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Meet Caroline!

Hiya! My name is Caroline Ayala and I’m from Turlock, California – just like Natalie! In fact, we’ve been friends since high school!

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I’m a current student at UC Berkeley planning to double major in Environmental Science and Society & Environment. After my undergraduate, I’m planning to go law school to become an Environmental Lawyer and potentially going to graduate school and receiving a masters in ecology. It means I’ll be in school for a very long time. However, I think learning is amazing and it would be pretty cool to be called Doctor Ayala.

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While I have lived in California for most of my life, I spent the last two years attending International Boarding School in New Mexico. There, I backpacked the Grand Canyon for five days and went on a 10 day leadership expedition to learn the skills necessary to become a Wilderness Leader and lead a group into the back country.

 

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Since then, I’ve backpacked a bit in Yosemite and plan to go on more trips in the future. I’m definitely excited to hike around camp!

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Other than backpacking and studying, I enjoy playing music, learning languages, writing, swimming, and rock climbing.

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Some of my favorite summer memories are from attending summer camp and I’m looking forward to spending the summer at Coppercreek! See y’all soon!

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Meet Your TAPs and Kayaking Buddy!

Meet Sierra!

Hey there! I’m Sierra, 23 years young, currently living in Quincy CA. I’ve been climbing trees and rocks all my life and can’t wait to share my passion with y’all. This summer is going to be awesome!

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My hobbies include playing the ukulele, memorizing latin names for plants, mountain biking, creating art, taking candid photos and baking sweet things.

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This is my first summer at Coppercreek and I’m excited to meet all of you and laugh the days away in the sun. See you soon!

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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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We love CITs that grow into counselors!

Meet Rachel!

Hi everyone!

I’m Rachel, I’m from the Bay Area and I’m currently in school in LA, studying Psychology. I can’t wait to spend my summer at Coppercreek!

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I spent one session as a CIT at Coppercreek back in 2011 and I’m excited to return.

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My hobbies include sports (volleyball, anyone?), eating good food :), petting every dog I see, and lots more! A few fun facts about me are that I’m currently learning how to play piano, I know how to make hair scrunchies by hand, and my favorite food is pizza.

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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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Meet the adventurous Josh!

Meet Josh!

My name is Glenn J. Dickson III, but I go by “Josh”. This will be my first summer at Coppercreek Camp. I was born in Macon, Georgia and I went to High School in Bartlesville Oklahoma. Currently, I am working towards my Engineering Degree at Northern Oklahoma College.

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My hobbies include (but are not limited to) Music, Reading, Writing, Photography, Chess, Longboarding, Building, Fixing, Breaking, Hiking and Mountain Biking. I enjoy sports and any field activities. On an average day I will be the one riding around campus on the “giant skateboard”, I will also be the one falling off the “giant skateboard”.

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On a not so average day I will probably be trying to figure out how to do something that I know absolutely nothing about. I’ll write you a silly song if you’re in a bad mood and there will be a cool picture and something that I tried to fix in there somewhere too. I’m excited to have the opportunity to welcome that first batch of campers onto the campground.

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I am ready to provide a fun, safe environment for the campers to unwind and be themselves. There are many things that interest me and I wear many hats, but I always have room to try something new. I look forward to helping campers experience the joy of being optimistic and free. There is no better feeling.

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Meet Marcus!

Meet Marcus!

My name is Marcus Kenmir and I am very much looking forward to my first of what may be many a Coppercreek Camp!

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I’m from a small town outside Cambridge in the United Kingdom. More than anything else I’m looking forward to getting to know lots of smiley, happy people as possible! My hobbies including anything sports as well as drama and music, but trying new things is always an exciting experience too. Me and my pink ukulele can’t wait to jam out around the campfire with the rest of the crew!
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The picture of me and my friend riding an elephant is in Sri Lanka and the other is me on top of a mountain in Italy.
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Interested In Learning More About Coppercreek?

Come listen to a short presentation about Coppercreek’s mission, facilities, and camp experience! Then watch a quick video showcasing all of our activities. Meet other camp families and decide if Coppercreek is the right camp for your family. The event will be held in San Francisco on December 6th from 2pm-4pm. RSVP and get more information by emailing Sutter at sutter@coppercreek.com. We can’t wait to meet you!forhomevisit

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Wordless Wednesday- The Mettler posse

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