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: Abigail C.
Counselor, Cheerleading, Photographer

Abigail C.

School: UT Knoxville

Campus Involvement: Reformed University Fellowship (RUF), RUF Servant Team, RUF Music Head, RUF Community Group Leader, Intramural Sports, Entrepreneurship Center

Hometown: Florence, South Carolina

What are you looking forward to about camp: While I have been an enjoyer of camp for most of my life, I have never had the amazing opportunity to be a counselor myself! I am overjoyed to lead these amazing young girls during their time at Merri-Mac, make unforgettable memories and new friendships, and deepen my leadership abilities with Christ in mind. 

Years at camp: 1

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NEXT: Addi P.
Counselor, Riflery

Abigail C.

School: Auburn University

Campus Involvement: RUF

Hometown: Birmingham, AL

What are you looking forward to about camp: I am so excited about spending the summer in the mountains!

Years at camp: 1

Meet Abigail

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NEXT: Amelia L.
Counselor, Kayaking

Addi P.

Hometown: Flemming Island, FL

Years at Camp: 7

 

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NEXT: Amelia M.
Counselor, Volleyball

Amelia L.

School: Texas Christian University 

Hometown: Wilmington, NC

What are you looking forward to about camp: Making new friendships and being a leader and role model for my campers!

Years at camp: 10

Meet Amelia

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NEXT: Anna J.
Counselor, Tennis

Amelia M.

School: Wake Forest University 

Hometown: Columbus, OH

What are you looking forward to about camp: I am looking forward to making this the best summer for these Merri-Mac girls and growing through Christ. I cannot wait for the all fun activities and adventures these girls will get to experience. 

Years at camp: 11

Meet Amelia

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NEXT: Anna K.
Counselor,

Anna J.

School: Messiah University

Hometown: York, PA

Years at camp: 1

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NEXT: Ansley K.
Counselor, Studio Fitness

Anna K.

School: University of Georgia

Hometown: Tampa, FL

Campus Involvement: Gamma Phi Beta sorority, Student Government Association, Shop With A Bulldog (aka SWAB, service organization), The Red & Black newspaper

What are you looking forward to about camp: Seeing old friends and making new ones! Growing in my skills and passions, being a role model for campers!

Years at camp: 9

Meet Anna

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NEXT: Ava D.
Counselor, Drama

Ansley K.

School: Texas Christian University

Hometown: Savannah, GA

Campus Involvement: Alpha Chi Omega

What are you looking forward to about camp: I’m looking forward to celebrating God, meeting new friends and seeing old friends, and learning new things in one of my favorite places in the world!

Years at camp: 7

Meet Ansley

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NEXT: Avery G.
Counselor, Cooking

Ava D.

School: Auburn University

Campus Involvement: Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority, Trinity Lutheran Church, Outdoor Adventure Club

Hometown: Prattville, AL

What are you looking forward to about camp: Being in the mountains and meeting so many new people!

Years at camp: 1

Meet Ava



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NEXT: Bella W.
Counselor, Dance

Avery G.

School: Piedmont Technical College

Campus Involvement: BCM

Hometown: Greenwood, SC

What are you looking forward to about camp: Sharing the life changing love of Christ!

Years at camp: 1

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NEXT: Callie A.
Counselor, PAWS

Bella W.

School: Penn State University

Campus Involvement: Professional ballet company, Bible study

Hometown: Peoria, IL

What are you looking forward to about camp:  I am so excited to be back at Merri-Mac this summer, sharing God’s love to all the girls and fellow staff! I can’t imagine not spending my summers in Black Mountain, North Carolina, seeing God work through everyone at camp!

Years at camp: 6

Meet Bella

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NEXT: Callie G.
Counselor, Mountain Biking

Callie A.

School: Western Carolina University

Campus Involvement: Copy Editor for the Western Carolinian and AP Style Writing Tutor

Hometown: Blacksburg, VA

What are you looking forward to about camp: Everything! So psyched to get to be in such a beautiful place every day.

Years at camp: 1

Meet Callie

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NEXT: Caroline E.
Counselor, Airsoft

Callie G.

School: West Texas A&M University

Campus Involvement: Buffs for Christ Leadership Team Member

Hometown: Canyon, TX

What are you looking forward to about camp: Spending time in Nature and meeting new people!

Years at camp: 1

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NEXT: Caroline M.
Counselor, Kayaking

Caroline E.

School: Western Carolina University

Hometown: Columbus, GA

What are you looking forward to about camp: Meeting new people.

