Devi Perkins

Devi Perkins

Hi, I’m Devi, and I am very excited to be joining the Rockbrook family! Growing up, I have always wanted to go to a sleep-away camp, but coming from a single-parent household made that hard. I am looking forward to meeting our campers and making new friends throughout the summer. I have lived in the city for most of my life, so this will be a new experience for me. I am a little nervous, but I have heard so many lovely stories of all the fun that can be had at camp, so I am really looking forward to it!
I recently graduated from Georgia State University, but the fact that I am finished with the school hasn’t fully hit me yet (haha). I love to experience new things, such as food or places, and it’s even better when I get to share those things with friends. I usually spend my free time reading, writing, trying to learn new things, or playing with my dogs. I can’t wait to meet everyone at camp and make lasting memories!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I studied Korean for 4 years

Favorite Quote

"Help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it" Albus Dumbledor

Favorite Movie

Aladdin

With an hour of free time, I like to...

Read or Nap

Last Book I Read?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (I just re-read the series)

Personal Interests

I am practicing photography and collect squishmellows

Emma Scielzo

Emma Scielzo

Hi y’all! My name is Emma but most people call me Em! I am a 4th generation Rockbrook girl & I am so excited to be back on staff again this year. I grew up always looking forward to my summers at RBC & I love sharing that excitement with my campers. I am big fan of chilling at the lake & getting some mermaid laps in. Camp is where I met some of my best friend, role models, & big sisters and I am so excited to meet everyone that I don’t already know! I am originally from Atlanta, Georgia but moved to DC when I was young. I love to travel & explore & get outside as a much as I can.

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I have a hotel roomkey collection over almost 1200 cards!

Favorite Quote

Have Courage & Be Kind

Favorite Movie

Any Harry Potter

With an hour of free time, I like to...

Bake & watch a good tv show

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Dance!!

Last Book I Read?

Fatal Vision

Personal Interests

Dancing, Baking, Swimming, & traveling

Favorite Camp Food

pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

Sydney Kuczenski

Sydney Kuczenski

I grew up in Piedmont NC bouncing between the mountains and the beach with a love for both. No matter the location I’m usually in the water, flipping over rocks to find crawdads or wading through tide pools finding hermit crabs. When I’m not splashing around you can usually find me with my nose in a book in a hammock, or out with my dog hiking! I’m super excited for my first year of adventure with the Rockbrook campers and staff and can’t wait for many more years to come!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I've section hiked a bit of the App trail and plan on thru-hiking it one day

Favorite Quote

"We will be restoring normality just as soon as we are sure what normal is"-The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

Favorite Movie

Kingsmen: Secret Service

With an hour of free time, I like to...

Spend time exploring with my pup

Sing, Dance, or Both?

I used to swing dance

Last Book I Read?

Red, White, and Royal Blue

Personal Interests

Reading, hiking, or snuggling my pup

Favorite Camp Food

I'm not picky!

Piper Oosting

Piper Oosting

Hello everyone! I am Piper and I’m so excited to be coming back to camp this summer! I am from Hiram, GA, a little bit outside of Atlanta, and I’m starting my second year at the University of Ottawa this fall. I moved to Ottawa from Georgia last September and have loved living in Canada, but there was no way I could miss a summer in the North Carolina mountains!

I have spent the past 8 summers at Rockbrook, and I am beyond excited to be coming back to the heart of the wooded mountain for another summer with the most amazing people! One of my favorite places at camp is the dining hall. That one building holds so many great memories, singing and laughing at meals, themed dinners, the sounds of cheers after a big announcement, and of course teaching my favorite activity (HODGE PODGE) in the back corner. This summer I will be joining the lovely group of lifeguards and I am eager to see you all at the lake! I cannot wait to meet all you wonderful people and to see you all driving up the hill in just a few short weeks!!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I LOVE spicy food!

Favorite Movie

Luca

With an hour of free time, I like to...

Walk through antique stores

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Both, but not very well

Last Book I Read?

Crazy Rich Asians (one of my favorites)

Favorite Camp Food

OATMEAL or falafel

Sydney Arkoette

Sydney Arkoette

Hi !!! I am so excited to be working at Rockbrook this summer! I grew up going to sleep away camp so I am excited to get back into it. I am very adventurous and love all the different activities that camp offers! Some of my favorite activities/things to do are hanging by the lake, paddling, climbing, and riflery!

I am from Marietta, Ga (just outside Atlanta) and am the oldest of three. I grew up playing competitive travel soccer and did swim team during the summer. Currently, I am a rising junior at Furman University in Greenville, SC (about an hour from camp) and am majoring in Elementary Education. I can’t wait to meet everyone very soon for an amazing summer !

