Grace Meile

Grace Meile

Hey y’all,

I’m from Brevard, NC and had the pleasure of working at Rockbrook last year. I love the camp community and all the adventures we have! Hiking, kayaking, and rock climbing are my passions, so I’m delighted to get to share those experiences with campers! I’m looking forward to another great year.

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I've visited over 30 states! My goal is to see all 50.

Favorite Quote

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.” -Mark Twain

Favorite Movie

Treasure Planet

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

Lay in a hammock and read

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Neither

Last Book I Read?

Pequeños robots malvados

Personal Interests

piano, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking

Favorite Camp Food

Chickpea Salad!

Emma Bunnell

Emma Bunnell

Hi! I’m so excited to be back at camp this summer! Being on staff at Rockbrook is one of my favorite things. I love being outdoors and so connected with nature, learning new crafts, and hiking to Castle Rock! You can find me sitting on the hill reading or crocheting on a nice day, hanging out with my kiddos in my cabin, or by the lake. Some fun facts about me are that I graduated High School in Belgium, I love Billie Eilish, and I go by both Emma and ET!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I've lived on three continents!

Favorite Movie

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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

Rock Climb, Workout, or Crochet!

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Sing

Personal Interests

Rock Climbing, Hiking, Working out, Fiber Arts

Favorite Camp Food

Mac N Cheese!

Ava Partridge

Ava Partridge

Hi everyone! My name is Ava Partridge, and I’m so excited to come back to camp this summer! Growing up in a city, camp was always a place where I could connect with nature and find both relaxation and endless fun. Rockbrook is my favorite place, and I’m so happy I’ll be able to help make camp as special for all the campers as it was for me.

Back at home, some of my hobbies are reading, practicing eyeliner, playing softball, and getting brunch with my friends. At camp I love making friendship bracelets, sitting on the hill, going on hikes, and singing at meals!

Rockbrook has made me who I am, and I’m really excited to meet all of you!

Fun Facts

Favorite Movie

Almost Famous

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Both!!

Last Book I Read?

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

Personal Interests

I'm trying to get better at chess!

Favorite Camp Food

Po' Boys!

MC Pope

MC Pope

Hi everyone!!! I am SO EXCITED to be back at camp this summer as the Junior Linehead! I started going to Rockbrook when I was 8, so I have many amazing memories as a Junior and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to support Juniors whether they are experiencing Rockbrook for the first time or returning enthusiastic for another summer!

Some of my favorite memories at Rockbrook have been spontaneous dance parties with my cabin and dressing in silly costumes just for fun!! I love that the supportive environment at Rockbrook encourages campers to be their most loving, silly, and confident selves. I can’t wait to see you all so soon in the heart of the wooded mountain!!

Fun Facts

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

read in my hammock outside

Sing, Dance, or Both?

BOTH :)

Last Book I Read?

"Beautiful World, Where Are You" by Sally Rooney

Personal Interests

climbing, drawing, running

Favorite Camp Food

edible cookie dough

Jaelyn Wilson

Jaelyn Wilson

Hey there! Hi there! It’s me again, Jaelyn! 😄  I’m so excited to be back for my 3rd year!! I’m from Atlanta, GA and I recently graduated from Georgia State University. I have 3 siblings, an older sister and 2 younger brothers! I never went to sleep-away camp when I was younger so I think that really draws me back to Rockbrook every year. I typically teach needlecraft and the play so if you ever need me, I’ll probably be on the back porch of Curosty or in the Hillside Lodge 😄  I’m so excited to meet new faces and see all the old! Can’t wait to meet y’all! See you soon!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I studied 4 different languages in my last semester of college!

Favorite Quote

Get better idols - Bailey Sarian

Favorite Movie

Shrek the Musical

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

Read

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Both!!

Last Book I Read?

Midnight Sun - Stephanie Meyer

Personal Interests

Hanging out with friends, trying new restaurants, and currently job hunting🙃

Favorite Camp Food

Mac and cheese

Blythe Kidwell

Blythe Kidwell

Hey y’all! I am Blythe Kidwell and I have lived in Atlanta, Georgia all of my life! I just graduated from Midtown High School, and plan on moving to Athens in August to attend The University of Georgia! GO DAWGS! My summers have been built around Rockbrook since 2011, and I could not be more excited to be back in the heart of the wooded mountains for another wonderful year! I will be working the July session this coming summer and I can’t wait to see all of y’alls smiling faces again.

During the day at camp, you can find me making a bracelet on the J-Lodge porch or swimming at the lake. I also love anything adventurous and outdoorsy! This summer I am looking forward to sliding rock and maybe going whitewater rafting! At home I normally spend my free time getting lunch with friends, watching TV with my mom, or going on a walk.
Counting down the days until opening day! See y’all soon!! 🙂

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I'm an Eagle Scout!

Favorite Movie

Parent Trap (1998)

Favorite Camp Food

Po' Boys or Rock-Brookies!!!

Maria Whitehead

Maria Whitehead

My name is Maria Whitehead. I get to wear many hats in my life including professor, land conservation specialist, birder, nature enthusiast, and mom! I’m an ornithologist and land conservation specialist by training and in practice but I most enjoy spending time outdoors (especially in the delightful presence of kids!). I graduated from Clemson in 2003 with a PhD in Forest Resources with an emphasis on avian ecology. I have taught over the past 15 years as an adjunct in the Biology Departments at Furman, The Citadel, and the College of Charleston. I’ve loved designing the curriculum and fun activities and spending time in the Nature Hut with the Rockbrook girls in the summer!

I also enjoy trail running, mountain biking and surfing and generally spending time outdoors with my husband and three daughters who span 14 years (18, 12 and 4).

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I was a triple-jumper in college!

Favorite Quote

"In the end, we protect what we love, we love what we know, and we know what we are taught." Baba Dioum (1968)

Favorite Movie

CODA (2021)

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

Go for a run in the woods!

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Dance!

Last Book I Read?

Cloud Cuckoo Land (Anthony Doerr)

Personal Interests

Running, hiking, biking, birding, art, reading

Favorite Camp Food

All of it!

Sian Barwell

Siân Barwell

Hiya everyone! My name is siân (pronounced like sharn or Sean haha)! I’m so excited to meet each and every one of you! It’s my first year at camp and I am looking forward to learning about a new culture and all the different traditions at camp! You’ll have to show me all of your favourite things to do! I currently study film in Winchester, a little city in the south of England, some of my favourite things are spending time with my friends and watching films! I’m ecstatic to travel the States, after this summer, so if you have a favourite place, please let me know! I’d be happy to add them to the list of places to see!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I'm a sucker for old Nintendo games

Favorite Quote

If its stupid and it works, its not stupid

Favorite Movie

I can't choose! but to list a few, School of Rock, Cars and She's The Man

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

Draw, Listen to music or maybe listen to a podcast.

Sing, Dance, or Both?

singing all the way!!!

Last Book I Read?

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Personal Interests

spending time with my friends!

Favorite Camp Food

we'll have to wait and see!

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!