Youth Development Counselor & Junior Counselors

 
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MOLLY BERGER - Junior Counselor

Hey guys! My name is Molly Berger and I am from Charlotte, North Carolina. I am a rising senior in high school at Charlotte Latin School and will apply for college soon. I am a ballerina and on my school dance team. I have been dancing for 13 years and this will be my 5th summer at TAW. I am excited for my first summer as a counselor and can’t wait to spend it with old and new friends!

 


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KIERA BLACKWELL - Youth Development Counselor

Hi, I'm Kiera and I live in Chesterfield, England. As Chesterfield is in the Midlands, the Peak District is my playground! I love to walk the trails with my dogs and take photographs of the stunning scenery. I also enjoy almost every outdoor activity and am a real water baby! I can't wait to meet you and have loads of fun making memories at Camp TAW this summer.

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REID BROWNLOW - Youth Development Counselor

Hello Ton-A-Wandah family! My name is Reid Brownlow, and I am from Charlotte, NC.  Camp is my absolute favorite place, and this will be my ninth year at TAW and third year as a counselor. I am currently a freshman at Sewanee: The University of the South where I am studying Psychology. Camp has helped shape me into the person I am today, and I hope to provide a magical, fun, meaningful, and growth-promoting camp experience for my campers this summer. I can't wait to see all of you! Go Cherokees! 

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NADIA CLARK - Youth Development Counselor

Hey everyone!! My name is Nadia Clark from Saint Louis, Missouri. I graduated from Wittenberg University with an Educational Studies degree in 2019. I am currently a substitute at a couple of the elementary schools. When I am not subbing, I am always looking for new hiking places with my dog, Shadow, or playing a variety of board/card games with family. This will be my sixth summer at Camp TAW and I am grateful to be coming back this summer and form even more wonderful memories with my campers and staff members!! See y'all very soon!!

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LYDIA CONTE - Junior Counselor

Hello Everyone! My name is Lydia Conte and I am from Columbia, South Carolina. I am a high school student and a former camper. I am involved in swimming, cross country, and track at my school. When I'm not busy with sports and school, I love to spend time with my friends. I love camp so much and I cannot wait to meet all of you this summer!

 


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SMITH COOKE - Youth Development Counselor

Hey y'all!! My name is Smith Cooke and I am from Charlotte, North Carolina. I am currently a freshman at the University of Georgia with an intended major in Marketing and Management. This upcoming summer will be my 11th at TAW, including one summer as kitchen staff!! I have always loved art & being creative and I can't wait to see y'all in the mess hall! I could not be more excited to see new and familiar faces so soon :) Go dawgs! Go Mohawks!

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MIA CORTÉS - Junior Counselor

Hi everyone! My name is Mia Cortés and I'm from Dorado, Puerto Rico. I am a rising senior in high school and I hope to study either business or psychology in the future! When I'm not at the beach, I love to bike, hang out with friends, and read. I am so excited to return to camp for my 6th summer and meet you all! Go Mohawks!

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LUCY DELONG - Junior Counselor

Hey y'all! I'm Lucy DeLong. I am from Columbia, South Carolina, and am a rising Senior at Heathwood Hall. I hope to have a future involving pediatric medicine (but I am not sure what exactly!!). In my free time I love to bake and read; my favorite book is the Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. I have also been a competitive tennis player for the last 10 years and am currently on my schools varsity team. My favorite TV show would have to be either Gilmore Girls or Grey's Anatomy. I am so excited for camp this upcoming summer and can't wait to gain new experiences with new and old friends!

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SOPHIE DiCLEMENTE - Junior Counselor

Hi everyone! I'm Sophie Diclemente and I am from Orlando, Florida. I am a junior at Winter Park High School! A fun fact about me is that I have been playing water polo for 6 years. I was also a camper at TAW! My favorite thing to do is to be outside and go swimming. I love camping and hiking too! Making s'mores and singing camp song is one of my favorite camp activities. I can't wait for this upcoming summer at camp and connect with old and new friends!

 


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KF DILLARD - Youth Development Counselor

Hey y'all! I am KF Dillard, and I am from Charlotte, North Carolina! I am so excited to be returning for my 12th summer at Camp Ton-A-Wandah! I am a freshman in college, and I am pursuing degrees in math and French. I am an avid golfer, and I also play tennis. Some of my favorite camp activities are archery, riflery, and, of course, Zumba! I am a lover of all things outdoors, so camping, fishing, and hiking are some of my favorite things to do! I am looking forward to reuniting with old friends, and meeting new ones this summer at Camp TAW. Can't wait to meet y'all! Go Mohawks!

