Hey, check out this video of some of our amazing camp parents talking about the friendships their sons have made at camp:
We’ve created 2 more videos like this which we’ll share with you in the next few weeks. Stay tuned!
We’ve had an exciting month of February and a great start to March for our staffing and our enrollment. Our staff is filling out so well, and we’re really pleased with our returning folks and the chance that’s given us to be very selective with our new staff hires.
Welcome back to the following “old-timers” who re-enrolled in the past few weeks: ELI OKUM of Los Angeles, CA; After an absence of a few summers, SETH BERK formerly of New Orleans, LA and now of Carlsbad, CA; CHAD RUFF of Caseyville, IL; JUDAH VALLEJO-MCCANN and ZAVION STEELE of Cleveland, OH; and PIERSON LIPSCHULTZ of River Forest, IL.
Welcome aboard to these first-year campers who will join us this summer: CAM PRZYLECKI of Fairway, KS; MICAH REICHMAN of St. Louis, MO; SHEA REYNOLDS of Colubus, OH; EREZ & NADAV GIL of Pittsburgh, PA, and CHINO HEINZE and SANTI TOLEDO of San Luis Potosi, Mexico!
It’s so hard to be patient, but this summer is going to be SO MUCH FUN! It’s worth the wait!!
We have filled most of our staff positions already for the coming summer. That’s great news, and we are very excited about the lineup! In our last Who’s Who posting, we listed 26 returning staff members, which is amazing! We’ve got a few more to tell you about, and some new folks we’d like to introduce you to as well:
After an absence of 6 summers, we are happy to welcome Alex back for his 5th summer at camp. Alex is 22 years old and is originally from Highland Park, IL. He is a graduating senior at Northwestern University obtaining a degree in Political Science. He took the last quarter off to travel in Australia and Asia and will meet his brother Andrew in Japan. Alex plans to start a masters program in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies in the fall. This summer Alex will be a Senior Counselor and help out with Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, and Waterskiing. Something you may not know about Alex: “Throughout my time in college I have been learning Arabic, and even had the opportunity to spend a semester studying in Jordan!”
Cavlin is back for his 2nd summer at camp. He will join us again from Belfast, Ireland. Calvin is a 2nd year university student at Liverpool John Moores University studying Mechanical Engineering. He will be 21 years old this summer, and he will be a Senior Counselor, will head up our Sailing program, and help out with Weight Training.
After an absence of 5 summers, Ben is back for his 4th summer at camp. This is so cool! Ben is from St. Louis, MO and is currently a freshman at Wake Forest University. Ben is 19 years old, and has devoted a lot of his life to playing tennis. He played all 4 years of high school, was captain of his varsity tennis team, and currently plays on the club team at Wake Forest. And Ben has spent his recent summers working as an assistant tennis pro. This summer, Ben will be a Senior Counselor and will head up our Tennis program and help out with Photography, Golf, and other areas. Something you may not know about Ben: “I really like creative writing.”
WELCOME ABOARD TO THE FOLLOWING FIRST-YEAR STAFF MEMBERS:
Luis is 23 years old, and he joins us from Puebla, Mexico. He is a 3rd year Communications Sciences student at Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla. Luis has worked with kids as a basketball coach, and he has worked in a restaurant. This summer Luis will join our Kitchen Staff. Something you may not know about Luis: “In my free time I like to see new places from my hometown, always I try to taste new food and make friends. When I can’t go out I like stay at home and read some good books.”
Alex is from Amherst, OH and is a first-year student at Hocking College, studying Eco Tourism and Adventure Travel. He is 22 years old. Alex has worked with kids in soccer camps, and has a passion for rock climbing, canoeing and backpacking. This summer he will join our staff as a Trip Leader.
Julia is from Berlin, Germany where she has been working as an intern coordinator for a corporation. She will be 25 years old this summer, and she has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Potsdam. Growing up, Julia has been very involved in Yoga and Improv Theater. In her Yoga practice, Julia has helped teach classes. This summer she will head up our Yoga program, and help out with Comedy Sportz. Something you may not know about Julia: “Before I come to Camp Timberlane I will be travelling Canada and working on a ranch there.”
Susana comes to us from Tepeyanco, Mexico and she is in her final year at the Instituto Tecnologico de Puebla, studying Business Management. She will be 26 years old this summer. She has experience working with children in scouts and as a volunteer working with hearing impaired kids. Over the past 2 summers, Susana worked at a summer camp in Maine where she was a team leader on their kitchen crew. We are happy to welcome Susana to our Kitchen Staff this summer. Something you may not know about Susana: “I like to take pictures, I am not professional but I love to capture small moments in the photos.”
Tania is from Puebla, Mexico and she will turn 21 this summer. She is a 3rd year Physiotherapy student at Instituto de Estudios Avanzados Universitarios. Although this will be her first summer at Timberlane, he has worked at an American summer camp before, and he has experience working in kitchens. Tania will also join our Kitchen Staff this summer.
Hey, be sure to keep an eye on Facebook and Instagram for some great new (and short) videos of current camp parents talking about camp! We’ll write again soon!