA 

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NEXT: Julia Farley Collins
Dance

Hannah Griffin

School: Clemson University

Major: Philosophy/ Political Science, Dance

Intended Occupation: Child Advocate Attorney

GPA: 4.0

Campus Involvement: Early College Associate in Arts Degree recipient, Youth Group Ministry, SCDT principal ballerina, Beta Club, Civinettes, NHS, and Spanish NHS

Hometown: Florence, South Carolina

What are you looking forward to about camp: Seeing the bright smiles on familiar and unknown faces when they experience the joy of being a Merri-Mac girl!

Activity: Dance 

Years at camp: 12

Certifications: CPR/First Aid

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NEXT: Morgan Sarkin
Fitness

Julia Farley Collins

School: Mississippi State University

Major: Educational Psychology

Intended Occupation: I am not completely sure but I think I want to go into counseling!

GPA: 3.6

Campus Involvement: Kappa Delta, Freshman Edge (a freshman service organization), Kappa Delta soccer intramural team, Students for St. Jude

Hometown: Jackson, MS

What are you looking forward to about camp: I’m looking forward to growing in my faith and meeting new people along the way!

Activity(s) Teaching: Fitness

Years at camp: 6 years

Certifications: CPR and First Aid

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NEXT: Madalyn Huey
Canoeing

Morgan Sarkin

School: University of Georgia

Major: Early Childhood Education

Intended Occupation: A primary school teacher

GPA: 3.8

Hometown: Madison, Georgia

What are you looking forward to about camp: I am looking forward to spending my summer on the dock, bonding with campers, and sharing my love for Jesus and letting His light shine through me all summer!

Activity(s) Teaching: Canoeing

Years at camp: 11

Certifications: CPR, Basic First Aid, and Lifeguard

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NEXT: Bree Phillips
Cooking

Madalyn Huey

School: The University of Mississippi

Major: English

Intended Occupation: Law School

GPA: 3.49

Campus Involvement: Alpha Omicron Pi, Student Activities Association: Special Events , Associated Student Body: freshmen forum, and Cru: campus ministry

Hometown: Picayune, MS

What are you looking forward to about camp: I’m looking forward to meeting all the staff and campers!

Activity(s) Teaching: Cooking

Years at camp: First year

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NEXT: Libby Robinson
Fencing

Bree Phillips

School: Denison University

Major: Psychology and Music

GPA: 3.4

Campus Involvement: Member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, Fencing Team, Choir, and Denison University Leadership (DU Lead)

Hometown: Westerville, OH

What are you looking forward to about camp: I am looking forward to getting to know all of the amazing campers and getting to watch them grow in their confidence and faith.  I am also so excited to be teaching fencing and to spend so much time in the most amazing place ever!!!

Activity(s) Teaching: Fencing

Years at camp: 8

Certifications: First Aid/CPR

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NEXT: Meghan Murphy
Program Director

Libby Robinson

School: Furman University

Major: Psychology

Intended Occupation: Occupational Therapy

GPA: 3.5

Campus Involvement: RUF, Chi Omega, Psychology Club

Hometown: New Canaan, CT

What are you looking forward to about camp: I can’t wait to spend a 12th year in the place that has become my home! I am looking forward to sharing my love for Merri-Mac with new campers and staff!

Years at camp: 12

Certifications: First Aid, AED, CPR, Lifeguard

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NEXT: Mandy Beavers
Lacrosse

Meghan Murphy

School: University of Richmond

Major: Math

GPA: 3.5

Campus Involvement: Kappa Delta sorority, Episcopal campus ministry, club soccer, youth life

Hometown: Woodstock, Georgia

What are you looking forward to about camp: watching these girls grow in their faith and to be apart of it, as well as watching the Seminoles win the banner!

Activity: Lacrosse

Years at camp: 11

Certifications: CPR/First Aid

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NEXT: Margaret Patton
Mother's Helper

Mandy Beavers

After a long hiatus from serving as camp hostess, Mandy is returning to camp as a Mother’s Helper. Bringing 3 of her 4 children, she cannot wait to share the special traditions and friendships of Merri-Mac and Timberlake with them.  They will be great assets to the best tribe ever- IROQUOIS!!  As a camper Mandy enjoyed games, backpacking, cabin life and looked forward to open faced tomato sandwiches.  She has kept camp memories near and dear by singing the songs to her children and staying in touch with the friends made there.

