Youth Development Counselor & Junior Counselors


VALENTINA CASTAÑO - Youth Development Counselor

Hello everyone! My name is Valentina Castaño and I am from Colombia. I attend the University of Cauca, and I hope to be one of the best language teachers for children one day! A fun fact about me is that I am always the one who fishes the most in my family, and Sometimes, when my relatives have not been able to catch any fish, they ask me to catch fish for them. My favorite food is hamburger and my favorite song is "stay with me" from a Korean series called "Goblin". In my free time I like to spend time with my family, watch Korean series, learn how to make new bracelets, go fishing, listen to music in various languages ​​and think about what new material I can implement in my classes. As for the walks, I like the short ones. In them, I can feel freedom, listen and observe the beautiful nature. I want to go to the camp to have new experiences, to know other cultures, to make new friends, to learn from others and others learn from me. So I hope to see you soon!


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!


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!


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!


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!


JANE STARLING - Youth Development Counselor

Hey guys! I'm Jane Starling and I'm from Charlotte, NC. I am a rising senior in high school at Myers Park. I love art, music and reading. I also play soccer and act! I am so excited to spend my second summer at TAW and I can't wait to see some old friends, make new ones, teach some archery, and have fun with all of y'all! See you this summer :)


CLAIRE WADMAN - Youth Development Counselor

Hey, my name is Claire Wadman, I am from Virginia. This will be my 3rd summer at Camp TAW! I graduated high school last year and am taking a gap year. I love working with kids and teenagers. I also love to travel and am hoping to spend some time living in Africa working with kids. A fun fact about me is that I have 10 siblings. I am excited to be coming back to Camp, and that 3 of my sisters will be coming back with me!