Isabelle Gillett

Isabelle Gillett (Izzy)

‘Ello ‘ello! I’m Izzy and this will be my first summer as staff at Rockbrook, and my third time visiting the US! I am super super excited to be working with such an amazing bunch of girls this summer, and can’t wait to immerse myself in camp life. I am also looking forward to introducing the campers to the British culture – which mainly involves tea and talking about the weather! Jokes aside, meeting people from different backgrounds and getting to know them is what I love and I can’t believe I get to spend a whole summer doing it! See you at camp!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

The first film I ever cried at was Happy Feet

Favorite Quote

A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.

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

Perform to imaginary crowds in my bedroom whilst listening to music

Sing, Dance, or Both?

sing

Last Book I Read?

Game of Thrones

Personal Interests

Lifting weights, reading and making people laugh

Favorite Camp Food

Burgers

Jessica Austin

Jess Austin

Greetings Rockbrook gals!! My name is Jess and I’m counting down the days until I return to my favorite place! After a great time bopping around in cabin 9 with the CA’s last summer, I’m super excited to be back with the teens as senior line head this year! At camp you can usually find me chillaxing on a porch, sitting on a rock, or trying to become a mermaid in the lake! I absolutely love getting to know all the wonderful girls at camp, and I’m so excited to make some bracelets, chat on the hill, and make amazing memories with even more amazing people! Can’t wait to see all you lovely ladies soon!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I kinda know how to juggle

Favorite Quote

"Me: unbothered, moisturized, in my lane, well-hydrated, and flourishing" -Cardi B

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

talk to my pets

Sing, Dance, or Both?

sing

Last Book I Read?

Jane Eyre

Personal Interests

my dogs, cool rocks, the education system, sitting outside

Favorite Camp Food

the Mac and Cheese is DIVINE

Dani Effley

Hi all!!! I’m Dani and I am from right outside Washington DC in Oakton Virginia! I go to school at Auburn University which is waaay far from home but I have loved meeting new people! Rockbrook has been a part of my life since I was 12 and I couldn’t name a more wonderful place. (: I am so excited to meet all of the fun, vibrant, and lovely girls that will be campers this summer. We will have such an amazing time in the happiest place on earth (trust me- Rockbrook gives Disney World a run for its money)!!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

My favorite candy is candy corn!! (it works for ALL times of the year- trust me)

Favorite Quote

If the foot of the trees were not tied to the earth, they would be pursuing me. For I have blossomed so much, I am the envy of the gardens.

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

Read a great book!

Sing, Dance, or Both?

sing

Last Book I Read?

The Color Purple

Personal Interests

Painting, reading, spending time with the people I love

Favorite Camp Food

Cheesy bread and tomato soup!

Emily Robbins

Emily Robbins (Mims)

Hellooooo!! I’m Mims, and this is my second year working at Rockbrook. I cannot wait to take in the majesty of the nature around us with some incredible ladies. I will also be helping out in the health hut. Bring on the scraped knees!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I’m a bit lopsided because my left leg from the knee down is shorter than my right leg

Favorite Quote

I urge you to please notice when you are happy and exclaim or murmur or think at some point ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.’” -Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

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

Nap

Sing, Dance, or Both?

sing

Last Book I Read?

The Four Loves by CS Lewis

Personal Interests

I love learning about bugs and plants. I enjoy the arts and I love animals!

Favorite Camp Food

Oatmeal

Tünde Gellérd

Tünde Gellérd

Hi everyone! My name is Tünde, I’m 25 years old and this is going to be my first year at Rockbrook. I’m from Hungary and this is not only going to be my first camp experience but my first time in America too… so yeah. WAAAAY too excited for the summer 🙂
I finished my studies last year at the Hungarian School of Cinematography (HSC) and since then I’ve been working on and off in the film industry. I’m looking forward to everything that camp life has to offer and I will do my best to make everybody smile around me. Rockbrook! Here we go!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I've been singing in a choir for 12 years

Favorite Quote

Laughing is the best medicine

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

play my guitar or paint my nails

Sing, Dance, or Both?

sing

Last Book I Read?

Lord of Flies

Personal Interests

Singing, Dancing, Playing guitar and laughing

Favorite Camp Food

Breakfast, lunch aaaaaand dinner :)

Kasey Lusk

Kasey Lusk

Hey y’all! My name is Kasey and this is my first summer at Rockbrook! I am from Knoxville, Tennessee and currently a junior at Maryville College majoring in Psychology with Counseling track. I will be one of the counselors for our junior line, but I will see the rest of you all swimming (since I will also be lifeguarding). I have been working at Dollywood’s Splash Country for 4 seasons now and I cannot wait to switch it up this summer. My interests are swimming (of course), playing volleyball, making crafts, and doing anything outdoors! What I am most excited for is meeting all of you guys, so see you soon!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

spent spring break in an African country most people don't know exist

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

hammock, swim, play volleyball

Sing, Dance, or Both?

sing

Personal Interests

mermaids, sloths, volleyball, crafts, swimming

Ellie Culin

Ellie Culin

Hi everyone! I’m super excited to be coming back to Rockbrook this year for the tenth summer and my second year on staff! I was a CIT last year, but I’m ready to cast off my HOBART apron and be a full counselor. Rockbrook truly is my home away from home, and I can’t wait to spend time with all of the amazing RBC campers!
My favorite activity at Rockbrook is rockclimbing (because climbing rocks!), but I love archery, needlecraft, riflery, pottery, and drama too. I look forward to making friendship bracelets, watching Evening Program skits, and singing the Chicken Song during lunch!
I can’t wait to come back to camp and meet everyone!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I once ate nineteen cobs of corn in one sitting (at camp)!

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

Watch TV and hang out with my cats!

Sing, Dance, or Both?

sing

Last Book I Read?

The Leavers by Lisa Ko

Personal Interests

Reading, rockclimbing, and marching band

Favorite Camp Food

Tamales!

Jenna Lilly

Jenna Lilly

Hi friends! After two years away from camp, I am so excited to be back in Brevard! My 5 years as a CIT and counselor at RBC plus my experience as a team building facilitator and environmental educator prepared me for this new role at camp as Program Director. I get to plan and organize all the unique themes, special events, and daily activities that will happen throughout the summer. In other words, I’m the Director of Fun!

Here’s a little bit more about me outside of camp:
-I grew up in Miami, went to college in upstate New York, worked in the Chesapeake Bay region, and now live in North Carolina.
-Hiking and sailing are my favorite outdoor activities, but I also love rock climbing!
-My sister went to camp and is now a counselor, but I was never a camper at Rockbrook myself.
-Since I studied geography in school, sense of place and connection to place is an interest of mine, and I want to help Rockbrook continue to be a special place and community for girls in the heart of the wooded mountain.

I can’t wait to see you all at camp very soon!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I can make balloon animals

Favorite Quote

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" -Wayne Gretzsky -Michael Scott -Jenna Lilly

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

hike

Sing, Dance, or Both?

sing

Last Book I Read?

Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

Personal Interests

Hiking, collaging, reading, board and video games

Favorite Camp Food

quesadillas and guacamole