Sophie Lietzan

Sophie Lietzan

Hey ya’ll! I’m Sophie and I can’t wait for camp! I’m sure summer is going to be just amazing! I’ve been going to Rockbrook since I was little, and it’s become a home away from home, with the girls there becoming a second family to me. I can’t wait to see everyone again, but I’m also crazy excited to meet all the new faces and make new friendships!

At camp, you can usually find me at the archery range, at the lake, or on the hill reading a good book. I especially love to watch the sunsets with the juniors!

Rockbrook has made me who I am today, and I’m so happy to be a part of the magic! I can’t wait to meet y’all!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I play 5 instruments!

Favorite Quote

“Sometimes family is more than just the people under your roof. They’re people who jump in, head first, who aren’t afraid to make fools of themselves to help you” – Alison Hendrix

Favorite Movie

How to Train Your Dragon

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

Jam on the drums or read

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Both!!!

Last Book I Read?

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

Favorite Camp Food

Muffins!

Mellie Laurore

Mellie Laurore

Yoo Hoo!!! Hi everyone! I’m Mellie and I’m so excited to be joining the Rockbrook team this summer! I’m originally from Miami Florida, but I grew up in Stone Mountain Georgia! I recently graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in applied linguistics and a minor in Korean, so if you have any questions about languages, I’m your girl! This is my first time at a sleep-away camp, but I’ve heard so many positive things about Rockbrook, so I’m so excited to meet new people and make fun memories and experiences!

In my spare time, I love to listen to music, do word find puzzles, and play video games (I love the sims!) I also have a dog named Momo who just loves running around.
If you see me, please don’t be afraid to say hi! I can’t wait to breathe in the fresh mountain air with you all!!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I have a huge stuffed animal collection!

Favorite Quote

"I AM THE CHOSEN!!" -CoryxKenshin

Favorite Movie

Anything Marvel! But if I had to choose, Spiderman: No Way Home!

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

Do a diamond painting or Do some word find puzzles!

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Dance and Singing in the shower!!

Last Book I Read?

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Personal Interests

I love all types of music, specifically K-pop and Pop! I also enjoy dancing!

Favorite Camp Food

Not sure yet, but I can't wait to try everything!

Abbey Johnson

Abbey Johnson

Hi! My name is Abbey but I go by AJ. I am a second year primary education student with a lot love for a community environment. This will be my first time experiencing camp although it is something that I have always wanted to do. I am looking forward to learning about American culture and seeing what camp is all about! I let my heart make all the decisions and it has meant that the direction of my life is often changing. I have had some truly incredible experiences and I am so grateful to add a summer at Rockbrook to the list!

Fun Facts

Favorite Quote

'We are what we repeatedly do, therefore excellence is not an act, but a habit' - Aristotle

Favorite Movie

Shrek 2

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

Listen to new music and make a playlist

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Dancing

Last Book I Read?

The Alchemist

Personal Interests

Climbing, hiking, painting, reading and cooking

Abby Baird

Abby Baird

Hello, hello!! I’m so excited to be back at Rockbrook. There’s nothing I like more than breezy days by the lake and reading on the hill! This place has given me such a profound love of nature, and I hope that’s something I can pass along to my campers now. When I’m not at camp, you can find me playing water polo, going backpacking, visiting cat cafes, or hammocking with a good book! I can’t wait to meet you!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I have 3 pet goats!

Favorite Quote

Although we say mountains belong to the country, actually, they belong to those that love them. —Dogen

Favorite Movie

Luca

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

Go for a walk with my friends

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Dance!!

Last Book I Read?

The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami

Personal Interests

Biking and journaling

Favorite Camp Food

Tamales!!

Keely Carlise MD

Keely Carlisle MD

I am a pediatrician based in Asheville, NC, but in the summer time, I also pop up to Rockbrook and consult with the nurses to make sure everybody is healthy during their time at camp. I am originally from New Orleans, but moved up here after Hurricane Katrina in 2006. These mountains are beautiful and coming to camp is an extra opportunity for me to enjoy them. I also love animals, gardening, puzzles, reading (LOVE READING), Cross fit, and paddle boarding. Both my daughters were campers back in the day and have lots of awesome memories. I get quite a kick out of hearing about all the fun stuff y’all get to do – just be carful in the gaga pit!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I LOVE Marvel movies

Favorite Quote

All you need is love - The Beatles

Favorite Movie

So many, but Princess Bride is a top contender

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

Either read, puzzle, run or watch a little tv

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Both!!!!! Especially tap dance!!!

Last Book I Read?

The Other Doctor Gilmer by Ben Gilmer (local doc, true story!!)

