Meet the Counselors!
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Spend the best summer of your life at Chestnut Ridge! Join our summer staff of over 60 amazing people. Make a difference in the lives of campers and staff. Learn more!
Hey guys! My name is Aaliya and I'm from Burlington, NC. I currently go to the North Carolina School of Science and Math and will be a senior in the fall. This will be my first year as a staff member, and I could not be more excited! I love exploring, dancing, and swimming. I can't wait to meet all of you! :))
Hello, my name is Alexa and I am from Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. I am currently a Junior at East Carolina University, and am a recreational therapy major. Summer 2023 will be my third year as a counselor. I missed camp so much and am super excited to be back. Some things I enjoy are singing, reading, and playing volleyball!
Hey guys, my name is Alex. I'm 19 years old, I'm from Puebla, Mexico, this is my first year as a camp counselor and I'm really excited about learning everything we need to have fun safely and meeting all of you. I'm currently studying international business in BUAP and I really love playing sports.
Hello my name is Anesa it will be my first year as a counselor. I am currently a junior and I like to explore. I have enjoyed camping before so I'm looking forward to this new experience. I like to do Arts, read, explore, and challenge myself.
Hi all, my name is Bella. This is my 3rd year on staff and I couldn't be more excited. I'm going into my senior year at George Mason and have spent this year exploring all of DC. My favorite things to do at camp are hang out at the Farm and go bug catching!
Hi my name is Brittany, this is my first year as a counselor. I’m a rising senior at SCHS in Goldsboro, Nc. I’m very excited to have the chance to work at camp this summer, I can’t wait to meet you!:)
Hey! My name is Cameron Rogers and I live in Sanford, NC. This will be my first year as a camp counselor at Chestnut Ridge and I couldn't be more excited! In my free time, I enjoy reading, arts & crafts, and watching movies. I can't wait to meet everyone this summer and make good memories!
Hi everyone! My name is Carson and I am from Garner, North Carolina. This will be my fourth 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!
Hi my name is Charlie and I can’t wait to spend my first summer camp at Chestnut Ridge. I’m from the East of England and will be excited to enjoy better weather than I’m used to in the Uk! Looking forward to all the activities and experiences that are offered and most importantly visiting the USA.
Hi! My name is Chloe and I’m from Sanford, North Carolina. I am a rising sophomore at Yale University planning to major in Cognitive Science. This will be my first year on staff as a camp counselor! In my free time I enjoy hanging out with friends, making art, reading, and running. I am so excited to meet everyone and see what fun the summer brings!
Hi! my name is Claire and I’m from Raleigh, North Carolina. This will be my second year as a counselor at Chestnut Ridge, and I will be attending UNC Chapel Hill in the fall for my freshman year. I’m so excited to meet everyone and go kayaking and visit the farm!
Hey! I was in fact Z last summer - still the camp’s resident coolest counselor :) I’m super excited to come back for my second summer and keep growing in myself and helping kids to try new things and make new connections.
Hi! My name is Hannah! I am from Rougemont, NC, not to far from here. I am currently graduating high school and will be going into the aviation field in the fall. I love being outside, playing soccer and the violin. Can't wait to meet you!
Hi! I'm Harper, and I'm from Wake Forest, NC. This will be my first year on staff, but I've been a camper at Chestnut Ridge for almost seven years. I'm a rising senior at Wakefield High, where I play alto sax for the marching band and code for the robotics team. In my free time I enjoy reading, writing, and playing video games.
Hey y’all! my name is Heidi and I’m a rising freshman at UNC Chapel Hill! My favorite camp activities are zip line and morning worship. Outside of camp I love to rock climb and knit. I am so excited to meet everyone this summer!
Hello! My name is Holly and I’m from Winchester in England. I'm super excited for my first summer in America and at camp! I graduated school last year, majoring in English, Spanish and Philosophy. I love theatre, the outdoors and traveling - I have just finished three months of traveling around Europe and can’t wait to experience the American culture! I cannot wait to meet everyone!
Hi, my name is Izzy. I am from Leland, NC and I go to Brunswick Early College High School. This will be my first summer working at Chestnut Ridge, I went as a camper when I was very young and had so much fun. It was so memorable and amazing that I decided I wanted to come back and work there. I enjoy fishing, playing instruments, reading, and being in the outdoors.
Hey Everyone! My name is Jack and this will be my first year on staff at CCR! I have enjoyed coming to camp 4 times since 2018 (every year I could!) and I am so excited to come back as a counselor this summer. I love spending time in nature, hiking in the mountains, or biking on trails nearby. When I'm not doing that, I attend Orange High School or Durham Technical Community College as I am a dual-enrollment student. At camp, I look forwards to playing big games on Mars and camping on Nights in the woods. I will be going into my senior year at High School next semester so I can't wait to spend this summer at camp!
