Isa Diaz

Isa Diaz

Hey there, hi there!! I’m so excited to be going into my SEVENTH summer at Rockbrook and my third year on staff!!! If I’m not helping with the drama activity, you can usually find me raiding the dining hall for muffins or hanging out on the porch of the Junior Lodge, my favorite spot at camp.

I’m currently a rising sophomore at Virginia Tech (I love the blue ridge mountains so much that I go to camp AND college there!) Some fun facts about me:
— I’m from the northern Virginia area, just outside of DC, so I’m a big Washington sports fan. (Go Caps!)
— I make a pretty bomb friendship bracelet and I love teaching people how to make them!!
— I LOVE waterfalls. I just think they’re super cool.

I’m stoked to have the opportunity to work at a camp that helped me grow so much as a kid! Rockbrook campers are truly one of a kind and the most fun to be around, and to say that camp is the highlight of my year would be an understatement.

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I'm a DJ on the radio!

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

take a nap outside if it's warm!

Sing, Dance, or Both?

sing

Last Book I Read?

Angels in America by Tony Kushner (play)

Personal Interests

Music, hiking, writing, thrifting, musical theater.

Favorite Camp Food

MAC AND CHEESE. My first meal at camp and forever my favorite.

Caroline Seelman

Caroline Seelman

Hey y’all! My name is Caroline and I just finished my freshman year at Elon University! I am over the moon to be spending my 9th (!) summer in the heart of a wooded mountain at Rockbrook! You can probably find me down at the riflery range with Annie Oakley or up on the hill making friendship bracelets with campers and friends! I love being a counselor because I meet girls from so many different walks of life that teach me new things everyday! I cannot wait to see my campers grow over the course of each session! Rockbrook girls are truly the best!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I will be studying baseball and tourism abroad in the Dominican Republic next January!

Favorite Quote

"Life is better when you're laughing"

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

play with my dog, Macduff!

Sing, Dance, or Both?

sing

Last Book I Read?

Crazy Rich Asians

Personal Interests

Hiking, hanging with friends, playing pretty much any sport

Favorite Camp Food

Mac n' cheese!!!!

Wendy Manner

Wendy Manner

After nine months of interviewing awesome counselors and making exciting plans for camp activities, I can hardly wait to start my second summer at Rockbrook! I spend the off-season talking with potential staff from all over the world about the magic of Rockbrook and the amazing community of counselors and campers we host here every summer. I love to brag on all the ways that Rockbrook girls take on adventure, support each other, and learn to be the best versions of themselves at camp. In my time outside of camp my family and I spend lots of time working on our berry farm where my main jobs are maintaining our compost system and weeding. I also brew lots of delicious kombucha flavored with the berries we grow. Now hurry up and get here, summer!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I've kept a journal consistently since I was twelve.

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

hike in my neighborhood or read in my hammock

Sing, Dance, or Both?

sing

Last Book I Read?

The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

Personal Interests

reading, writing, hiking, swimming, turning compost, laughing

Favorite Camp Food

Oatmeal

Jeanne Wilson

Jeanne Wilson

I’m so excited for my 5th summer at Rockbrook! I have loved getting to know our new and returning families throughout the enrollment process and I can’t wait to welcome everyone on opening day. Before coming to Rockbrook, I worked as a bookkeeper and a banker and I love a good spreadsheet. I couldn’t have found a better match for my detail oriented but also goofy and silly nature in Rockbrook! I’m looking forward to seeing all of the creative snail mail envelope art that comes and goes through camp, being the main point of contact for our camp families and working on the behind the scenes things that make it all work smoothly!

I grew up in Miami, FL, lived briefly in Washington, DC and then longly in Brooklyn, NY before landing in Brevard. I spend my free time with my spouse, Chris, and our adorable pet monster of a dog, Darla.

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I have kissed the Blarney Stone!

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

Go for a run while listening to a good audiobook

Sing, Dance, or Both?

sing

Last Book I Read?

Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol

Personal Interests

Crocheting toys, reading, running, baking and hot yoga

Favorite Camp Food

Pumpkin and chocolate chip muffins

Annie Gustafson

Annie Gustafson

Hi! This will be my fifth year as an Office Director and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it! After graduating college I worked in non-profit, spent time traveling, and volunteered in schools. Now I love that I get to call the Heart of the Wooded Mountain my home. My favorite thing about Rockbrook is getting to work with such amazing people from all over the world.

In the off season I get to travel and meet so many of you wonderful Rockbrook girls and swap camp stories.

I am very excited for another great summer of fun, sun, muffin breaks, and lots of Rockbrook spirit!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I have a library card from every city in which I have lived.

Sing, Dance, or Both?

sing

Last Book I Read?

The Plant Messiah by Carlos Magdalena

Personal Interests

Keeping my many plants alive and happy!

Favorite Camp Food

Tofu Scramble

Sarah Reed Carter

I was slow to start my camp career! A timid youngster, I finally agreed to try camp at age 16. I quickly realized how much fun it was and all I had been missing. To make up for lost time, I spent the next 9 summers at Rockbrook. It was here I met Jeff and where we got married. We tried some different careers, but camp called us back. Now that we have two camp-age daughters (Eva is starting her 12th summer, and this will be Lily’s 7th summer!), it is a real family affair. All year long, we talk about the camp people and wonder how they are, we think of fun things to try at camp, and we count down the days til summer.

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

As a child, I spent a summer in Afghanistan.

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

make crafts or bake with the kids

Sing, Dance, or Both?

sing

Last Book I Read?

"Before She Knew Him", by my college pal Peter Swanson

Favorite Camp Food

Tamales! Pumpkin Muffins!

Jeff Carter camp director

Jeff Carter

Let’s see… How many years have I been coming to Rockbrook? 20-something, I think. Since 1988: that’s for sure. That many years is just one indication of how much I love Rockbrook. It’s such an incredibly special place. And for me, it’s a true privilege to witness, and foster as I can, the warmth and care that supports everyone here, the enthusiasm and acceptance that encourages all of us to be our selves and grow in the most wonderful unexpected ways. What could be better?! I’m looking forward to the summer, meeting everyone, and enjoying our time together in “the Heart of a Wooded Mountain.”

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I met my wife at Rockbrook

Favorite Quote

“You have what you have, and are who you are, because of others.” —Martin Luther King

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

Play with my kids

Sing, Dance, or Both?

sing

Last Book I Read?

Circe by Madeline Miller

Personal Interests

Biking

Favorite Camp Food

Rick's homemade pizza