Joining us from Davis… Meet Clare!

Hey everyone, my name is Clare Burke, though most people call me Charlie, and I cannot wait to meet everyone at Coppercreek.

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I grew up as a tomboy with two older brothers and a household of animals. I was riding a pony before I could even walk and I’ve never stopped loving everything about horses.

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I love to surrounded myself with new people and new experiences. I am a recent Animal Science graduate from UC Davis where I found my passion for being a horse back riding instructor.

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Some of my hobbies include traveling the world to work with wildlife, camping, kayaking, snowboarding, skateboarding, photography, and adventuring with my dogs- The Terrier Team (Teagan and Tango)!

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I am looking forward to creating magical memories at Coppercreek!

Joining us from Colorado… Meet Becka!

Hi everyone! My name is Becka and I’m very pleased to have the opportunity to work with the Coppercreek Crew this summer!

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Currently I live in Northern Colorado, very close to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. I just graduated with my Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. I love being around children, and hope to one day work as a School Counselor.

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Aside from my professional and educational goals I love music of all kinds. Recently I have gotten into music that emphasizes the use of the saxophone as it is one of my favorite sounds.

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I am a very easy-going person and enjoy the simple and fun things in life; swimming, hiking, going to concerts at the beautiful Red Rocks in Morrison Colorado, traveling, spending time with friends, and family.

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I hope to spend more time working with children, traveling w/in the United States and eventually make it out of the country. Can’t wait to meet you all!

Joining us from London… Meet Eliot!

Hey there, everyone! My name is Eliot and I’m coming to you this summer all the way from sunny London! I hope California isn’t too cold for me! 😛


I think nature is good for the brain and can’t WAIT to spend my summer surrounded by the beautiful woodland, lakes and people at camp! I will be spending all the time possible in/around the water and trying to make friends with the horses as I LOVE animals!


My hobbies are numerous and most of them are outdoors so I’m glad to be somewhere other than England for the summer!! My hobbies include; hiking, mountaineering, kayaking, canoeing, bushcraft, wild camping and…. my deepest apologies in advance but, I love to SING!

Back at it again! For his 11th summer… Meet Leo!

Hey everybody! I’m Leo Daverson and I’m so excited to return for my 11th summer at camp! I’ve been a camper, trekker, CIT, and a JC. This will be my 2nd summer on staff!

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I’m a California native, who enjoys a good campfire tune and long walks along the mountain bike trails. Last year you could find me wrangling the boys of Graceland, and down at the campfire stage! 


Expect some of the usual shenanigans as well as some awesome new memories! Looking forward to meeting you all this summer!


Joining us from Santa Cruz… Meet Madi!

My name is Madi Volk and I am an art studio major and education minor at UC Davis! My hometown is Santa Cruz, CA and I love the beach, long hikes, and sushi.


My other passions include dancing, film photography, working out, and helping special needs children.


I’m really excited for my first summer at Coppercreek and all the fun and love it will hold!


Joining us for her second summer from Ireland… Meet Katie!

Hey Everyone!! I’m very excited to be coming back to camp this year for my second summer as one of your riding instructors! You’ll find me at the barn all summer doing all things horsey; lessons, barn rats, mini fun, vaulting and anything else! I’m from Wicklow, Ireland and I’ve just finished my fourth year of studying Biomedical Engineering at Trinity College Dublin, and am returning here next year to complete my master’s degree. I love horses, animals and all things outdoors. When I’m not in college, I’m usually around horses, I’ve been riding since I got my first pony at the age of 3! The pic below is of me and Tully, my 15.2hh Connemara pony, who I do a bit of everything with; showing, dressage, cross county and show jumping etc. I’m also on my college equestrian team, and I play field hockey for Trinity and I love skiing during the winter. I love all types of sports and I can’t wait to have another summer of outdoorsy fun at Coppercreek and see everyone (both humans and horses!) again!!

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Me and my boy Tully before Cross County

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A trail ride on the lovely Caro at camp last summer

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Me and my dog Freddie ☺

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Playing red cone green cone at camp last summer!