Years at camp: 1

Meet Caroline

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NEXT: Celia G.
Counselor, Kayaking

Caroline M.

Hometown: Lakeland, FL

Years at Camp: 7

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NEXT: Charlotte R.
Counselor, Riflery

Celia G.

School: University of Georgia

Campus Involvement: Cru, Freshly, Miracle, Pi Phi

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

What are you looking forward to about camp: Teaching my activity!

Years at camp: 4

Meet Celia

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NEXT: Cooper K.
Counselor, Yoga

Charlotte R.

School: Auburn University

Campus Involvement: Greek Life (Sigma Kappa)

Hometown: Mountain Brook, AL

What are you looking forward to about camp: I absolutely loved camp as a kid, so I am most looking forward to being part of the amazing experiences and memories camp provides.

Years at camp: 1

Meet Charlotte

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NEXT: Cora H.
Counselor, Fencing

Cooper K.

School: Wofford University

Campus Involvement: Greek Life, Special Needs Club

Hometown: Greenville, SC

What are you looking forward to about camp: Seeing my friends and campers

Years at camp: 10

Meet Cooper

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NEXT: Edie C.
Counselor, DIY Crafts

Cora H.

School: Xavier University

Campus Involvement: Office of Student Involvement Intern, Resident Student Association Board, Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society Member

Hometown: Hobe Sound, FL

What are you looking forward to about camp: Meeting all the girls and sharing the love of Jesus!

Years at camp: 1

Meet Cora

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NEXT: Eliza D.
Counselor, Tennis

Edie C.

School: University of Kentucky

Campus Involvement: Reformed University Fellowship, member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, honors college

Hometown: Danville, KY

What are you looking forward to about camp: Meeting counselors and campers from all over the country (and world) & making great friends!

Years at camp: 1

Meet Edie

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NEXT: Eliza Dunn T.
Counselor, Trail Running

Eliza D.

School: University of Georgia

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Years at camp: 12

Meet Eliza

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NEXT: Elizabeth M.
Counselor, Backpacking & Studio Fitness

Eliza Dunn T.

School: Sewanee

Campus Involvement: Theta Kappa Phi, Canale Intern

Hometown: Raleigh, NC

What are you looking forward to about camp: Being unplugged all summer and growing my relationship with God alongside my campers!

Years at camp: 8

Meet Eliza Dunn

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NEXT: Ella R.
Counselor, DIY Craft

Elizabeth M.

Hometown: Saluda, NC

What are you looking forward to about camp: Spreading the love of Christ, and having a blast!

Years at camp: 1

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NEXT: Elli S.
Counselor, Studio Fitness

Ella R.

Hometown: Savannah, GA

Years at camp: 7

Meet Ella

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NEXT: Elli T.
Counselor, Dance

Elli S.

School: Lousianna State University

Hometown: Boiling Springs, SC

Years at camp: 6

Meet Elli

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NEXT: Emily S.
Counselor, Drama

Elli T.

Hometown: Canterbury, NZ

Years at camp: 1

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NEXT: Emma D.
Counselor, Soccer

Emily S.

School: University of Georgia

Hometown: Memphis, TN

What are you looking forward to about camp: Being back in Black Mountain and meeting the campers!

Years at camp: 10

Meet Emily

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NEXT: Emma O.
Counselor, Gymnastics

Emma D.

School: Tulane University

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Campus Involvement: YoungLife, ADPi, Special Olympics

What are you looking forward to about camp: Meeting my campers and doing fun activities with them!

Years at camp: 8

Meet Emma

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NEXT: Enley M.
Counselor, Climbing

Emma O.

Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand

What are you looking forward to about camp: Getting to know people

Years at camp: 1

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NEXT: Eve Q.
Counselor, Knitting

Enley M.

School: Troy University

Campus Involvement: Greek life, Campus Outreach, and a lot of musical involvement

Hometown: Fairhope, AL

What are you looking forward to about camp: I am looking forward to spending time in nature, seeing old friends, meeting new ones, and leading young girls in ministry!

Years at camp: 10

Meet Enley

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NEXT: Faith L.
Counselor, Diving

Eve Q.

School: Ole Miss

Hometown: Tampa, FL

Years at camp: 8

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NEXT: Georgia D.
Counselor, Archery

Faith L.

School: Georgia Southern University

Campus Involvement: Justice Studies Club

Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL

What are you looking forward to about camp: Being in beautiful Black Mountain and making strong connections with campers and staff!! 

