Jessica Azar

Jessica Azar

Becoming a Rockbrook Camp Nurse appealed to me for many reasons! Typically I care for much, MUCH tinier patients as a NICU nurse, so hanging out with and treating the needs of older kids will be a fun change of pace. I’m a mom of four children (two boys, ages 14 and 13, and two girls, ages 11 and 9) and I love that RB strives to encourage girls to be themselves and appreciate the beauty and talents they’ve been given. Having the opportunity to care for girls and be a part of a mission that thrives on such positivity will be amazing. I always wanted to go to a camp like Rockbrook as a girl, so I’m is so excited to join in all of the fun RB has to offer. We live in the country with four horses and two dogs and so I love spending time outside, but the mountains of North Carolina (aka the land of Rockbrook) is one of my very favorite places to be outdoors in the world.

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I’m a published author of a book on mental health and humor!

Favorite Quote

“You have enemies? Good. It means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”— Sir Winston Churchill

Favorite Movie

It’s a Wonderful Life is one of the best movies of all time... but so is Giant... and so is The Godfather... I can’t pick just one.

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

Do yoga, catch up with friends, be silly with my kids and husband,

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Ummmm BOTH! I love singing anything from Fleetwood Mac to good old gospel hymns, and I basically dance my way through life whether I’m at the grocery store, doing laundry, or working a shift in the NICU.

Last Book I Read?

The Blackwater Saga

Personal Interests

Yoga

Favorite Camp Food

I’m not sure what we will be having, but I bet it will be delicious!

Brooke Smith

Brooke Smith

Hey there, Rockbrook girls! My name is Brooke, and I’m so excited to be back at camp this summer! I am from San Francisco, CA, originally, but then grew up in Atlanta, GA, and now live in Birmingham, AL and will be attending UGA in the fall (go Dawgs of course). Growing up all over the country has definitely made me love traveling, and I’m very into photography so I like to take pictures of all the places I go and people I meet! I also love to stay moving- whether it be ice skating, roller skating, swimming, climbing/hiking, or dancing to Taylor Swift music haha! Some of my other favorite things include sushi and frozen yogurt (with toppings of course!), listening to music, good sunsets, reading a good book in a hammock, and trying new things. I’m a huge people-person and love to talk, so I can’t wait to meet everyone and see some familiar faces.
Can’t wait to see you all in the Heart of the Wooded Mountain so very soon!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I tried out for America's Got Talent when I was 10!

Favorite Quote

"Live for the moments you can't put into words."

Favorite Movie

Instant Family

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

Eat frozen yogurt with my friends or hike to catch a pretty sunset

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Both!

Last Book I Read?

"Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty

Personal Interests

Photography, traveling, anything in the water, music, and any outdoor adventures!

Favorite Camp Food

Taco night!

Kendrick Archer

Kendrick Archer

Hey!!!! My name is Kendrick and I am super excited for another magical summer at camp. From the moment I came to Rockbrook as a first year middler, I knew that I wanted to be a Rockbrook girl. Some of my favorite memories are meeting new friends, becoming a mermaid in the lake, going white water rafting, performing in plays and skits, winning Miss RBC, and most of all, the countless memories I made with my lifelong camp friends! Rockbrook was always the place where I felt comfortable discovering my passions because of all of the freedom and acceptance. At Rockbrook, I could be myself without judgement. It is truly a special place and I am so excited to have the opportunity to spread Rockbrook spirit for my campers as a CIT!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I have three dogs!

Favorite Quote

"We were just having fun, we didn't know we were making memories." -Winnie the Pooh

Favorite Movie

Avengers Endgame

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

Play the guitar or go on a run!

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Dance!

Last Book I Read?

Looking for Alaska -John Green

Personal Interests

I love running, creative writing, playing the guitar, and skateboarding!

Favorite Camp Food

PoBoys and garlic bread!

Caroline Archer

Caroline Archer

Hey! I’m Caroline, and I’m a CIT this year at Rockbrook. I live in Peachtree Corners, Georgia with my parents, two sisters, and three dogs. I’ve always loved the camp environment, from the fun activities and muffin breaks to the amazing community and lifelong friends you can make. Camp is a great place to learn and experience new things while surrounded by beautiful nature, and I’ve made some of my best memories here during my time as a camper. I’m so excited to get to know and support my campers! I can’t wait to show them how much fun camp can be, and help them to have an unforgettable camp experience!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I have a twin sister!

Favorite Quote

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

Favorite Movie

The Lord of the Rings

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

Relax and draw

Sing, Dance, or Both?

I may not be great at either, but I enjoy both!

Last Book I Read?

A Tale of Two Cities

Personal Interests

I enjoy art and drawing, reading, hiking, and spending time with my dogs.

Favorite Camp Food

Muffins!!

Jessica Austin

Jess Austin

Hello! My name is Jess and I am so excited to be at camp this summer! I am from Brevard and spending my summers at camp has always been one of my favorite parts of living in this lovely town. I have been taking this past year off of school working as a paralegal, and in the fall I will be returning to Queens University of Charlotte to finish up my degree in History and Secondary Education. Rockbrook has always provided me with a magical and supportive community and I love being a part of creating that magic for our campers. At camp you can find me trying to become a mermaid in the lake, sitting with a pal on a porch, or reading on the hill! Can’t wait to see everyone soon!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I spent a semester studying abroad in Thailand!