As a military spouse, she has enjoyed exploring the world as a substitute elementary teacher, fitness instructor, Sunday school leader and facilitating small groups with her husband. After their recent move from Alaska to Louisiana, she is looking forward to the mild temperatures of Black Mountain!

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NEXT: Margaret Virgin
Kayaking

Margaret Patton

School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Major: Undecided

Campus Involvement: RUF

Hometown: Chattanooga, TN

What are you looking forward to about camp: I can’t wait for another summer meeting new campers, teaching new skills, and being at my favorite place with all of my favorite people!

Activity: Kayaking

Years at camp: 12

Certifications: LG, CPR, WFA 

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NEXT: Abigail McCreary
Canoeing

Margaret Virgin

School: University of Georgia

GPA: 4.0

Major: Mathematics and Statistics

Intended Occupation: Doctor

Campus Involvement: Wesley Foundation, Catholic Center, Changing Health, Attitude, and Actions to Recreate Girls (CHAARG)

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Years at camp: 9

Instructing: Cooking, Swimming

Certifications: Lifeguard, CPR/First Aid

What are you most excited about this summer? I am extremely excited about making memories and developing friendships that will last a lifetime. I can not wait to meet the campers and grow alongside them in faith and community.

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NEXT: Lila Beavers
Drama

Abigail McCreary

School: Mississippi University for Women

Major: Theatre Education

Intended Occupation: I want to be a high school theatre educator.

GPA: 3.94

Campus Involvement: I am involved in The W’s Wesley ministry, and I am a member of the Troubadour Social Club.  I also love being a part of the theatre department on campus and performing in and directing shows.

Hometown: Brandon, MS

What are you looking forward to about camp: I am looking forward to unplugging from my phone and spending time with the awesome campers teaching them about what I love to do.

Activity(s) Teaching: Drama and Archery

Years at camp: 2

Certifications: CPR and First Aid

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NEXT: Julia Cappiello
Pottery

Lila Beavers

School: Centenary College of Louisiana

Major: Art Education

Intended Occupation: Art Teacher

GPA: 4.0

Campus Involvement: Wind Ensemble and Orchestra

Hometown: Bossier City, LA

What are you looking forward to about camp: Making some great memories with new and old campers!

Activity: Pottery

Years at camp: 6

Certifications: CPR/First Aid

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NEXT: Julia Schmitt
Pottery

Julia Cappiello

School: Clemson University

Major: Marketing

GPA: 4.1

Campus Involvement: Younglife, FCA, Student Council, Youth Group

Hometown: Charleston, SC

What are you looking forward to about camp: I am most excited to spend another amazing summer in the mountains while growing in the Lord alongside my campers and fellow staff. AND CHOCTAW WINNING THE BANNER!!!

Activity: Pottery

Years at camp: 8

Certifications: CPR/ First Aid

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NEXT: Sarah Renshaw
Archery

Julia Schmitt

School: Vanderbilt University

Major: Undecided (probably Linguistics, Cognitive Studies, or Speech Language Pathology)

Intended Occupation: Communication Disorders

GPA: 4.00

Hometown: Orlando, FL

What I am looking forward to about camp: I am excited to give back to the camp that has shaped who I am, while growing spiritually 🙂

Activity: Fencing

Years at camp: 8

Certifications: CPR/First Aid 

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NEXT: Molly Kathryn Cornelius
Diving

Sarah Renshaw

School: Auburn University 

Major: Pre-Nursing

Intended Occupation: Nursing!

Hometown: Memphis, TN

What are you looking forward to about camp: I am so excited to see all my old friends and to make new ones, of course! I’m also really looking forward to growing in my relationship with the Lord while I spend time worshiping Him in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina!

Activity Teaching: Diving

Years at camp: This will be my fifth summer!

Certifications: CPR, LG

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NEXT: Cydia Walker
Fencing and Summer Reading

Molly Kathryn Cornelius

School: Birmingham Southern College

GPA: 3.2

Major: Fine Arts

Campus Involvement: Chi Omega, Reformed University Fellowship (RUF)

Hometown: Huntsville, AL

Years at camp: 8

Instructing: Fencing and Summer Reading

Certifications: CPR/First Aid

What are you most excited about this summer? I cannot wait to see old friends and meet new campers!

