INTRODUCING THE 2016 CAMP WA-KLO STAFF!!

Meet the entire 2016 staff of counselors, support staff, and supervisors! We have a wonderful group of women joining us this summer across the globe to make Wa-Klo the best “little corner of the world”.  Each brings activity specialties, a spark of energy, and a determination to make this the best summer for Wa-Klo’s spectacular campers!  We are thrilled by all the staff that is returning to us, and the new staff members that will add that little extra “something, something” to make the summer of 2016 one to never forget!!!

 

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Sam Slayton

Samantha Slayton from the USA who will be teaching water skiing!

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?  This will be my 7th summer!  6 as a camper and LTG, and now I’m a staff member!

What is your favorite quote by which to guide your life?   “There’s no reason today can’t be the best day of my life.”

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo?  Meeting new campers and staff, and getting the chance to make even more amazing memories

What is one interesting fact about yourself?  If I make a decision to do something, I have to do it straight away or I never will.

How do you like to spend your free time?  I love traveling and trying new things

What do you love most about your family?  I love how supportive my family is of me in anything I decide to pursue.

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited?  Montego Bay, Jamaica

What would you like for everyone at Wa-Klo to know about you right now?  That I am open and optimistic, and always willing to help others

What is your favorite thing to eat?  Mac and cheese

What is your favorite thing to do?  Horseback riding and spending time with friends or family

What song makes you happy when you hear it?  “Runaway” by Galantis

 

 

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Emma Gillespie or Emma G or just “G” from Northern Ireland who is teaching Pet Care and volleyball!

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?  This will be my 5th summer!

What is your favorite quote by which to guide your life?  “Have an attitude of Gratitude”- Zig

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo?  Seeing old friends and making new ones

What is one interesting fact about yourself?  I have 28,000 chickens

How do you like to spend your free time?  Exploring

What do you love most about your family?  The unconditional love and support they give me.

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited?  Seattle, Washington

What would you like for everyone at Wa-Klo to know about you right now?  I have accepted a teaching job in Dubai

What is your favorite thing to eat?  Burgers

What is your favorite thing to do?  Play any sport

What song makes you happy when you hear it?  Earth, Wind and Fire- “September”

 

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Alix Stiles

Alix Stiles from England who is teaching fencing and swimming!

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?  This will be my 1st summer!

What is your favorite quote by which to guide your life?  “Do what makes you happy”

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo?  Spending the summer at camp

What is one interesting fact about yourself?  My Grandad was in the England football team that won the World Cup

How do you like to spend your free time?  With my friends talking about rubbish

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited?  Kenya

What would you like for everyone at Wa-Klo to know about you right now?  I love fencing

What is your favorite thing to eat?  Steak and chips

What is your favorite thing to do?  watching films

What song makes you happy when you hear it?  anything by David Bowie

 

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Barbara Osztrovszki

Barbara Osztrovszki from Hungary who will be working in the kitchen this summer!

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?  This will be my first year at Camp Wa-Klo.

What is your favorite quote by which to guide your life?  My favorite quote is from the I Ching: “The superior man perseveres long in his course, adapts to the times but remains firm in his direction and correct in his goals.”

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo?  I’m looking forward to being a productive member of a team and to getting to know many awesome people.

What is one interesting fact about yourself?  I love fairy tales.

How do you like to spend your free time?  I like to read, to take long walks in nature and to spend time with my dogs.

What do you love most about your family?  They can think outside the box.

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited?  I think that would be a Native American powwow ceremony in Canada.

What would you like for everyone at Wa-Klo to know about you right now?  Deep inside I’m still a kid myself.

What is your favorite thing to eat?  Grapes

What is your favorite thing to do?  Riding a horse

What song makes you happy when you hear it?  Elton John – “Circle Of Life”

 

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Caroline Rosen from the USA who will be teaching gymnastics and small craft!

 

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?  This will be my 10th summer!  9 as a camper and LTG, and now I’ll be part of the Wa-Klo staff!

What is your favorite quote by which to guide your life?  “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” -Dr. Seuss

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo?  I can’t wait to experience camp for the first time as a (junior) counselor

What is one interesting fact about yourself?  I have been doing gymnastics since I was 4 years old

How do you like to spend your free time?  Hanging out with my friends and family

What do you love most about your family?  They’re very loving and very silly

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited?  Israel

What would you like for everyone at Wa-Klo to know about you right now?  I am going to be a freshman in college this coming fall, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to spend my last summer before college at Camp Wa-Klo!

