Counsellors Staff Summer 2014
My name is Lily, and this is my tenth summer at Ak-O-Mak. In the fall, I'll be a senior at Hillsdale College, where I'm studying Spanish and German. This is my fifth year on staff, and my favorite things about camp are Early Bird and Sunday night cookouts.
My name is Riley and this is my 5th year at Camp Ak-O-Mak! I have participated on my high school varsity Swim, Ski and Waterpolo teams for all four years of high school. I just graduated and I am excited to be attending the University of Denver in the fall. I loves camp because it gives girls a place to be themselves and opportunities to grow into beautiful young women. I am so lucky and grateful to be apart of such an amazing experience and I hope my campers feel the joy I did as a camper!
Jessica Clark is going to be a second year Ak-O-Makker this year. She had never gone to summer camp until her first year as camp counsellor last summer. Like swimming in new waters, not knowing what to expect was a little scary. Despite this, the experience she got out of it was life changing.
Jessica enjoys team sports, such as soccer, basketball and volleyball; she’s more of a land mammal. All throughout high school Jessica was on the school’s basketball team and even became team captain in her last year on the team. In grade 11 she joined the curling team. She also played soccer on a recreational team for 2 years during her high school years.
Jessica is studying Nursing at the University of Ottawa in French and is going in her third year of university but her second in her current program.
Hello! My name is Denise and I am from Hong Kong, but I currently go to school in the beautiful state of Maine. My first summer at Ak-o-Mak was back in 2004, and this will be my third summer on staff. Some of my favorite things to do are swimming, canoeing, singing (badly), beating boys in a race, and hanging out with awesome people – which is why Ak-o-Mak is the perfect place to spend my summer! I also love breakfast, disney and marvel movies, and puppies. I hope you're all as excited for camp as I am, and I look forward to seeing you all very soon!
Georgia Wolfe has recently graduated from Etobicoke School of the Arts, having majored in Visual Art. She has been involved in music theatre and voice productions since the age of 6 and took lyrical, tap and hip hop dance on weeknights. She enjoys running, biking, and swimming. Georgia has played four years of piano and flute which have helped to better her ear-training. She has performed with her school’s Women’s Choir, a group that won gold in the National Vocal Competition two years ago. She has enthusiasm for new challenges and continues to pursue multiple forms of art and enjoys academic subjects such as Law, English, and Math. Georgia has worked with the companies Girls Respect Groups and Bullying Epidemic, which both focus on girls’ self-esteem, self-respect and respect for others. She was also junior and then senior representative for her school’s Equity group, which worked to promote kindness and awareness through hosting shows, seminars, discussions, etc. She has enjoyed working as a camp counsellor in the past and is really excited to be at Camp Ak-O-Mak this summer. Georgia plans to continue her schooling at the University of Guelph in the fall, majoring in Psychology.
Mónica Delgado Salgado
Mexican, born and raised in Celaya, Gto. 17 years-old, high English level with Cambridge ESOL Preliminary English test Certification (PET) and Cambridge ESOL First Certification (FC). Finished elementary and junior high at “Instituto Bilingue Andersen”, studying 5th semester of high school at “Tecnológico de Monterrey”. Selected for triathlon nationals in 2012. Member of the soccer representative team in of ITESM (Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores Monterrey). First year as a CIT, 3rd year at camp.
My name is Larissa and I am from Mexico City. This is my 7th year at camp and my first year as a staff member. I love doing sports, especially at camp, and swimming in that beautiful lake! I'm a very outgoing person and I love to have fun. Camp has helped me become the friendly person I am today and it has helped me overcome many obstacles throughout the years. My past counselors have been such great role models and have inspired me to be one this year!
My name is Erin Avis, I'm 21 and am from Southampton in England. I am a Sports Therapist graduate and currently a Lifeguard. I am Assistant Cub Scout Leader and an Assistant Karate Instructor. My hobbies and interests include Karate, Archery, Hiking, Camping and being in the outdoors.
Hello! I’m Kiran from Mamaroneck, NY, and I will be the Waterfront Director this summer! This will be my tenth summer at Ak-O-Mak and fourth year on staff. This fall, I will be entering my senior year at Bowdoin College in Maine, where I major in Environmental Studies and Earth and Oceanographic Science. I play water polo, enjoy running, and am currently training for my first half-marathon! I love everything about camp and can’t wait for this summer!
Hi! My name is Alexa Murray and I am from the state of Delaware in the United States. This will be my eighth year at camp, but my first year as a member of the staff and I am so excited to work with all the campers. I first came to camp when I was eight years old and I am so thankful that I came. Camp has taught me so many things and has made me into the person I am today. I hope to instill all of the values other counselors have taught me into the girls and pass down my love for this amazing place. Currently, I am a rising senior in high school and am aiming at graduating in the top 10 of my class of 236 students. I have been swimming for sixteen years and I know from experience that there is no better place to swim than camp. I hope to make everyone’s experience at camp the best it can possibly be and I hope that all the girls leave camp feeling empowered and self-confident. There is truly no greater place on earth than Camp Akomak.
Although this will only be my second year at Ak-O-Mak, after only a few days at camp, it felt like home. I love spending time outdoors, especially swimming, running and biking. During the school year I study Public Health and Sociology at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, and compete for the Tufts swim team. This spring I ran my first half-marathon, and am already looking ahead to the next one! A highlight of this past year was teaching health workshops in high schools around Boston. In high school I was a captain of my swim and water polo teams, and was a prefect to the younger students in my dormitory. Growing up, I went to many sleep-away camps in the United States, and those times make up some of my best memories. I cannot wait to spend another summer with all of the campers who come to Ak-O-Mak!