Fun Facts about our Summer Camp Counselors!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

When they aren’t paling around with our campers, what are our Summer Camp Counselors up to? Read on for some fun facts about our outstanding summer staff!

  • Devin O’Brien – Devin was an extra in a TV show and appears on for being in the 1st High School production of American Idiot.
  • Dakota Judge – Don’t mess with Dakota, she is certified in stage combat and she is not afraid to use it.
  • DeAnna Nelson – When she is not teaching gym at Washington School in Summit, DeAnna enjoys wood crafting (dice, jenga, coasters).
  • Marissa Debrot – Marissa competed on a ballroom dance team!
  • Elizabeth Tenny – Elizabeth taught herself to play the ukulele, performed at the French Festival in Scotland, and has been cliff jumping!
  • Katherine Barasso – This talented CIT sang at the Vatican and twice at Carnegie Hall.
  • Callyn Cass – Callyn went to Holland to play field hockey.
  • Elizabeth Colagrande – Elizabeth still has a baby tooth.
  • Cassi Mendez – Cassi competed in the Cheerleading World Championships SEVEN times!
  • Tracee Mendenhall – Tracee attended a taping of the Mickey Mouse Club. She has also built a couch, bed, and desk from scratch… She makes assembling Ikea furniture look like a breeze!
  • Rochelle Kaper – Rochelle studied photography in Iceland.
  • Jessica Fascenelli Weisenbach – Our Dance & Performing Arts Director met The Black Eyed Peas, Brandy, and Dick Van Dyke while studying dance with Debbie Allen in LA.
  • Caleigh McGuire – Caleigh’s Ice Bucket Challenge gone wrong video made it onto America’s Funniest Home Videos. Check it out here!
  • Cecily Stabler– Cecily was featured in Sports Illustrated Magazine in their “Faces in the Crowd” segment for outstanding amateur athletes.
  • Michelle Barrett– What makes Michelle such a great counselor? Maybe because she knows exactly what it’s like to be in a Connection Camper’s shoes! Michelle attended summer camp at The Connection and came back as a counselor in 2015. Here she is with Ms. Michelle as a camper over 10 years ago and again this summer as a counselor!

Get to know your child’s favorite counselor at Magic Fountain on Wednesday, August 16th from 5-7pm for Summer Camp Scoops! Have a cone of the best selling ice cream in town! A portion of the proceeds from the night will benefit The Connection Scholarship Fund. All participants will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a camp pillow and fun prizes!

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