What is your favorite thing to eat?  Pasta

What is your favorite thing to do?  Spending time with friends or practicing gymnastics

What song makes you happy when you hear it?  “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran

 

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Rebeka Sarkozi

Rebeka Sárközi from Hungary who will be working in the dining room and as a housekeeper!

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?  This will be my second year at Wa-Klo!

What is your favorite quote by which to guide your life?  “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo?  I’m looking forward to see old friends and meet new ones, who we can have fun with.

What is one interesting fact about yourself?  I played a role in 3 movies, what we shot with my friends for a movie making competition in high school.

How do you like to spend your free time?  I like to take exercise and I love zumba

What do you love most about your family?  I love that they always support me and inspire me.

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited?  New York City

What would you like for everyone at Wa-Klo to know about you right now?  I would like to let everyone know that I’m very happy that I can be the part of the camp community this year, and I hope we will have an amazing summer together!

What is your favorite thing to eat?  Ice cream 🙂

What is your favorite thing to do?  I love hanging out with my friends and I also really like family gatherings.

What song makes you happy when you hear it?  “Years & Years” – King

 

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Olivia Matthews

Olivia Matthews from the United States who will teaching soccer, skiing, and pet care… a little of everything!

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?  This will be my first year at Wa-Klo!

What is your favorite quote by which to guide your life?  “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage” by Anais Nin

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo?  Spending time outdoors

What is one interesting fact about yourself?  I grew up on a horse farm

How do you like to spend your free time?  Spending time with friends and family

What do you love most about your family?  Their endless support for me

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited?  Pompeii, Italy

What would you like for everyone at Wa-Klo to know about you right now?  More than anything, I love to laugh

What is your favorite thing to eat?  Yogurt Covered Craisins

What is your favorite thing to do?  Adventure – hiking, running, and exploring new places 

What song makes you happy when you hear it?  “Take Me Home, Country Road” by John Denver

 

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Ronja Weiblen

Ronja Weiblen from Germany who will be Head of Swimming this summer!

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?    This will be my first summer at Wa-Klo!

What is your favorite quote by which to guide your life?    “The important things in life aren’t things.”

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo?  The camp atmosphere and getting to know all of the campers and counselors!

What is one interesting fact about yourself?  I am a huge Harry Potter fan.

How do you like to spend your free time?  Meeting friends, swimming and university sports.

What do you love most about your family?  That we support each other and laugh a lot.

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited?  New Zealand

What would you like for everyone at Wa-Klo to know about you right now?  I can’t wait to have an amazing summer at the waterfront with you!

What is your favorite thing to eat?  Gummy bears!

What is your favorite thing to do?  Everything in or on water.

What song makes you happy when you hear it?  “Under the Sea” from Little Mermaid.

 

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Alex Bennett

Alex Bennett from the USA who will be teaching field hockey, lacrosse, and archery!

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?  I was at Wa-Klo for three years as a camper; this will be my first summer at Wa-Klo as a counselor!

What is your favorite quote by which to guide your life?  “Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo?  Council Fire. It has been 5 years since I was a camper at Wa-Klo, and I visited over parent’s weekend last summer to visit my sister , which made me remember how much I missed it.

What is one interesting fact about yourself?  I am a HUGE One Direction fan.

How do you like to spend your free time?  Running and reading novels

What do you love most about your family?  Our loyalty to one another. I know that no matter what happens they will always be there for me, and I will always be there for them.

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited?  Arizona. Coming from the Northeast, the desert makes it feel like you’re on Mars

What would you like for everyone at Wa-Klo to know about you right now?  My younger sister, Caroline will be an Upper Pioneer this year. I am so happy that she loves Wa-Klo as much as I do

What is your favorite thing to eat?  Chocolate

What is your favorite thing to do?  Swim in the Ocean

What song makes you happy when you hear it?  “Best Song Ever” by One Direction

 

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Laura Wright from England who will be teaching archery, field archery, and lacrosse!

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?   This will be my 3rd summer!

What is your favorite quote by which to guide your life?   “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, live the life you’ve imagined.”

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo?  Building a bonfire, so that everyone can huddle round and cook smores 🙂

What is one interesting fact about yourself?  I am almost a qualified PE teacher who loves to juggle random objects

How do you like to spend your free time?  I like to walk my dog Bella along the beach or have a cup of tea with friends

What do you love most about your family?  They are ridiculous!

