NINA OVERSTREET: COUNSELOR
My name is Nina Overstreet! I’m a rising senior at Creekside high school in Jacksonville, Florida. This is my 12th year here at TAW and I could not be more excited to spend my summer here as a counselor to the most amazing group of girls I’ve ever met! This summer I’ll be teaching a lot of fitness related classes like volleyball and running, so I hope to see everyone staying active this summer!
HANNAH PETERSON: COUNSELOR
Hello! My name is Hannah Peterson and I’m from Hanover, Pennsylvania. My major at Juniata College is International Studies and French. I spent every summer of my childhood at summer camps so I’m thrilled to be a counselor now. I am going to be a nature crafts and music instructor; two of my favorite things! I look forward to all the fun we will have at camp this summer!
SUZANNE PERMAN: COUNSELOR
Hiya! I'm Suzanne Perman, everyone calls me Suzie. I'm currently studying Outdoor Adventure Leadership at the University of Central Lancashire in the UK. I wish to become a Watersports Instructor in the future, as well as to keep Ballroom and Latin dancing alongside as a hobby. I am so excited to go to camp this summer and I can't wait to spend my time with a great group of campers and counselors!
CLARE PRATHER: COUNSELOR
Hi everyone! My name is Clare Prather and I am from St. Petersburg, Florida. I attend Florida Atlantic University and I hope to become a anesthesiologists assistant or physical therapist one day! I have played soccer since I was four years old and I love sports. I am super excited to play the sports at camp and help teach classes. I am excited to meet all of the first session staff and campers, because I have gone to every other session and have yet to experience a summer with first session.
ABIGAIL ROBERTS: JUNIOR COUNSELOR
Hey! My name is Abigail Roberts and I live in Miami, Florida. I'm a junior in high school at Ransom Everglades. I was a camper at TAW for nine years, and I was chief and co-chief of the Navajos! Even though I play waterpolo and soccer at home. I will hopefully be helping out with archery because it was always ny favorite activity. I cam't wait to come back to see both the new and the old campers!
MAGALY ROSALES: COUNSELOR
Hi friends!! My name is Magaly Rosales, and I am from Gaithersburg, Maryland(20 mins. from Washington DC) I currently attend the University of Alabama and I am hoping to become a Social Worker one day :) I love playing soccer, basketball, zumba dancing, and trying new activities. Camp has given me the opportunity to go out of my comfort zone and do certain activities I never thought I would do. I am beyond excited to be teaching Rocks this year,and I look forward to meeting everyone!! Go Mohawks!!
AMY STROZINSKY: COUNSELOR
Hello! My name is Amy Strozinsky and I’m from Fernandina Beach, Florida. I currently attend the University of Georgia and this will be my second summer working as a counselor at Camp Ton-A-Wandah. I’m looking forward to another summer filled with s’mores, songs, and spirit. Go Mohawks!
TATE SHERMAN: COUNSELOR
Hi guys! My name’s Tate and this is my 2nd year being a counselor at Camp TAW. I’m so excited to be back! I currently attend the University of Central Florida and I’m studying to become a Speech Language Pathologist. Around camp you’ll mainly find me in Little Rec teaching Cheerleading and Gymnastics! I was a competitive Cheerleader all my life and I’m in love with the sport. Cannot wait to see everyone this summer!
MADELEINE MAURY SHULER: COUNSELOR
Hello TAW ladies! My name is Madeleine Maury and I am so excited to return to TAW this summer. I am from Sumter, SC and just finished my freshman year at the College of Charleston. You can find me in the arts and crafts room or the riflery hut! Go Navajos!!
JENNA SIMPSON: COUNSELOR
Hey ya’ll! I’m Jenna Simpson, from Atlanta Georgia (well, a small city an hour north but saying Atlanta is cooler). I traveled to the sunny state to attend college at Florida Southern to study Marine Biology! It’s my first year as a camp counselor at TAW and I am SO pumped to start this summer. Can’t wait to meet everyone!
