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Spend the best summer of your life at Chestnut Ridge! Join our summer staff of over 55 amazing people. Make a difference in the lives of campers and staff. Learn more! 


Hi, My name is Abby! I am a junior music education major at UNCG and I study the saxophone. This will be my 5th year working at camp, and I am totally excited to see everyone again! I like going camping, hiking, and pretty much anything outdoors and my favorite camp activities are the high challenge and gaga ball. I hope you all are ready for an amazing summer!



Hey y’all! My name is Abby and I am from Apex, North Carolina. I am SO excited to be working at Camp Chestnut Ridge for the first time this summer!! I am currently a psychology major at Appalachian State University! Some of my hobbies include running, singing, listening to music, traveling, hiking and spending time outdoors! I am super excited to see what God has in store for this summer and I look forward to getting to know all of you this year at summer camp! 



Hi everyone, I'm Bella and I'm 17 years old and will be a Senior this upcoming school year. I've been attending my home church of St James United Methodist since the start of my third grade year and have been very active in my church since then. I've been a part of our Praise Band and Worship Committee since joining youth and am Vice President this year. This will be my first year with the Camp Chestnut Ridge team and I couldn't be more excited! When I'm not doing things with my church, I am in my school's color and winterguard groups as well as a brass band for trombone. I'm so ready to meet everyone and have an amazing summer!



Hey my name is is Caitlyn, and I live in Efland, NC! This will be my second year working at camp and I am so excited to meet everyone! I am headed to UNC Charlotte in the fall to study Psychology. Some things I enjoy are playing Basketball, the hoedown and hanging out at camp! I have been going to camp since I was a waterdog and I am so excited to help your kids make this summer great! See you guys soon :)


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Hi everyone! My name is Carson and I am from Garner, North Carolina. This will be my second year as a counselor after being a camper for 3 years. My favorite things to do at camp are ziplining, gaga ball, and kayaking. I enjoy swimming, playing sports, and generally being outdoors. I look forward to meeting the new campers this summer and sharing new experiences at camp!



My name is Daniel and I am a Senior at Appalachian State University.  I am pursuing a Music Education Degree with a voice primary so I may hopefully be a choir director as a career.  I was born and raised in Durham North Carolina and have been attending summer camps since I was six years old. I have been a counselor at summer camps since I was 16 and have enjoyed working ever since!  I enjoy music, working with children and youth, games and more!

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Hey Everyone! I'm Davis and I'm incredibly excited to be returning for my 4th summer as a part of the summer staff at CCR. I'm currently a Sport Communications/Sport Management double major at Catawba College and will be a Junior in the fall. My favorite things to do at camp are without a doubt gaga ball, nukem, and capture the flag. Can't wait to see both new and returning faces this summer!



Ayo!! My name’s Elly and this will be my third summer at camp. My favorite things to do at camp are playing nuke ’em, dancing horribly, singing silly songs, and having crazy conversations about the weird food combinations that the campers and myself like to eat. I can’t wait to see new and familiar faces in the place I love so much! This summer will be great! 



Emily is a rising senior at Wakefield High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. Emily is planning on graduating early from high school to spend time volunteering in Costa Rica before attending college to get a degree in Political Science and Sociology. Emily is looking forward to making new friendships and growing her relationship with God this summer!

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Hi, my name is Hannah and I am from Georgetown, South Carolina, which is right on the coast! I will be starting my Senior year at the University of South Carolina in the fall where I am majoring in Middle Level Education with an emphasis in English and Social Studies. I love anything that has to do with sunshine and the water! I also love meeting new people and trying new things. I am super excited to be spending my first summer here at Chestnut Ridge!  



Hello Everyone! My name is Jacob and I'm super excited to be back here at Chestnut Ridge! I'm a recent graduate from UNCW with my degree being in theatre. In my free time I like to play volleyball, read, and hang out with my cat. I can't wait for this summer and everything that God has in store! 



Hiya! My name is James, and I live in Sanford, NC, though I was born and raised in Durham, NC. I am finishing up my first year at Appalachian State University as a Communications Major. I came to camp as a camper a good while ago, and this is my first year as a camp counselor at Chestnut Ridge. I’m looking forwards to meeting y’all this summer!



