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Staff Training Wraps Up! 2 Days Until Camp!

It has been a busy two weeks around here with lifeguard certifications, the horseback riding instructor safety clinic, high ropes course training, waterfront training, and more!

This is one talented group of staff ready to spend the summer creating life long memories.

Just two nights until we welcome campers!

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Joining Us from South Africa!… Meet Rourke!

Hi everyone! My name is Rourke Dickinson, I am 20 years old and I am from Johannesburg, South Africa. I am super stoked to say that I will be working as one of your lake staff this summer!

This will be my first time working at Coppercreek, however I am so stoked to start working at an American summer camp. I have been working at a camp in South Africa and have loved every minute of it, and I can’t wait to come to Coppercreek.

I am a very fun and energetic person who loves to be outdoors and constantly active. I love making new friends and can’t wait to meet all the campers coming to Coppercreek this year. I feel we are going to have an awesome time while making many unforgettable memories.

My hobbies include water skiing, mountain biking, and hiking and I am looking forward to skiing and wakeboarding with all of you!

See you all at Coppercreek!!

 

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Joining Us from England…. Meet Signe!

Hi! My name is Signe and I will be teaching dance and watching over campers as a cabin counsellor this summer. This will be my first summer in Coppercreek Camp and I am super excited! ☺

I am 21 years old and I am originally from Latvia, small country in East Europe. I’ve been living in England for last 5 years, in a small, beautiful town named Bath. I am friendly, easy going and a very positive person.

My biggest passion is dance. I’ve been dancing since I was seven years old. I graduated dance school in Latvia, then came to England and did Performing Arts A levels in college. Currently I am in my second year of University studying Dance and Psychology, my dream is to be a Dance Therapist. Outside University I am teaching dance for adults what I enjoy a lot. Before I came to University I was volunteering as a dance teacher for children age 7-14 for four years, it gives me the greatest pleasure to be working with children in a dance setting. As I said before dance is my passion and I can’t wait to share it with you and maybe it will become your passion as well (fingers crossed). ☺

I can’t wait to meet you all to start the best summer ever, with lot of fun and adventures!

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Joining Us From The Dominican Republic… Meet Mario!

Hello Everyone! Greetings from Dominican Republic,  my name is Mario Jorge. I am an international student from Santo Domingo, DR,  and I will be one of your support staff this summer.

This is my first year as support staff, although not my first great time in the United States. I worked as public area in North Carolina in 2015 and as a food service/customer service representative and cook in Vallejo, California in 2016. I know that with this knowledge, I will be very useful for all of you.
It is exciting to know that summer is almost beginning and I will be sharing my culture, language and experiences from the summer before with all of you guys.
I am looking forward to see you at camp this summer!
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Back For His 3rd Year…. Meet Nick!

Hi my name is Nick! I am originally from California, but currently reside in Oklahoma. I came to Coppercreek spontaneously 2 years ago on short notice. Safe to say I fell in love with it and am excited to announce I will be returning for my 3rd year!

I went to my first summer camp when I was 12 and was instantly hooked. Camp is all about being 100% yourself without anyone judging you for it. You meet people with similar interest who you may have not thought you would. Next thing you know you become best friends at camp then friends for life. Camp is a second family.

My role at camp ranges far and wide, I can do it all. You can find me playing sports in the field, hanging up high at our high ropes course, even soaking up the sun at the lake or teaching drama games on the campfire stage. Come hangout with me and all the other staff for a summer you won’t soon forget.

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Joining Us at the Barn… Meet Shelby!

Hi all! My name is Shelby Jones and I’m from Granite Bay, CA. This is going to be my second summer returning as a staff member. Many of you will remember that I was the F.B.I. cabin counselor last year and this year I will be one of the horseback riding instructors.

I grew up riding in the United States Pony Club and I have trained and competed in Eventing, Show Jumping and Dressage. When I’m not at camp I spend most of my free time at the barn riding and taking care of my new horse, Charlie. Charlie is a retired racehorse that I am currently retraining to be an eventing horse, which has been a very challenging and also rewarding process. Horses are my life passion and I’m very excited to share all that I can with you all while I’m at camp.

I can’t wait to be back at Coppercreek this summer. I’ve missed making friendship bracelets, singing stand up songs, paddle boarding, canoeing and most of all my friends from camp.

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Joining Us From the South of England… Meet Chris!

Hi everyone………..I’m Chris!

I come from a really small town in the South of England called Ottery St Mary.

I work with kids all the time in the UK as my mum owns a children’s day care centre and I’ve worked there since I was 15. It’s great fun and really rewarding. I love to make the children’s days as fulfilling as possible.

I am also a qualified ski instructor and join you all at Coppercreek fresh from a winter season in Canada. This was an amazing experience and the longest time I had been away from home.  This will be my first time in the US and I’m really looking forward to the new challenges it will bring.

I’m pretty outgoing with a great sense of fun.  I will give anything a go!

No matter how daft it looks!!

 

I’m always calm and patient and nothing really fazes me.  In my ski job this really helps, especially when taking a group of young children down the side of a mountain……alone!!

I love the outdoors and take any opportunity I can to do things outside.

I love a challenge and this was my biggest so far. Here’s me at the end of a cycle ride along the entire length of the UK from John O Groats at the tip of Scotland to Land’s End at the bottom of England.

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Another camper, CIT, and JC joining us at the barn this summer! Meet Alex!

Hello friends! My name is Alex, I’m from Berkeley, California, and I’ll be one of your fearless riding instructors this summer. I can hardly believe summer is almost upon us, and I could not be more stoked about it!

This will be my first year on staff, although not my first great time at Coppercreek – I was a camper, CIT, and JC back in my day. Since those days, I went off to college, where I studied political science and graduated in 2015, and then moved to San Francisco and worked for a year. For the last eight or so months, though, I’ve been travelling and living abroad, mostly in Southeast Asia and South Africa.

This summer, I am beyond excited about capture the flag mania, rousing campfire song sessions, making (and maybe teaching you to make?) friendship bracelets of every pattern, and all of the adventure and good vibes I have always known camp to bring.

Last but not least, this was a great excuse to dig up the the oldest camp photos I could find! Taken in the early and mid ‘00s, as far as I can tell… 

(Baby Soliel! Awwww!)

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Another Camper, CIT, TREKKER, and JC back to be a counselor!! Meet Leo!

Hey everyone! My name is Leo Daverson and I’m from Chico, California. This will be my 10th summer at Coppercreek, but my first as a Counselor. I’ve been a camper, CIT, Trekker, and a JC. I hope to make sure everyone enjoys camp as much as I have!


I’ll be running the drama activities so you’ll probably find me down at the campfire stage! 

I’m looking forward to seeing you all at camp this summer!

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Back for her second summer… Meet Sera!

Hey everyone! My name is Sera and this will be my second year at Coppercreek! I am super excited to see everyone who is coming back again this year, and looking forward to meeting all of the new campers!

I chose to work at Coppercreek because I love to work with kids! I have been working as an afterschool teacher during the school year for the past two years now while I’m in school to get my teaching credential, and thought that my free time during the summers would be well-spent at camp.

In general, I am a very active person; I especially love hiking and biking, and this last spring break I tried surfing and snorkeling for the first time. I am looking forward to going on hikes at Mount Lassen and mountain bike rides with you all this summer!

You will also find me at various other activities at camp, including lifeguarding by the pool, assisting you at the ropes course, maybe leading yoga a time or two, and going on lake trips!

I am so excited for warm summer nights, goofy campfire songs, camp dances, and all of the wonderful things that make camp, camp! I look forward to seeing you all!

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