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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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RUBY GULDAG - Youth Development Counselor

Hey, I'm Ruby Guldag, I currently live in the UK, but I'm also from Bodrum in Turkey. Instead of attending university, I decided to take a gap year, where I lived in Italy for a few months and I ate my body weight in pizza and pasta :) One day I would love to put all my travels into writing and become a travel writer. This will be my first time in the U.S and I couldn't be more excited for all the new experiences and new people I will meet!

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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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JORDAN JEMSEK - Youth Development Counselor

Hey! I’m Jordan Jemsek from Charlotte, NC and I’m back for another session! If there’s one thing I’m known for it’s constantly taking candid photos of people I know.  No one is safe, and no one ever sees me coming.  I know the photographers this year will be filling my role, but I trust them alright.  As for the future I hope to pursue a career in film!  My favorite food is sushi and favorite song is “Harvey” by Hers. I can’t wait to see everyone again!
 

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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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RYLEIGH KELLUM - Youth Development Counselor

Hi Everyone! My name is Ryleigh Kellum and I am from Jacksonville North Carolina. I am currently studying business the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Some fun facts about me is I am a lefty and love hiking. This is actually my first summer at camp but I am so excited to get to meet and get to know everybody!

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ANDIE KOVAC - Youth Development Counselor

Hi everyone! I'm Andrea Kovac I go by Andie and I am from Jacksonville, Florida. A fun fact about me is that I love the ocean and sharks my hope is one day to become a marine biologist. My favorite song toca toca is by Fly project. I love to crochet. I can't wait for this upcoming summer at camp and connect with old and new friends!

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ALONDRA LABASTIDA CONTRERAS - Youth Development Counselor

Hello! My name is Alondra and I’m from Mexico, I’m a med student, and I love to dance. This is my first time in other country, I’m so excited to be with all of you and all the activities we’re going to do during camp! This is going to be awesome!

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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!

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KATE LEWIS - Junior Counselor

Hey y’all!  My name is Kate Lewis and I’m a rising high school senior from Vero Beach, Florida.  This year is my seventh summer at TAW and my first as a counselor!  My favorite camp activities include riflery, canoeing, paddleboarding, and glass arts and crafts!  This summer, you’ll mainly see me in the riflery hut and on the canoe dock.  At home, I enjoy reading, swimming, listening to music, and playing the guitar.  Camp is one of my favorite places and I can’t wait to see old faces, meet new ones, and watch the Mohawks win this summer!!!  See you soon!

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ANA MALDONADO SUAREZ - Youth Development Counselor

Hey!!!  I'm Ana Maldonado, I'm from Oaxaca, México.... I'm really excited for this summer ☀️ I hope I can make new friends ? learn new things and teach others. ? A fun fact about me is that I can touch my nose with my tongue. ? I like Taylor Swift ?, space ? and economics ⚖️!

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ADRIANA MAYOL - Youth Development Counselor

Hi! My name is Adriana Mayol and I am from San Juan, Puerto Rico. I currently attend Boston College and am in the pre-med track in hopes to become a psychiatrist one day. A fun fact about me is that my first language is Spanish. Other fun facts about me are that I love Adele and Billie Eilish, my favorite movie is 10 Things I hate About You and my favorite food is steak and mashed potatoes. This will be my 5th year coming to camp and I always go to make new friends and have a stress-free environment where I can be myself. As a counselor though, I come to help little girls be their true selves and learn to love TAW as I do. I am so excited to see all of my counselor friends and all of my old campers!

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BESS MYERS - Junior Counselor

Hey Y'all! I'm Bess Myers and I'm from Rocky Mount NC. I am a boarding student at  Saint Mary's School in Raleigh NC. I play lots of soccer and love to stay active! My favorite activities are probably playing sports or watching tv. Right now I am obsessed with Gilmore Girls for the fifth time, but I also love any classic Disney feel good show! Some of my favorite things are country music, pink and orange, and chick-fil-a!! Camp is my second home so, I can't wait to get back to all my old friends and to make lots of new ones!!

