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We always love returning staff!

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Hey everybody! My name is Sam, and after a few years away, I could not be more excited to return to Coppercreek Camp this summer, a place that has long felt like a second home, as throughout the years, I went to camp as a family camper (yes, it use to be a thing at Coppercreek!) traditional camper, Trekker, CIT and JC, and then in college I was a counselor for two summers as well!

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I am currently a play-play-sports broadcaster, and for the past few years, my schedule has kept me pretty busy in the summer, as I have worked for Minor League Baseball teams based in New Jersey, North Carolina, Tennessee and New York, announcing and covering games on radio, TV, and the internet. However, I am now currently based in Albany, New York, where I spent the last year covering sports for Union College, including their Division I men’s and women’s hockey programs, as well as their baseball team, while starting in the fall I will also announce field hockey, volleyball, soccer, basketball and lacrosse for the school.11742986_10204474217435014_4635375703614943423_n

Although sports are clearly a big part of my life, I am always up for trying and doing something different, and that’s part of the reason why I have always loved my time at camp, since you get to try everything!! During my two prior summers as a counselor, I was a drama director, boat driver, lifeguard, vaulting instructor (the experiment had mixed results…but I loved it!) and cabin counselor ranging from youngest boys, to second oldest, and even one session looking after the boy JC’s (or as I remember Becky phrasing it on at least two occasions “having the JC Boys look after Sam”).

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Other activities I cannot wait to resume doing at Coppercreek include outpost night, capture the flag, the talent show and any opportunity to put on a costume!!!

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Beyond that, I am more than ready for fun, and hope you are too! I can’t wait to see you all at Coppercreek this summer!!

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Silly Sunday!

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Throwback!

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Silly Sunday!

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Throwback Thursday!

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Meet Quinton!

Hi there! My name is Quinton and I am 21 years old. I was born and raised in Bakersfield, California. My town is known for its influence in country music but oddly enough that’s the only kind of music I don’t listen to (It’s all about that classic rock!) I’m what I would consider a typical Californian. I love the outdoors, Im pretty laid back, and I know how to have a good time. The only thing I don’t do (yet) is surf, but hopefully that will change in the future!

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I am currently a college student working towards my degree in astrophysics. Sounds crazy right? It’s actually not as bad as you might think. In short, I just love looking at the stars! Oh, and black holes are cool too. 

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Some of my hobbies include playing basketball, blacksmithing, stargazing, weight training, hiking, camping (full on survivor man status), listening to music (not country), and watching movies. Also, I am a huge sports fan. Basketball is my passion but I also enjoy football, dodgeball, track and field, ultimate frisbee, capture the flag, you name it. If it’s a sport I’ll play it!

 

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Right off the bat I can tell I am going to have something in common with a lot of the campers because this will not only be my first summer at Coppercreek, but at any summer camp. I am looking forward to meeting all of you having the opportunity to help make this the best summer ever! I hope everyone’s ready to have some fun fun in the sun!

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Drum Roll Please….Dinner and Dance Themes!

2016 Dinner and Dance Themes!

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FIRST SESSION:

Dinner Themes:

  • Space Adventure… Come as the galaxy, an alien, a planet, or just the black sky! Maybe the whole cabin can be the solar system! 
  • Silly Tourists… Bring out the sun glasses, Hawaiian shirts, binoculars, “follow me” flags, and more! 

Dance Themes:

  • Holiday Party… Earth Day, Valentine’s Day, St. Patricks Day?? What is your favorite?! 
  • Neon Highlighter Party… Come as bright as you can be!_DSC0001

SECOND SESSION:

Dinner Themes:

  • 4th of July
  • Royalty…. Calling all Kings, Queens, Princes, Princesses, and Knights in Shining Armor 

Dance Themes

  • Luau
  • Halloween… what is your favorite Halloween costume?_DSC0026

THIRD SESSION:

Dinner Themes:

  • Silly Hat Night
  • Down On the Farm… are you a farmer? Farm animal? Bale of hay? Tractor? Maybe the whole cabin comes as a farm! 

Dance Themes:

  • When I Grow Up I Want To Be
  • Safari Search… In the jungle or on the plains? What do you see? IMG_6591

FOURTH SESSION:

Dinner Themes:

  • Prom Night… Let’s dress the counselors up for their night at prom! 
  • Fantasy Land… Fairies, witches, goblins, unicorns, and more… use your imagination!

Dance Themes:

  • Thrift Store Finds
  • 60’s Hippy Night… Let’s see your best tie-dye, peace symbols, hearts, bell bottoms, and daisies! photo 5-2
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Throwback Thursday!

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Back for Round Two!

Meet Nick!

Hi my name is Nick. I am 22 years old and currently live in Oklahoma. I went to camp at the YMCA in Ponca City from ages 12-16, and have been in love with camp ever since!

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I started as a Teen Camper at the YMCA at age 12 where I found my inspiration for becoming a counselor and role model from Savanah Standifer. After I finished the program at 16 I started working as a camp counselor there. Six years later, I am here at Coppercreek and I could not be happier doing anything else for a living!

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I am a very outgoing person and willing to try anything once! I am very athletic and competitive but know how to put it aside and make sure the kids still have fun because that is what camp is all about, FUN! I am happy to be returning for my second year at Coppercreek and cannot wait to continue making memories.

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You can find me just about anywhere at Coppercreek… sometimes even as a jump setting assistant or vaulting star!

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P.S. Safety First Then Friends.

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Throwback Thursday!

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