Sophie Trammell

Sophie Trammell

Hi there! I’m Sophie, and I cannot wait to be part of the Rockbrook community this summer! I am 18 years old and a graduating high school senior from Houston, TX, where I live with my parents, brother, and rescue pup. I love to woodwork, especially when I can explore new and creative projects with my campers. When I’m not in the woodshop at RBC, I can often be found exploring the numerous ponds and streams with my campers or making friendship bracelets on the hill. I love wearing ridiculous costumes for all of the themed events at camp, and stargazing with my cabin before bedtime. Attending Rockbrook was one of the most formative experiences of my youth, and I cannot wait to pass on that gift this summer as a counselor!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I am a certified sailing coach

Favorite Movie

The Gumball Rally

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

Go for a run or curl up with a good book

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Sing!

Last Book I Read?

A New World Begins by Jeremy Popkin

Personal Interests

I love to run, sail, garden, woodwork, and read

Favorite Camp Food

Tomato soup and cheesy bread

Faith Thompson

Faith Thompson

I’m so looking forward to spending the summer here at camp. I have a strong passion for both horses and teaching, and am excited to expand both of those skill sets while here. The North Carolina mountains have always had a place in my heart, and I am grateful for the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

“Faith” is my middle name

Favorite Quote

“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.” - Laura Ingalls Wilder

Favorite Movie

The Notebook

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

Take naps

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Neither

Last Book I Read?

Safe Haven

Personal Interests

Horseback Riding, Archery, Hunting, Fishing, Hiking

Favorite Camp Food

S’mores

Melody Parish

Melody Parish

Hey all! My name is Melody, and I’m so excited to be a part of all the Rockbrook magic I’ve heard so much about for the first time this summer! I always wanted to go to summer camp growing up in the southern Indiana-Louisville, Kentucky area (aka Kentuckiana, or if you’re a real Hoosier, Indy-ucky lol) and while I wasn’t able to do that, I was lucky to grow up with plenty of time in the woods, hiking, camping and playing in the creek. I love being outside, playing music, creating art and crafts, and learning new skills, so I’m happy to be somewhere that helps campers explore theses things too. For the past six-ish years I have been a floral designer, which meshes my love of flowers and growing things with creating art. I never knew what I was missing until I came to WNC for the first time in 2020, and now I am a *brand new* Brevard resident of about two months! As a photographer among other jobs around camp this summer, I am looking forward to capturing all the joy, fun, and new experiences campers get to have together in this beautiful place!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I play a few instruments, and taught myself guitar, my current go-to

Favorite Quote

“Time is money; Money is power; Power is pizza; Pizza is knowledge.” -April Ludgate

Favorite Movie

'Hocus Pocus' and 'Arsenic and Old Lace'

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

Lately, watch a comfort tv show like my favorite Parks and Rec

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Sing! Especially harmonizing :)

Last Book I Read?

North Carolina Ghosts and Legends (a gem from the ReStore to get me acclimated here!)

Personal Interests

My dog & two cats, DIY, languages & etymology, growing things, being outside, sewing, arts & crafts, baking & cooking, all things sp00ky & Halloween!

Naomi Penner

Naomi Penner

Hey there, hi there! I’m Naomi & I am so excited to be back at Rockbrook after 3 (long) years away. Nothing is better than a summer spent in the heart of the wooded mountain – so much so that I could no longer stay away! You can find me this summer in the cozy Curosty cabin as the weaving specialist. I’m originally from Louisville, KY but just moved to Brevard about two months ago! I grew up spending the summer in Western NC so living in Brevard (and so close to Rockbrook) is a literal dream come true. These mountains are magic, made even more so by the Rockbrook community and campers like you!

I’m looking forward to just about everything about camp this summer: spending time with old friends and making new ones; the delicious food; how campers feel free to be their goofy, open-hearted, fun-loving selves. Rockbrook is truly a fairyland of beauty and a place that heals my heart and helps me reset. I particularly can’t wait to see all the delightful things campers make in Curosty of course! See you soon – it’s going to be an unbeWEAVAEable summer!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I was junior prom queen in high school!

Favorite Quote

"My favorite thing is to go where I've never been before." - Diane Arbus

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

Go for a walk.

Sing, Dance, or Both?

BOTH!

Last Book I Read?

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

Personal Interests

Exploring new places, foraging/nature (I love flowers), thrifting, reading, enjoying lots of tea, tapestry weaving, making music with friends

Favorite Camp Food

Falafel, guacamole, pretty much all the desserts - it's hard to choose!

Eva Carter

Eva Carter

Ephemerality is never more beautiful, more vitally necessary to growing up, than within the tree lined walls of Rockbrook. Many summers I have spent beneath these stars, laying with my back against this grass and mossy stone. I am grateful for my laughter to blend once more with the whispers of the running stream. I love this opportunity to build with those around me, who also seek friendship, mutual growth and encouragement, healthy risk taking, and finding peace within nature. I hope to cultivate new friendships, new memories, a better ways of seeing myself within the world that positions me to better love others the way they need and want.

