AC Phillips

AC Phillips

Hey everyone! My name is AC and I am so excited to be a CIT this year at Rockbrook! I live in Richmond, VA and I am a rising Senior in High School. I first found Rockbrook when I was in search of a camp were I could whitewater kayak (one of my favorite activities), since then I have felt like I found a second home at Rockbrook. I love all of the long-lasting friends I have made and seen other make while at camp. Some of my favorite things to do at camp are kayak around the lake, go down the slide during free swim, take nature walks with my friends, and sit on the hill while making friendship bracelets. I hope I can bring an exciting and happy energy to camp this summer! I am so excited to be back in the amazing camp atmosphere and wake up to that cold mountain air every morning!

Fun Facts

Favorite Movie

Mamma Mia

With an hour of free time, I like to...

Play with my dog (Bash)

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Dance!

Personal Interests

Kayaking, Dance, Sewing, making Jewelry

Favorite Camp Food

Po Boys!

Susan Ellis

Susan Ellis

Hi everyone! I am so excited to be a CIT this year. I am a rising senior in high school and started going to camp when I was 8. I am so so glad that we are able to get together at RBC this summer! I really missed camp last year. Rockbrook is such a wonderful place for bonding quickly with people from all over, and I am excited to continue that this year. Going to camp has always been my favorite thing to do during the summer! My favorite things to do at camp are mostly crafty activities (especially tie-dye and pottery), but I am excited to branch out this year! I am looking forward to getting to meet everyone! See you all soon!

Fun Facts

With an hour of free time, I like to...

Read!

Last Book I Read?

The Midnight Library, by Matt Haig

Favorite Camp Food

Muffins!

Sara Green

Sara Green

I have never been to camp but consider my summers at the lake house with my cousins the closest thing to it! As a kid, I enjoyed all the idyllic freedom that the mountain lake and surrounding woods had to offer. 7 years ago, my husband, 3 kids and I settled in here Brevard after years of city life and now I feel like a kid at the lake everyday. Before parenthood, I experienced teaching high school mathematics, elementary school, and middle school math and life science. Since then, alongside my family, I have grown as a home organic gardener and fiber artist. I look forward to sharing these passions with the girls this summer!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I love to untangle knotty yarn

Favorite Quote

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Favorite Movie

Big Fish

With an hour of free time, I like to...

make something

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Sing like I'm on a Broadway stage

Last Book I Read?

Prodigal Summer, Barbara Kingsolver (a spring tradition)

Personal Interests

knitting, crocheting, macrame, weaving, baking, fermenting, cooking, organic gardening, historical fiction, sleeping outside, hiking in the rain

Favorite Camp Food

a perfectly roasted, golden brown marshmallow

Mary Holland Mason

Mary Holland Mason

Hello! I am thrilled to be part of the Rockbrook Staff this summer. I’ve grown up in Charlottesville, Virginia, where I enjoy spending time with family and being outside in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Rockbrook is truly my home away from home and a place where I have made lifelong friendships! Beyond all the incredible people at camp, I absolutely love Rockbrook traditions, specifically muffin break and trips to Dolly’s ice cream. As a longtime Rockbrook girl, I am so excited to meet new campers and make camp a special place for everyone!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I am incredibly clumsy.

Favorite Quote

"You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.” -- Winnie the Pooh

Favorite Movie

Ocean's Eleven

With an hour of free time, I like to...

bake chocolate chip cookies and eat ice cream

Sing, Dance, or Both?

I love to sing and dance (but not well!)

Last Book I Read?

Scarlet Letter by Nathanial Hawthorne

Personal Interests

Reading, making friendship bracelets, hiking, playing soccer

Favorite Camp Food

Po Boys!

Eva Carter

Eva Carter

Howdy gang!! My name is Eva and I am SUPER stoked to be spending another summer at Rockbrook. I just finished my freshman year at Davidson College, but I hail from good ole Brevard, North Carolina. I truly can’t imagine a better summer than one at Rockbrook, and I can’t wait to see everyone! Some of my favorite things about Rockbrook are getting to wear costumes as clothes with no judgement, muffin break, and going down the slide! Aaaand the lifelong friends and beautiful landscape, of course. 😀 Counting down the days until we can once again make friendship bracelets and share milk and cookies!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I once went on a solo expedition in the woods for 3 days!

Favorite Quote

"I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own, if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, to be realistic, to remember the limitations of being human." -Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Favorite Movie

Princess Mononoke

With an hour of free time, I like to...

Journal, write letters, or do pottery

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Definitely both

Last Book I Read?