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NEXT: Paige Krispin
Drama

Cydia Walker

School: Samford University

Major: Health Sciences (minor in Psychology)

Intended Occupation: Occupational Therapist

GPA: 3.6

Campus Involvement: Tri Delta, Samford Crew Team (rowing), Alpha Lambda Delta honor society

Hometown: Valdosta, GA

What are you looking forward to about camp: Coming back to the mountains of North Carolina, reconnecting with friends, and making even more camp memories!

Activity(s) Teaching: Drama

Years at camp: 2

Certifications: First Aid/AED/CPR

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NEXT: Katherine Keesee
Infirmary Supervisor, Camp Nurse

Paige Krispin

This is Paige’s 7th year at Camp! This will be her 2nd year as the Infirmary Supervisor and 7th as Camp Nurse during session 3A.  As far as she is concerned, there is nothing more fulfilling than working at Camp!  She says, “I love seeing what camp does for kids…how they grow and develop and learn new skills. I love being just a small part of that.”  Paige holds a BS in Biology and a BSN in Nursing. She is licensed as an RN in Georgia and North Carolina. She also has a Master’s degree in Nursing, specializing as a Nurse Practitioner (NP). She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and is licensed by the State of Georgia and the Georgia Board of Medicine. She is currently teaching Nursing at Valdosta State University full time and practicing part-time as an NP at Valdosta Family Medicine in Valdosta, GA.  Paige has been a Teaching Leader for Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) International for 7 years, a calling she loves and has been married to Jon for 23 years and they have 4 children. The whole family comes to camp in July, and this year Paige, Jon and their oldest daughter Andie will all be on Staff together! Two Timberlakers and another Merri-Mac girl round out the clan…all proud Seminoles!!

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NEXT: Mary Landers
Gymnastics

Katherine Keesee

School: University of Virginia

Major: Speech Communications Disorders

Intended Occupation: I want to be a speech therapist working with elderly people!

GPA: 3.4

Campus Involvement: I am a member of Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, volunteer with elderly patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia through UVA’s volunteer organization, Madison House, and play on an intramural flag football and kickball team.

Hometown: Chesterfield, Virginia

What are you looking forward to about camp: I am looking forward to growing in my own faith while at the same time meeting lifelong friends and encouraging girls in their walk with the Lord.

Activity(s) Teaching: Gymnastics

Years at camp: First year

Certifications: First Aid and CPR

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NEXT: Marley Davis
Yoga

Mary Landers

School: TCU

Major: Interior Design

Intended Occupation: Interior designer

GPA: 3.5

Campus Involvement: None yet but excited to be apart of Younglife, intramural teams, and a sorority!

Hometown: Houston

What are you looking forward to about camp: Getting to know campers and teaching yoga

Activity(s) Teaching: Yoga

Years at camp: 1st year

Certifications: CPR and first aid

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NEXT: Sydney Belt
Pottery

Marley Davis

School: Savannah College of Art and Design

Major: Advertising and Branding

Intended Occupation: Artistic Director

GPA: 4.0

Campus Involvement: Ceramics club, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Savannah, The Porch Campus Ministry

Hometown: Destin, FL

What are you looking forward to about camp: I am excited to be outdoors in the Blue Ridge Mountains, grow in faith with my campers, and make lots of coffee mugs!  

Activity(s) Teaching: Pottery

Years at camp: 8

Certifications: CPR and First aid

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NEXT: Wendy Tillman
Backpacking

Sydney Belt

School: Clemson University

Major: Biological sciences

GPA: 3.6

Campus Involvement: Clemson Outdoor Recreation and Education trip leader, Calhoun Honors College, RUF, intramural soccer

Hometown: Florence, SC

What are you looking forward to about camp: Everything! I’m looking forward to another amazing summer spent with new and old campers and friends!

Activity(s) Teaching: Backpacking

Years at camp: 10

Certifications: Wilderness First Aid, lifeguard, CPR/BFA/AED

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NEXT: Zena Davis
Camp Nurse

Wendy Tillman

Wendy will be joining us this summer as one of our wonderful camp nurses.  Wendy has three children at camp, two as campers and one as a CIT.  She joined our staff six years again as a Mother Helper then became a camp nurse after attending Nursing School.  Wendy has her BSEd in early childhood education, was a stay at home mom for 14 years and went back for her BSN in 2012.  As a nurse Wendy worked in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit for two years and currently the Cardiac Cath Lab. Wendy says, “Camp Merri-Mac and Camp Timberlake have instilled confidence, life skills, and provided friendships for my children that my husband and I believe they could not have acquired anywhere else. Camp is a magical and special place that all children should get to experience. ” We are thrilled to have Wendy back with us this summer as a nurse.