Hi y'all! I'm Jordan, I am 20 years old and I'm from Chichester, NH. Brrrr it's cold up here-- I am so excited for the summer fun to start! Spring 2021 I am graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a bachelor of science in Zoology! I plan to eventually go into research, but for now I enjoy reading, drawing, cooking, and horseback riding. That's my horse, Dublin, there in the picture! I can't wait to meet everyone and start this adventure that God opened for me. See you soon!

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Spend the best summer of your life at Chestnut Ridge! Join our summer staff of over 55 amazing people. Make a difference in the lives of campers and staff. Learn more! 


Hey guys! My name is Kate and this is my first year at camp as a junior counselor, but I was a camper for ten years in a row, missing last year because of covid. I am currently attending Apex High School, going into my senior year next year. I am super excited to spend another summer at camp and can’t wait to meet everyone!



Hi! My name is Kate. I was a camper at Camp Chestnut Ridge for 8 years, and I am so excited to work as a junior counselor this summer. My favorite camp activities are singing and dancing to energizers and water activities on a hot day.

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Hello! I’m Laurel and I am from Mount Airy North Carolina. I am currently a first year at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. It is my first year being a camp counselor at Chesnut Ridge and I couldn’t be more excited! I have been in love with the outdoors since day one. Some of my favorite activities are running, hiking, playing soccer, climbing lots of trees, and playing the guitar with/for my pals. I can’t wait to share the summer camp magic with all of you!



Hello! I’m Nicole, and this is my first Summer as a Junior camp counselor. I’m 17, and I am fresh out of high school!! I love photography, reading, journaling, and I especially love being outside. Before joining the staff, I had been a camper since 2016, and I can’t wait to spend my summer with you all this year!



Hi everyone! My name is Olivia and I’m from Holly Springs, North Carolina. I am currently a sophomore at UNC Wilmington, double majoring in International Studies with an environmental concentration and Anthropology with a concentration in culture. You can normally find me playing volleyball, running, kayaking, doing art, or in the water. I love exploring the great outdoors, and of course meeting people! This will be my first summer at Chestnut Ridge, so I am super excited to get to know you all and spend the summer together!



Hey! My name is Regan, and I am a sophomore at Southeastern University! I am majoring in Psychology with a goal of having a career as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. I am originally from upstate New York, but dream of living somewhere sunny in my future! You can usually find me reading, journaling, chilling outside or with friends! Some of my favorite things are caramel iced coffees, sunsets and  little plant friends :). I love getting to know people, and learn about how the Lord is working in their lives!

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Hi everyone, my name is Sarah Joy and I'm so excited to be coming back to camp this summer! It'll be my ninth summer at camp, and my third as a counselor. My family and I have been living near Mebane for 13 years, and I'm currently at App State as a recreation management major with a minor in psychology! I love to sing, work out, stargaze, go on adventures, learn, and do pretty much anything outdoors. Chestnut Ridge is like a second home to me and I can't wait to meet all of you! :)



Hi my name is Ricardo and I go by Rico. I’m 18 years old and  I am a Jesus lover. I’m from Fayetteville NC. I have a big family Im the third eldest and the oldest son. My family and I enjoy making memories together.I enjoy and take part in four different sporting activities. I love fishing  and my dream is to become a  private chef and attend my dream school Johnson Wales University.  I went to camp Chestnut Ridge for a very long time as a kid and I can’t wait to become a camp counselor.



Hey, y’all my name is Alexa and I am currently finishing up my senior year of high school. I plan on going to college next year to study exercise physiology. I am from Fuquay Varina, North Carolina and this will be my first year as a counselor at Chestnut Ridge and I am super excited. Some things I enjoy are playing softball and volleyball, and leading worship.

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Hey y’all! My name is Katherine and this is my 11th summer at camp, but my first year as a junior counselor. I’m a rising senior in high school in Chapel Hill. I love camp because of the community between campers, counselors, and the earth. My favorite camp activities are horseback riding, visiting the farm, and lake toys. I can’t wait to meet you this summer!



My name is Sean and I'm 17 and an upcoming senior at Holly Springs High School.  I've been a camper at Camp Chestnut Ridge for the last 8 years and can't wait to be a part of the ministry team.  I enjoy playing video games with friends and I'm on the robotics team at my school. I also enjoy cooking and baking with my family and friends. I love taking care of animals and have two dogs at home.


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