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ANDREA ANAYA - Youth Development Counselor

Hello dear reader! My name is Andrea Anaya, I am from Mexico from a small city called Queretaro, I am currently studying at the university in the city of Queretaro to become a teacher one day, a funny fact about me is that I have sung in some singing competitions, really i love to compete, my favorite book is "the selection" by kiera kass and my favorite song is "can't feel my face" by the weekend, i can't wait for the camp to start so i can meet new people and interact with the girls at the camp It will be super fun!

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KIERA BLACKWELL - Youth Development Counselor

Hi, I'm Kiera and I live in Chesterfield, England. I enjoy spending time walking in the beautiful Peak District with my dogs. I love most outdoor activities and am a real water baby! I can't wait to meet you and have loads of fun at camp this summer.

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LILLY BRITT - Youth Development Counselor

Hello Camp Ton-A-Wandah! My name is Lilly Britt and I will be a Youth Development Counselor this summer. I am from Jacksonville, North Carolina. I attend the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and hope to become a Art Historian in the future! I have had the privilage of enjoying Ton-A-Wandah for 9 years and counting, and my favorite part of camp has always been the friends I make each summer (although the creek walks are a close second :)) I am so excited to return once more and see my Ton-A-Wandah family!

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FERNANDA BONILLA - Youth Development Counselor

Hi! I'm Fernanda Bonilla and I am from Veracruz, Mexico. I attend to UPAEP in Puebla and I study International Business! A fun fact about me is that I used to be in  a swimming team and I know how to swim for over 10 years, I love and I enjoy it so much! My favorite song is Don’t stop believin’ by Journey and my favorite movie is A Walk To Remember. I’m so excited to live this new experience and learn a lot of everyone.

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MICHAELA CARVALHO - Junior Counselor

Hi all! My name is Mick!
I like shadow hunters the book, my favorite movie is labyrinth, the food I like most is pasta. I love Archery and pottery, i have why to many songs that i love. I spend my free time going out with friends. I want to come to camp so that I can spread my wisdom on to others.my favorite hikes are to the chaple I think it's so nice and pretty.

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VALENTINA CASTAÑO - Youth Development Counselor

Hello everyone! My name is Valentina Castaño and I am from Colombia. I study at the University of Cauca, and my biggest dream is to become a language teacher to help students grow up personally and professionally. A fun fact about me is that when I go fishing with my family, I am always the one who fishes the most, they even ask me to help them fish.
On other hand, I love listening to music. I think I feel more relaxed when I listen to music. My favorite song is “unstoppable” by Sia, and my favorite book is “Around the world in eighty days” by Jules Verne. Exactly, I don't have a favorite food, but I love eating food. In my free time, I like spending time with my family and my animals, watching Korean series, learning how to make new bracelets, listening music in different languages, and observe the beautiful nature. I can't wait to go to camp to expand my knowledge of other cultures, as well as share my Colombian culture, to make new friends and contribute to the personal and professional growth of campers and staff.

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DANIELA CASTILLO - Youth Development Counselor

Hi everyone! My name is Daniela Castillo and I am from Puebla, México. I have studied International Relations and currently I'm studying Plastic Arts. A fun fact about me is that I have dyed my hair since I was 15: blue, pink, purple, green, gray... you name the color and I might have had it. My favorite movies are Ruby Sparks and Bram Stoker's Dracula, and my favorite singer is Lady Gaga. I love photography (I bought my first camera with my first salary when I was around 17) and what I always love to photograph is nature: flowers, landscapes, animals and people truly being themselves, so you can imagine how exciting it is for me to go to the camp. I can't wait to spend the summer with y'all and have so much fun, see you soon!
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CLARA CHULIA FERRI - Youth Development Counselor

Hi everyone! I am Clara Chulia and I am from Valencia, Spain. I am studying at the University to become an English and Music Teacher in my near future. A fun fact about me is that I have been attending music classes for 12 years and I play the horn and piano. My favorite singer is Aitana, a Spanish artist, and I love to listen pop music. In my free time, I teach children between 8-17 years old. I also love to go for a walk around the mountains with my family. I can't wait to meet all you this summer and to enjoy ourselves together in the nature and doing activities. The camp is an opportunity to improve your skills and learn new ones. It is going to be an unforgettable camp!

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ELLA GRACE COMER - Junior Counselor

Hey y'all! My name is Ella Grace Comer, and I'm a rising senior at A.C. Flora High School in Columbia, South Carolina! I've been coming to camp for seven years as a camper, and am so excited to return as a counselor! In my free time, I love to read, bake, watch movies, and listen to Taylor Swift! My favorite activities at camp are paddleboarding, arts and crafts, and cooking. I can't wait to meet you all and have the best summer ever!

LAUREN CUNNINGHAM - Youth Development Counselor

Hi ! My name is Lauren. I’m a twin. I love the Harry Potter books and movies. I love listening to music and talking to friends. One of my goals in life is to give underprivileged children opportunities that don’t normally get them. I can't wait to be at Camp TAW this summer. See everyone there

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ELEANOR DONOHUE - Youth Development Counselor

Hey everyone! I'm Eleanor Donohue, and I can’t wait to be spending my 13th summer at TAW. I am originally from the US, but I have lived in East Africa, Kenya, for the past 13 years. I am going into my freshman year at Wofford College. I love playing sports especially swimming, listening to music, and outdoor activities. I am so excited to spend time with all the new and old campers. I can’t wait to give back all the happiness camp has given me. See you soon!
 