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NEXT: Meghan Soligon
Social Media Director

Zena Davis

School: Clemson University

Major: Graphic Communications 

Intended Occupation: Graphic Designer

GPA: 3.6

Campus Involvement: FCA, Clemson Photography

Hometown: Tampa, Florida

What are you looking forward to about camp: Camp is my favorite place to be, and I am looking forward to reconnecting with campers and staff from last year and making sweet new friendships with all of the new ones. God moves every year a Camp Merri-Mac and I cannot wait to see what he has in store for summer 2018.

Activity: Social Media Director

Years at camp: 9

Certifications: First Aid/CPR

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NEXT: Anna Grierson
Gymnastics

Meghan Soligon

School: University of Alabama

Major: International Business

Intended Occupation: Business Management

GPA: 3.8

Campus Involvement:  Lacrosse team, cheerleading, young life, student council, Spanish honors society, Norcross student leadership team, relay for life and freshman mentoring.

Hometown: Norcross, GA

What are you looking forward to about camp: I’m looking forward to giving back to MM and creating long lasting memories with my campers.

Activity(s) Teaching: Gymnastics

Years at camp: 11

Certifications: CPR Certified

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NEXT: Libby Corbett
Riding

Anna Grierson

School: Victoria University of Wellington

Major: Psychology and Criminology

Intended Occupation: Youth Justice Advisor, Prison Programme Facilitator, Youth Justice Advocate

GPA: 3.8

Campus Involvement: Tutor, volunteer for youth justice organisation, RDA (Riding for the Disabled), Unicef

Hometown: Paihia (Bay of Islands)

What are you looking forward to about camp: I’m looking forward to pushing myself and experiencing a completely different culture. I am excited to gain new experiences and skills that only camp can provide!

Activity teaching: Horseback riding

Years at camp: This will be my first year!

Certifications: NZPCA riding certificates, St John basic first aid certificate

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NEXT: Maggie Smith
Water Skiing

Libby Corbett

School: University of Georgia! I will be attending Medical University of South Carolina in the fall!

Major: Human Development & Family Science

Intended Occupation: Nursing

GPA: 3.5

Campus Involvement: CRU (campus ministry), Chi Omega, Wishmakers on Campus (benefits Make-A-Wish Foundation)

Hometown: Bishopville, SC

What are you looking forward to about camp: Experiencing the pure joy that camp brings through sweet friendships and incredible adventures!

Activity(s) Teaching: Waterskiing

Years at camp: 9

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NEXT: Biborka Varjas
Mountain Biking

Maggie Smith

School: Wofford College

Major: Spanish and Finance

Intended Occupation: Speech Language Pathologist

GPA: 3.9

Campus Involvement: Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, Sophomore Women Bible Study, ARCH ministries

Hometown: Boiling Springs, SC

What are you looking forward to about camp: I am excited to make memories with staff and campers, while growing in our faith together!

Activity Teaching: Mountain Biking

Years at camp: First year!

Certifications: First Aid/CPR

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NEXT: Nicole Catania
Riding

Biborka Varjas

Name: Biborka Varjas

School: I received my BA diploma at Copenhagen School of Design and Technology in 2018. Since then I have been working for SOLVO Biotechnology Company.

Major: Business Economics and IT

Intended Occupation:  I would like to become an event planner company’s owner, or get an occupation in the performing industries

Hometown: Szeged

What are you looking forward to about camp: Having lot of fun with the kids, developing my horse-riding skills, enjoying the beauties of nature, and leaving behind modern technologies

Activity(s) Teaching: Horseback-riding

Years at camp: First summer

Certifications: First Aid 

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NEXT: Daniella Martinez
Archery

Nicole Catania

School: Molloy College

Major: Musical Theatre

Intended Occupation: Actress

GPA: 3.6

Campus Involvement: Campus ministries

Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

What are you looking forward to about camp: I can’t wait to spend another summer in the beautiful mountains, seeing old and new campers, growing in faith in my favorite place, and singing in the dining hall!

