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2017 Staff Interviews


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Ava Devlin

Nickname: Va, Av

Group: The Natural Disasters

Hometown: Haworth, NJ

Position: Team A Staff Assistant

Favorite Activities: Soccer, Gaga, Siege Craft, Tie Dye

When not at camp: I'm going into my senior year of high school where I play soccer in the fall and run track in winter and spring. I also play basktball and soccer with kids on the weekend as volunteer work.


Can you give some insight as to what it's like being a second year staff assistant? Well, this year I'm on a different team than last year so, although it's my second year, I'm doing a different job so I'm still learning with everyone else in terms of the Team A work (I was on Team B last year). I like having the perspectives of both Team A and B so if there are any issues on Team B I can help out with that too. My favorite job on Team A is lifeguarding because, even though it's stressful at times, the kids love jumping in the pool on a hot summer day and they always seem to be having fun.

If you could take the camp on a field trip where would you take us? I would take the camp to one of those reverse zoos where the people are caged in a car and get to drive through different habitats. I really love animals, but I feel bad for them when they are trapped in cages at regular zoos. Also it would just be super fun! A second option would be to take the camp underwater, as I'm assuming that science will have progressed enough in the next couple of years so that we can all breath underwater.

What's a favorite camp memory? When I was a camper (as a senior), I was on a hill in the bowl and one of my friends was lying down next to me. She was laughing really hard and so she started to roll down the bowl. She rolled right over me and sort of took me with her. I was laughing so hard at that point that I peed my pants!! It was super funny and I'm not embarrassed at all because it's a memory I'll seriously never forget.

Fun Fact: I was in a Verizon Fios commercial a couple of years ago with my brother!