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited?  Kerkennah, an island off of Tunisia

What would you like for everyone at Wa-Klo to know about you right now?  I cannot wait to get back to ‘our little corner of the world’, see old faces and meet new ones!

What is your favorite thing to eat?  BLT’s!!!! They are just perfect for anytime of the day

What is your favorite thing to do?  Be outdoors playing sports with friends

What song makes you happy when you hear it?  “Postcards” by James Blunt

 

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Anna Jardine

Anna Jardine from Northern Ireland who will be teaching water skiing!

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?  This will be my 3rd summer!

What is your favorite quote by which to guide your life?  “Don’t let the muggles get you down.”

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo?  Being reunited with old faces and getting to know new ones

What is one interesting fact about yourself?  I played the bagpipes for 6 years

How do you like to spend your free time?  With friends doesn’t matter what you’re doing as long as they’re there

What do you love most about your family?  That no matter what changes you go through in life they always stay by your side

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited?  Lapland – where Santa lives

What would you like for everyone at Wa-Klo to know about you right now?  That my excitement for this summer is off the radar currently

What is your favorite thing to eat? Chocolate chip pancakes and bacon

What is your favorite thing to do? Travelling and meeting new people

What song makes you happy when you hear it? “Hit the Diff”- Marty Mone … No song can beat it!

 

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Diane Miller 2

Diane Miller from Scotland who will be the Camper Advocate!

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?   This will be my 9th summer!

What is your favorite quote by which to guide your life?   “Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy.”

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo?  Getting back to our little corner of the world and making sure both old and new campers have the best summer ever

What is one interesting fact about yourself?  I am a Primary School teacher in Scotland and I love it as no two days are the same, just like camp 🙂

How do you like to spend your free time?  Having adventures with my friends

What do you love most about your family?  They are always there for me

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited?  An amazing road trip down the west coast of America

What would you like for everyone at Wa-Klo to know about you right now?  I am literally counting down the days till we can all get back to camp!!

What is your favorite thing to eat?  Pizza

What is your favorite thing to do?  Listen to music and sing along

What song makes you happy when you hear it?  Ellie Goulding – “Lights”

 

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Gabby Bonavire

Gabby Bonavire from the USA who will be teaching tennis!

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?  This will be my 11th summer!  10 as a camper and LTG, and now I’m on staff!

What is your favorite quote by which to guide your life?  “You may not always end up where you thought you were going, but you will always end up where you are meant to be.”

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo?  Meeting all the new camper and staff and TRIBES!!

What is one interesting fact about yourself?  I have never broken a bone

How do you like to spend your free time?  Spending it with friends, playing tennis, and baking

What do you love most about your family?  That we can always sit down and have a family meal together

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited?  Sevilla, Spain

What would you like for everyone at Wa-Klo to know about you right now?  I love to let loose and just have fun

What is your favorite thing to eat?  A Burger

What is your favorite thing to do?  Travel to new places around the world

What song makes you happy when you hear it?  “My House” by Flo Rida

 

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Emma L

Emma Lewis from the USA who will be teaching archery and swimming this summer!

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?  This will be my 9th summer!

What is your favorite quote by which to guide your life?  “Sometimes we need to stop analyzing the past, stop planning the future, stop figuring out precisely how we feel, stop deciding exactly what we want, and just see what happens.” by Carrie Bradshaw

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo?  Looking after campers for a full 7 weeks as a first-year counselor

What is one interesting fact about yourself?  I have been playing the guitar since 2nd grade

How do you like to spend your free time?  Hanging out with friends and family

What do you love most about your family?  They are always there for me when I need them and always make me laugh!

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited?  Normandy, France

What would you like for everyone at Wa-Klo to know about you right now?  I’m very excited to start college in the fall, but first, a fun summer at Wa-Klo is much needed after a stressful school year!

What is your favorite thing to eat?  Ribs and chocolate cake!

What is your favorite thing to do?  Going out to eat with family/friends

What song makes you happy when you hear it?  “Hands to Myself” by Selena Gomez

 

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Kay McCann

Kay McCann from England who is our Water Supervisor!

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?  This will be my 7th summer!

What is your favorite quote by which to guide your life?  “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf.” by Martin Shervington and John Seymour

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo?  Watching the sail boats go out onto Thorndike Pond

What is one interesting fact about yourself?  I was a Wimbledon ball girl in 2004

How do you like to spend your free time?  Because I’m currently on a ski season in France, I would have to say right now – SKIING!!!!!