Activity(s) Teaching: Archery and Kayaking

Years at camp: 8

Certifications: CPR/ First Aid

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NEXT: Leslie Loughran
Archery

Daniella Martinez

School: University of Florida

Major: Elementary Education with Family, Youth, and Community Sciences Minor

Intended Occupation: Elementary School Teacher/ Principal  

GPA: 3.8

Campus Involvement: Theta Alpha Christian Sorority, Catholic Gators, She’s The First, Girl Scouts of Gateway Council

Hometown: Miami, FL

What are you looking forward to about camp: Encouraging girls to grow closer to Jesus, learning camp traditions, and making new friends & fun memories!

Activity: Archery

Years at camp: This will be my first year (:

Certifications: CPR/ First Aid

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NEXT: Jessica Bisner
Cooking

Leslie Loughran

Occupation: High School Ceramics Teacher, BCHS

Owner/Cook Little Black Dress Catering

Community Involvement: Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, Empty Bowls of Naples, Relay for Life

Hometown:  Naples, Florida

What are you looking forward to at camp?  My two kids spent 9 summers in Black Mountain as campers and staff…both will tell you that their experiences here changed their lives.  I look forward to being part of this summer’s life changing moments, to cooking good food with good friends, and to reuniting with my camp family in one of my favorite places on earth.  Merri-Mac: First, last, and always.

Years at Camp:  11

General Certifications:  First Aid, AED, CPR, FL Food Handlers Card

Teaching Certifications:  Art: K-12, Elementary Education: 1-6, Family & Consumer Sciences:  6-12, National Board Certified Teacher: Art/Early and Middle Childhood

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NEXT: Avery Balnis
Expedition Climbing

Jessica Bisner

School: Appalachian State University ’18

Major: Recreation Management

Intended Occupation: Rock Climbing Guide

GPA: 3.53 GPA, Dean’s list

Campus Involvement: New Life Campus Ministry, Rock Climbing Club

Hometown: Belmont, NC

What are you looking forward to about camp: I am looking forward to living in a strong community of believers, showing others the beauty of rock climbing, and the North Carolina mountains in the summer!

Activity: I will be a part of the rock climbing expedition team.

Years at camp: 2

Certifications: Wilderness First Responder and PCIA Single Pitch Instructor 

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NEXT: Elizabeth Johnson
Yoga

Avery Balnis

School: University of South Carolina

Major: Secondary Education in Social Studies

Intended Occupation: High school history teacher

GPA: 3.2

Campus Involvement: Resident Mentor, RM Council, Communities in the Midlands tutor

Hometown: Charleston, SC

What are you looking forward to about camp: I am looking forward to meeting all of the campers and watch them THRIVE this summer and building my relationship with the Lord

Activity Teaching: Yoga

Years at camp: First year!

Certifications: CPR/ First Aid/ AED

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NEXT: Gracie Rae Hunkler
Guitar

Elizabeth Johnson

School: Southern Methodist University (Dallas TX)

Major: Engineering Management Science and Finance

Intended Occupation: Work for an Engineering / Business firm

GPA: 3.785

Campus Involvement: Best Buddies, Student Foundation, Chi Omega philanthropy committee, STUMO (christian organization), Chi O Bible Study

Hometown: Huntsville, Alabama

What are you looking forward to about camp: I can’t wait to meet my campers and help them have the best summer ever!! I am also really looking forward to the personal and spiritual growth that will come out of this summer.

Activity Teaching: Guitar and Fitness

Years at camp: 4

Certifications: CPR

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NEXT: Elizabeth Harmeling
Dance

Gracie Rae Hunkler

School: Creighton University

Major: Biology/Pre-Med

GPA: 4.0

Campus Involvement: National Honors Society, National Charity League, Pazazz Performers, Girl Talk, Ambassadors, Saint Louis Academy of Dance, Retreat Leader, Youth and Government
Hometown: Saint Louis, MO

What are you looking forward to at camp: I am looking forward to meeting new campers and watching everyone grow in their relationships with each other and God. And the IROQUOIS TRIBE DOMINATING THE BANNER!

