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2017 Staff Interviews


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Jake Friedenberg

Nickname: JFried

Group: The Natural Disasters

Hometown: West Caldwell, NJ

Position: Team A Staff Assistant

Favorite Activities: Ultimate, disc golf, and gaga

When not at camp: I play on my high school football team, so for the most part I'll be at the gym or practicing for games. I try to get outside as much as possible and hang out with my friends.

What's your favorite memory from camp from when you were a camper? Last year was my duper year and during Apache Relay I hit the winning half court shot. Apache Relay is CK's version of color war and it's super fun because everyone can participate in their own way. My team was behind throughout the whole relay, so it felt awesome to make the half court shot and have everyone storm the court.

What's your favorite part about working at camp? This year has been really exciting because it's my 8th summer at CK, but my first working as a member of the staff. I've always loved being a camper and making those memories, but it's been really special to gain another persepective. Camp is a magical place and being behind the scenes and seeing campers' excitment about things that I've contributed to is extremely rewarding.

If you could take the camp on a field trip where would you go and why? I would take the camp to Disney World because we would have so much fun riding roller coasters together and meeting Mickey Mouse and it would just be so much fun! We could also hang out in Florida and go to the beach and see if the internationals prefer those beaches to our Jersey beaches.