What do you love most about your family?  How close we all are

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited?  I walked with lion cubs on Christmas Day on a game farm in South Africa

What would you like for everyone at Wa-Klo to know about you right now?  I am currently in my last month of a ski season in France where I am working in a crèche with kids 6 months – 10 years, and skiing every chance I get!

What is your favorite thing to eat?  Steak-rare

What is your favorite thing to do?  Longboard along the beach at sunset

What song makes you happy when you hear it?  Green Day – “Time of your Life”

 

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Henriett

Henriett Szilagyi from Hungary who will be working in the dining room and as a housekeeper this summer!

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?   This will be my third year at Camp Wa-Klo!

What is your favorite quote by which to guide your life?  “You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.” (The Little Prince)

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo? fun, peace,little break from my ordinary life

What is one interesting fact about yourself?  it depends on who sees what in me

How do you like to spend your free time? Relaxing. Doing yoga, drawing, reading.

What do you love most about your family? It’s perfect. Not because there is nothing can’t be changed in it, but because it’s still good like this.

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited? A little antique store in my town.

What is your favorite thing to eat? Tomato soup with alphabet letters

What is your favorite thing to do? It depends on my mood. Go out with my friends or just stay at home to relax.

What song makes you happy when you hear it? “All I Want is You” (from the movie Juno)

 

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Kirsten Law

Kirsten Law from Scotland who will be teaching drama and musical drama this summer!

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?  This will be my 1st summer!

What is your favorite quote by which to guide your life?  “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo? Making new friends and going on adventures

What is one interesting fact about yourself? I know British sign language

How do you like to spend your free time? Reading, running and watching movies

What do you love most about your family? They are always there to support me

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited? Botswana

What would you like for everyone at Wa-Klo to know about you right now? I am currently studying at the Performing Arts Studio of Scotland

What is your favorite thing to eat?  Sushi

What is your favorite thing to do?  Act and perform any way I can

What song makes you happy when you hear it?  “Go the Distance” – from the movie Hercules

 

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Gabby Jarvis

Gabby Jarvis from England who is our Creative Arts and Special Programs Supervisor!

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?   This will be my 5th summer!

What is your favorite quote by which to guide your life?  “Throw kindness like confetti” by Rachel Corcoran

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo?  Getting my 5 year bracelet!

What is one interesting fact about yourself?  I started my ski season having never put on skies before, I can now actually ski!

How do you like to spend your free time?  Relaxing with my friends

What do you love most about your family?  They are my best friends

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited?  the Sahara desert- we rode camels into the desert and stayed overnight

What would you like for everyone at Wa-Klo to know about you right now?  I am on a ski season in France

What is your favorite thing to eat?  Steak!

What is your favorite thing to do?  Eating nice food!

What song makes you happy when you hear it?  Rudimental- “Feel the Love”

 

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EMMA TIMLETT

Emma Timlett from England who will be Head of Landsports this summer!

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?  This will be my 4th summer!

What is your favorite quote by which to guide your life?  “Love the life you live, live the life you love.”  by Bob Marley

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo? council fire, tribe games, Olympics, slip and slide….EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE!

What is one interesting fact about yourself? I really like water slides

How do you like to spend your free time? With friends, at the beach, road trip adventures, sport,

What do you love most about your family? Their unconditional support

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited? Kenya

What would you like for everyone at Wa-Klo to know about you right now? That I am super excited for summer to be here and for us all to return to our little corner of the world

What is your favorite thing to eat? Lasagna

What is your favorite thing to do? Beach BBQ!!

What song makes you happy when you hear it? “Sir Duke” – Stevie Wonder

 

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Dominika Biegun

Dominika Biegun from Poland who will be teaching sailing and windsurfing this summer!

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?  It’s my first time!

What is your favorite quote by which to guide your life?  “The World is a book and those who do not travel, read only one page.”-Augustine of Hippo

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo? I am looking forward to meet new people.

What is one interesting fact about yourself? I participated for 5 years in a national ski competition for amateurs.

How do you like to spend your free time? Actively with friends, traveling, playing games.

What do you love most about your family? That I can always rely on them.

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited? Carcassonne, France

What would you like for everyone at Wa-Klo to know about you right now? I love traveling and sport. I am very open-minded and social person. Can’t wait to know you all!

What is your favorite thing to eat?  Pizza

What is your favorite thing to do? skiing

What song makes you happy when you hear it? Earth, Wind & Fire – “September.”