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I have been on 8 cruises !

Favorite Movie

Parent Trap

With an hour of free time, I like to...

Hang with friends !!

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Dance !

Personal Interests

Shopping, hanging out with friends, going to new restaurants !!!

Lucy Pearson

Lucy Pearson

Hi!! My name is Lucy Pearson and I’m from Wetherby, England. I’m currently studying Fashion Design at the University of Edinburgh and I’m so excited to spend my summer at Rockbrook!
I love spending time with my friends, dancing, being outside and anything creative!
I’m really looking forward to experiencing what an American summer is like (compared to rainy England), making new friends and sharing new experiences! 🙂

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I was an Elephant Mahout for a day!

Favorite Quote

“In order to write about life first you must live it,” Ernest Hemingway

Favorite Movie

Open Season

With an hour of free time, I like to...

Go exploring!

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Dance!

Last Book I Read?

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Personal Interests

Running, dancing, drawing, swimming and having fun outside!

Favorite Camp Food

Hotdogs - anything!

Jillian Saracino

Jillian Saracino

Hello! Hello! I am so excited to be returning to the heart of the wooded mountain! There is nothing like waking up to the sounds of the morning bell and experiencing the magic of Rockbrook through songs sung at meals or hearing the burble of the creek outside of Curosty. I can’t wait to get to sit on the hill with the Rockbrook Readers or swim Mermaid Laps in the refreshing lake!

Most of all, I have missed the feeling of being surrounded by such a supportive group of girls, both counselors, and campers! I hope to facilitate the same fun and enriching experience I had at camp for the campers and staff this year. I am counting down the days until I get to see all of my Rockbrook friends once again. See you so soon!

Fun Facts

Favorite Quote

If you care about someone, and you got a little love in your heart, there ain't nothing you can't get through together.

Favorite Movie

Anastasia

With an hour of free time, I like to...

Write letters!!

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Both!

Last Book I Read?

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

Favorite Camp Food

Falafel

Grace Meile

Grace Meile

Hey y’all,

I’m from Brevard, NC and had the pleasure of working at Rockbrook last year. I love the camp community and all the adventures we have! Hiking, kayaking, and rock climbing are my passions, so I’m delighted to get to share those experiences with campers! I’m looking forward to another great year.

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I've visited over 30 states! My goal is to see all 50.

Favorite Quote

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.” -Mark Twain

Favorite Movie

Treasure Planet

With an hour of free time, I like to...

Lay in a hammock and read

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Neither

Last Book I Read?

Pequeños robots malvados

Personal Interests

piano, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking

Favorite Camp Food

Chickpea Salad!

Emma Bunnell

Emma Bunnell

Hi! I’m so excited to be back at camp this summer! Being on staff at Rockbrook is one of my favorite things. I love being outdoors and so connected with nature, learning new crafts, and hiking to Castle Rock! You can find me sitting on the hill reading or crocheting on a nice day, hanging out with my kiddos in my cabin, or by the lake. Some fun facts about me are that I graduated High School in Belgium, I love Billie Eilish, and I go by both Emma and ET!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I've lived on three continents!

Favorite Movie

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

With an hour of free time, I like to...

Rock Climb, Workout, or Crochet!

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Sing

Personal Interests

Rock Climbing, Hiking, Working out, Fiber Arts

Favorite Camp Food

Mac N Cheese!

Alexa Landsman

Alexa Landsman

Hello lovely folks! I’m Alexa and I’m am looking forward to meeting you! Camp is an amazingly transformative experience for kiddos and adults alike, and the proof is in the pudding. As a former camper and counselor, I got to experience wonderfully supportive friendships that remain with me to this day. The love and support is abound and I know you will discover the magic of camp, too! I have fond memories of sitting on the hill with friends and just taking it all in… Rockbrook has a special way of making us all a bit more mindful of being in the present moment.

I earned my doctorate in clinical psychology in 2021. I work as a psychologist (working on my licensure) and practice at the Fayetteville VA Medical Center in NC. I enjoy working with a diverse group of Veterans whom I deliver therapy services to.

In my free time I like to read, catch up with friends, or go for nature walks.

Fun Facts

Favorite Quote

"There is pleasure in the pathless woods..."

Favorite Movie

To be of Service

With an hour of free time, I like to...

Walk my best friend (Lucy the Golden Retriever)

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Both!

Last Book I Read?

Child & Adolescent Mental Health: A Practical, All-in-One Guide