Favorite Quote

Bless this mess

Favorite Movie

Zootopia

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

Say hey to my cat

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Both!

Last Book I Read?

From the Corner of the Oval by Beck Dorey-Stein

Personal Interests

pickles, education, being outside, weaving

Favorite Camp Food

Tamales!

Selma Winter

Selma Winter

Hi ! I am so excited to be counsellor at RockBrook this year. I am from London, England but my parents are French and American. This will actually be my first time coming to camp– I have never been to an American sleepaway camp before (only ones back home) but I definitely know what it’s like to be away from home. I am thrilled to meet everyone and be able to explore the NC mountains and learn all the traditions at camp 🙂 I hope the summer will be packed of good times and I am very excited to be swimming in the lake so soon. I look forward to meeting everyone !

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I have 2 tortoises back home.

Favorite Quote

"The foundation of every state is the education of its youth." Diogenes

Favorite Movie

Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse

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

watch anime, I am watching soul eater right now !

Sing, Dance, or Both?

dancing, singing is not my strong suit..

Last Book I Read?

Women Don't Owe You Pretty by Florence Given

Personal Interests

I love to cook!

Favorite Camp Food

Yet to figure this one out :)

Ashley Oswald

Ashley Oswald

A native of Eastern North Carolina, I grew up attending summer camp every summer starting after 1st grade. My camp experiences were some of my absolute favorite memories as a child, and camp was endlessly influential in helping me discover who I was as a person. I am drawn to camp because of the community, because of the way camp brings out the best in every person, and because of how every girl (camper and staff) feels cherished and valued at camp. These are the experiences that keep me coming back to camp year after year!

I am honored to serve as a member of the health team this summer. I look forward to combining my experience as a registered nurse with my experience as a mother and a former cabin counselor to help ensure our campers have the healthiest, safest, and most amazing summer ever! Thank you for entrusting your daughters to the Rockbrook team!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I was the president of my college's skydiving club for three years.

Favorite Quote

"Purpose is the place where your deep gladness meets the world's needs." - Frederick Buechner

Favorite Movie

Pride and Prejudice (the original, but the remake is excellent too!)

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

read, walk the dog, or swim

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Sing (poorly, but gleefully)

Last Book I Read?

Pride & Prejudice (I read it every few months!)

Personal Interests

Reading, running, sailing, travel, teaching

Favorite Camp Food

I'm looking forward to trying these famous morning muffins!

Faith Scriven

Faith Scriven

Hello all!

Since I was a young girl attending camps, it has always been my DREAM to become a camp counselor and now it has come true! I love the happiness, friendship, and mentorship that comes from camp as well as the chances to experience new things and people and grow into the great, curious people we are always becoming! As an intern part of the social-emotional learning experience, I aim to make camp a learning and mentoring experience with a whole lot of fun on between! I will bring a smiling face, mediocre single and dancing abilities, a love of nature and adventure, and all the advice and guidance you can ask for to the table (…I’ll also bring a “ready to eat” stomach, haha!). I can’t wait to meet the campers and make some lasting memories!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I speak Spanish

Favorite Quote

"WHY?"- Everyone great.

Favorite Movie

Princess and the Frog

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

Skate!

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Both, plus some acting too!

Last Book I Read?

The Great Gatsby (again lol)

Personal Interests

Dancing, tennis, nature, ANYTHING OUTDOORS!!

Favorite Camp Food

I guess I'll find out!

Emma Scielzo

Emma Scielzo

Hi y’all! My name is Emma Scielzo (my friends call me Em) and I am a fourth generation Rockbrook girl. I am soo excited to be back in my favorite place and get to make so many new friends. This is my 5th year at camp, but my first year as a counselor. One of my favorite parts about camp is all of the wonderful, bubbly, and caring people who make Rockbrook like a second home. I have made some of my best friends at camp and have had so many incredible counselors as role models. I have been dancing since I was two and have spent most of my life on the stage! I also love baking, going for long walks, and watching movies oh and my favorite food is ice cream! I can’t wait to return back to camp this year and make some more memories.

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I have been to more countries than my age!

Favorite Quote

"have courage and be kind"

Favorite Movie

Harry Potter!

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

Dance, Go for a walk, or bake

Sing, Dance, or Both?

For sure dance although I wish that I could sing!

Last Book I Read?

Song of Solomon

Personal Interests

Dancing, Baking, and traveling

Favorite Camp Food

pumpkin chocolate chip muffins!

Laura Evans Duncan

Laura Evans Duncan

Hi all you Rockbrook girls! My name is Laura and this will be my 9th summer at Rockbrook Camp for Girls. I cannot wait to meet all of our wonderful campers, whether it is their first year or their 10th. While I mostly grew up in Charleston my heart has always been in the mountains of Brevard. After attending Rockbrook, I came to love the area so much that I went back to attend Brevard College for undergrad. One of my favorite things about being a part of Barn Staff is watching our campers build their confidence on and off the horse. Camp is a wonderful place to make new friends, try new things, and connect with the great outdoors.

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I have moved over 10 times in my life!

Favorite Quote

"I LOVE CAMP!" - said by any Rockbrook girl

Favorite Movie

Roman Holiday

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

Hike with my dog, Woody

Sing, Dance, or Both?

BOTH - preferably to a Rockbrook song!

Last Book I Read?

The Nightingale

Personal Interests

Reading and Hiking

Favorite Camp Food

Tamales!