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ANNA PATTEN - Youth Development Counselor

Howdy! I'm Anna Patten and I'm from Hendersonville, North Carolina. I just graduated high school and I want to study Forensic Psychology in college! This will be my 5th summer at TAW but my first as a counselor. At camp, I love to do arts and crafts, rock climbing, pottery, and nature classes. At home, I like to go on runs, read, hike, and go thrifting! I can't wait to be back at TAW this summer and to make new connections!

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JOGEIDY PULLINARIO ARIAS - Youth Development Counselor

Hello, my name is Jogeidy, I am 23 years old, I am from the Dominican Republic. I study industrial psychology, I really like to dance to all kinds of music but my favorite is bachata. in my free time, I like to go out a lot to the beaches of my country and also to the rivers (I love those places). I also like to hang out with my friends and also meet and make new friends. I consider myself a super sociable and fun person. I hope to meet you soon, I'm very excited!

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NIAMH QUINN - Youth Development Counselor

Hi! My name is Niamh Quinn, I am from Galway, Ireland and I am currently studying Engineering at the University of Limerick, Ireland. My favourite book is The Twits by Roald Dahl and I like all kinds of music, but I have a soft spot for Musical Theatre music! A fun fact about me is that I live on a farm. I can't wait to meet everyone at camp and to share and gain experiences!

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LAURA ROMO - Youth Development Counselor

Hi ! I'm Laura Romo , I'm from Colombia but I was live a lot of time in Ecuador, I'm a student of social comunication and journalism, a fun fact about me is that i don't know how to ride a bike. My favorite book is Suicide Virgins, and my favorite movie is Vanilla sky, I love the photography and my favorite song is Instant crush.
In my free time I practice hiking, and watch movies,I am excited to live this new experience in the camp and to be able to share it with everyone.

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JENIFER SANDOVAL RAMIREZ - Youth Development Counselor

Hello everyone! I'm Jenifer Sandoval Ramírez and I'm from Bogotá, Colombia. I currently work as and English teacher in my native city. I am a huge fan of sports, music, arts and traveling. I enjoy going to concrets, theater and cinemas. I have an amazing family. They're my parents, my older sister and my lovely dog. I am also very close to my grandma. I want to go back to camp because I think one always goes back to the old places where they loved life. There I had an amazing experience and met some incredible people so I want more, I want to learn more, I want to teach more. This time I'm taking my sister with me so I can't wait to show her this amazing place too.

Ps. Oh, and my favorite movie by now is for sure "Encanto". Yeah, latest Disney movie based on my country's culture. And regarding my favorite food well, it's our typical dish in the capital, Ajiaco, which you can also see in the movie.

See you at camp!

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LORAINE SANDOVAL RAMÍREZ - Youth Development Counselor

Hi everyone! I'm Loraine Sandoval Ramírez and I am from Bogotá, Colombia. In my country, I am a school teacher and I really like my job. Another very important aspect about me is that I love to dance. I've been dancing Latin rhythms, specifically salsa, for around 6 years, and I've participated in a couple of events and competitions. Thanks to dance I've learned a lot about my culture, expression, and teamwork.

For me, it's hard to choose, but one of my favorite salsa songs is called "De que callada manera", which is performed by the group Sonora Ponceña, and before being a song was a poem, written by the Cuban poet Nicolás Guillén. It is a beautiful song. I like to read too, and one of my favorite books is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, but I also like contemporary stories like the one by Stephanie Meyer, "The Host".

I am very excited for this upcoming summer, to live this new adventure, learn a lot about other cultures, and meet new friends!

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GRACE SIEWERT - Youth Development Counselor

Hey everyone! My name is Grace Siewert and I'm from Tampa, Florida. This is going to be my 5th summer at TAW and my second as a counselor! I'm going to be attending Florida State University in the fall and majoring in Computer Science. A fun fact about me is I am one of the biggest Olivia Rodrigo fans you'll ever meet. At camp you'll catch me on the dock and teaching kayaking! I can't wait to reunite with all my old friends and meet so many new people too!