Personal Interests

Luckily, I am super interested in the health of kids and teens

Favorite Camp Food

Rowan said the tamales (she knows the food better than I do)

Valeria Arroyo

Valeria Arroyo

Hello everyone!
I’m Valeria from Mexico and I’m super excited to travel and meet you all. I have worked as a unit counselor and arts instructor since 2018 in Arizona and I’m ready for new adventures at Rockbrook camp this summer.
At home I’m currently studying International marketing and I enjoy going to the gym and going to swimming everyday, I also love being with my dog all day.

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I love to travel

Favorite Quote

Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.-Great Gatsby

Favorite Movie

The Greatest Showman

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

I like to going to the park with my dog

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Sing

Last Book I Read?

You love me

Personal Interests

Cook, sing, going to the cinema, swimming, gym.

Favorite Camp Food

I am excited to try all them all

Christine Lundblad

Christine Lundblad

Hey there, Hi there! My name is Christine and I LOVE CAMP!!!! I grew up on Hilton Head Island, SC going to the beach and spending time with my friends. I’ve been going to Rockbrook since I was ten years old and fell in love with the spirited atmosphere and people that make camp the place it is. When at camp, you’ll probably find me lifeguarding at the lake or sitting on the hill enjoying the sunshine and view.

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

This would have been my 10th summer at camp if Covid had not happened.

Favorite Quote

"There is a strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow." Aaron Lauritsen

Favorite Movie

Shrek the Third

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

Go on a walk or spend time with friends

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Both; not well, but with a lot of enthusiasm

Last Book I Read?

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Personal Interests

Spending time with friends, going to the beach, going on a walk outside

Favorite Camp Food

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Lauren Hancock

Lauren Hancock

Hello! I’m Lauren and I am so looking forward to being a cabin counselor this summer at Rockbrook! My older sister, Jackie was a counselor here when she went to college too in 2009, so I am excited to start a little family tradition! I grew up in the beautiful Florida Keys, so my summer camp experiences were typically day trips to Sombrero reef and week trips to Pigeon Key. I am very passionate about the water, which is why I am also going to be a lifeguard this summer at camp. Coming to the mountains is a little out of my comfort zone, but I am ready for a new experience!

I hope to learn more from my fellow counselors and campers! I love meeting new people from different places. The community at my university is so diverse, and everyone brings an equally important perspective to campus. I have the same attitude coming to Rockbrook this summer. If you have a dog, please show me pictures! I am definitely bringing pictures of my big fur baby, Gunner, whom I will miss dearly this summer!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I donated all of my hair to Matter of Trust last October to clean oil spills!

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

Crochet! I always have a few projects going on at the same time.

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Singing! Especially around the camp fire.

Personal Interests

Going to the beach with friends!

Favorite Camp Food

S'mores

Seda-Harmony Feldman

Seda-Harmony Feldman

Hello beautiful people! My name is Seda and I am so so so excited to work as a counselor at RBC this summer! Rockbrook is my safe haven of nature where we create the most amazing bonds with our peers and most importantly our campers! Some of my favorite things to do at camp are sit on the hill with my campers while reading and making friendship bracelets for each other! I am attending Ohio University in the fall for Social Work. At home in my free time you can find me playing with my two dogs Lola and Ginger, they are Basset Hound and Great Pyrenees mixes, and from two different litters! We rescued them both and their breeds make no sense but they are my best friends! You can also find me taking a hike in the woods with friends or roaming around target and buying things I definitely don’t need. I can not wait to meet all of you and make so many memories this summer.

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I have lived in 9 houses!

Favorite Quote

"It is okay to live a life others don't understand

Favorite Movie

The Parent Trap

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

Hammock!

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Sing WHILE dancing

Last Book I Read?

Educate

Personal Interests

anything in nature

Favorite Camp Food

tortellini or muffins:)

Lara Johst

Lara Johst

Hi everyone! My name is Lara and this will be my very first year at camp since I will be traveling to camp from Germany. I have already seen many awesome pictures and memories from the previous camps, which is why I am beyond excited to finally experience camp life myself and to have an amazing summer with y’all!!
I am currently finishing school in Germany and I will be attending a university in October this year – but I don’t know which one yet! Whenever I am not studying, I love to spend my free time at the gym, with friends or with horses.
So, you might have already guessed that I will be attending Rockbrook as a Horseback riding instructor this year! I am super excited to share my passion for horses with everyone that would like to spend some of their time at camp with the horses – and I am sure that we will gain some amazing memories and Horseback riding experiences! 🙂
Can’t wait to finally meet everyone and to have the most amazing summer!!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I spent a semester abroad in California in 2019!

Favorite Quote

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

Favorite Movie

High School Musical

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

relax with a good movie and some nice food

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Both!

Last Book I Read?

"Richard III" by Shakespeare for my English class

Personal Interests

Working out, horseback riding & spending time with my friends

Favorite Camp Food

I don't know yet, but I am looking forward to find out! :)