Hi my name is Zoey Kohn and this will be my 10th summer at Agawak and 2nd summer on staff. I am currently a senior at Deerfield High School and will be attending Indiana University in the fall. I can’t wait for another amazing summer at the best place on earth! You can find me dancing in the lodge and hanging out with my campers and camp friends! Counting down the days until summer 2018! And always GO WHITE!!
Shoshana is so excited to be back at Agawak for her 9th summer and 1st summer on staff! She is from Highland Park, Illinois and will be a senior at Highland Park High School in the fall. You can find her at arts and crafts, kickboxing, and down at the ski docks! She loves cheering on the white team, dancing on the stage in Happy Camper Hall, and looks forward to Ducky’s amazing grilled cheese every Tuesday! During the school year, Shoshana loves to hang out with her friends, watch movies, and tutor kids after school. She is counting down the days until she can return to her favorite place on Earth and cannot wait to meet you all!
Iris Krasnow returns to Camp Agawak for her 15th summer — that began in 1963 for ten years, and included a hiatus of 40 years before returning in 2014. The 1970 Blue Team Captain, Iris is a bestselling author of relationship books and a journalism professor at American University who got her literary start writing for the camp magazine, Analog. She returned to resurrect Agalog and now runs the writing program and regals the girls with camp history and teaches old songs. As she inches into her sixties, Iris keeps returning to the camp she loves because as she puts it, “I have a camp self and a city self and the camp self is who I was meant to be all along. This place and my girls are the home of my heart."
Hannah Korach cannot wait to be a camp counselor for her fifth year at Agawak! Hannah will be going into her senior year of high school at the Latin School of Chicago in the city. This upcoming summer, you can find her helping out at jewelry making by arts and crafts, paddle boarding at the waterfront, and kickboxing in HCH! Her favorite evening program is Blue and White. Hannah loves to hang out with friends and family and play field hockey. A fun fact about her is that she has an older brother and her favorite dessert is ice cream. Hannah is so excited to be a counselor and share her love of camp with her campers!
Genavieve cannot wait to spend her first summer at Camp Agawak! She is a student at the University of La Crosse studying Public Health and Psychology. During her free time, she loves to play guitar and ukulele, run and train for half marathons, as well as spend quality time with her friends and family, and go on as many road trips as she can. She is very passionate about the outdoors, adventure, art, and loves music. Her favorite adventures so far are white water rafting in Colorado and backpacking in Wales. She plans on making many more memorable adventures this summer with everyone! One of her favorite summer activities is singing and playing her guitar around a summer night campfire (so be ready to sing along). She is looking forward to meeting everyone this summer!
I’m Em from Melbourne, Australia and this will be my 4th year as a counsellor at Agawak! Everyone around camp calls me EmK, my first year there were 4 Emily’s and another 4 Emma’s so we all got some nicknames!
I’m 24, currently working full time in hospitality and also applying to become a police officer. I will be one of the CIT Counsellors with Spencer and Jaqcui. This year I’ll be running the final four program and can be found down at the waterfront lifeguarding, paddleboarding, kayaking or snorkeling.
Camp is one of my favourite places on the planet, I cannot wait to be surrounded by the campers and all of my long distance friends. I’m most excited about boundaries and having an amazing experience with my campers.
When camp is over I’ll be heading to South America to travel for a few months. It’s been my dream travel destination for years and I can’t wait!
Hi everyone! My name is Melissa and I’m going to be a Senior at the University of Illinois! I am a Community Health major studying to go become a Nurse. This will be my 11th summer at camp, and 5th year on staff! This summer I will be taking on a new role and will no longer be a cabin counselor but rather I will be in the office organizing activities and will also be one of the division heads. I’m counting down the days until I get to be back on Blue Lake, eating ducky’s pizza, watching campers ski and being at my home away from home! I can’t wait for another amazing summer on blue lake!