Meet the Staff - Stephen
Meet the Staff 2014!
Camp Talooli has one of the greatest summer staffs around. With nearly 80% of our staff returning each year, our staff members are incredibly skilled, innovative, and enthusiastic about sharing their love of summer camp with Talooli campers. This is a way for us to share just how special each of our counselors, program staff, and leaders are.
Position at Camp this summer:
How many years have you been coming to Camp Talooli?
15 years! Stephen previously attended Camp as a Talooli camper and CIT.
What is the funniest thing a camper has ever said to you?
"You can't be younger than 35, you have a beard!"
What is your favorite theme week?
I've always been a fan of Wild West Week. The pancake relay is one of the most ridiculous and fun things we do at camp.
What career are you currently pursuing?
I'm studying at SUNY ESF to work with forest pathogens and invasive species.
If you were a superhero, what would your superhero name be?
What is the your favorite part about being on staff at Camp Talooli?
Every now and then, you realize how much of an impact you have on a camper's childhood. Also, the staff is less like a group of coworkers, than a large family.
What are the most important skills you have learned working at summer camp?
I've learned what poison ivy looks like, an endless number of songs and games and that any meal can be cooked over a fire. More importantly though, I learned how to calmly handle unexpected situations and cooperate and communicate with coworkers.