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I shaved my head with my dad!

Favorite Quote

“The Earth speaks to all of us, and if we listen, we can understand.” -Uncle Pomme, ‘Castle in the Sky’

Favorite Movie

Princess Mononoke

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

Spend time with my toes in the dirt

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Both!

Last Book I Read?

“Trying Not to Try” by Edward Slingerland

Personal Interests

Theater, Nature, Spirituality

Favorite Camp Food

Tamales!!!

Lillie Persinger

Lillie Persinger

Hey there! I am from Greensboro, NC and I am so excited to spend my summer at Rockbrook. The accepting and nourishing environment draws me to RB every year. I cant wait to climb trees (safely), sip lake water, and draw animals with the stars in the sky. I love long walks with Rockbrook Walkers, reading books, and dancing. I can’t wait to learn and have fun with all the campers and counselors this summer and return to my nest with the birds in the trees where I can look down on everyone as a I prepare to fly across the mountaintops and glide with the wind over winding roads and river valleys.

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I have two different colored eyes!

Favorite Quote

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. -Winnie the Pooh

Favorite Movie

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

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

Read!

Sing, Dance, or Both?

BOTH

Last Book I Read?

The Cruel Prince

Personal Interests

Dancing, reading, kayaking, swimming!

Favorite Camp Food

Bagels with Lox

Julia Neal

Julia Neal

I am a Travel Nurse who specializes in chemotherapy and infusion. I’ve been traveling for 2.5 years and worked in pediatrics before I started traveling. I still love working with kids, and I am so excited that this year will be my first *full* summer at Rockbrook. I am lucky enough to work all over the country and enjoy exploring and seeing new places every chance I get. I grew up in Alabama and still consider that home, though I am not there too often. I was a singer and performer in high school and college before nursing and look forward to singing with the campers when I’m outside the health hut again this summer!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I just returned from a trip to Scotland!

Favorite Quote

I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list.

Favorite Movie

Knives Out

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

Go outside or read

Sing, Dance, or Both?

SING!

Last Book I Read?

It Ends With Us. Currently reading The Silent Patient.

Personal Interests

Hiking, Embroidery, Reading,

Favorite Camp Food

Lemon Poppyseed Muffin

Christiana Ricci

Christiana Ricci

Hi! My name is Christiana Ricci, but I go by “Chris.” I am 22 and I grew up in North Palm Beach, Florida with my parents and two older brothers. Life at camp is so appealing to me because I’d love to be fully immersed in nature while doing fun activities and making friends. I am over the moon excited to be a cabin counselor, and I cannot wait to be a friend, role model and “bigger sister” figure to the campers. I’ve never had a sister so the sisterhood and tradition Rockbrook embodies fills my heart. I hope to bring my hard work, humor and positive vibes to camp this summer. After camp, I plan to attend law school and pursue my dreams of being a family attorney.

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I've hiked the Machu Picchu mountain!

Favorite Quote

"You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely." - Roald Dahl

Favorite Movie

Good Will Hunting

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

read, ride horses or sleep

Sing, Dance, or Both?

dance!

Last Book I Read?

A Little Life

Personal Interests

working out, horseback riding and snorkeling

Favorite Camp Food

muffins

Mary Holland Mason

Mary Holland Mason

Hello! My name is Mary Holland, and I am so excited to return to camp this summer. I am a graduating senior from Virginia with two brothers and two dogs. Rockbrook has been such an amazing community and the all-time best part of the summer. Last year, I absolutely loved working with juniors. Swimming in the lake and dressing up in costumes was so much fun! My favorite camp spot is either the porch of the Junior Lodge (at sunset) or the view from Castle Rock! I am incredibly grateful to come back this summer and help create the magic of Rockbrook for younger campers. I cannot wait to meet everyone soon!

Fun Facts

Favorite Quote

"If eating cake is wrong, I don't want to be right." -Lorelai Gilmore

Favorite Movie

Ocean's Eleven

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

Watch the Great British Baking Show or go on a walk

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Both!!

Last Book I Read?

Book Lovers -Emily Henry

Personal Interests

read, hike, play soccer, eat Ben & Jerry's

Favorite Camp Food

Po Boys and Dolly's (I think it counts as camp food!)

Laney Templeton

Laney Templeton

Hey everyone! My name is Laney and I’m so excited to meet you all! This fall I will be attending Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach. During second session I will be a cabin counselor and you can also find me by the lake as a lifeguard! The experiences at camp are different than any I could have at home or anywhere else. I am extremely excited to share my love for Rockbrook with new campers and old friends.

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I wrote my college essays and senior class project about my camp experience at Rockbrook!

Favorite Quote

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Favorite Movie

Elf

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

hangout with friends or swim

Favorite Camp Food

tortellini