Melody Parish

Hello all! My name is Melody and I’m excited to return for my 3rd year at Rockbrook. I’m originally from Kentuckiana (the affectionate nickname for the southern Indiana and northern Kentucky region around Louisville, KY) and grew up playing outside, camping, and spending lots of time in the woods, so I’m happy to be in this very special place. I’ve enjoyed doing several different jobs at Rockbrook, which definitely reflects my hodgepodge of interests. I always love learning something new, especially if I can share it with a friend! This year I’ll be down in the garden in GART and up in Needlecraft a bit, where I loved teaching campers all things needle arts last year. You can find me crocheting (a skill I learned and taught last summer that I have become OBSESSED with) especially modern granny squares right now, identifying native plants and animals, pulling volunteer plants around camp when needed (what is a “weed,” anyway, but a plant who volunteered to grow without a human’s say-so?), and chilling out with my feet a stream. I love to see all the creativity around camp and can’t wait to see what magic everyone makes together this year!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I love playing a new song by ear on piano or guitar, and I'm a huge Halloween lover

Favorite Quote

"Time is money, money is power, power is pizza, pizza is knowledge!"-April Ludgate, Parks & Rec

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

Crochet, hang out with my dog Pete-za and my cats Maybelle and Frankie, watch comedy TV, play piano and guitar

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Sing-especially with others and especially a harmony

Last Book I Read?

Under The Rainbow by Celia Laskey

Personal Interests

Making things, growing things, playing music, etymology, all things spooky

Favorite Camp Food

Hard to choose, but I love the pumpkin chocolate chip muffins and falafel!