Years at camp: 5

Meet Faith

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NEXT: Giana F.
Counselor, Diving

Georgia D.

School: Auburn University

Campus Involvement: Involved in panhellenic through Tri Delta, the Apparel Merchandising and Design association, National Honors Society 

Hometown: Orlando, FL

What are you looking forward to about camp: Meeting new people and being back in my favorite place! 

Years at camp: 9

Meet Georgia

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NEXT: Glynes H.
Counselor, Climbing

Giana F.

School: UNC Chapel Hill

Hometown: Davidson, NC

What are you looking forward to about camp: I look forward to being able to connect with campers, share our life experiences, and grow closer to God together. Plus, being out in nature is going to be so fun!

Years at camp: 1

Meet Giana

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NEXT: Grace B.
Counselor, Archery

Glynes H.

School: University of Georgia

Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA

What are you looking forward to about camp: Giving girls the same loving and incredible experience that I had as a camper, from the cabin to the dock to the range!

Years at camp: 8

Meet Glynes

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NEXT: Grace F.
Counselor, Guitar

Grace B.

School: Gettysburg College

Campus Involvement: Lacrosse Team

Hometown: Lynchburg, VA

What are you looking forward to about camp: I am super excited to meet new friends and campers! 

Years at camp: 1

Meet Grace

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NEXT: Grace H.
Counselor, Climbing

Grace F.

Hometown: Durham, NC

Years at camp: 7

Meet Grace

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NEXT: Gracie T.
Counselor, Diving

Grace H.

School: University of Georgia

Campus Involvement: Sigma Kappa philanthropy chair, WIB, WiE, Wesley, AMA

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

What are you looking forward to about camp: Lake Doris and making friends!

Years at camp: 11

Meet Grace

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NEXT: Griffin B.
Counselor, DIY Crafts & Summer Reading

Gracie T.

School: University North Carolina at Charlotte

Hometown: Fletcher, NC

Years at camp: 1

 

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NEXT: Hailey L.
Counselor, Riding

Griffin B.

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Years at Camp: 10

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NEXT: Hallie B.
Counselor, Basketball

Hailey L.

School: University of Memphis

Campus Involvement: Reformed University Fellowship, the Vue

Hometown: Lexington, TN

What are you looking forward to about camp: I am looking forward to cabin life, coaching basketball all summer, playing pickleball/basketball with everyone, being with the campers again, and exploring North Carolina!

Years at camp: 2

Meet Hailey

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NEXT: Hayden J.
Counselor, Fencing

Hallie B.

School: Louisiana State University

Campus Involvement: Delta Gamma, Intramural Soccer League 

Hometown: Decatur, GA

What are you looking forward to about camp: This summer I’m excited to reconnect with old friends and make new ones! I’m so excited to see what the Lord has in store for me! 

Years at camp: 10

Meet Hallie

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NEXT: Helen Y.
Counselor, Backpacking

Hayden J.

School: North Greenville University

Campus Involvement: Disc Golf Club, COAR (outdoor club), various bible study groups

Hometown: Columbia, SC

What are you looking forward to about camp: Spending time in God’s creation and sharing God’s love with the campers

Years at camp: 1

Meet Hayden

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NEXT: Holladay M.
Counselor, Swimming

Helen Y.

School: University of Virginia

Campus Involvement: Reformed University Fellowship, Chi Omega sorority, Smart Women Securities

Hometown: Arlington, VA

What are you looking forward to about camp: Meeting new people and getting to spend time in beautiful Black Mountain, NC!

Years at camp: 1

Meet Helen

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NEXT: Isabella C.
Counselor, Yoga

Holladay M.

School: University of Georgia

Campus Involvement: CMDA, UGA food pantry, Member of Kappa Alpha Theta

Hometown: Albany, GA

What are you looking forward to about camp: Seeing old friends and meeting new people!

Years at camp: 9

Meet Holladay

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NEXT: Isabelle T.
Counselor, Tennis

Isabella C.

School: Auburn University

Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA

What are you looking forward to about camp: Seeing all my friends & getting to know new people (both campers & staff)!

Years at camp: 7

Meet Isabella

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NEXT: Julia Y.
Counselor, Soccer

Isabelle T.

School: University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Campus Involvement: Kappa Delta Sorority

Hometown: Hilton Head Island, SC

What are you looking forward to about camp: I’m looking forward to seeing some of my old friends from when I was a camper and just being back in Black Mountain!

Years at camp: 7

Meet Isabelle

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NEXT: Kate O.
Counselor, PAWS

Julia Y.