Hi, my name is James and I am a Junior at Appalachian State University where I am majoring in Environmental Science. This will be my 3rd year as a counselor at Chestnut Ridge as I loved it so much last year that I HAD to come back. I am excited about the high challenge course, water activities, and making many new friends this summer!
Hi! My name is Jen :) I’m from England! I am so grateful that this will be the second summer working at camp! Camp Chestnut Ridge stole my heart last year, I just had to come back! I met so many amazing children/staff last year and I can’t wait to meet many more. See you guys at there!
Hello! My name is Johan, a Swedish musician, scout and leader for a teenager group in my local church, where I basically grew up (the only one from my family). This will be my first year experiencing summer camp in USA, which will be interesting to compare with the summer camps I've been to as a scout and christian teenager! I play lots of instruments and got lots of experience through my local church's activities. See y'all on camp! :)
Hi! My name is Josh. I'm a sophomore at Guilford College. I am so excited to begin working here at Chesnut Ridge. I hope that this summer will bring everyone, new experiences to learn and have fun. Some of my favorite things to do are reading fiction, watching interesting documentaries, and taking walks in nature. I look forward to meeting all of the great people there, and to see what God has in store for this new season!
Hi, my name is Justin. I am in college studying to become a physical therapist. My favorite color is blue and I have a huge fear of spiders. I hope to build a better relationship with God this summer, which is only one of the many reasons I can't wait to work at camp!
Hi! my name is Kaliyah and I am from Albemarle, North Carolina. This will be my first summer ever attending a summer camp and my first year on the summer staff at Chestnut Ridge and I am so excited! I currently attend Appalachian State University majoring in Psychology with a Human Services Concentration and will be a senior in the fall of 2022. Some things I like to do in my free time are riding Horses, reading books and playing volleyball. I am really looking forward to meeting all of the new campers and working on such a wonderful staff, and I can't wait to see what God has in store for us this summer!
Hey y'all! My name is Katherine, and I am currently a student at NC State studying human biology. This is my 3rd year returning as a counselor! My favorite camp activities are horseback, hiking, and doing crafts. I am so excited to meet each and every one of you this summer!
Hey everyone! I’m Katie and this will be my second summer on staff. I’ve just come off a year backpacking all over the world so if you have any travel dreams come chat with me! This fall I’ll be going to UNC Chapel Hill but until then I’m so excited to be back for another summer with the horses and to meet more amazing kids and staff!
Your Name Here!
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!
Allow me to introduce myself, I'm Kofi, a dynamic individual who finds immense joy in pursuing my various passions. I have a deep love for training, music, and anime, which collectively enriches my life and define who I am.
Hello! My name is Lila and I’m from Efland, North Carolina. This will be my second year as camp counselor and I’m so excited to be back! I’ve worked at the community farm for over 3 years and can’t wait to see the camp kids interact with the farm animals and garden! Cant wait to have another amazing summer!
Hi everyone! My name is Lily and I am from the beautiful city of Puebla, Mexico. I am currently a Food Industries Engineering major at Universidad de las Americas Puebla (UDLAP). This will be my first time at Chestnut Ridge Camp! I am a huge fan of nature and animals, I own two dogs and three cats that mean the whole world to me. I love swimming, hiking, painting and dancing, in my free time I like to spend time with my family and going out with my friends. I am very excited to meet everyone at camp and have an amazing summer!
My name is Lu and I’m from Sanford, NC. This is my first time working at Chestnut Ridge so I’m excited for the summer ahead! I can’t wait to meet everyone and make memories :)
Hey! My name is Lucas. I’m from Durham, North Carolina. I love going to the gym and have had the blessing to be able to help other motivate themselves and become better people. I’m a huge basketball fan and have played my whole life. I’ve also never attended Chestnut Ridge but am super excited to make memories and become closer with God.
Hello all! I’m Luke and I live in Greenville, North Carolina. I attend college at West Virginia University and I’ll be heading into my sophomore year this fall. I enjoy cooking, spending time outdoors, and learning new languages and musical instruments! This will be my first summer on staff at Chestnut Ridge, and I’m excited to see what the summer holds!
Hey, I’m Madison! I’m from Chapel Hill, NC and am a rising senior at Seaforth High School. I am SO beyond excited to be on the summer staff this year after being a camper since I was a Mudpuppy! My favorite camp activities are morning worship and tree climbing, but my absolute favorite part about camp is all of the amazing people I’ve met and the memories I’ve made. Outside of camp, I love doing gymnastics, reading, and playing with my two cats. I can’t wait to meet all of you and see what God has planned for this summer!