"The Upanishads" translated by Eknath Easwaran

Personal Interests

Theater, Volleyball, Archery, Pottery

Favorite Camp Food

Tamales!!!!!

Elizabeth Rubino

Elizabeth Rubino

Hi everyone! I’m Elizabeth (you can call me Liz) and I am SO excited to finally get back to camp this summer! I first came to Rockbrook years ago because some of my family friends came for years as both campers and counselors and they spoke so highly about RBC! This was definitely one of the best decisions I’ve made. Some of my favorite things about camp are all the surprises, the friendship bracelets, the community, and, especially, the lifelong friendships I’ve gained over the years. My favorite spot at camp is definitely the junior lodge because of the amazing view (especially at sunrise and sunset)! I’m so excited to meet all of you have the best summer ever!!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I plan to do a study abroad program in college where I'll live on a ship!

Favorite Quote

"Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show." -Jaswant Soni

Favorite Movie

Cheaper by the Dozen 2

With an hour of free time, I like to...

Walk my dog and be outside

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Both!!

Last Book I Read?

The Nazi Officer's Wife

Personal Interests

I love spending time with my friends, music, and everything outdoors!

Favorite Camp Food

Tamales!

Jill Rawls

Jill Rawls

Hi everyone! I’m Jill! I was a camper at Rockbrook for 5 summers and I’m so, so excited to return as a counselor and see so many familiar, smiling faces. I grew up just outside of Atlanta, GA, and I’m a rising junior at Northwestern University just outside of Chicago. I love exploring the outdoors & going on long walks and hikes–the mountains are calling my name! I can’t wait for a summer full of friendship-bracelet making, laughter, swimming, stargazing and adventure in the most beautiful place on Earth (with the best food on Earth). I’m so excited to meet everyone and have the best summer yet 🙂

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I did gymnastics for 15 years!

Favorite Quote

“Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” — Marilyn Monroe

Favorite Movie

La La Land

With an hour of free time, I like to...

Go on a long walk with friends

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Both!!

Last Book I Read?

The Kite Runner

Personal Interests

Music, writing, and running!

Favorite Camp Food

Every single muffin

Rosie McNiff

Rosie McNiff

I grew up in the small seaside town of Rockport Massachusetts. Living by the ocean really made me appreciate the outdoors from a young age, and I cannot wait to take in all the natural beauty of North Carolina. I hope to bring a fun, warm, and uplifting attitude to the Rockbrook community, and I look forward to making this summer the best it can be for our wonderful campers!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

If I could have dinner with one person/character, real or fictional, it would be the sorting hat from Harry Potter

Favorite Quote

"My favorite's Gouda!" -- Amanda Bynes as Violet in the cinematic masterpiece that is"She's the Man"

Favorite Movie

She's the Man

With an hour of free time, I like to...

read, write, or play guitar!

Sing, Dance, or Both?

BOTH! Best of both worlds

Last Book I Read?

Emma by Jane Austen

Personal Interests

Crafts of ANY kind, guitar, tennis, soccer, writing, and spending time outside

Favorite Camp Food

Muffins!

Bailey Knight

Bailey Knight

Hello hello! My name is Bailey, and I SO am excited to be doing crafts in the garden with you this Summer! I grew up and still live in Raleigh, NC, but love spending my time in the NC mountains. I was a camper at Rockbrook for 5 years, and am so excited for the opportunity to finally come back to camp to share my specialty with everyone: natural dyes and textile-based crafts! Camp is my happy place, because I love the friendships that are fostered here, the supportive environment for being creative and comfortable with yourself, and the mountain air 🙂

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I can take apart a sewing machine and put it back together

Favorite Quote

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."

With an hour of free time, I like to...

Take my dog, Gus, on a walk through the woods

Sing, Dance, or Both?

Dance!

Last Book I Read?

A variety of books on Craft + Art theory

Personal Interests

Weaving, dyeing, and art making

Bela Jones

Bela Jones

Hey everyone! My name is Bela; I grew up outside of Raleigh, North Carolina, and just graduated high school! I’m so excited to experience Rockbrook with all of you this summer, and I know it’s going to be an amazing time. As a kid, I loved climbing trees and running around barefoot, so I’m excited about the new adventures I will be experiencing this summer. More often than not, you can find me jamming in the car with my friends, grabbing coffee, or exploring local thrift stores. This will be my first year working at Rockbrook, so I am enthusiastic about what the summer has in store for all of us.

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I was born in the Carribean (Puerto Rico)

Favorite Quote

"We can do hard things" - Glennon Doyle

Favorite Movie

Clueless

With an hour of free time, I like to...

Take a nap

Last Book I Read?

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

Personal Interests

coffee, thrifting, photoshoots, music