SHELLY SUMMERS: COUNSELOR
Hello Hello Hello!!!!!!! I’m Shelly Summers and I am from Chicago, Illinois! I’m so excited to come to camp this summer with my two best friends in the whole world, Dina and Morgan. I love being outside and I love nature so I’m pumped. I go to Augustana College in the Quad Cities and I am a double major in Spanish and Religion with a minor in Women and Gender Studies! A fun fact about me is that I have been singing since I was 3 years old! I CANT WAIT!
MIRIAM SÜNDERMANN: COUNSELOR
Hi everyone! My name is Miriam Sündermann. I am from Cologne in Germany and very excited to join you this summer, as it will be my first time in the USA. At the moment, I am working at a hospital and it is my dream to start studying medicine this winter. Before doing so, I am looking forward to having a great summer at Camp TAW. I love swimming and playing tennis and thus cannot wait to be a lifeguard and have long days on the tennis court! I count the days left until meeting you!
JULIA TAYLOR: JUNIOR COUNSELOR
Hi guys! I’m Julia Taylor and I am from Vero Beach, Florida. I’m going to be a rising senior in high school and I hope to attend University of South Florida in Tampa. This will be my tenth summer at TAW and I am excited to be spending it in the archery hut! I love to read and have been a club swimmer for 8 years. I am counting down the days until camp starts!
MARGARET TAYLOR: COUNSELOR
Hi Ton-A-Wandah! My name is Margaret Taylor, and I am a student at the University of Virginia, from Vero Beach, Florida. I love being excited about baking cookies and then forgetting about them halfway through baking (sorry Mom), reading, trying to see how early I can get to bed, going to the beach, and eating breakfast for dinner. I’m a student-athlete here at UVA (which explains my general excitement for a goodnight’s sleep!) and I am so very excited to be teaching fitness classes this summer. Cannot wait to get back to North Carolina and all of you lovely ladies!
DAKOTA TITTLE: COUNSELOR
Hey Guys! My name is Dakota Tittle, and I am from Hendersonville North Carolina. I currently attend Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk NC, where I am studying Criminal Justice and Psychology. I hope to go into Law Enforcement after graduation and become a criminal investigator. I play on the women’s tennis team here at LMC, and I am so excited to be teaching tennis for my second summer at TAW! I am beyond excited for chaco tans, S’mores, and Tribe day (Go Cherokees!), and I cannot wait to see what this summer holds for all of our amazing girls this year!
SUSIE UPCHURCH: COUNSELOR
My name is Susie Upchurch. I’m 18 years old and this is my 11th year at camp! I am a Navajo and I teach horseback riding. At home in sunny St. Augustine Florida, I play lacrosse, volunteer on mission trips, and can be regularly found at the beach. I will be attending Mercer University in the fall to study criminal justice. I can’t wait to have another great summer at TAW!
MEGAN URENA: COUNSELOR
Hey y’all! I’m Megan Urena and I am from Alexandria, Louisiana. I am a junior at Northwestern State University of Louisiana majoring in Psychology. After graduation, I plan on becoming a Youth Director. I am beyond excited to experience my first summer at Camp TAW!!! I can’t wait to see y’all this summer!
JULIA VAN WARNER: COUNSELOR
Hello lovely ladies! I’m so stoked to be able to return to TAW for my 12th summer! I will be there for all 3 sessions as a counselor & lifeguard, and will also be leading the play! I just finished up my freshman year at the University of Florida as an Event Management major, along with a Theatre minor. I am so stoked to see all my returning campers shining faces and meet all the new ones as well, oh and as always go Cherokees!
GRACE VARSAMES: COUNSELOR
My name’s Grace Varsames and I’m from Tampa, Florida! I was a camper at TAW for 4 years and I’m so happy to be back as a counselor!! I’ll be going up to Harvard University this fall to start my freshman year, and I will be a setter on the volleyball team there. Of course I’m passionate about volleyball, but being from Florida I also love the beach and being outdoors. I can’t wait to see you all this summer! Go Cherokees!!
DINA VAVARUTOS: COUNSELOR
Hi everyone! My name is Dina Vavarutsos, and I’m from Lombard, Illinois! I go to school in Chicago at Loyola University, where I study Environmental Science and English. I love nature, climbing, and yoga, and I cannot wait to share some of these things as a counselor for TAW! I am so excited to get to know everyone and help them conquer the high ropes course this summer!