Activity: Dance

Years at Camp: 9

Certifications: CPR/First Aid/AED

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NEXT: Cailin Lampe
Yoga

Elizabeth Harmeling

School: Appalachian State University

Major: Nutrition

Intended Occupation: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)

GPA: 3.85

Campus Involvement: Strong Ties Coed Acapella, Student Dietetics Association, Reformed University Fellowship (RUF), Cross Country Club, Undergraduate Research, Chemistry Lab TA, ASU Welcome Weekend Leader

Hometown: Clayton, NC

What are you looking forward to about camp: Outdoors, leading yoga, new experience, making an impact on lives of campers and staff

Activity(s) Teaching: Yoga

Years at camp: First year

Certifications: CPR, CNA

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NEXT: Emma Sullins
Knitting

Cailin Lampe

School: Maryville College

Major: Child Development and Learning with a minor in Business

Intended Occupation: Speech Pathology

GPA: 3.8

Campus Involvement: Bible Study Leader, Highland Leadership Program

Hometown: Goodlettsville, TN

What are you looking forward to about camp: I’m looking forward to the friendships and connections that I will make with the campers and with other staff members, while getting to show them the love that Jesus has for us.

Activity(s) Teaching: Knitting  

Years at camp: First Year

Certifications: CPR / First Aid / AED

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NEXT: Anne Dillon Loflin
Soccer

Emma Sullins

Name: Emma Sullins

School: Samford University

Major: Health Sciences

Intended Occupation: Pediatric Occupational Therapy

GPA: 3.86

Campus Involvement: TriDelta, Intramural Soccer and Lacrosse

Hometown: Huntsville, Alabama

What are you looking forward to about camp: Getting to meet so many new people

Activity(s) Teaching: Soccer and lacrosse

Years at camp: First Year

Certifications: First Aid and CPR

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NEXT: Montana Murphy
Drama

Anne Dillon Loflin

School: The University of Alabama

Major: Theatre

GPA: 3.9

Campus Involvement: University Stewards, Alpha Chi Omega sorority, Alpha Psi Omega Theatre Honor Society, Student Government Association, UA Resonance Show Choir, Global Cafe Outreach

Hometown: Huntsville, AL

What are you looking forward to at camp: I am so excited to return home to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains! I am looking forward to spending the afternoons in the chapel teaching yoga, meeting so many sweet and shining new faces, & reuniting with old friends and campers!

Activity: Drama

Years at Camp: 9

Certifications: CPR/First Aid/AED

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NEXT: Dan Riethmuller
Lacrosse

Montana Murphy

School: Appalachian State University

Major: Spanish Education

Intended Occupation: Spanish or ESL teacher

GPA: 3.94

Campus Involvement: Honors College, Club Lacrosse, RUF, MS Awareness Club

Hometown: Greensboro, NC

What are you looking forward to about camp: I am so excited to build new relationships and grow in Christ with campers and fellow staff! I look forward to sharing my love for lacrosse, especially while being in the beautiful mountains!

Activity(s) Teaching: Lacrosse

Years at camp: First year!

Certifications: CPR/First Aid/AED

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NEXT: Luisa Burgess
BME Climbing

Dan Riethmuller

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NEXT: Lainey Goodwill
BME Backpacking

Luisa Burgess

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NEXT: Matt Ford
Guitar

Lainey Goodwill

Name: Lainey Goodwill

School: Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

Intended Occupation: District Attorney

GPA: 3.8

Campus Involvement: Young Life, Capernaum

Hometown: Charleston, TN

What are you looking forward to about camp: I’m looking forward to another summer of s’more pockets, pirate ball, and chapel songs!

Activity(s) Teaching: Guitar

Years at camp: 10

Certifications: CPR/First-Aid

 

 

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NEXT: Kris Tanquist
BME Rafting head

Matt Ford

School: Western Carolina University and Galway- Mayo Institute of Technology (Ireland)

Major: WCU: Parks and Rec, GMIT: Outdoor Education

Intended Occupation: Outdoor Instructor (NOLS is the goal!)

GPA: 3.7

Campus Involvement: Basecamp Cullowhee Guide, Parks and Rec club; Climbing Club at WCU, Mountaineering Club at GMIT

Hometown: Stokesdale, NC

What are you looking forward to about camp: Getting stoked on Jesus in the outdoors with a bunch of new faces!