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ADAMARIS ESCOBAR OROZCO - Youth Development Counselor

Hello everyone!!! I'm Adamaris from Oaxaca, Mexico. I finished my BA in International Relations last year, someday I hope to be a Mexican embassador :D A fun fact about me is that I don't like horror movies because I usually have nightmares after watching them. My favorite book is "Negotiating the Impossible" by Deepak Malhotra & my favorite movie is "spirited away". In my free time I like going to the beach & hagging out with my friends. I want to go to camping beause I like making new friends, helping to kids to have a amazing summer, and exploring new places. My favorite hikes are at the edge of the beach when the sun goes down & in the morning around my hometown with my mom. I can´t wait for this upcoming summer at camp and connect with new friends.  Good trails!

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ANDREA FLORES CALVO - Youth Development Counselor

Hello ! My name is Andrea Flores Calvo, best known as AndY. I am a mechanical engineering student from the beautiful country Mexico. I am 19 years old, and a BIG One Direction fan, one of my hobbies is to listen to 1D music, my favorite genre of movies is romance, and action, especially Marvel movies. I enjoy knitting and reading in my free time, and I love dancing in front of my mirror. I am really excited for this summer! Can't wait to meet everyone and make new friends!  c:

JULIA GARCIA MATEO

Hi my name is Julia I come from Madrid, Spain ???and this year will be my first year as a counselor in camp Tonawandah.  I am  2️⃣0️⃣ years old and I’m currently finishing my third year of med school ???‍⚕️! I wanted to be a doctor since I was 10 years old.
Performing arts ? ?has always been part of my life too. Three years ago I started professionally studying drama in drama school and I really enjoy doing that, that is why I will be teaching “Miscelanea” in camp. We will do a lot of Performing arts games such as improvisation, characterization, music and a lot of different things!
My main aim is to make everyone feel comfortable with each other✌?, learn from others ? and create a peaceful environment among the girls. I want to make everybody feel that they belong there. Every girl is important and has a special function.

I’m counting the days to go to camp!!!

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YANETH GIRALDO HURTADO - Youth Development Counselor

Hello people! I'm Yaneth Giraldo (but you can say me Yanny),  I'm 24 years old and  I'm from Cali, Colombia. I study a degree in English and French at University Santiago de Cali and I am a current English teacher in a school. In my free time, I like watching movies and series. I love eating pizza and listening to pop music. Sometimes I like to read or embroider. I enjoy going out for a walk with my family or friends; my favorite hikes include a beautiful view and animal sounds! I'm very eager to improve my overall skills and learn about the USA while I spend time with children and other staff members!

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JULIANA GOMEZ RUIZ - Youth Development Counselor

Hi! I'm Juliana, I'm from Colombia, a country full of great caring people in South America. I'm a Plastic Arts student and some of my dearest dreams are becoming a writer, a teacher, or an illustrator, even all of the above! I enjoy taking long walks, reading, writing, and painting, I learned English by heart since I was just a little kid. I hope to meet you all pretty soon!

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LUCY GRAHAM - Youth Development Counselor

Hi my name is Lucy Graham and I am from Columbia South Carolina.  I can"t wait to meet new campers this summer.  I finished the ClemsonLife Program last year and it was a great 4 years.  I started a jewelry business called The Upside Down Collection and also work at a local plant- based restaurant called Tasty as Fit. A fun fact about me is that I love to take Zumba classes and I love to read.  My favorite book to read is Out of the Dust, My favorite movie is Frozen 2,  My favorite foods are fried chicken and tacos, My favorite activity is archery and my favorite camp song is "Juicy Moose" and "I Love the Mountains."   This will be my 17th year at Camp TAW and I can"t wait to see old friends and make new ones!

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IMANI HIBBERT - Youth Development Counselor

Do you feel the heat ?
Summer is here !
Make a cheer , camp is near !!

My name is Imani Hibbert , and I will be a new addition to the Camp family this year  !
I can't wait to meet everyone so that the fun can begin .
I am from the Caribbean , where it is sunny all day long and our days are filled with laughter .

I am very creative with my hands , I'm such a DIY ( do it yourselfer). I enjoy making new creations from old or recycled items ,the environment is very important to me .
I am a master at coming up with super fun games , I can promise you will always be entertained . As a former camper in my hometown , I know what camp is all about from waking up early to cozy talks at the camp fire !
I love to learn about new cultures , and I believe we all will learn so much from each other !
I'm such a social butterfly!
I want to know all my campers , if you are shy i'll find a way to make introduction day fun!
With every activity we will all unite , no camper will be left behind !
Let's turn camp dreams into long life memories we won't ever forget!

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MOLLY JOSEPH - Laurel Senior Counselor

What's Up!!!! My name is Molly Joseph and I am from Augusta, GA. I am a current student athlete at the University of South Carolina running Cross Country and Track and Field. I am super excited to return for my 14th summer at TAW! I've loved spending my summers in the mountains and I know this is going to be the best one yet! This summer you can find me running around camp, fishing by the lake, or lifeguarding/blasting music on the dock:) Can't wait to be back at my home away from home!

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SOPHIE LEE - Youth Development Counselor

Hi everyone! I'm Sophie Lee and I am from Tampa, Florida. I was a camper for 5 years and this will be my second summer as a counselor. A fun fact about me is that I am originally from Brazil and can speak Portuguese and Spanish. One of my favorite things to do at camp is to sing and have dance parties, I can't wait to have fun with all of you!