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2017 Staff Interviews

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Daryn Javer

 Group: The Mini Mountain Climbers

Hometown: Mahwah, NJ

Position: Counselor for the sophmore girls

Favorite Activities: Friendship Bracelets, Zumba, Swim, and Ceramics

When not at camp: I go to school at Roger Williams University. I'm apart of an acapella group there and also the chorus. I'm the elected secretary of our Hillel as well. When I'm not at school I train in martial arts and karate.

What's your favorite part about working at camp? I think it's getting to see the campers progress in various activities. Watching them go through the process of setting a goal for themselves and working everyday to achieve it is awesome. I see it in gymnastics a lot. A kid will say they want to do a handspring and then finally after days of working at it they get it. When that happens, as a counselor, it's like the best feeling ever.

How'd you get into martial arts? My sister actually started before I did. I would go and sit in on her class. Eventually I started watching the teen and adult classes, which is the class I ended up joining. I started about 8 months after my sister, and we did it together for a while, but now she stopped. I was a cheerleader for a while and I felt like I wasn't going to progress much more in it, so I was looking for something else and martial arts just sort of fell in my lap!

What is your spirit animal and why? My spirit animal would have to be a cat. I love being social and being around people, but at the same time I need time by myself to decompress. Also, I love cats.