Meet Hayley!


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Hi everyone my name is Hayley!! I come from a small town in Bonny Scotland and this will be my first time at Camp. I am super excited and can’t wait for a fun packed summer and to meet new people.

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So here is a little bit about me… I eat sleep and breathe horses!! I’m currently at College studying my HND in Equine Studies and when I’m not at college riding or with the horses, I’m working with them…and when I’m not working with them I’m with my own horses who I love to compete.

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I also teach at the local Pony Clubs at the weekends, which I love!

When I do find spare time, I love spending time with my friends and family.  We are a really close family unit and all as silly as each other!! My family also includes my 4 legged best friend Jack who comes everywhere with me.

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I am an easy going person and full of life!!! I often get asked where my energy comes from… I thrive on having fun, and enjoying everything I do. I am really looking forward to Camp, even more so hearing and reading everyone’s experiences. I cant wait to make my own.

Look forward to meeting everyone and see you all in 6 weeks an counting!!!

Meet Mark Paterson returning for his 3rd year to Coppercreek Camp



Mark Paterson – Master of the Mohawk, King of Soccer, Electro Music Listener and Oreo Cookie connoisseur.
2014 will be my 3rd year coming to Coppercreek Camp and I intend to make it the best year yet!


A little bit about me. I come from a small town in Scotland called Clydebank, which is a famous town that was hit during World War 2 by the Germans (Little history lesson). Across the pond I am currently a Soccer coach at a charitable foundation called the Celtic FC Foundation. What I do is similar to what I do at camp, I make sure kids are happy doing things they love doing and I show this through soccer. I go into schools and teach kids ages 8-16 years.

Why I love camp?

I love camp because I feel it is my second home. Coming to camp at first was an exciting but nervous time in my life. Exciting because it was a new challenge and stepping stone in my life.  On the other hand, I had every right to be nervous as I didn’t know anyone and didn’t think I would be accepted but, thankfully that changed dramatically as all the staff, old and new, were there with open arms. Everyone at Coppercreek is welcoming and warm to everyone, both staff and campers.

Other than coaching kids soccer, I do play a little at an Amateur level on  Saturday mornings as well as playing amongst my friends during the week. Soccer is my one true passion and at camp,  people always like to ask questions about my background or the “How did you get so good?” question. I also have a thing for gaming, technology and graphics design and hopefully, in the future, I am able to open my own graphics company.


This is just a little piece about my life and hopefully I will see you all this summer.

 Happy Camping!






#1 Dance themes:

Week #1 Luau Week

#2 Neon 80s


Dress Up Dinners:

Dress up your counselor: Dream creature

Cabin Dress Up: Crazy Hats Session


#2 Dance Themes:

Week #1 Black and White

Week #2 Super Hero


Dress Up Dinners:

Dress Up Your Counselor: Tribal creature

Cabin Dress Up: 4th of July Session


#3 Dance Themes:

Week #1 Pajama Party Week

#2 Disney Characters


Dress Up Dinners:

Dress Up your Counselor: Nature creature

Cabin Dress Up: Twister


Session #4 Dance Themes:

Week #1 Wild West

Week #2 Under the Sea Dress Up


Dress up Dinners:

Dress Up Your Counselor: Anything But Clothes

Cabin Dress Up: Murder Mystery