 

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Poppy Briggs

Poppy Briggs from England who will be teaching horseback riding this summer!

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?  My second year!

What is your favorite quote by which to guide your life?  “Everything happens for a reason.”

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo? Getting back on the lake!

What is one interesting fact about yourself? I have a horse called Ditto

How do you like to spend your free time? Doing any form of exercise!

What do you love most about your family? Our banter

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited? The Great Barrier Reef in Australia

What would you like for everyone at Wa-Klo to know about you right now? I have been excited to come back to camp ever since I left last year!

What is your favorite thing to eat? Raspberries and blueberries

What is your favorite thing to do? Play netball with my university team

What song makes you happy when you hear it? “Sorry” by Justin Bieber

 

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Emily Cruickshank

Emily Cruickshank from Scotland who will be teaching arts n’ crafts this summer!

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?  This will be my first year!

What is your favorite quote by which to guide your life?  “One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world” – Malala Yousafzai

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo? Meeting lots of new people and trying new experiences!

What is one interesting fact about yourself? I own over 100 books and my collection is constantly growing…I can’t stop buying them!

How do you like to spend your free time? Going to gigs, reading, going out for long runs, going to the cinema, and spending time with my friends

What do you love most about your family? They are the funniest people I know, and are always there to make me laugh

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited? Montmartre, in Paris. It’s full of interesting people and unexpected things to see every time you turn a corner

What would you like for everyone at Wa-Klo to know about you right now? I’m always up for throwing myself into trying new things, so I’m looking forward to seeing how many new experiences I can have this summer at Wa-Klo!

What is your favorite thing to eat? Definitely chocolate

What is your favorite thing to do? Drive somewhere new with my friends on a sunny day, and spend the whole day there exploring

What song makes you happy when you hear it? “’What’s Up?” by 4 Non Blondes

 

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Laura Singleton

Laura Singleton from England who will be teaching horseback riding this summer!

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?  This will be my first year!

What is your favorite quote by which to guide your life?  “Sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage, just twenty seconds of embarrassing bravery, and I promise you something great will come of it.” -Benjamin Mee (We Bought A Zoo)

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo? The cultural exchanges and meeting new people.

What is one interesting fact about yourself? One day I hope to work in the conservation industry, protecting endangered animals.

How do you like to spend your free time? I love socializing with friends and family and I also enjoy going to music festivals.

What do you love most about your family? They are the most accepting, loving and crazy people I know, and I wouldn’t change a thing!

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited? South Africa

What would you like for everyone at Wa-Klo to know about you right now? I’ll be spending my birthday in America this year!

What is your favorite thing to eat? Popcorn

What is your favorite thing to do? Horse ride

What song makes you happy when you hear it?  Van Morrison- “Brown Eyed Girl”

 

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Hannah McInnes

Hannah McInnes from Scotland  who will be teaching drama and musical drama this summer!

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?  This is my first year!

What is your favorite quote by which to guide your life?  “If watching is all you’re going to do; you’ll watch your life go by without you” – Laverne (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo?  Teaching the thing I love most to kids who will hopefully love it as much as I do

What is one interesting fact about yourself?  I once had to go to hospital because I thought I broke my foot while playing a game of Quidditch

How do you like to spend your free time?  Reading my book, spending time with my friends and playing my ukulele

What do you love most about your family?  The fact they constantly motivate me to succeed

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited?  Jungfraujoch – the top of Europe

What would you like for everyone at Wa-Klo to know about you right now?  I’m a pro at making ‘dad jokes’

What is your favorite thing to eat?  pizza

What is your favorite thing to do?  Passionately sing along to Disney movies

What song makes you happy when you hear it?  “This’ll Be My Year” – Train

 

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Dyllyn-Jaye McSherry

Dyllyn-Jaye McSherry from Scotland  who will be teaching  gymnastics and basketball this summer!

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?  This will be my 2nd year!

What is your favorite quote by which to guide your life?  “Every cloud has a silver lining ” by P.T. Barnum

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo? Meeting new people and seeing everyone from last year

What is one interesting fact about yourself? I have flown a small plane

How do you like to spend your free time? Going to the pictures and spending time with my friends

What do you love most about your family? That we are all very close and all there for each other

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited? San Francisco, CA or Orlando, FL

What would you like for everyone at Wa-Klo to know about you right now? That I am buzzing to be going back to camp!

