Toni Garrett

Toni Garrett

Hello everyone! I’m Toni and I am blessed to live here in beautiful Brevard. This is my first year at Rockbrook during Summer Camp, although I feel like I’ve been a part of it for the last 6 years! For 9 months out of the year I volunteer and work at Free Rein, which is at the barn and arena at Rockbrook. I am a PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor and I teach horseback riding to children and adults with Special Needs. I am so excited to be bringing my love and passion for horses to our beginner riders at camp! I have been riding since I was 8 years old when I had my first horse, I won’t say how many years ago that was, (HA!) and I am still filled with joy when I’m riding, grooming, or doing all things horse related! My goal is to ignite that same love and passion in all of my RBC girls so they can experience for themselves how amazing horses truly are, and to begin their lifelong journey into the wonderful world of Horsemanship!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I am a retired Flight Attendant

Favorite Quote

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream! C.S. Lewis

Favorite Movie

Pride and Prejudice

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

Ride horses

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Definitely both

Last Book I Read?

The Harbinger II by Jonathan Cahn

Personal Interests

Spending time with my Husband, dog, cat and horseback riding

Favorite Camp Food

I can’t wait to try the muffins

Grace Walters

Grace Walters

Hi, my name is Grace! I’m from Durham, NC and so excited for my first summer at Rockbrook. The first time I visited Brevard was last year, when I spent an amazing week hiking in the DuPont state forest. I’m looking forward to going back and spending more time in this beautiful area! I just graduated from NC State with a degree in fashion and textile design, and I can’t wait to share my love for weaving with all the campers this summer. Although I have never attended Rockbrook, I always looked forward to summer camp growing up. In my free time I enjoy cooking, hiking, reading, and trying out every craft I can get my hands on. I can’t wait to meet every one and spend time together weaving and crafting in Curosty!!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I'm learning how to do palm reading!

Favorite Movie

Anastasia

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

Sit outside and read.

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Both!

Last Book I Read?

Essence and Alchemy: A Natural History of Perfume

Personal Interests

Gardening, spending time with friends, doing yoga, and learning about plants and rocks!

Lillie Persinger

Lillie Persinger

Hello!!! I grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina but I have always loved the mountains! I am drawn to Rockbrook because of the beautiful place we have the privilege of experiencing but mostly I am drawn to camp because of our campers! As a child, I was the camper that was crying within the first hour of arriving at camp. So I know how it feels for many campers that are a little apprehensive about coming to camp; I think that’s what makes me such an attentive and empathetic cabin counselor. I am also drawn to Rockbrook because of the caring and inclusive community that I experienced during my first summer there and I am so excited to be apart of it again! I teach dance and yoga, which I am looking forward to exploring with the campers for another summer. It brings me so much joy to be able to share my passions with young people and to be a part of this beautiful community.

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I think my cat once spoke to me telepathically

Favorite Quote

...Finally I saw that worrying had come to nothing. And gave it up. And took my old body and went out into the morning. and sang. excerpt from “I Worried” by Mary Oliver

Favorite Movie

Shrek <3

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

go outside!

Sing, Dance, or Both?

both!

Last Book I Read?

Exposure, by Robert Bilott

Personal Interests

Creating screendances, swimming, cuddling my kitties, and reading

Favorite Camp Food

OATS

Ismini Andreou

Ismini Andreou

Are you looking to have some fun this year at camp? I’m the counselor for you. I love to play almost every sport out there, so if you need a partner, I’m here for you. I also love to learn random animal facts. If you know any facts please let me know. I am super excited to be at Rockbrook this year. I am a city girl so being out in the woods and in a camp will be a big change of scenery.

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I throw the hammer and weight throw (Track & Field)

Favorite Quote

If we spend our time with regrets over yesterday, and worries over what might happen tomorrow, we have no today in which to live in. -Thomas Sowell

Favorite Movie

Grease

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

Take my dogs to the park

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Sing

Personal Interests

Connect Four!

Favorite Camp Food

S'mores

Esme Huh

Esme Huh

Hi everyone! My name is Esme, and I am a high school junior from Birmingham, AL. I have been coming to RBC since I was in 2nd grade, and I can’t wait to be a CIT this year! I love every part of camp– nature, cabins, friends, activities, singing, dancing, and having fun! My favorite activity as a camper was climbing the alpine tower, and I hope that I can inspire campers to give it a try! I also love singing songs as an entire camp in the dining hall and family style meals. I have grown up so much at camp throughout the years, and it is a second home to me. I am so excited to get back to the heart of the wooded mountain! I LOVE CAMP!!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I have 4 dogs!

Favorite Movie

The Princess Diaries

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

Go for a run!

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Both! My singing is more like screaming!