School: University of Kentucky

Campus Involvement: Reformed University Fellowship and Society of Women in Engineering

Hometown: Delaware, OH

What are you looking forward to about camp: Getting to meet all the campers!

Years at camp: 1

Meet Julia

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NEXT: Kate S.
Counselor, Backpackign

Kate O.

School: Furman University

Hometown: Sandy Springs, GA

Years at Camp: 6

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NEXT: Kinley L.
Counselor, Pickleball

Kate S.

School: Auburn University

Campus Involvement: Kappa Delta Sigma Lambda Chapter Sorority (assistant to events and coordinating council member, Greek sing team), Onward Ministry, Women in Business 

Hometown: Greenville, SC

What are you looking forward to about camp: Mentoring the campers throughout the summer and being on the pickleball court! 

Years at camp: 1

Meet Kate

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NEXT: Lady K.
Counselor, Guitar

Kinley L.

School: Western Carolina University

Campus Involvement: Rock climbing club, Club lacrosse team

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

What are you looking forward to about camp: New experiences!! As well as meeting some great people.

Years at camp: 1

Meet Kinley

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NEXT: Lilian G.
Counselor, Dance

Lady K.

School: University of Georgia

Campus Involvement: Chi Omega, Red and Black, Heroes 

Hometown: Madison, GA

What are you looking forward to about camp: I am looking forward to being around people who share similar ideas as me. I am also very excited to spend time outside and get to make an impact on campers!

Years at camp: 1

Meet Lady

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NEXT: Lily H.
Counselor, Cooking

Lilian G.

School: Auburn University

Years at camp: 1

Meet Lilian

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NEXT: Lily T.
Counselor, Canoeing

Lily H.

School: Auburn University

Campus Involvement: Delta Zeta, Kayaking Club, Caring Paws, Women in Business

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

What are you looking forward to about camp: I’m looking forward to catching up with old friends and new but more importantly making camp feel like home for all of the campers!

Years at camp: 11

Meet Lily

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NEXT: Lindsay J.
Counselor, Pottery

Lily T.

School: Parsons School of Design

Hometown: Orlando, FL

Campus Involvement: Theater Research Assistant

What are you looking forward to about camp: Friends – old and new!

Years at camp: 9

Meet Lily

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NEXT: Liv S.
Counselor, Pottery

Lindsay J.

School: Clemson University

Hometown: Lexington, SC

Campus Involvement: FCA, IPTAY Student Advisory Board

What are you looking forward to about camp: Camp has always been my favorite place and I am super excited to spend another summer with amazing campers and counselors who help make it what it is!!!

Years at camp: 13

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NEXT: Loy H.
Counselor, Mountain Biking

Liv S.

School: Clemson University

Campus Involvement:  Clemson University Student Government, Capernaum Young Life leader, Women in Business, FCA, intramural sports

Hometown: Nashville, TN

What are you looking forward to about camp: Getting to be back with my favorite people, and so many new friends!

Years at camp: 9

Meet Liv

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NEXT: Lucy F.
Counselor, Cheerleading

Loy H.

School: Wake Forest University

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

What are you looking forward to about camp: I am so beyond excited to be back in my favorite place on earth, I truly can’t wait for every minute! I can’t wait to help girls grow in their faith and their skills in yoga and cheerleading while being surrounded by the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains 24/7!

Years at camp: 10

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NEXT: Mackenzie W.
Counselor, Backpacking

Lucy F.

School: Middleton Grange

Hometown: Temuka, New Zealand

What are you looking forward to about camp: Spending tons of time outside and getting to know all the amazing people at camp 

Years at camp: 1

 

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NEXT: Madi K.
Counselor, Canoeing

Mackenzie W.

Hometown: Sugar Hill, GA

Years at camp: 7

Meet Mackenzie

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NEXT: Makayla O.
Counselor, Climbing

Madi K.

School: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 

Campus Involvement: Alpha Xi Delta, rock wall employee at the Fitness Center

Hometown: Ormond Beach, FL

What are you looking forward to about camp: Reconnecting with all my camp friends!

Years at camp: 12

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NEXT: Martha A.
Counselor, Climbing & Gymnastics

Makayla O.

School: The Catholic University of America

Campus Involvement: Residence Life, Sustainability Intern, Adventure club, First-Generation Student Mentor

Hometown: College Park, MD

What are you looking forward to about camp: Getting to meet so many campers and staff while also being able to teach rock climbing all summer!

Years at camp: 1

Meet Makayla

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NEXT: Mary Miles L.
Counselor, Pottery

Martha A.