What is your favorite thing to eat? Chicken, literally the only thing I eat

What is your favorite thing to do? Visit new places

What song makes you happy when you hear it? “How deep is your love ” – Calvin Harris

 

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Cindy Martinez

Cindy Martinez from Columbia who will be working in the kitchen this summer!

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?  It’s my first time!

What is your favorite quote by which to guide your life?  “Smile and forgive is the only way to live.”

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo? I’m looking forward to enjoying the summer and meeting new friends.

What is one interesting fact about yourself? I have good attitude all the time; doesn’t matter the situation.

How do you like to spend your free time? I would like to travel, know new places and its culture

What do you love most about your family? What I love about my family is that they support me in all the steps of my life.

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited? Chachimbiro is a beautiful place full of nature, landscapes, and thermal pools. It is in Ecuador and a beautiful place to visit. I went there five years ago. The country has a very old culture with indigenous people and their traditions.

What would you like for everyone at Wa-Klo to know about you right now? I am saving all my good energy to make that this summer be amazing for you and me.

What is your favorite thing to eat? I love Chinese rice with pork chop.

What is your favorite thing to do? I love walking through nature with good partners talking and joking about everything at night.

What song makes you happy when you hear it? “Singing in the Shower” by: becky g.

 

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Katherine Mellor

Katherine Mellor from England who will be teaching horseback riding this summer!

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?  This is my first year!

What is your favorite quote by which to guide your life?  “It’s the things you don’t do that you regret”

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo? Meeting everyone and having fun!

What is one interesting fact about yourself?  I have been horse riding since the age of 4!

How do you like to spend your free time?  Mainly with family and friends. I love going places whether its a different town or city or local. I also love spending time with the horses

What do you love most about your family?  We can always make light of any situation

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited?  Got to be Las Vegas!

What would you like for everyone at Wa-Klo to know about you right now?  I am a really down-to-earth person who loves to have a laugh!

What is your favorite thing to eat?  Just one thing? Got to be Mac & Cheese…Although I do have a sweet tooth!

What is your favorite thing to do?  I love exploring new places and spending time outdoors in the sunshine

What song makes you happy when you hear it?  At the moment I’d say “Sugar” by Robin Schulz.  Although, I do love The Beatles!

 

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Vianney Garcia

Vianney Garcia from Mexico who will be working in the kitchen this summer!

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?  This is my first year!

What is your favorite quote by which to guide your life?  “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today” by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo? The best summer that I will have.  The fun place and magical summer

What is one interesting fact about yourself? When I decided to change my university, with the same bachelor, it was a big change for me.  I was studying on a campus close to my hometown.  This campus didn’t have so many opportunities as the principal campus in the capital. I remember that the director did not want to accept me, but I was persistent, and I achieved it.  Now I am studying and living on the main campus with new opportunities, and I am in 6th semester of the degree.

How do you like to spend your free time? I like running, swimming, and riding my bike

What do you love most about your family?  I love the moment of eating dinner at the table together.  We can talk about all.

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited?  The best place was Puebla, Mexico.

What would you like for everyone at Wa-Klo to know about you right now?  I like to meet people, and at Wa-Klo I want to make many more friends. I am friendly, I like laughing, and I am loving. I love Wa- Klo without having met it yet! I am sure the people there are beautiful and with a sweet heart, The main thing I want so much is to have experiences and memories. I want to be there NOW!!

What is your favorite thing to eat?  I love pepperoni pizza

What is your favorite thing to do?  I love makeup! and I love doing it on me

What song makes you happy when you hear it?  “Hey Brother” by Avicii

 

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Lucia Halasova

Lucy Halasova from Slovakia who will be working in the kitchen this summer!

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?  0  This is my 1st summer!

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo?  new experiences, new places and new people

What is one interesting fact about yourself? I like Rock music

How do you like to spend your free time? I like spend my time with friends, I like sports and dance and listen good music and spend time with my doggie

What do you love most about your family? Time when we meet together at various celebrations

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited? French Riviera

What would you like for everyone at Wa-Klo to know about you right now? I am smiling girl who likes sports and dance and loves animals

What is your favorite thing to eat? Pasta in different ways

What is your favorite thing to do? Traveling and taking photos

What song makes you happy when you hear it? Rock songs from my favourite bands

 

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Savannah Fischel

Savannah Fishel from England who will be teaching water skiing and tennis this summer!

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?  This is my first year!

