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! :)

Sophie Lyman

Sophie Lyman

Hey there, hi there… I’m Sophie, and I can’t wait to be back for my 7th summer at Rockbrook! I’m about to graduate from Paideia School in Atlanta, GA but I’ll be moving to St. Louis, MO in the fall as a freshman at WashU. GO BEARS!! At camp, I’ll be a cabin counselor (likely on the Middler line) and activity teacher during the June and July sessions. MY favorite spot at Rockbrook is the Middler Lodge porch. I love listening to the creek from up there while I work on a friendship bracelet! In my free time at home, you can find me playing ultimate frisbee, on stage in a musical, or coaching Girls on the Run. My perfect day consists of a trip to the thrift store with friends, homemade dinner, and a terrible movie we can laugh at. I’m so excited to meet you all in the heart of a wooded mountain! See you soon!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I'm a captain of my school's quiz bowl team!

Favorite Quote

"But no living man am I! You look upon a woman." -Eowyn, Lord of the Rings

Favorite Movie

Booksmart (dir. Olivia Wilde)

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

do a really nice facemask

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Both! A musical!

Last Book I Read?

"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson

Personal Interests

singing, sewing, skincare, reading,

Favorite Camp Food

Funfetti muffins. Forever a classic.

Laura Butz

Laura Butz

Hi everyone! I’m Laura and I’m going to be a cabin counselor this summer. I am so excited to be back in the heart of a wooded mountain, I and I am so looking forward to meeting my campers! I grew up on a farm, and when I’m at home I love going on hikes with my dogs named Harriet and Owen and hanging out with my sister and 2 goats. My favorite thing about camp is being surrounded by the gorgeous mountains and getting to make the most incredible friends. At Rockbrook you can catch me in a rocking chair on the porch of the lake view lodge making a friendship bracelet and chatting with friends. I can’t wait to see everyone in Brevard and eat some delicious muffins soon!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I'm a certified SCUBA diver

Favorite Quote

"Just be yourself, there's no one better" - Taylor Swift

Favorite Movie

Finding Nemo

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

Go on hikes, listen to podcasts, hang out with my dogs

Last Book I Read?

Deep by James Nestor

Personal Interests

baking sourdough bread and knitting

Favorite Camp Food

Tamales!!

Sabrina Belkin

Sabrina Belkin

Hi!!! I’m sooooooo excited to work at camp again this summer! When I was first a camper 10 years ago, camp quickly became my favorite place in the world. I loved that I could explore so many new activities (my favorites were hodge podge, paddling, and climbing) and spend so much free time outside in the mountains. And most of all, I loved that could easily make friends in a place where everyone is loved and supported. My favorite part about being a counselor last year was being able to create the magic that made me fall in love with camp for so many young campers. At free swims or twilight, you can find me making a bracelet on the junior lodge porch or reading on the hill. I’m so excited to see you all soon!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I play professional Ultimate frisbee

Favorite Movie

Not a movie but I looooooove Gilmore Girls

Personal Interests

Anything outside, making ice cream,

Favorite Camp Food

Opening day mac n cheese!!

Clara Schulze

Clara Schulze

Hi everyone, I’m Clara from Berlin, Germany! That’s right, I’m flying all the way across the Atlantic just to be with you and create a wonderful summer together! For the past ten years, I’ve worked as a counselor at German summer camps that are nothing compared to Rockbrook! I can’t wait to meet you soon and get creative with you during art sessions, sing around the campfire, and have lots of fun and laugh together!

Back home, I work as an art and geography teacher. I love to travel and explore the world, especially through my camera. I am also vegan and love trying new recipes or going out to eat with friends. I’m a huge Harry Potter fan and sometimes ask silly questions to understand the world.

I also smile a lot and am always up for a hug!
See you soon!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I lived in Australia for half a year.

Favorite Quote

Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. - Albus Dumbledore

Favorite Movie

27 Dresses

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

meditate, writing my diary or reading

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Both!

Last Book I Read?

The eye of the world - Robert Jordan

Personal Interests

singing, painting, playing the piano

Favorite Camp Food

Muffins! Cause I heard so much about it!

Abby McGonigle

Abbey McGonigle

Hello everyone. My name is Abbey and I am so excited to be apart of the Rockbrook family. I am from the midlands in England, and am looking forward to spending my summer surrounded by the beautiful nature of North Carolina. This will be my first year at camp and as I am from England, I am no stranger to a little rain. I love the outdoors and being surrounded by the beauty’s of nature. I am an adventurous person who doesn’t backdown from a challenge. I am looking forward to making s’mores, having muffin breaks and meeting a range of amazing and wonderful people. I am super excited to meet you all and to help you conquer your fears throughout your time at camp. See you soon.

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I can sing with my mouth closed

Favorite Quote

Trust the magic of new beginnings

Favorite Movie

I love all Disney movies

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

Take my puppy Tinkerbell for a walk/ watch a good movie

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Dance

Personal Interests

Baking, hiking, dancing, singing (badly), watching a musical