School: Auburn University

Campus Involvement: Greek life (Kappa Delta), Beat Bama Food Drive, Caring Paws Club

Hometown: Birmingham, AL

What are you looking forward to about camp: Spending more time outside in God’s creation, making an impact in the lives of the campers, and teaching pottery! 

Years at camp: 1

Meet Martha

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NEXT: Mary Clayton S.
Counselor, Drama

Mary Miles L.

School: Wofford University

Campus Involvement: Reformed University Fellowship

Hometown: Florence, SC

Years at camp: 1

Meet Mary Miles

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NEXT: Mary Paige S.
Counselor, Climbing

Mary Clayton S.

School: Duke University

Hometown: Tallahassee, FL

What are you looking forward to about camp: Helping kids have an impactful and memorable time at camp through friendship and faith. 

Years at camp: 10

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NEXT: Meesh S.
Counselor, Studio Fitness

Mary Paige S.

School: University of Georgia

Hometown: Memphis, TN

What are you looking forward to about camp: Getting to worship, play soccer, and meet so many awesome people in the beautiful mountains of NC!

Years at camp: 7

Meet Mary Paige

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NEXT: Nadia R.
Counselor, DIY Craft

Meesh S.

School: South Carolina State University

Hometown: Columbia, SC

Years at camp: 1

Meet Meesh

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NEXT: Nataleigh P.
Counselor, Studio Fitness

Nadia R.

School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Hometown: Cornelius, NC

Years at camp: 7

Meet Nadia

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NEXT: Olivia B.
Counselor, Swimming

Nataleigh P.

School: University of Georgia

Hometown: Blacksburg, VA

Years at camp: 12

Meet Nataleigh

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NEXT: Olivia S.
Counselor, Studio Fitness

Olivia B.

School: Auburn University

Hometown: Tallahassee, FL

What are you looking forward to about camp: I am looking forward to meeting my campers, growing relationships, and creating fun memories!

Years at camp: 1

Meet Olivia

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NEXT: Regina R.
Counselor, Volleyball

Olivia S.

School: University of Kentucky Law School

Campus Involvement: Student Government, RUF, Club Volleyball 

Hometown: Lexington, KY

Years at camp: 1

Meet Olivia

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NEXT: Ruari O.
Counselor, Guitar

Regina R.

School: Universidad Anáhuac (Anáhuac University)

Campus Involvement: Creativity and Communication Program (CREA) 

Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico

What are you looking forward to about camp: Making new friends and sharing my love for music! 

Years at camp: 1

Meet Regina

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NEXT: Sarah M.
Counselor, Cooking & Soccer

Ruari O.

School: Wake Forest University

Hometown: Boca Raton, FL

What are you looking forward to about camp: Reconnecting with old friends and making new ones! 

Years at camp: 9

Meet Ruari

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NEXT: Stella J.
Counslor, Pickleball

Sarah M.

School: Wake Forest University

Hometown: Greenville, SC

What are you looking forward to about camp: I can’t wait to lead girls in growing their faiths as well as playing lots of pickleball!

Years at camp: 9

Meet Sarah

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NEXT: Sydney T.
Counselor, Kayaking

Stella J.

School: University of South Carolina

Hometown: Columbia, SC

What are you looking forward to about camp: I can’t wait to see how the Lord will work in the young girls lives while at camp. Also I am so excited to see how the Lord plans to use me in these young girls’ lives. I can’t wait to have fun and help teach kayaking! 

Years at camp: 8

Meet Stella

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NEXT: Trista R.
Counselor, Soccer

Sydney T.

School: Clemson University

Campus Involvement: Theta Tau (co-ed professional engineering fraternity) and Clemson FCA

Hometown: Longwood, FL

What are you looking forward to about camp: I’m looking forward to all of the new amazing friendships I will make with fellow counselors and kids. I am really excited to see what everyone has to share and learn more about the word of Jesus. 

Years at camp: 1

Meet Sydney

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NEXT: Vivi F.
Counselor, Kayaking

Trista R.

School: University of Florida

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

What are you looking forward to about camp: Teaching kayaking and being a mentor for my campers

Years at camp: 8

Meet Trista

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NEXT: Abigail C.
Counselor, Canoeing

Vivi F.

School: rising freshman at Wake Forest University 

Hometown: Winston-Salem NC

What are you looking forward to about camp: I am so excited to be back on the dock teaching girls the activities I loved so much as a camper!!

Years at camp: 10

Meet Vivi