Counselors

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ALLISON BRITT - COUNSELOR

Hi everyone! I'm Allison and I am from Raleigh, North Carolina. I am currently a junior at NC State, and I am studying psychology! This will be my first year at Camp TAW and I am beyond excited. I enjoy all things outdoors from hiking, camping, jet skiing, and kayaking. Camp life has always been a part of my childhood and I can't wait back to get to my roots. I look forward to meeting everyone this summer, and let's make it the best summer yet!

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CARLY FINLEY - COUNSELOR

Hi guys! I'm Carly Finley and I am from Tampa, Florida. I am a senior at the Academy of the Holy Names and I'll soon be heading off to college this fall! This will be my 11th year at TAW and I couldn't be happier to spend another amazing summer with my beautiful Ton-A-Wandah ladies! You'll find me instructing exercise classes like crazy cardio and kickboxing, working on my Chaco tan, and going crazy while cheering for the Mohawks at tribe events. I can't wait to meet everyone and have the best summer ever!!

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JENNIFER DIXON - COUNSELOR

Hey everyone! My name is Jennifer Dixon and I live in Sheffield, England! I am currently at Sheffield Hallam University studying Education with Psychology and Counselling, and I hope to become a teacher in a few years! I am a Black Belt in karate and have been training since I was 5 years old - as well as teaching karate at Camp TAW again this year, I am also incredibly excited to be an instructor on the high ropes course! Bring on summer!!

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JULIA VAN WARNER - COUNSELOR

Hi guys! My name is Julia Van Warner and I'm so excited to be attending my 13th summer at TAW. I started as a cedar baby and have had a love for camp ever since. I am a sophomore at the University of Florida, GO GATORS! And I am studying Event Management and Theatre. I am looking forward to lifeguarding and helping out with the play this summer, as well as seeing all my old and new campers!

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XIMENA OLASCOAGA - COUNSELOR

I'm Ximena Olascoaga, all my friends call me Olas and I'm from Mexico City. I study International Relations, hoping one day to make a positive change in the world. I love animals and among my favorite hobbies are reading, running and taking long walks. I am very excited to be a counselor at TAW and I hope we had a great summer together.

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LOGAN LANGLEY - COUNSELOR

Hi everyone! I'm Logan Langley and I'm from Ft. Myers, Florida. I attend the University of Florida and I'm studying English on a pre-Law track, and hope to eventually go into the Environmental sector of law. I've worked as a lifeguard every summer since I was 16 and have been cheering competitively for 10 years. I will be working as an instructor for both swimming and cheerleading this summer and am super excited to get to know all of you!

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ELKE CRAIG - JUNIOR COUNSELOR

Hey, Y'all! My name is Elke Craig and I have been a camper at TAW for 6 years and I am so excited to finally fulfill my dream of becoming a junior counselor!  I live in Waynesville, North Carolina and just completed my junior year of high school, and I hope to become a Psychologist after college.  I will be teaching Rock Climbing and Cooking this summer and those have always been some of my favorite activities! I love to swim and my favorite part about camp is all my sisters I have found here.  I am so excited for an incredible summer with all of you!  See you all soon!!

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GRAYSON ALTMAN - JUNIOR COUNSELOR

Hey Everyone! I'm Grayson Altman and I am from Walterboro, South Carolina. I am a rising Senior at Colleton County! I'm super excited to be a Lifeguard on the Waterfront here at TAW ! I love running and all things camp! I cannot wait to meet everybody this summer! Go Mohawks!!

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REID BROWNLOW - JUNIOR COUNSELOR

Hello Ton-A-Wandah family! My name is Reid Brownlow, and I just completed my junior year at Charlotte Latin School in Charlotte, NC. This will be my seventh summer at TAW and I am beyond excited and honored to have the opportunity to work as a Junior Counselor at my absolute favorite place on earth. This summer, you can find me on the waterfront working as a lifeguard as well as teaching several sports. As a Junior Counselor, I will strive to give back to the place that has given me so much by creating amazing memories for current campers like the ones I experienced as a camper. I can't way to see all of your shining faces this summer! Go Cherokees!

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SMITH COOKE - JUNIOR COUNSELOR

Hey, Y'all!! I'm Smith Cooke and this summer will be my 10th spent at Camp TAW and I cannot wait to finally work as a Junior Counselor! I recently completed my junior year at Myers Park High School in Charlotte, NC. You will see me around camp working as a Lifeguard on the waterfront as well as in the teaching classes in the Arts & crafts room! I am beyond grateful for all the life-changing summers Camp TAW has given me and I am so excited to assist you all as you grow and thrive this summer. I am so blessed to be a part of your journey. See y'all soon! Go Mohawks!

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PATRICIA RYAN - COUNSELOR

Hey everyone! My name is Patricia Ryan and I am from Spartanburg, SC. I am currently a freshman Biological Sciences major at Clemson University and hope to become a doctor one day! In the meantime, you can find me lifeguarding on the dock or teaching volleyball. I also love singing, dancing, acting, and reading! After being a camper at TAW, I am looking forward to returning to my home away from home as a counselor!

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ANGELA VARI - COUNSELOR

Hello! I am Angela Vari (Angie) and I am from Tampa, Florida. I currently attend Florida State University and I hope to become an Emergency Pediatric Physician in my future. I have been a summer camp counselor for 3 years and I am so excited to begin working at Camp TAW! I love ropes courses and all the fun activities camp has to offer. I can't wait to get started and see all the smiling faces this summer!

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JENIFER SANDOVAL RAMIREZ - COUNSELOR

Hello everybody. I'm Jenifer Sandoval Ramírez. I am from Bogota, Colombia and I am so proud of my latin roots. I studied a bachelor in english teaching and a postgraduated program about human development. I have played soccer since I can remember. I have played with my university team for the last 5 years. I also enjoy playing my guitar, piano, drums and trying to sing too, as well as practice different sports and play with my dog. I am so excited to be part of the staff this year, I can't wait to have the summer of my life.

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ADORA HENSON - COUNSELOR

Hi everyone! I'm Adora and this will be my first year at TAW. I am from St. Louis, Missouri but I currently study Elementary Education at Saint Leo University in Florida. I have been a competitive softball player for almost 15 years so over the summer you'll find me out on the field with the campers or instructing pottery class. I'm really excited to be a part of the TAW family and can't wait to see everyone!

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JESS RATCLIFFE - COUNSELOR

Hey, my name is Jess Ratcliffe and I'm from Manchester, England. I'm so so excited to be travelling to beautiful North Carolina this summer and getting to experience the amazing Camp Ton-A-Wandah! I am currently in my gap year having fun but also working as a waitress (boring!) BUT it means I have a lot of time to do what I love doing the most- sing! Singing and music has always been my passion and I can't wait to share all of that with everyone. 2019 summer is going to be the best one yet- I'm sure of it!