Lydia Hodges

Lydia Hodges

Hi y’all, I’m Lydia! I am an only child, I have two cats, and I’ve lived in Virginia for my whole life. I’ll be a senior in high school this fall. This is my first summer on staff at Rockbrook, though I’ve been coming as a camper since I was 9. Transitioning from being a camper to being a CIT is a huge full-circle moment for me. When campers arrive, I am so excited to show them all my favorite places at camp. Watching my campers find their favorite Rockbrook songs, foods, and events will be the biggest privilege since Rockbrook has given me so much. Can’t wait!!!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I've tried almost every sport at some point

Favorite Quote

"How liberating is it to pursue wholeness instead of perfection." -Morgan Harper Nichols

Favorite Movie

Clueless

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

clean my room

Last Book I Read?

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Personal Interests

making collages & baking (works in progress)

Favorite Camp Food

cheesy bread

Leah Grove

Leah Grove

Hiya! I’m Leah, and am coming to Camp Rockbrook all the way from England for the summer! I love visiting new places and meeting new people, and I cannot wait to do this at Camp this year! I dance, draw, paint, sing (badly) and love a good natter, and am looking forward to really making this a summer to remember for all of our campers!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I can't click my fingers

Favorite Quote

"Out of Darkness Cometh Light"- my city's motto

Favorite Movie

Saving Mr Banks

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

Escape with a good book

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Dance, and shower singing

Last Book I Read?

Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen

Personal Interests

I love a good musical!

Eliska Hood

Eliska Hood

Hi y’all! My name is Eliska and I can’t WAIT to get back to Rockbrook this summer. This will be my 8th summer at RBC – seriously camp is my absolute favorite place in the entire world. I am from Birmingham, Alabama but in the fall I will be starting my first year at Sewanee. At camp you can almost always find me chilling at the lake or reading on the hill. I’m beyond pumped to get to spend the summer with all of you awesome people!!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

My sister is a CIT woooooooooo

Favorite Movie

Princess Bride

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

Go for a walk

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Both!

Last Book I Read?

Deal - Bill Kreutzmann

Favorite Camp Food

Oatmeal !!!! and Muffins of course ;-)

Marston Councill

Marston Councill

Helloooooooooooo everybody! I’m beyond excited to be returning to Rockbrook this summer – it’s my favorite place on Earth! Rockbrook has been a second home to me since I was 8 years-old and continues to shape me as a person today. There is something unmistakably magical about the short time we get to spend together in the heart of a wooded mountain that leaves me and many others returning year after year.

One thing I’ve always loved about Rockbrook’s caring community is that it has a special place for everyone who rolls up the driveway on opening day, and soon enough, we all feel like family. Nothing makes me happier than seeing campers radiate joy and be their silliest selves in such an uplifting environment! I’m honored to be a part of this magic and I can’t wait to meet you all soon!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I love going to the dentist!

Favorite Quote

"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter" - e.e. cummings

Favorite Movie

Turning Red

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

FaceTime my sister or get bubble tea

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Power ballad

Last Book I Read?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - I just finished reading Harry Potter for the first time!

Personal Interests

Glitter, skating, karaoke, crocheting, and admiring the flowers in my neighbourhood

Favorite Camp Food

Cookie dough!

Madeline Moser

Madeline Moser

Hi! My name is Madeline and I am so thrilled to be back in the heart of the wooded mountain to work at Rockbrook this summer! I was originally born in Laguna Beach, CA, but moved to Atlanta, GA when I was young. Some of the things that draw me to camp are the amazing people, atmosphere, and spirit, that Rockbrook has never failed to show me. I can’t wait to be at camp to meet campers, be outdoors, and make new friends! I am also very excited about the Rockbrook food. Seriously, Rockbrook has some of the best food and I have gone way too long without it! I can’t wait to see everyone so soon!!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I love to snowboard

Favorite Quote

"Future so bright you gotta wear shades" -Timbuk 3

Favorite Movie

The Parent Trap

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

cook a new dish

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Dance

Last Book I Read?

Becoming by: Michelle Obama

Personal Interests

cooking, hanging out friends, going to the beach, traveling

Favorite Camp Food

chicken stir fry and spring rolls

Zach Porch

Zachary Porch

I’m that pottery guy.. I’ve been doing pottery for 15 years and I enjoy sharing that interest with others. I traveled up this way my senior year in high school and have been all over the country but I always return to the lovely mountains of WNC. I love plants and learning about the native species and traditional uses. I forage and hike often as well as making cool things on the wheel. I’m looking forward to getting back into the studio and seeing all your familiar faces and some new! See y’all soon!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I have a degree in graphic design

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

Relax

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Dance

Last Book I Read?

