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!

Evey KinKade

Evey Kinkade

Hey y’all, I’m Evey! I grew up in Danville, a small town in central KY, but I am currently a rising junior studying psychology at Berry College in Rome, Georgia. When I am not in class, I spend most of my time working as an assistant teacher at the preschool on my campus or tutoring local elementary school students. Working with children is my passion, and I am so excited to spend the summer hanging out with the coolest kids around- Rockbrook girls! I will be a cabin counselor on the Junior line this summer, and I can’t wait to meet my campers and have the best summer ever!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I lived in England for 6 months!

Favorite Quote

"If you can't say something nice, don't say nothin' at all" - Thumper in Bambi

Favorite Movie

Lilo and Stitch

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

Spend time outside with my dogs

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Both!

Last Book I Read?

The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett

Personal Interests

Playing tennis, skateboarding, and hanging around in my hammock!

Favorite Camp Food

I can't wait to find out :)

Laura Archer

Laura Archer

I absolutely love being Camp Mom at Rockbrook! I’ve been a Rockbrook Girl since I was very young, and had the joy of being a long-time camper and also a counselor back in the 1980s-90s. I still look forward to spending time in the heart of the wooded mountain each summer! Rockbrook is a remarkable place where girls are encouraged to be exactly who they are, and their uniqueness is celebrated in big and small ways throughout each day. This environment of acceptance and shared experiences results in the most amazing bonds being formed. I cherish the incredible friendships that I’ve made at RBC, and I’m overjoyed when I see current campers making their own meaningful connections. I also think Rockbrook’s timelessness is very rare and special. Girls today get to have many of the same memorable and life-changing experiences that my grandmother had at RBC several generations ago.

It is my hope that, as Camp Mom, I can facilitate, nurture, and encourage Rockbrook campers to make the most of every day at camp… that they will absolutely love RBC, be challenged to try things they’ve never done before, discover something new and empowering about themselves, and make lifelong friends and memories!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I have three daughters and three dogs

Favorite Quote

Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

Favorite Movie

It's a Wonderful Life

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

Spend time with friends and family, read, draw, listen to music

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Both

Last Book I Read?

Tattoos on the Heart

Personal Interests

travel, art, camp, my kids and dogs

Favorite Camp Food

It's all yummy!

Rachel Maxwell

Rachel Maxwell

Hey there, hi there! I’m Rachel, and I grew up in a small town in Southern Virginia. I am a lover of the outdoors and a casual hiker at home, so Rockbrook immediately became my second home as soon as I arrived. I have treasured spending so many summers at camp and I cannot wait to come back this year! I have met some of my best friends in the Heart of the Wooded Mountain, and I love watching campers form such special friendships & find a sense of belonging at camp. Some of my favorite spots at Rockbrook are the lake, the porch of the Junior lodge, and the Hill (Especially at sunset- there’s no better place). Rockbrook offers incredible activities; some of my favorites to teach are archery, paddling, and swimming. I love helping campers improve and become more confident in their abilities! Summer at Rockbrook is such a gift, and I am so excited to share that experience with all of the new and familiar faces this year. See you all so soon!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I have 12 plants right now (they're going to need a babysitter while I'm at camp)

Favorite Quote

“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” - Audre Lorde

Favorite Movie

Any Harry Potter movie

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

take a break from my screens and learn a song on guitar!

Sing, Dance, or Both?

I love to sing and I'm actually in an acapella group at my University!

Last Book I Read?

"Circe" by Madeline Miller

Personal Interests

Singing, writing songs & poems, playing piano and guitar, hiking, going on sunset walks

Favorite Camp Food

Oats or Tamales- I can't choose!

Eliska Hood

Eliska Hood

Hey y’all!!!! My name is Eliska and I am PUMPED to get back to camp after a few years away from my second home. This is my first year on staff and I could not be more excited to return to my favorite place in a new role. Some of my favorite memories are of sitting in my crazy creek on the hill, making bracelets during rest hour, and doing skits during evening program – I am so excited to get back to the joy of camp and see all of y’all again after this crazy past year!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I have a younger sister who will be a second session HiUp :)

Favorite Movie

Titanic

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

Go to the gym or read!

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Dance

Last Book I Read?

Looking for Alaska - John Green

Personal Interests

Going to see live music!

Favorite Camp Food

Mac and Cheese or PoBoys

Cristina Rodriguez

Cristina Rodriguez

Hey I’m Cristina! I’m a returning counselor and graduated from the University of Florida last spring. I’ve been working as a medical assistant since January and just started my applications for PA school. My first summer at camp was as a CA and I fell in love immediately! The crisp air, refreshing water, and picturesque mountains were the exact counterpart to my hometown in South Florida. Once I became a counselor, I realized that the reason camp felt so special was the community. There is nothing like the friendships and memories you make at camp. I cannot wait to see all of my campers experience that same sense of community!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I’ve played violin for 19 years!

Favorite Quote

“A love of learning has a lot to do with learning that we are loved.” – Fred Rogers

Favorite Movie

Howl's Moving Castle

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

Go for a walk or take a nap

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Sing!

Last Book I Read?

The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson

Personal Interests

Figure skating, hiking, embroidery, reading, crafting

Favorite Camp Food

Tortellini and garlic bread

Chayse Chandler

Chayse Chandler

Hello everyone! I’m Chayse Chandler, a recent graduate of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. I absolutely love biology and math, and I hope to pursue medicine as a future career. I grew up in Brevard, NC and have lived here for most of my life! I very much so love the atmosphere of my hometown with the little shops and the natural beauty. I have come to camp year after year because I love the friends I make and the activities I have done. When I was a camper, I would always sign up for the Painting and Drawing activity along with Tennis, I definitely recommend both activities. I also found my favorite hobby at camp–friendship bracelet making!!

As a counselor I will strive to make every camper feel accepted and welcome!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I love calculus!

Favorite Quote

You miss 100% of the shots you do not take.

Favorite Movie

Theory of Everything

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

Play with my dog or read a good book

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Sing!

Last Book I Read?

The Handmaid's Tale

Personal Interests

Friendship bracelet making, tennis, photography, watercolors

Favorite Camp Food

Tamales