Camp Staff: Local Legends in the Making

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We’ve been celebrating the summer sun, but we didn’t forget about the final installment of our camp staff bios! Did you go to camp this summer? Did you have a favorite staffer? Today we’ll introduce you to some of the staff from around the region. These talented and dedicated young women are a key part of what makes camp so awesome!


Camp Name: Bigfoot
Girl Scout Camp: Robbinswold

Where’s home? Black Diamond, WA
How long have you been coming to camp?  5 years as a camper, first year on staff
What’s your favorite part about camp? Robbinswold has super rad stuff like windsurfing, beach hikes, touch tanks, and overnights on the way cool upper property. The staff are dedicated and amazing at making sure camp is fun and inviting for everyone. My other favorite part about camp is the amazingly close community that forms in such a short amount of time and how every week is unique in its own way. Robbinswold is my home and I’m so excited to be back this summer for my first year as staff!
If you could tell campers one thing, what would it be? Campers who are coming this summer should be prepared to have an AWESOME time at Camp Robbinswold! I hope they’ll be ready to sing their little hearts out around campfires, play hard in the Hood Canal, eat delicious food in the lodge, challenge themselves to try new things, and most of all make memories and new friends…



Camp Name:
 Totskee
Girl Scout Camp:
 Robbinswold

Where’s home? Mount Vernon, WA
How long have you been coming to camp?  2 years
What’s your favorite part about camp? Swimming in the canal.
If you could tell campers one thing, what would it be? I want campers to know that even though you are going to be without your parents, you will have a blast.


Camp Name: Jazie
Girl Scout Camp: St. Albans

Where’s home? Olympia, WA
How long have you been coming to camp?  11 years
What’s your favorite part about camp? Singing and archery
If you could tell campers one thing, what would it be? Camp St Albans is not just a camp, but a home.  It is a place where girls can feel free to be who they want to be and be happy.


Camp Name: Flicka
Girl Scout Camp: St. Albans

Where’s home? Bellingham, WA
How long have you been coming to camp?  4 years
What’s your favorite part about camp? Making new friends and going to campfires
If you could tell campers one thing, what would it be? That I am so excited to meet them!


Camp Name: Nemo
Girl Scout Camp: River Ranch

Where’s home? Bellingham, WA
How long have you been coming to camp?  This is my first year!
What’s your favorite part about camp?  I love campfire time because I like getting to know people better!
If you could tell campers one thing, what would it be?  I am a college student by the year at Western Washington University and a Camp Counselor by Summer. I am double majoring in Speech Therapy and Psychology. I have been a camp counselor for five years at a day camp and this is my first resident camp counselor job. I was a camper at Camp St. Alban’s for four years. I love meeting new people and being outdoors especially swimming, boating, and sunsets over the water! I don’t like down time and like to be constantly active and I am excited for an awesome summer!


Camp Name: Tiger Lily
Girl Scout Camp: St. Albans

Where’s home? Bellingham, WA
How long have you been coming to camp?  I have attended St. Albans for 6 years as a camper, 3 as a CIT, and 1 year as Staff.
What’s your favorite part about camp? It is really difficult for me to choose one favorite part of camp because there are so many so I am going to give a couple of aspects that I feel are the most important. The first is the community/family feeling camp provides. I have come to consider St. Albans as a second home and have a strong connection to it because of the environment I grew up in during my summers at camp. Because this feeling exists, I feel like it is the one place where I can truly be myself without the judgment of my peers and everyone there loves and accepts me for who I am. Once I recognized this, I have been able to allow St. Albans to shape my life and who I am today. I can honestly attribute much of my personality to the experiences I have had at camp. This is also due to the fact that the camps are centered around Girl Scout principles and we try to uphold them as best as we can in everything we do. I also love how you are cut off from what we like to call the “real world.” This allows camp to be a place where you can get away from everything at home and focus on enjoying the time you have at camp as well as the people you are with. By doing this, it makes camp that much more of a special experience and gives you an opportunity to make good friends that can last a life-time.
If you could tell campers one thing, what would it be? I want campers to know that camp is a safe and fun environment where you can be yourself and no one will try to get in your way of being who you want to be. In fact, we try to do the exact opposite of getting in their way which is to affirm each individual girl to be who they think they are and help them expand on it. Camp is also a place where you can try new things such as archery and boating that they might not be able to do otherwise. I know that I would probably have never done these things had it not been for the opportunities I had at camp. With all that being said, I think the most important thing I want campers to know is that while it may be scary to leave home and family for a full week, our responsibility as counselors is to provide a fun and exciting place where they feel comfortable and if this is not happening, we try our best to change it so we can make it as close to comfortable as possible.


Camp Name: Claire (No camp name yet!)
Girl Scout Camp: River Ranch

Where’s home? Bainbridge Island, WA
How long have you been coming to camp?  This is my first year!
What’s your favorite part about camp? The chance to meet new people and make new friends.
If you could tell campers one thing, what would it be? That, though I won’t be able to do everything due to a hip injury, I am SO excited to work with them in Horse Country!


Camp Name: Jellyfish
Girl Scout Camp: St. Albans

Where’s home? Washington
How long have you been coming to camp?  4 years
What’s your favorite part about camp? I love the people and reacquainting myself with new staff and campers every year.
If you could tell campers one thing, what would it be?  Get ready to have fun and make sure you bring your sunscreen and bug-spray!


Camp Name: Misty
Girl Scout Camp: St. Albans

Where’s home? Kent, WA
How long have you been coming to camp?  9 years as a camper. This will be my second year as staff.
What’s your favorite part about camp? Horseback riding of course, but having campfires is my other favorite thing about camp.
If you could tell campers one thing, what would it be? Don’t be afraid to try new things!


Camp Name: Kink
Girl Scout Camp: River Ranch

Where’s home? Tacoma, WA
How long have you been coming to camp?  I was camper for about seven years and I’ve been a counselor for six. Not at River Ranch though, this summer will be my first there.
What’s your favorite part about camp? My favorite thing about camp is just being outside constantly. I like how it smells.
If you could tell campers one thing, what would it be?  I want my campers to know that I might be more excited than they are, and so we are definitely going to have the very best time together.


Camp Name: Beeker
Girl Scout Camp: St. Albans

Where’s home? Buckley, WA
How long have you been coming to camp?  As a camper/as staff: This is my first year at overnight.  I have done 2 years at day camp in Bonney Lake.
What’s your favorite part about camp? Getting away from your “everyday” life and making those memories that only campers have.
If you could tell campers one thing, what would it be? HAVE FUN!!!!   This is the time to try something new.

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