Activity: Rafting for Merri-Mac and Timberlake

Years at Camp: First year

Certifications: Wilderness First Responder, Irish National Beach Lifeguard, American Mountain Guides Climbing Wall Instructor, National Ski Patrol Mountain Travel and Rescue

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NEXT: Lily Read
Expedition Rafting

Kris Tanquist

School: Messiah College

Major: Adventure Education

Intended Occupation: Extended trip leading, anything outdoors

GPA: 3.83

Campus Involvement: Loft Team (a small group of students who lead Bible studies and facilitate team- building through adventure activities)

Hometown: Dakar, Senegal

What are you looking forward to about camp: Getting to enjoy NC, paddling, backpacking, and camp life

Activity: Backpacking, rafting guide, canoeing guide

Years at camp: 2

Certifications: WFR, CPR, LNT trainer

 

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NEXT: Mary Hogewood
Riding

Lily Read

School: Tendring Technology College

Intended Occupation: Executive/Family Personal Assistant

Campus Involvement: Instructing horse riding

Hometown: England, United Kingdom

What are you looking forward to about camp: I am looking forward to spending the summer in a different country, making new friends, learning new skills and sharing my knowledge of horses with young people!

Activity(s) Teaching: Riding

Years at camp: First Year!

Certifications: First Aid/CPR

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NEXT: Sarah Kathryn England
Cooking

Mary Hogewood

School: University of Virginia

Major: Commerce

Intended Occupation: Consultant

GPA: 3.6

Campus Involvement: RUF, Chi Omega sorority, Virginia Ambassadors, SEED consulting

Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama

What are you looking forward to at camp: Being an example and leader for the younger girls

Activity teaching: Cooking

Years at camp: First year!

Certifications: First aid and CPR

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NEXT: Hannah Hickel
Knitting

Sarah Kathryn England

Name: Sarah Katherine England

School: Stetson University (Go Hatters!)

Major: Communications

Intended Occupation: I would like to own my own event planning company. Weddings, parties, conferences, etc.

GPA: 3.94

Campus Involvement: I am an incoming freshman therefore I have not joined any sororities or clubs yet but I would love to be very involved in Greek life and my school in general. I’m hoping to be a Stetson ambassador.  

Hometown: Palm City FL

What are you looking forward to about camp: Being in the place that I love and being able to share all the great things I love about camp with the young girls that I get to know and take care of.

Activity(s) Teaching: Knitting

Years at camp: 12th year at camp

Certifications: First Aid and CPR certified

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NEXT: Rebekah Smyre
Swimming

Hannah Hickel

School: Gordon College

Major: Social Work

Intended Occupation: Social Worker, hopefully with kids with special needs 🙂

Campus Involvement: I work in admissions as an overnight host and for the campus police as a dispatcher! I also lead a life group and participate in one! Otherwise, I spend a lot of time with my amazing friends and floormates just giggling and watching movies and having a blast!!

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

What are you looking forward to about camp: Just getting to know new people and spend a bunch of time on the water (aka my favorite place EVER)!!

Activity(s) Teaching: Swimming

Years at camp: First Year!

Certifications: Lifeguard, CPR, and First Aid

 

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NEXT: Sarah Hollis Smith T
Volleyball

Rebekah Smyre

School: Appalachian State University

Major: Elementary Education with a concentration in Global Issues

Intended Occupation: Elementary School Teacher

Campus Involvement: Reformed University Fellowship, Sigma Alpha Omega, Appalachian Educators

Hometown: Claremont, NC

What are you looking forward to about camp: Can’t wait to meet and get to know all of these sweet girls and spend the entire summer glorifying God!

Activity(s) Teaching: Volleyball

Years at camp: First year!

Certifications: CPR/First Aid

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NEXT: Bailey Zeller
Cooking

Sarah Hollis Smith T

School: Auburn University

Major: Pre-Nursing

Intended Occupation: Registered Nurse; Mother/Baby Nurse

GPA: 3.56

Campus Involvement: Alpha Delta Pi, RUF, RUFi, Student Nursing Association, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society

Hometown: Opelika, AL

What are you looking forward to about camp: I am beyond excited to meet my sweet campers and cannot wait to see what God has planned for me this summer as I make new friends and dive into this exciting new experience!

Activity(s) Teaching: cooking

Years at camp: first year!

Certifications: CPR/first aid

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NEXT: Lucie Christian
Knitting

Bailey Zeller

School: School of the Art Institute of Chicago 

Major: Fashion Design

Intended Occupation: Fashion Designer

Hometown: Raleigh, NC

What are you looking forward to about camp: Teaching guitar, having fun, and helping girls grow in their faith.

Activity(s) Teaching: Guitar and Knitting

Years at camp: 5