Favorite Camp Food

Muffins

Courtney Futunato

Courtney Fortunato

Hi, friends! I’m excited to say this will be my first year as a member of the Rockbrook community, and I am looking forward to a summer filled with new, wonderful people, happy traditions, and the opportunity for us to spend time together outdoors. I enjoy connecting with people and trying new things, whether that’s eating new foods, failing at skateboarding, or learning the rules to a new board game. I like hearing people sing to themselves when they aren’t paying attention and taking naps on sunny spots of grass. I love to cook and bake, write and read stories, and spend time with my friends and family. I feel so grateful to know I’ll be spending my summer building lasting friendships, enjoying the outdoors, and encouraging others to take healthy risks while I do so at the same time. Here’s to a summer filled with growth, laughter, and minimal bug bites and sunburns.

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

A+ tree climber, B- tree climb-downer

Favorite Quote

"Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it." -Mary Oliver

Favorite Movie

Fantastic Mr. Fox

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

take a long walk listening to music or a podcast

Sing, Dance, or Both?

i will always take any opportunity to sing or dance...I wish this life was a musical

Last Book I Read?

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Personal Interests

words, parallel parking, picnicking, traveling, stand-up comedy

Favorite Camp Food

i've heard a lot good things about the muffins

Ellie Sappington

Hey guys! My name is Ellie and I couldn’t be more excited for camp this year! This will be my 8th year at RBC, and I can’t wait to be back in Brevard! I’m from Memphis, TN, and I starting going to camp because I’m a Rockbrook legacy! My mom, cousins, aunt, great aunt, and great great aunt all went to camp, and I’m thrilled to be carrying on the tradition! My absolute favorite thing about camp is definitely coming home with a wrist full of friendship bracelets. I absolutely adore sitting on a lodge porch, the dining hall, or absolutely anywhere just laughing with friends and enjoying each others company:) I can’t wait to be back, and I know you’re all as excited as I am!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I work at a local donut shop!

Favorite Quote

"A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset"

Favorite Movie

Ratatouille

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

Take a walk!

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Definitely both!

Last Book I Read?

Little Women

Personal Interests

I love going on walks/hikes, listening to good music, going on car rides, and just hanging out with friends!

Favorite Camp Food

Mac and cheese!

Bella Myers

Hey, y’all! I’m Bella and I’m from Wilmington, North Carolina. I’m a senior in high school (although not for long!) and I can’t imagine life without Rockbrook! This heart of a wooded mountain has been my home-away-from-home for many years and I can’t wait to show you around! As a camper, I loved pottery, drama, jewelry-making, climbing, needlecraft, curiosity, and horseback riding! I also enjoyed the rafting trips each year and the special events and surprises that kept me on my toes! This summer, however, I’m most excited about meeting your smiling faces and celebrating 100 years of Rockbrook with you all (and Dolly’s ice cream, of course)!

RBC has turned me into a crafty, nature-loving, adventure-seeking girl and I can’t wait to show off the wonders our little camp has to offer!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I have 5 dogs of all different breeds!

Favorite Quote

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” - Marilyn Monroe

Favorite Movie

Mamma Mia

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

take a nap or play with my dogs

Sing, Dance, or Both?

sing! (unless it's at the RBC girls dance - then I'll groove!)

Last Book I Read?

The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Nighttime

Personal Interests

theatre, baking, plants, biology, reading, and anything crafty! (crochet is my latest)

Favorite Camp Food

Mac-n-cheese or tamales!

Ava Partridge

Ava Partridge

Hello!! I am SO excited for this year at Rockbrook! I live in Washington, DC, with my parents, my sister Polly (who is also a Rockbrook girl!) and my dog Lola. I just finished my Junior year of high school, and I’m really looking forward to being back at camp as a CIT! Some of my favorite things to do at camp are rock climbing, archery, and making friendship bracelets, and my favorite things that happen are banquet, thunderstorms during rest hour, and free swim with the cabin! Rockbrook has always been a home to me, and I’m so grateful I get to help made camp a home for all of our campers this year. I’m looking forward to seeing you all soon and celebrating 100 years of Rockbrook!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I'm a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do!

Favorite Quote

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all."

Favorite Movie

Heathers or Almost Famous, I can't pick :)

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

Go on a picnic with my friends!

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Both!

Last Book I Read?

Giovanni's Room by Alec Baldwin

Personal Interests

Softball

Favorite Camp Food

Po Boys!

Abby Baird

I’m so excited to be coming back to camp!! I’m from Montgomery, AL (though I grew up in Atlanta and Birmingham too) and I can’t wait to be back in the mountains! I’m looking forward to be reading on the hill, visiting Rockbrook Falls and singing camp songs again soon! There’s nothing like the Rockbrook community, and I’m so glad to be able to contribute to it as a counselor this year! As a camper, my favorite activities were all the crafty ones, especially painting and drawing!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I have two pet goats!

Favorite Quote

“Open your eyes and see what you can with them, before they close forever.” - All The alight We Cannot See

Favorite Movie

Avengers

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

Paint or write!

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Definitely dance! I’m a terrible singer!

Last Book I Read?

The Martian

Personal Interests

Art, roller skating, bullet journaling and hiking!

Favorite Camp Food

Cookie dough muffins!