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Tamara
Tamara B.

Hi, my name is Tamara and I am from the Gold Coast, Australia. I am 23 years old and currently a primary school teacher at a school on the Gold Coast. This is my first year at camp. This summer you will find me by the tango tower or on the lake snorkeling. I am so excited to meet everyone and to have a summer to remember. See you soon friends!

Camila
Camila B.

Hi! I’m Camila. I am 22 years old, and live with my mom and little sister. At school, I am studying biology and I love being outside in nature and with animals. I love to learn new things each and everyday! I am an active person and love to do different sports and aerial dancing. I am looking forward to a wondeful summer at Agawak!

 

Mary
Mary B.

Hello! My name is Mary Burns and this will be my first summer doing Camp Nursing at Agawak. My past nursing experience includes home health nursing, camp nursing and public health nursing. I've loved working as a camp nurse in the past and am very excited to be working at Camp Agawak this summer! Being able to work both with children and in a setting closer to nature sounds so inviting! My interests include traveling, hiking, doing international humanitarian nursing, bicycling, swimming, vegetable and fruit gardening and preserving, spending time with friends and family and reading. I'm looking forward to meeting all of you very soon!

 

Abby
Abby B.

Hi! My name is Abby Bitterman, and I'm from Elmwood Park, Illinois. I cannot wait to start my first summer at Camp Agawak!! I recently graduated from the University of Oklahoma with degrees in journalism and political science, and I'm looking forward to helping girls with their writing for Agalog. I grew up going on vacation in the Northwoods every summer, and I'm excited to go back and go to camp.

Julie
Julie B.

Hi! I am Julie Biertzer, semi retired floral designer and nature crafter, which has been my profession for the last 42 years. In my spare time, I am an avid fisherman. I LOVE to fish! I am happiest on the water or ice, watching nature, and catching all kinds of fish. I have been fishing for over 40 years, and have competed in tournaments against a lot of men, guides included, and have gotten first places. This is my second year as fishing instructor at Camp Agawak. The girls caught hundreds of fish last year, and we plan to catch a lot more this year. My goal is to teach them how to bait a hook, learn to cast, and catch and release a fish safely. I love to watch the joy and pride on their faces when they catch one! I also want to teach them about the nature, plants, animals, birds and bugs that we see on the water( how not to fear the dragonflies when they land on us, and appreciate and identify them.) Blue Lake is a special body of water to explore, and find beauty, along with fishing spots, so lets take a boat ride and learn how to FISH LIKE A GIRL! 

Taylor
Taylor B.

Hi everyone! My name is Taylor Bondy and this will be my 9th summer at camp! Next fall, I will be a Senior at Highland Park High School. When I am not in my favorite place on Earth, I love to hangout with friends and dance. This summer you can find me dancing up and down the Black Path, hanging out on Blue Lake, and cheering on campers during Blue and White! I am so incredibly excited to be on staff this year and I especially am excited to meet you all. I can’t wait until we’re all back together and I am counting down the days!

Amanda
Amanda B.

Hi! I’m Amanda and I’m from Northbrook, IL. I can’t wait to spend my 10th summer (and first on staff) at Camp Agawak!! I love camp and can’t wait to be a counselor!! In the Fall, I will be a senior at Glenbrook North High School. During the school year, I am a cheerleader for my high school. During the summers you can find me on the waterfront, swimming and skiing all day! I am so excited to be back on blue lake cheering for the white team and meeting all the new campers!!!

Madilyn
Madilyn Brown

I am 22 years old and studing for a Bachelor of Secondary Education and a Bachelor of Recreation Outdoor Environmental Studies, ultimately leading to me being a high school sport teacher. I was born and raised in Queensland Australia, which has afforded me many great adventures, from camping on the beach, to competing and volunteering for my local surf club. I am so excited to begin camp and experience something so different from what we have in Australia! 

Farah
Farah Baria

Hi im Farah and this will be my second summer at camp and I literally cannot wait. This summer I will be mostly up at the tango tower and if im not there ill be around camp loving life. I'm from a county in England called Surrey where I am a full time hairdresser, so camp is very different to what I normally do but I love it even more! I cannot wait to be back at my favorite place and with my campers for yet another incredible summer on blue lake!!

 

Marley
Marley Berk

Hi!! My names Marley Berk and I’m currently finishing my freshman year at the University of Maryland where I study Government and Politics! This is going to be my eleventh summer and my third year on staff and I couldn’t be more excited to be spending another summer in my favorite place on earth!! I am excited to say that I will be a Blue and White Commissioner this year!! Counting down the days until we’re back on blue lake!!!