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ELEANOR DONOHUE - JUNIOR COUNSELOR

Hi guys! My name is Eleanor Donohue and I can’t wait to be spending my 12th summer at TAW. I am originally from the US but I have lived most of my life in East Africa, Kenya for 12 years. I am going into my senior year at the International School of Kenya. 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. Go Mohawks!
 

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SAM FANNING - Youth Development Counselor

Hi campers! My name is Sam Fanning and I am from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I attend Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas and I am earning my degree in Early Childhood Education! I have always loved going to camp, and last summer was my first year at TAW! I can't wait for another awesome summer by the lake making new friends and connecting with old ones too! I am most excited for the blob and TAW traditions. Summer 2021 can't come soon enough!

 


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CARLY FINLEY - Youth Development Counselor

Hi everyone! My name is Carly Finley and I'm from Apollo Beach, Florida. I am a sophomore at Georgetown University where I am studying business. This will be my 13th summer at Ton-A-Wandah and I couldn't be more excited! I love to spend my free time running, hiking, baking, and playing with my puppy Cali. I'm always down for a Taylor Swift dance party and getting my Chaco tan on. I can't wait to meet all of you this summer!
 

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LEAH FISHER - Youth Development Counselor

Hi everyone! My name is Leah Fisher and I am from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. I am a rising senior in high school and am so excited to spend my 15th summer at Camp TAW! I love to play sports and hang out with my friends when I'm not doing school work. I love playing soccer and tennis and you can catch me lifeguarding on the dock this summer! I cannot wait to see my old friends and make new ones!

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WALKER GIVENS - Junior Counselor

 Hey everyone! I'm Walker Givens and I am from Charleston, South Carolina! I am going into my last year of high school; however, I hope to one day become an aerospace engineer! I love to be outdoors or doing something active so I play a lot of sports like volleyball, basketball, and lacrosse and also love some friendly competition. I also love any time I can spend outdoors so I love hiking, going for runs and walks, and just hanging out outside with my friends and having DMC's! I am so thankful to be coming back to camp this summer as a JC and for the opportunity to reconnect with old friends and meet new, amazing people! See y'all this summer!

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RENEÉ GOUWS - Youth Development Counselor

Hi everyone! I’m Reneé Gouws and I am from a small town in South Africa. I have a degree in Sport Science and am a newly qualified photographer. A fun fact about me is, my first language is Afrikaans. My accent might sound a little weird! My favorite activity to do is fly-fishing and my favorite song is by Kelly Clarkson. I can’t wait for the summer at camp, as it is a combination of everything I love to do. (being outdoors, coaching sport, working with kids) I am looking forward to meeting everyone at camp and making new friends! TO NEW ADVENTURES!

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ERIN HANNAH - Youth Development Counselor

Hey everyone! I'm Erin Hannah I am from Liverpool, England. This will be my first time at camp and I am so excited to get started. I am a qualified electrician and work for my Dads company, it is a super male orientated workplace in which I am trying to make a difference. A cool fact would be I actually have an England cap for soccer! I represented my country in a few friendly games and even a cup competition. Any free time I have I practise playing my guitar, skating with my friends in the outdoors and just playing sport! I cannot wait to have the best summer with you all!

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MACKIE HOBBY - Junior Counselor

Hi everyone! I'm Mackie Hobby and I'm from Jacksonville, Florida. Home of the absolute greatest football team in the NFL... the Jacksonville Jaguars (just kidding). I graduate from the Episcopal School of Jacksonville in 2022! At Camp TAW, I started out in Cedar cabin in 2010 when I was only 6 years old, and made my way all the way up to Laurel cabin in 2019.  My favorite song is "Can I Call You Tonight?" by Dayglow and my favorite movies are the Star Wars series! A fun fact about me is that I was born on May 4th, or National Starwars Day, which explains my love for the series. I can't wait to be able to return to my favorite place this summer to see my old friends and meet some new ones!

 


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BEATTY JOSEPH - Youth Development Counselor

Hello everyone! My name is Beatty Joseph and I am from Augusta, Georgia. I am a rising senior in high school and I play club soccer.  I love to spend time with my friends and family.  I can't wait to return for my 10th summer here at TAW!

 


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MOLLY JOSEPH - Youth Development Counselor

Yo what up peeps! My name is Molly Joseph and I'm super excited for another summer at Camp TAW. I'm a rising junior at the University of South Carolina where I run cross country and track and field. I'm a Public Health major and a Business minor and hope to be a Dentist one day. This will be my 13th summer at Ton-A-Wandah and I already know it's going to be the best one yet. You can find me chilling on the dock lifeguarding, fishing by the lake, running all over camp, and definitely jammin' with my speaker. I'm pretty easy to point out...just look for the short blonde poofy hair. I can't tell you how pumped I am to spend another summer in the mountains!! Already working on my Summer 2021 playlist...so get ready! Go Navs!