What is your favorite quote by which to guide your life?  Kant: “We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals”

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo? Experience a different way of life

What is one interesting fact about yourself?  I have a pug who was originally named Queen Latifah

How do you like to spend your free time?  Socializing and adventure sports

What do you love most about your family?  Our diversity

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited?  Paxos, a minuscule island in Greece.

What would you like for everyone at Wa-Klo to know about you right now?  My inner kid is always right next to the surface…

What is your favorite thing to eat?  Papaya

What is your favorite thing to do?  Snowboard and play games

What song makes you happy when you hear it?  Rusted Roots- “Send Me on My Way”

 

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Dominika Srncová from Slovakia who will be working in the dining room and as a housekeeper this summer!

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?  This is my first year!

What is your favorite quote by which to guide your life?  “Everything is possible (when you want) :)”

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo? I am looking forward to new people and learning about their cultures, beautiful nature, and I am lucky that I’m going to spend time in a girl´s community.

What is one interesting fact about yourself? I like to write a stories for little children.

How do you like to spend your free time? I spend my free time with a quality books or going on a long walk in a forest.  I also like to go to the cinema.

What do you love most about your family? I love my family; we have a very close relationship.

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited? In Croatia, city Dubrovnik, this is a city which breathes history.

What would you like for everyone at Wa-Klo to know about you right now? In zodiac I am a fish. That means that I am a satisfied, calm and happy person.

What is your favorite thing to eat?  Hawaiian pizza and pasta. I eat everything

What is your favorite thing to do? Talk to my sister and laugh

What song makes you happy when you hear it?  PULCINO PIO – Il Pulcino Pio (this song is so cute and funny)

 

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Abi Willet is from England and will be teaching crew and running this summer!

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?  2016 is my second summer!

What is your favorite quote by which to guide your life?  “Every achievement begins with the decision to try.”

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo? Spending time on the waterfront and getting to know my campers.

What is one interesting fact about yourself?  I play rugby for my university team

How do you like to spend your free time?  Reading or playing sport- as well as rugby, I love netball, rowing and weight lifting

What do you love most about your family?  I love how my sister always supports me- she’s a few years younger and I’m so happy I got to watch her grow up into an amazing person.

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited?  Sydney, Australia

What would you like for everyone at Wa-Klo to know about you right now?  I can’t wait to get back to camp!

What is your favorite thing to eat?  Pancakes

What is your favorite thing to do?  Sit around drinking tea with my friends and laughing lots!

What song makes you happy when you hear it?  Rusted Roots- “Send Me on My Way”

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Sophie Poole from Scotland who will be teaching  tennis and painting/sketching this summer!

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?  1- this will be my second!

What is your favorite quote by which to guide your life?  “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo? Meeting new campers and counselors!

What is one interesting fact about yourself?  I play 6 different instruments 😉

How do you like to spend your free time? Playing piano or baking

What do you love most about your family? They are the most inspiring people I know

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited? New York City

What would you like for everyone at Wa-Klo to know about you right now? I’m so excited to see you all! (Counting down the days 🙂

What is your favorite thing to eat? PIZZA!  

What is your favorite thing to do? Play cards/ watch Grey’s Anatomy

What song makes you happy when you hear it? “Drops of Jupiter” by Train

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Holly Monson from Northern Ireland who will be teaching dance and yoga this summer!

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?  0.  Can’t wait for my 1st summer.

What is your favorite quote by which to guide your life?  “It will all be alright in the end, if it is not alright then it is not the end”, or “All your dreams can come true, if you only have the courage to pursue them” by Walt Disney.

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo? Meeting some amazing women, spreading my love of yoga and dance, teaching young girls about self love and inspiring them to achieve their dreams, and give them the courage not to be afraid of the pursuit no matter how hard it may seem.  And,also, to have a jolly good fun time!!

What is one interesting fact about yourself? I honestly think I’m part Irish and part Disney princess; Disney (pixie dust) runs in my veins!!

How do you like to spend your free time? Any sport activity! Dance, yoga, swimming, tennis, the gym, and anything musical theatre related! Singing is a definite go to when I have free time, and I’m in an area away from others so as not to annoy them with my singing volume!!

What do you love most about your family? That we can completely be ourselves, laughing and knowing we will always be there for one another.

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited? Singapore 🙂 my big brother lives there, it’s an amazing city!

What would you like for everyone at Wa-Klo to know about you right now? I love life!! I am passionate about the human body and caring about every aspect of it, whether that be physically, mentally or emotionally! I’m going to be a physiotherapist/yoga instructor/life coach one day, so I welcome any issues anyone has with open arms as I care about everyone and love making people smile and laugh!

