Clara Miller

Clara Miller

Hey there, hi there! My name is Clara, and I’m so excited to be returning to RBC this summer! I’m from Athens, GA, but I attend Macalester College in Saint Paul, MN. Go Scots! North Carolina summers are so special to me, and I can’t wait to experience another one with some fantastic campers. Plus, it’ll be nice to get away from that Minnesota cold! I’ve loved Rockbrook since I started attending as a camper in middle school and kept coming back year after year. I now love having the opportunity to give other young people the same magical experience I had. I can’t wait to be back in the heart of the wooded mountain eating muffins, making bracelets, and hanging out with our awesome campers, counselors, and staff!

Fun Facts

Favorite Quote

“Yonder the long horizon lies, and there by night and day/ The old ships draw to home again, the young ships sail away/ And come I may, but go I must, and, if men ask you why/ You may put the blame on the stars and the sun and the white road and the sky.” - Gerald Gould

Favorite Movie

Little Miss Sunshine or Dune (2021)

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

Listen to music or spend time with my friends

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Sing!

Last Book I Read?

Graceland, At Last: Notes on Hope and Heartache from the American South by Margaret Renkl

Personal Interests

Cooking, writing, music, traveling (and making friendship bracelets, obviously)

Favorite Camp Food

Tomato Soup and Cheesy Bread

Brooke Smith

Brooke Smith

Hey everyone! My name’s Brooke and I cannot wait to be back at RBC this summer! I live in Birmingham, AL but I grew up in Atlanta, GA and am originally from San Francisco, CA. Living in such different places has given me the opportunity to meet super different and unique people from all over, which is one of the things I love about camp! I also love the amazing people and lifelong friends you make at camp, as well as the endless opportunities to try new activities, new foods, and new adventures! At camp, you can probably find me on the tennis courts, reading a book on the hill, or cooling off in the lake. I can’t wait to be doing all of that and to share my love for camp with everyone so soon!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I tried out for America's Got Talent when I was younger!

Favorite Quote

"Be where your feet are!"

Favorite Movie

Instant Family

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

Have an adventure outside, do an art project, catch a sunset, have a dance party, or be with friends!

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Both!!

Last Book I Read?

"The 7 Husbands of Evelyn Hugo" by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Personal Interests

photography, traveling, reading, music, hiking or anything outside!

Favorite Camp Food

The muffins!!

Sophie Fairbum

Sophie Fairburn

Hey I’m Sophie and I’m from a village near Stevenage, England. I have recently graduated from Coventry University with a degree in Marketing and have moved to Birmingham where I’ve been working for the last year. When I’m not working, I love running, working out and spending time with my friends!
This is my 3rd year trying to travel to America since Covid restrictions stopped me the last 2 years, so I’m incredibly excited that I’m finally able to come! I love all sports, exploring new places and just being outdoors, and I can’t wait to be able to experience all of these at Rockbrook!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I became a cat mum at university when a stray cat came into my house and gave birth to kittens!

Favorite Quote

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade

Favorite Movie

Big (1988)

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

Go for a walk or run

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Sing

Last Book I Read?

The Go Between (L.P. Hartley)

Personal Interests

I love all sports, especially football/soccer :), hiking, being outdoors in general and reading!

Favorite Camp Food

Not sure yet but I heard you have muffin breaks and I LOVE muffins

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