2018 Overnight Team

Our Staff for our New Jersey Camp Location
We Cannot Wait to Meet You!

NICOLE, GROUP LEADER

FROM: Helensburgh, Scotland

YEARS IN TBC: 1

Hi, my name’s Nicole, and I live in Scotland! I’m originally from the Philippines, but I’ve lived the majority of my life in Helensburgh, a town by the river and mountains. This is my first summer at Trail Blazers, and I can’t wait to experience the joy and challenges camp will bring. I’m currently in my second year of college studying Events Management. I love working with children and making sure that they have fun and gain memories of a lifetime. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, painting and spending time outdoors. I have a love for nature which stems from my childhood of climbing trees, building bonfires and playing in the paddy fields. Looking forward to seeing you all!

MALLORY, GROUP LEADER

FROM: Lincolnshire, UK

YEARS IN TBC: 1

Hi I’m Mallory and I am from the East Coast of the UK, in Lincolnshire. I am currently in my second year of University, studying Education studies and Special Educational Needs. This will be my first year working at camp as a group leader and I can’t wait to get to know and work with everyone involved. I love spending time outdoors and being at one with nature, especially while hiking. I am really looking forward to this new experience and an amazing summer.

EMILY, WATERFRONT INSTRUCTOR

FROM: Glasgow, UK

YEARS IN TBC: 1

Hello! I’m Emily, a 19 year old Scottish student, who’ll be working as a Waterfront Instructor. After gaining the UKCC Level 1 Swimming Teaching qualification, I’ve had several years experience working as a swimming teacher. I aim to give enjoyable lessons that will encourage each child to push themselves and improve their swimming ability. Alongside this, I have a love for camping and the outdoors, and can’t wait for camp. I look forward to seeing you this summer!

ELS, WELLNESS DIRECTOR

FROM: Raleigh, North Carolina

YEARS IN TBC: 4

Hi! I’m Els and I am currently finishing my electrical engineering degree at NC State in North Carolina. I started at TBC in 2012 as a group leader and I’m excited to be returning for my fourth year, this time as the Wellness Director. I love being unplugged at camp, swimming in the amazing lake and being able to spend the summer with wonderful staff and campers! I look forward to introducing others to the blue skies, sunshine and wind in the trees

LUCY, GROUP LEADER

FROM: Newcastle, UK

YEARS IN TBC: 2

Hi everyone! I’m Lucy, I’m originally from a town near Newcastle in the North East of England. I’m currently studying Education with Psychology and Counselling at Sheffield Hallam University, which I love. This is my second summer at TBC; I couldn’t be happier to be coming back! Camp has made such a positive impact on me – I can’t wait to swim in the lake again, play lots of games, sing lots of songs and of course have an amazing summer with you all! See you soon!

PHILIP, PROGRAM DIRECTOR

FROM: Durham, UK

YEARS IN TBC: 3

Hi!  My name is Philip and this will be my third year at TBC.  This year I’m taking on the role of Program Director having previously been the Vagabond Specialist and Bike specialist.  By the time I arrive on camp, I’ll have finished the last exam for my Degree in Education and Geography at Durham, which I extended over four years to spend one of those living, working and studying in Iceland. Camp is where you’ll find the happiest me, I hardly ever stop talking about it. I can’t wait to get to know you all in the sun, by the lake or during Pow Wow, as we work together to make it the best possible summer for the campers, it’s an experience that stays with you. Together we’ll make this Summer awesome!

JOSE, ASSISTANT CAMP DIRECTOR

FROM: Staten Island, NY

YEARS IN TBC: 4

Hola! My name is Jose but people know me as Chief. I am a 4th time returner to Trail Blazers sleep away camp. This year I began my position as the year round Assistant Overnight Camp Director and the Site Coordinator at one of  our amazing schools. With a background in education and a love for the outdoors, it’s no wonder why I keep coming back to this amazing place. I currently reside in Staten Island, NY. I drive myself to help those who seek help and learn from those who are willing to inspire. I can not wait to meet you all.

LAUREN, GROUP LEADER

FROM: Aboyne, Scotland

YEARS IN TBC: 1

Hey! My name is Lauren and I live in Aboyne, a small town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. I am currently finishing my final year of school and will be studying Law at university after the summer. This will be my first summer working at camp as a group leader. I love being outdoors, going for long walks and enjoying nature. I’m excited to meet everyone and have an amazing summer!

SINEAD, GROUP LEADER

FROM: Carlow, Ireland

YEARS IN TBC: 2

Hi everyone, my name is Sinead and I will be one of your overnight group leaders this summer. I’m super excited to be spending a second summer at Trailblazers. I am currently a second year student studying science in Galway, Ireland. I love all things outdoors, hiking, cook-outs and of course pow-wows. This summer is going to super fun filled, with lots of games, activities and sing-songs. I look forward to meeting you all

RYAN, GROUP LEADER

FROM: Dublin, Ireland

YEARS IN TBC: 1

Hello everyone, I’m Ryan, I live in Ireland, in Dublin. I’m in my first year of college studying construction management. This will be my first summer at camp working as a group leader. I’m so excited to meet everyone involved and create memories that will last a lifetime. In my free time I love going mountain biking and hiking. I am looking forward to seeing everyone this summer!😊

BRIANNA, GROUP LEADER

FROM: Brooklyn, NY

YEARS IN TBC: 2

Hi! My name is Brianna (Bri, for short), and I am a group leader for Trail Blazers. This will be my second year in Trail Blazers and I have learned a lot about myself. Taking care of children has become one of my new passions, and living a more healthy/active life has been incorporated into my day-to-day schedule.  I will strive to be the best possible teacher I can, as well as a trustworthy role model for all my campers.

MOLLY, GROUP LEADER

FROM: Nottingham, UK

YEARS IN TBC: 1

Hi, my name is Molly and I’m from Nottingham in the U.K. I would have just finished my first year studying music technology at Leeds Beckett University by the time I arrive at camp. There is nothing I love more than a good adventure. In my spare time you can find me biking, hiking, travelling somewhere or listening to music.

KRESTEN AUGUST, Enabler

From: South Africa, UK

YEARS IN TBC:1

HI, My name is Kersten and I’m 21 years old. I’m originally from South Africa, however I have lived in New Zealand and Australia and I currently live in London England. I am currently completing my final year at University where I study Sports Business and Sports Law in Wembley Stadium. This will be my first summer at camp. I’m so excited to meet everyone, create amazing memories and get involved in the camp life. I look forward to an amazing summer 😀😀

LUCY, GROUP LEADER

FROM: Edinburgh, Scotland

YEARS IN TBC: 1

Hi! I’m from Edinburgh in Scotland and employed as a Group Leader at Trail Blazers overnight camp! I study history at Glasgow University and I’ve never visited New Jersey before so I’m excited to embrace the opportunities this summer will bring.

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