Hey! My name is Maggie and I'm a rising senior at Carolina Friends School. This will be my 10th summer at camp, but my first as a counselor, and I could not be more excited! I love everything outdoors, especially hiking, sailing and riding horses. Some of my favorite camp activities are capture the flag, horseback riding, and lake toys! I cannot wait to meet you all this summer :)
Hi! My name’s Mary. This will be my first summer as a camp counselor, but I’ve been coming to camp for a long time. I am currently a junior and will be attending my senior year at Page High school in the fall of 2023. My favorite things to do in my free time are playing soccer, band, hanging out with friends and enjoying nature. I am so excited to be at camp Chestnut Ridge this summer and can’t wait to meet everyone!
Hi everyone! My name is Mary and I'm originally from Charlotte, NC. I studied Music and Linguistics at the College of William and Mary, and now I'm living in Chapel Hill, NC. In my free time, I love to sing, crochet, and hang out with my cat. This will be my first year as a counselor and I am SO excited to get to know you all and make so many awesome memories!
Hi, my name is Maya and this will be my first time being a camp counselor at Chestnut Ridge. I am a junior at Longleaf School of the Arts in Raleigh, and some of my hobbies are playing the violin, reading, and drawing. I love being outside and having fun, and I’m so excited for camp!
Hello! My name is Mia, and this will be my first year on the summer team, though I have been a camper here since I was little. I am going into my senior year at Woods Charter School. In my free time, I enjoy anything music or art-related, like playing guitar, going to concerts, drawing, photography — you name it! Some of my favorite camp activities are tree climbing and morning worship. I can't wait to meet everyone this summer!
Hi, my name is Ricardo but I go by Rico. I’m 19 years old and I am a Jesus lover. I’m from Fayetteville, NC. I have a big family in which I'm the third eldest and the oldest son. My family and I enjoy making memories together. I play four different sports and also love fishing. My dream is to attend Johnson & Wales University and become a private chef. I went to camp Chestnut Ridge for a very long time as a kid, and this is my second summer as a counselor.
My name is Samantha. I am currently attending Gardner-Webb University where I am majoring in marketing. I am from Mebane, NC and I went to Chestnut Ridge as a camper for 6 years. This will be my second year on staff at Chestnut Ridge, and I am so excited! I am also on photo staff at Gardner-Webb and enjoy hanging out with friends and family, exploring outdoors, and animals.
Hey!! I’m Savannah, I’m a rising senior at Orange High School but I also do dual enrollment with Durham Tech. I’ve always loved going to summer camps and I’m super excited to spend my summer here at camp chestnut ridge!!
Hello, my name is Shon and I live in Hillsborough, North Carolina. I attend Eno River Academy High school, and I’m currently a junior. This will be my first year as a counselor, and I’m excited to be out in nature. I’m Native American and Hispanic, and I’m apart of a large family of seven. If you enjoy music and art I’m the perfect counselor to talk to!
Hey Y’all!! My name is Sruthi! This will be my first time as a counselor at CCR, but I was a camper here for a few years. Little about me is I am a Nursing major at Elon University, hoping to become a PA/NP eventually. With that degree, I want to work with children or do missionary work in underserved countries. Some of my favorite things included being outside, loving animals, and spending time with family and friends. While I am at camp, I want to spread the love of Jesus to others, just as he has done for us, and grow closer to my relationship with him. I can’t wait to meet the staff and campers soon, and I am excited about this new adventure! <3
Hi everyone! i'm Stewart and this will my second summer at Chestnut Ridge, first on staff! I experienced camp last year as an LIT2 and it was so awesome that I had to go back! I'm a rising senior at Raleigh Charter High School. I'm into video games, reading, biking, and trying to get myself into backpacking (after how awesome the LIT2 trip was)! I'm excited for this summer and I look forward to getting closer to god, learning some new things, making friends, and having fun!
Hey! My name is Tianna, and this is my first year being a summer counselor at Chestnut Ridge! I currently attend Durham Technical Community College for an AA in Business and plan to transfer to a 4-year to finish with a major in Hospitality. Some things to know about me is that I like to cook/bake, sing, travel, and watch/play sports. One thing I am excited about for the summer is making long lasting memories with everyone. I can't wait to meet you all!
Hi! I’m Tristan and I am super excited for my 1st year working at Chestnut Ridge. I was a camper at Chestnut Ridge for 11 years, so it feels a bit like a second home for me. I’m going into my senior year of high school and my favorite subjects are Science and History. Chestnut Ridge has a special place in my heart, and this summer I hope to bring the joy it has given me to as many campers as I can.
Hi my name is Xzandria and I can’t wait to spend my first summer camp at Chestnut Ridge! I am 17 years old and I am a Senior from Walter M Williams. This will be my first year as a counselor and I can not wait! I love taking photos and playing volleyball and I can't wait to meet you all!