Rayleigh Schlauder

Rayleigh Schlauder

Hi Rockbrook gals!!! My name is Rayleigh and I’m SO glad to be back at camp this summer! This will be my 11th summer at RBC, and I couldn’t be more pumped to take on a new role as middler line head! Camp is my favorite place on earth and I am so excited to see both new and familiar faces! If I’m not sitting on the hill, you can catch me reading a book or making a friendship bracelet on the junior lodge porch! I just love camp so much and I can’t wait to see what fun memories will be made this summer! I’m counting down the days until I see everyone’s shining faces! See you sweet gals soon!!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

All of my cats have human names!

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

read or hang out with friends

Sing, Dance, or Both?

sing

Last Book I Read?

Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore

Personal Interests

reading, watching movies, knitting, being outside, baking

Favorite Camp Food

cheesy bread and tomato soup

Sanders Green

Sanders Green

Hey everyone! This will be my ninth year at RBC. I love being around all the crazy camp energy. Whether it’s by wearing silly costumes or singing the mail song, the campers always show so much spirit. The positivity is entirely infectious and I can’t wait to be back in it! My crowning camp achievements are knowing how to tie the friendship knot and knowing every word to ‘Oh I Was Born.’ I didn’t get that last one until year eight โ€“โ€“ it’s never too late to learn!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I (accidentally) broke a surfboard in half last winter break.

Favorite Quote

I once was lost, but now I am fine with that.

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

Draw while listening to a podcast

Sing, Dance, or Both?

sing

Last Book I Read?

A collection of Emily Dickinson poetry

Personal Interests

Art, writing, and exploring Houston with friends

Favorite Camp Food

Tomato soup and cheesy bread

Emily Schmitt

Emily Schmitt

Hey there, Hi there! My name is Emily and I’m so excited to be coming back to Rockbrook for my 8th summer! I’ve gone to camp since the fifth grade and cannot believe I get to be a counselor at one of the greatest places on earth. At home, I love to play with my dog, Bailey, or try to get my cat, Sugarcube, to pay attention to me. I play guitar, am on the math team at my school, and love the color blue. I live in Atlanta, GA, but am headed to Davidson College in North Carolina next fall – I can’t stay away from this amazing state! At camp, I love hikes to Castle Rock, the riflery range, and literally anything Rick and the kitchen can cook. I can’t wait to be back at my home away from home and see all my RBC pals again!!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I have a hole in one eardrum!

Favorite Quote

โ€You know, I think everybody longs to be loved and longs to know that he or she is lovable. And consequently, the greatest thing we can do is to help somebody know that they are loved and capable of loving." - Fred Rogers

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

take a nap

Sing, Dance, or Both?

sing

Last Book I Read?

Educated by Tara Westover

Personal Interests

reading, hiking, writing letters, musicals, & watching The Office

Favorite Camp Food

Tamales, Guacamole, and Funfetti Muffins!

Haile Vakiener

Haile Vakiener

Hi everyone! My name is Haile and I am very excited to get to come back to camp this summer! I just graduated from my senior year in high school and am eager to start college. I have been going to camp for quite some time now but each year is a new year to meet new people and make awesome friends! I am especially excited to meet the campers because each camper is so unique and happy in their own way. I can’t wait to meet everyone at Rockbrook this year (and make friendship bracelets with everyone), I hope to see you all there! ๐Ÿ™‚ <3

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I own seven cats

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

watch movies or lay in my hammock.

Sing, Dance, or Both?

sing

Last Book I Read?

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Favorite Camp Food

muffins :)

Molly Hayes

Molly Hayes

Howya! I’m Molly and I am an Irish gal who can’t wait to spend her summer with all the amazing Rockbrook campers. This will be my first time at camp and I am delighted to be able to get the chance to work with such incredible people. I am currently studying to be a teacher and I think that this summer will be a great opportunity not just for me to gain experience but for me to grow as a person as I will be introduced to so many different faces and cultures.

I am someone who loves being constantly active and outdoors. I also love making the most of my day and motivating others and it is for these reasons that I know Rockbrook is the perfect place for me. I am excited to try new things during my time at camp and I can’t wait to get started. Roll on Summer 2019!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I was born on Christmas Day

Favorite Quote

"The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts"

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

spend it either at the gym, going for a run or walking my dog

Sing, Dance, or Both?

sing

Last Book I Read?

We All Looked Up

Personal Interests

Hobbies include gaelic football, running, gym, traditional music and reading

Favorite Camp Food

Can't wait to have one by the end of summer

Salem Gaddis

Salem Gaddis

Hello!
My name is Salem and I’l be serving as a camp counselor this summer. This will be my first time at Rockbrook but not my first time at camp because I am a former Girl Scout of ten years. I’m really excited to be meeting all of the campers and getting to help and witness them grow, bond, develop skills and have fun. Away from camp, I attend Auburn University and I’m majoring in psychology and minoring in theatre. I can’t wait to share my passion for the arts and collaboration with the girls this summer!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I can wiggle both of my ears!

Sing, Dance, or Both?

sing

Last Book I Read?

Children of Blood and Bone

Personal Interests

I absolutely love theatre and performing!

Lilly Persinger

Lilly Persinger

I am currently a rising junior at Appalachian State University. I am extremely excited to work at Rockbrook this summer because my involvement with dance and yoga has been a life-changing experience for me and I am passionate about sharing my love for them with our campers. I want to share with young girls some of the things that I have learned, such as the importance of self-love and forgiveness. I am also looking forward to sharing my love of the Earth and the importance of taking care of all these gifts we have been given. This is my first summer at Rockbrook, so I haven’t met our campers yet, but I am very excited to become a part of this community!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

My ability to stay calm in a stressful situation

Favorite Quote

"There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature." -Jane Austen

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

sit outside, read, draw

Sing, Dance, or Both?

sing

Last Book I Read?

A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold

Personal Interests

Dance, yoga, meditation, reading, drawing, painting, hiking

Favorite Camp Food

I haven't eaten at camp yet but I heard about some really good falafel!

Veronique Derndinger

Veronique Derndinger

Hello!
My name is Veronique (it’s a French name, I’m half French) but my friends all call me Vero. I’m a 24 year-old student from Heidelberg, Germany. I just graduated university with a masters degree in sports science and English and I am absolutely THRILLED to spend my summer in camp Rockbrook!
I used to be a competitive gymnast for 10 years and after retiring from doing gymnastics I started coaching. So I hope we will have a lot of fun in the gym doing all kinds of fun leaps and tumbling.
In my freetime I also play tennis, dance, do kayaking and I recently started kick-boxing (still very bad at it though :D). Apart from doing sports I enjoy literature, my favourite authors are Stephen King, Ernest Hemingway and Maya Angelou.
I also LOVE all kinds of food, cooking and going out for dinner. Although my favourite food will forever by my mum’s Schnitzel with mashed potatoes and gravy. The only food I hate with a passion are dried fruits and especially raisins!!!!
I am a very happy and fun person and I’m so looking forward for our adventures and being silly!
I’m sooooo very excited to meet everyone! We’re going to have so much fun ๐Ÿ™‚

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I can touch my ankles while doing the bridge!

Favorite Quote

If you can't change your fate, change your attitude!

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

work out

Sing, Dance, or Both?

sing

Last Book I Read?

the grapes of warth

Personal Interests

all kinds of sports, fashion, spending time with the people I love and good food

Favorite Camp Food

I don't have one yet