Been stuck on one for like a year

Personal Interests

Build with my hands (not my feet), walk outside ( with my feet) , forage, pottery, garden, friends.

Favorite Camp Food

Tomales

Alexis Mays

Alexis Mays

Hi! My name is Alexis and I’m so excited to spend my summer at Rockbrook!! I am from a town outside of Cincinnati, Ohio, and am looking forward to being in Brevard! I am a big outdoors person and love staying active. Some of the things I’m looking forward to at camp are kayaking, whitewater rafting, and building new bonds. I hope to bring enthusiasm and fun to the camp environment. I can’t wait to try new things and make memories that will last a lifetime. I’m so excited to meet all of the campers and be a role model to you!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I'm under 5 foot

Favorite Movie

The parent trap

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

Go on a walk

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Both!

Last Book I Read?

It ends with us by Colleen Hoover

Personal Interests

Volleyball, hiking, baking

Ismini Andreou

Ismini Andreou

From the city that never sleeps to Rockbrook. The change may be big but as a New Yorker, I am built for anything. I am super excited to be returning to camp for my second year. Last year, camp swooped in and took over my heart, and I just had to return. No one, in my opinion, can’t miss the amazing food and scenery Rockbrook has to offer. I can not wait to see everyone again and meet all the new campers. This summer will definitely be a blast and it is worth the while. Get ready for sports and games because this summer it will be great.

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I throw the hammer and weight throw collegiately

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

Fantastic Mr. Fox

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

Watch movies

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Both!

Last Book I Read?

The Art of Racing in the Rain

Personal Interests

I love playing cards.

Favorite Camp Food

Muffins!

Gracie Sparks

Gracie Sparks

My full name is Elizabeth Grace Sparks, I go by Gracie at home and Sparky at camp. I was born and grew up in Trinity, NC. I am still growing up as I currently attend Uwharrie Charter Academy High. At the ripe age of seven years old I began riding horses. I haven’t looked back since and I currently ride two times a week. The horseback riding factor of Rockbrook is really what drew me here despite the fact that my brother and father both went to Camp Carolina ( the brother camp to Rockbrook ). Similarly to the horseback riding, I began attending day camps when I was seven as well, this eventually morphed into visiting various sleep away camps until I discovered Rockbrook. I never tuned back, now here I am writing my bio as a first year staff member of Rockbrook.
When I first came to camp I was very homesick, I struggled with anxiety especially as a child. I hope I can be a comfort to any homesick children as I will be able to relate to them. Even though my first year was full of homesickness, I have returned to camp ever since. I love the atmosphere here in Rockbrook. Being fully immersed in the rainforests of Brevard, lacking any technology, really brings out the true nature of anyone who visits Rockbrook. The camaraderie witnessed at Rockbrook is unlike any other place on the planet. I hope to be a positive, enthusiastic yet down to earth, mentor to all campers who I am blessed to interact with. As a camper I would always latch onto one staff member and look to them for anything I needed, I hope to be that staff member for at least one camper this summer.

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I play guitar!

Favorite Quote

“You don’t get to live a bad life and have good things happen to you.” - Arthur Morgan

Favorite Movie

Tangled

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

Play Guitar

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Both!

Last Book I Read?

The Horsewoman, James Patterson and Mike Lupica

Personal Interests

Guitar, music, video games, art, horseback riding, books, nature, cars, animals, etc.

Favorite Camp Food

Lemon poppyseed muffins!

Asia Moore

Asia Moore

Hey Y’all, Im Asia and I am super excited to join the team at camp this year! I am from Indianapolis, Indiana but currently living in the best city in the world (Chicago)! My favorite thing to do is sew and epicycle clothing. I am a huge thrifter and love a good DIY. Some camp activities i’m excited to try is definitely horse back riding and climbing, I love a friendly competition and tested my limits! I look forward to an amazing summer in North Carolina and meeting all the campers and forming amazing bonds that’ll hopefully last for camp years to come.

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I can play the Cello

Favorite Quote

" I don't like to gamble, but if there's one thing I'm willing to bet on, it's myself" Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

Favorite Movie

Poetic Justice

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

Be Creative

Sing, Dance, or Both?

BOTH!

Last Book I Read?

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Personal Interests

Sewing/ Upcycling, Reading, Hanging out with friends!

Favorite Camp Food

Excited to find out !