Throwback Thursday- 1983, The Swamp.


Andy Cramer (former counselor, TREK leader, campfire leader, etc.), along with his two daughters, joined us for a Memorial Weekend BBQ and afterwards, sent along some gems from 1983. The oldest boy’s cabin was named “The Swamp”ย after the TV series MASH in the early years of camp and to this day, remains “The Swamp” and is ALWAYS the oldest boy’s cabin. Now it sports cute cedar siding and a nice deck but the memories from decades of oldest boys live on inside the cabin walls. The Swamp is an icon at camp and an important piece of camp history.

Meet Natalie


Hi everyone my name is Natalie. I am currently a student at California State University Stanislaus double majoring in English and Spanish. This will be my first year as part of the Coopercreek riding staff and am excited to start working with everyone.

Mini Driving

On my free time Iโ€™m out spending time at the barn. Iโ€™ve been riding for about 10 years, taking weekly lessons, and just recently started taking driving lessons. In the last year, I had the opportunity to start teaching a couple of the younger riders.


If I am not at the barn or busy with my schoolwork, I am with family and friends taking some sort of day trip to fish, bike or hike.

Meet Megan!



Hey! I’m Megan McCauley and this is my first summer at Copper Creek. I cannot wait to get to camp…so excited! I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri but moved to Tempe, Arizona three years ago to go to school at Arizona State University. I’m an Earth and Environmental Science major and have one more year left in school…then I’m hoping to work as an environmental scientist (or at least to do something that allows me to work and connect with both people and nature).


I’m very outdoorsy….hiking, camping, rock climbing, kayaking, etc. is my life ๐Ÿ™‚ I always tell people that if I could, I would live in a treehouse in a forest, for the rest of my life! Nature is what brings out my happiest self and it’s what makes me feel the most at home.


I also listen to a lot of country music cause let’s face it: country music is definitely the best. And, I like to play my guitar on a daily basis. I taught myself everything I know and have been playing for about six years now and really love it….especially when I can play it outside! I’m really looking forward to bringing it to camp and to be able to share music with the kiddos ๐Ÿ™‚ I am most looking forward to meeting the kids at camp and having the opportunity to make a difference in their lives the same way my counselors did for me when I was a camper…and of course I can’t complain about living in nature for the summer and getting to meet other counselors from all over ๐Ÿ˜€


So you want to know random facts about me? I am excellent at impersonating other people’s laughs…so get ready for me to try yours! I also talk to myself a lot as if I’m my own best friend (only child syndrome….gotta love it). One of my biggest goals in life is to attend a salsa tasting convention. I also intend to put on blue suede shoes and walk in Memphis while listening to the song…not even kidding…it will happen. So that’s pretty much me! Looking forward to meeting all of my fellow counselors and all the kiddos this summer!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Meet Andrea!


Hi Everyone, my name is Andrea! I am originally from Thousand Oaks, just outside of Los Angeles, but have spent that last almost six years up in Davis, California.


I currently work as a tutor, and co-manage a free clinic for the homeless in downtown Sacramento. I was lucky enough to come up to visit camp on a volunteer retreat last spring, and am super excited to be coming out as a counselor this summer!


My family is extremely outdoorsy, and I grew up backpacking, camping, biking, and fishing in the Sierras and elsewhere in the states several times a year. I love being outside, and will make almost any excuse to get away to the mountains.



If I am not outside, and not doing some boring, responsible adult activity, I am likely playing a musical instrument. My instrument of choice is the guitar, but I have some skills on the ukulele and keyboard, as well as minor skills on the trumpet and cello.


I am excited to share my love of the outdoors and music this summer, and can’t wait to meet you all.