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2017 Staff Interviews


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Sydney Gottesman

Nickname: Syd, Lil PoofPoof (my girls like to call me that), and Papa Goat (I'm trying to get that one going)

Group: The Hot Spring Honeys

Hometown: Barnegat, NJ

Position: Counselor for the sophomore girls

Favorite Activities: Play Rehearsal, Zumba, and Acting Skills

When not at camp: I go to SUNY Purchase where I double major in theater and arts management.

So your currently working on directing Willy Wonka, how is that? Well first off, there are so many campers in this show! It's amazing how many kids are interested in being in the show or off behind the scenes in stage crew. It brings some challenges to have to many people, but everyone brings a lot of uniqueness and energy, so it's totally worth it. Also, they're all so talented! Last year I did Shrek, which was also a great experience, but I have to say Willy Wonka is really growing on me. I think it's going to be great.

If you could take the camp on a field trip where would you go and why? I would probably take the camp to a Broadway show. It doesn't really matter which one, as long as it's camp appropriate of course. It's always fun to watch a show and go into someone else's world for 2 and a half hours. I would also take them, since we're in the city, to a park and hang there. Central Park is great, but I also am a huge fan of Bryant Park. We would probably annoy a bunch of non-camp people with awesome camp traditions, but that's fine because camp rocks!

What celebrity would you most want to meet at Starbucks for a cup of coffee? I love Viola Davis- she is so wonderful and she puts so much effort into everything she's in. She's studied so hard and her work has paid off for sure. I want to pick her brain and become her if I can!