Meet Our Girls And Boys Camp Head Counselors!

GIRLS CAMP: FRIZZLE, CBEAR, AND KETCH

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FRIZZLE: SODBUSTER (8-10 YEAR OLDS)

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How Did You Get Your Nickname? The humidity in the air gets my hair really frizzy/fuzzy—to the point where I look like I have a lion’s mane. So I’m embracing my hair to its fullest, literally.

Where Are You From? I hail from Chicago, IL.  Go Hawks!

Fun Facts About You? 1. I tell people I’m allergic to green peppers because I don’t like them and would prefer not to share a pizza with someone who eats them. 2. My family has a waterfall named after us in Tennessee. 3. I’ve been skydiving twice!

Favorite Part About Camp? Watching the girls get to do so many different activities in one day and seeing them set goals for themselves and reach them.

Favorite Song To Have A Dance Party In The Lodge To? Call Me Maybe

Favorite Camp Meal? Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

If You Could Go On A Road Trip With Anyone, Alive Or Dead, Who Would It Be? Fictional cartoon character, Tito from Rocket Power. Or Amy Poehler. Either works.

When You Were Little, What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up? An Underwater Photographer

What Are Your Summer Goals? To stay up on waterskis, learn how to say the alphabet backwards really fast, and become a good toenail painter. Most of all, TO HAVE FUN!!!

CBEAR: RANCHERO (11-12 YEAR OLDS)

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Year At Camp? Early years at Family Camp, 6 years as a camper, and 9 as a staff member

How Did You Get Your Nickname? In the winter of 2004, I was ice fishing in Lake Plantagenet and a bear bit off half of my catch as I was reeling it in (‘see bear!’). This story may or may not be contested.

Where Are You From? Des Moines, Iowa

Fun Facts About You? 1. I am an Irish twin 2. I like to flip crutches upside down and use them as stilts 3. I used to lead camping trips to view active volcano eruptions in Guatemala.

Favorite Part About Camp? Nature walks, waterskiing, not taking myself too seriously, facing fears, yoga by the lake, going on trips, Petrie’s stories!

Favorite Song To Have A Dance Party In The Lodge To? Cotton-Eyed Joe

Favorite Camp Meal? Egg salad sandwiches and pudding pops while watching Mama Mae’s stomp n’ grind

If You Could Go On A Road Trip With Anyone, Alive Or Dead, Who Would It Be? Bill Grogan’s Goat

When You Were Little, What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up? A Backpacking Photographer for National Geographic. I even exchanged a few emails with one once!

What Are Your Summer Goals? 1. Help Rancheros accomplish their goals! 2. Bring back/teach three songs we used to sing in the lodge 3. Share at a Services or Council Fire 4. Visit ‘The Lost 40’ – look it up!

KETCH: HOMESTEAD (13-14 YEAR OLDS)

Screen Shot 2015-07-10 at 5.11.04 PMYear At Camp? 8th

How Did You Get Your Nickname? My first time at Thunderbird I kept asking for ketchup and tabasco because it was a bit rough adjusting to American food. Thanks Tres for Cholula!

Where Are You From? Monterrey, México.

Fun Facts About You? 1. I was born at 22 weeks, weighed 1.7 pounds and was 9 inches tall. 2. I do modern dance and also own a fashion brand called Two & Even. 3. I am not a cat person, but I absolutely adore Blue Sphynx cats and would love to own one!

Favorite Part About Camp? How I get to disconnect from the outside world and get in touch with nature.

Favorite Song To Have A Dance Party In The Lodge To? Brave by Sara Bareilles.

Favorite Camp Meal? Salad Bar and Potato Bar

If You Could Go On A Road Trip With Anyone, Alive Or Dead, Who Would It Be? Ingrid Michaelson, Regina Spektor and Sara Bareilles.

When You Were Little, What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up? I wanted to be a professional ballet dancer so badly that instead of watching cartoons, I would watch classical ballet performances on A&E.

What Are Your Summer Goals? 1. Climb to the top of the climbing wall (Done!) 2. Stand up on waterskis (Done!) 3. Make it from my cabin in the Homestead village all the way to the lodge in less than 4 minutes. (still working on it)

BOYS CAMP: CICERO, DEWEY, LOON, AND JUICE

 CICERO: CROW (AGE 8-10)

CiceroYear At Camp? 3rd

Where Are You From? Boston, MA

Fun Facts About You? 1. I work as an outdoor educator during the rest of the year 2. I love Ketchup 3. I’m more of a cat person than a dog person

Favorite Part About Camp? It has to be ice-cream after Sunday lunch.

Favorite Song To Have A Dance Party To? Shut Up and Dance

Favorite Camp Meal? Corndogs and Mac n Cheese

If You Could Go On A Road Trip With Anyone, Alive Or Dead, Who Would It Be? Cicero, as in the Roman Orator, not myself. But I suppose I would have to learn Greek first.

When You Were Little, What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up? A baseball player

What Is Your Summer Goal? To make sure every camper has an awesome time in my village

DEWEY: SIOUX (AGE 11) 

James PughYear At Camp? 4th

Where Are You From? Manchester, England

Fun Facts About You? 1. I have jumped out the second deck of a sailing cruise ship in the Caribbean. 2. I can bend my legs almost completely backwards like a bird. 3. I was born deaf!

Favorite Part About Camp? Speciality Days

Favorite Song To Have A Dance Party To? Anything by Daft Punk

Favorite Camp Meal? Thai Curry!

If You Could Go On A Road Trip With Anyone, Alive Or Dead, Who Would It Be? Bill Murray

When You Were Little, What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up? A Policeman

What Are Your Summer Goals? To perform at every services/council fire, and to get up on waterskis!

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Year At Camp? 4th

Where Are You From? Ohio

Fun Facts About You? 1. I put chips on my sandwiches 2. I am always spinning my keys around my fingers 3. I really want a Giant Anteater as a pet

Favorite Part About Camp? The Campers!

Favorite Camp Meal? Lasagna and Breadsticks

If You Could Go On A Road Trip With Anyone, Alive Or Dead, Who Would It Be? Mahatma Gandhi

When You Were Little, What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up? A Spy

What Are Your Summer Goals?  1. Run a happy village 2. Get my campers on trip as much as possible

JUICE: CHIPPEWA (AGE 13-14)

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Fun Facts About You? 1. I lived in Australia for 2 years.  2. I can roll my tongue.  3. I once went on a road trip with Cheif, Flick, Zing, and Zooko in an old school bus with a massive Thunderbird painted on the hood!

Favorite Part About Camp? Services

Favorite Song To Have A Dance Party To? Anything Bluegrass

Favorite Camp Meal? Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

If You Could Go On A Road Trip With Anyone, Alive Or Dead, Who Would It Be?  Cheif, Flick, Zing, and Zooko!  Or…Dewey, Loon, and Cicero

What Are Your Summer Goal(s)?  1. Attending broga as least once 2. Visiting the black rafts at least once a week  3. Making sure each Chip camper has a good time and grows as a person

Anything Else We Should Know About You?  My first three summers at camp were 6 years ago!