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2017 Staff Interviews


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Leah Friedenberg

Nickname: LeLe

Group: The Molten Lava Mamas

Hometown: West Caldwell, NJ

Position: Counselor for the senior girls

Favorite Activities: Volleyball, Gladiator, Tenni-ball, and Shoe Golf

When not at camp: I go to college at Penn State University and I hang out with my friends a lot! I study kinesiology, which is the study of human movement because I want to be a physical therapist.

If you were stranded on a desert island (but had all of the essential survival items) what three things would you bring and why? First I'd bring a little portable wifi thing so I can have wifi on my island. Next, I'd bring a phone so that I can actually use my wifi. And then finally, I'd just need a giant tub of mac and cheese. I think that's pretty much all that I need to survive.

What celebrity would you most want to meet at Starbucks for a cup of coffee?  Amy Poehler, no doubt. She's one of my favorite people ever. She's hilarious and doesn't really care about what people think. Also, all of her movies make me laugh so hard.

Tell a story from camp! When I think of camp I think this is the story that immediately pops into my brain. My first year as a camper in 2009 (I was a sophmore) got off to a bit of a shaky start- I was really shy and didn't talk to a lot of people. Then, one night at canteen I had a chocolate bar. At bunk meeting that night I guess I started going crazy and bouncing off the walls. I remember throwing tissues around like confetti. I'm not really sure how my counselors reacted to that, but they let it happen because I was finally breaking out of my shell. That night is actually where I met one of my best friends from camp, Caitlin (who's a counselor with me this year), because I made her laugh so much that night.