What is your favorite thing to eat? I’m a bit of a health nut so I’ll have to be boring and say, a big bowl of berries, raw cacao powder, cinnamon, banana, almond butter and crunchy granola, sprinkled with coconut, chopped up nuts and a drizzle of maple syrup!! Yummy yummy yum!!

What is your favorite thing to do? Musical Theatre (singing, dancing and acting)

What song makes you happy when you hear it? “Don’t be so hard on yourself” by Jess Glynneor or anything Disney especially Frozen or Tangled!!

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Hayley Carter

Hayley Carter from Australia who will be teaching waterskiing this summer!

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?  2016 will be my first summer at Wa-Klo!

What is your favorite quote by which to guide your life?  “What you do today could improve all your tomorrows” by Ralph Marston.

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo? I am most looking forward to meeting new friends!

What is one interesting fact about yourself? The most adventurous thing I have ever done is zip line above the trees in the Cambodian jungle

How do you like to spend your free time? I mostly spend my free time playing sports like netball or just hanging out with my friends!

What do you love most about your family? Their ability to make me laugh and the humorous atmosphere we create when we are together

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited? Cambodia

What would you like for everyone at Wa-Klo to know about you right now? Just that I’m looking forward to meeting everyone and creating memories that will stay with us forever!

What is your favorite thing to eat? Chicken Parmigiana

What is your favorite thing to do? I really enjoy spending time with my friends no matter where we are or what we’re doing!

What song makes you happy when you hear it? “Love Yourself” – Justin Bieber

 

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Shannon Coxon

SHANNON JAYNE COXON from England who will be the camp photographer this summer!

 

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?  0.  This will be my first summer.

What is your favorite quote by which to guide your life?  “In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” By Thomas Jefferson

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo? I’m looking forward to meeting lots of new friends and having an adventure!

What is one interesting fact about yourself? I can do a Mexican wave with my eyebrows (no lie)!

How do you like to spend your free time? Reading, doing photography, and adventuring with friends.

What do you love most about your family? We always come together, no matter what.

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited? The Isle of Wight. My mother lived there when she was around my age and the place fascinates me.

What would you like for everyone at Wa-Klo to know about you right now? Embarrassing things always happen to me, so I always have some fun stories.

What is your favorite thing to eat? Probably Doritos.

What is your favorite thing to do? Adventure…Drive to a strange place and explore.

What song makes you happy when you hear it? “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis

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Jo Hill

JO HILL is from England who will be teaching swimming this summer!

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?  0.  This will be my first summer.

What is your favorite quote by which to guide your life?  “Life is a journey not a destination.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo?  The camp atmosphere

What is one interesting fact about yourself?  I’ve never broken a bone

How do you like to spend your free time?  Playing hockey

What do you love most about your family?  We support each other with everything.

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited?  South Africa

What would you like for everyone at Wa-Klo to know about you right now?  I live on a farm

What is your favorite thing to eat?  A roast dinner

What is your favorite thing to do?  Go to the beach

What song makes you happy when you hear it?  “7 Years” by Lukas Graham

 

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Emma Comrie 2

Emma Comrie is from the USA who will be teaching swimming!

How many years have you been at Wa-Klo?  This will be my 11th summer!  10 as a camper and LTG, and now I’ll be part of the Wa-Klo staff!

What is your favorite quote by which to guide your life?  “Time you enjoy wasting was not wasted” – John Lennon

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Wa-Klo? I’m so excited to finally be a counselor

What is one interesting fact about yourself? I’m an only child

How do you like to spend your free time? Hanging out with my friends

What do you love most about your family? We are always there for each other

Where is the most interesting place that you have visited? Belize

What would you like for everyone at Wa-Klo to know about you right now? I can’t wait to have an amazing summer before going back to school

What is your favorite thing to eat? Pasta

What is your favorite thing to do? Travel and explore new places

What song makes you happy when you hear it? “Roses” by The Chainsmokers

 

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Bleu Monstad is from England who will be the Head of LTG’s!

 

 

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Liz Bidley is from England who will be teaching crew, basketball, and skiiing!

 

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Jane Colgrove is from the USA who will serve as a professional consultant!

 

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Sue Penney

Sue Penney is from the USA who is our Supervisor-at-Large helping with LTG’s and in the office and wherever we need her!

 

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Kate Lobos

Kate Lobos is from Poland who will be working in the dining room and as a housekeeper this summer!