Elanor Francis

Elanor Francis

I have just finished my masters degree studying sport and exercise physiology at the University of Chichester in England (my home country). This is my first time in America and at a summer camp which I am really looking forward too!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

This is my first time in the US

Favorite Quote

You have brains in your head, feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself any direction you choose.

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

Read

Sing, Dance, or Both?

sing

Lia Pedro-Cirabisi

Lia Pedro-Cirabisi

Hi! I’m Lia, and I’m a rising sophomore at Hollins University. I was a camper for three years, and I’m very excited and grateful to start my first summer as a counselor at Rockbrook. I’m so thrilled to meet all of this summer’s wonderful campers!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I've moved from the west coast of the US to the east coast and back multiple times!

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

Read

Sing, Dance, or Both?

sing

Last Book I Read?

The Once and Future King by T.H. White

Personal Interests

Cross-stitch, Reading

Favorite Camp Food

Muffins

Christine Duarte

Christine Duarte

I am a Sophomore at Florida State University double majoring in Family & Child Sciences and Psychology. I hope to become a child psychologist that focuses on depression, anxiety, trauma, and more. I enjoy working with children, watching movies, binge watching shows, writing poetry, photography, and listening to music.

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I have never been camping before

Favorite Quote

She wasn’t born, she found her, over a long, and treacherous road, and the more treacherous, the road became, the more of, her, she found.

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

Watch anime and read manga

Sing, Dance, or Both?

sing

Last Book I Read?

Hardwiring Happiness

Personal Interests

Photography, Poetry, Anime, and Manga

Favorite Camp Food

Not sure yet

Ruth Payne

Ruth Payne

Hey y’all! I’m Ruth and I’m from Atlanta, but I now consider Brevard my second home. I am so excited to work at Rockbrook again this year, and I can’t wait to spend my 9th summer at camp. As a former camper, I find it so fulfilling to be able to help create the spirit of camp that made me fall in love with Rockbrook, even if that’s just spending a chill twilight sitting on the hill.
This year I am working on the climbing staff (it rocks!), but I’m always down to jump into my favorite refreshing lake or attempt a crazy friendship bracelet pattern. I am going to the University of Georgia in the fall, but I know the summer after senior year could never be complete without friendship bracelets, s’mores, and amazing friends. See you in the heart of the wooded mountain!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

Tie-dying is my favorite art from

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

Take a walk, chat with a friend, read, etc.

Sing, Dance, or Both?

sing

Last Book I Read?

Swann's Way by Marcel Proust

Favorite Camp Food

Muffins

Poppy Maunder

Poppy Maunder

A big hello to all you lovely ladies of RBC! I am beyond excited to be coming back to Rockbrook for my 4th summer, and my first year on staff! I live in the UK, and I love telling all my friends at home about how awesome camp is because they don’t have summer camps over there! (CRAZY, I know).

I went to the University of Glasgow studying Neuroscience for 1 year but have just taken this year out to work and travel and I hope to be returning to education in September to study Psychology.

At camp you can find me on the porch sitting on the red rocking chairs making bracelets or reading a book. I love mail time as well! Finding an unexpected letter or handmade crafts in your box is the BEST! I’m so excited to return to the wonderful community that RBC is and I can’t wait to meet all of you this summer and laugh our days away :))

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I once walked four marathons in four days

Favorite Quote

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” - Dr. Suess

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

Run, anp or make brownies!

Sing, Dance, or Both?

sing

Last Book I Read?

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Personal Interests

I love to travel and hike. Anything crafty, and a good ol’ nap!

Favorite Camp Food

Cheesy Bread and Tomato soup!

Cassie Clark

Cassandra Clark

Hello all!! I am so excited to start my first summer at Rockbrook. Through my entire life, I have been an enthusiastic swimmer leading me to become a collegiate athlete. I have spent countless hours enjoying the wonders of the water and can’t wait to share my love for the water with the campers. This summer, I am looking forward to every educational, fun, silly, and serious moment with the girls, forming bonds and memories that will last a lifetime.

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I am one of five kids

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

Go for a walk/hike

Sing, Dance, or Both?

sing

Last Book I Read?

Divergent

Emily Bonfanti

Emily Bonfanti

Hey everyone!! I am so excited to be a full counselor this summer. I have dreamed about being a counselor since my first year as a middler. Last summer was my first on staff and it was amazing to be behind the scenes. I was able to help create the magic of camp for so many young girls. Working with children has always been a passion of mine: from nannying to working with children in third world countries. I just graduated from high school right outside of Atlanta and will be attending Clemson in the fall. But before that, I need my afternoons in the lake, goofy meals, and camp fires with a lot of singing!!

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

I don’t eat cheese, everything about it grosses me out hahaha

Favorite Quote

Believe in who you are and what you want... believe in the magic within you and your ability to do great things.

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

Listen to music and drive around

Sing, Dance, or Both?

sing

Last Book I Read?

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Personal Interests

I played volleyball for 6 years but also enjoy lots of art and crafts

Favorite Camp Food

I am a sucker for when we have burgers and watermelon, always makes me feel like I am home.

Cora Bunten

Cora Bunten

Hi!! So excited to be coming back for my second summer at Rockbrook! I will be attending college in Chicago in the fall, but not before I take a quick stop in Ireland. This summer you can catch me on the junior line, at the lake, or trying to master the newest knot trick. So looking forward to a summer of campers, friendship bracelets and dewcoats.

Fun Facts

A Surprising Thing About Me

i can hoola hoop up to twenty hoops at once!

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

read

Sing, Dance, or Both?

sing

Last Book I Read?

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Personal Interests

probably spending time filming and being outside

Favorite Camp Food

Muffins