ETUSC 2019 CAMP STAFF

Laura Bowman - Camp Director    I’m a radical unschooling mom, the Director of ETUSC, and the Coordinator of  ARGH  (Autodidactic Radical Gathering of Homeschoolers), a bi-annual casual gathering for unschooling families. I'm also a fiber artist and spend a great deal of time making strings and yarn into art. We have two dogs, Jaxin and Molly, and I spend a lot of time wrangling them as well. I enjoy listening to audiobooks and podcasts. I like to talk about art, science fiction (books, movies, and shows), vegan and plant-based lifestyle, parenting, and music.

Laura Bowman - Camp Director

I’m a radical unschooling mom, the Director of ETUSC, and the Coordinator of ARGH (Autodidactic Radical Gathering of Homeschoolers), a bi-annual casual gathering for unschooling families. I'm also a fiber artist and spend a great deal of time making strings and yarn into art. We have two dogs, Jaxin and Molly, and I spend a lot of time wrangling them as well. I enjoy listening to audiobooks and podcasts. I like to talk about art, science fiction (books, movies, and shows), vegan and plant-based lifestyle, parenting, and music.

Scotty Bowman - Camp Chef    Scotty has a passion for the outdoors, hiking and the leave no trace wilderness ethic. He is currently a Wilderness Ranger for the  Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards  and spends most hours of the day patrolling his sections, talking to hikers and educating them about the area and general safety, as well as picking up trash and keeping the trails well maintained. He has been cooking and working as a chef for over 25 years, so naturally you'll find him coordinating everything in the camp kitchen.

Scotty Bowman - Camp Chef

Scotty has a passion for the outdoors, hiking and the leave no trace wilderness ethic. He is currently a Wilderness Ranger for the Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards and spends most hours of the day patrolling his sections, talking to hikers and educating them about the area and general safety, as well as picking up trash and keeping the trails well maintained. He has been cooking and working as a chef for over 25 years, so naturally you'll find him coordinating everything in the camp kitchen.

Laura and Scotty have 3 pretty amazing kids who have been unschooled for most of their lives and are now ETUSC staff!

Aggie Ulibarri - Mentor    This'll be my 2nd year as a mentor. But I first came to ETUSC when I was 15.  I'd love to chat about cooking, food, science, or true crime. <<Being/being-with Antoni from QE is my life's goal>>  I'm almost always quiet but that doesn't mean I don't want to talk ;)

Aggie Ulibarri - Mentor

This'll be my 2nd year as a mentor. But I first came to ETUSC when I was 15.

I'd love to chat about cooking, food, science, or true crime. <<Being/being-with Antoni from QE is my life's goal>>

I'm almost always quiet but that doesn't mean I don't want to talk ;)

Alec Traaseth - Mentor    I started Unschooling at age 9, and never looked back. This will be my tenth ETUSC, and my eighth time as a mentor. My interests include drumming, gaming, Japanese media, math, heavy music, Star Wars, and any kind of board game/tabletop game with friends (especially D&amp;D!).  I just recently completed my undergraduate degree in mathematics, and after ETUSC, I will start graduate school at The University of Virginia, working towards a doctorate in pure math. I hope to be a university professor one day, and I am closer than ever! Next year I will get to teach a Calculus class myself.  Some random facts about me: I love hugs. I was a raid leader for several years for my guild in World of Warcraft. I can curse in Tagalog/Filipino. Dream Theater is my favorite band. I love lefse way too much. I have read many, many Star Wars novels. I think Euler's identity is one of the most beautiful things in the world. e^(i*pi) + 1 = 0.  ETUSC is consistently one of the best things I do each year, and I cannot wait for August. Hope to see you there!

Alec Traaseth - Mentor

I started Unschooling at age 9, and never looked back. This will be my tenth ETUSC, and my eighth time as a mentor. My interests include drumming, gaming, Japanese media, math, heavy music, Star Wars, and any kind of board game/tabletop game with friends (especially D&D!).

I just recently completed my undergraduate degree in mathematics, and after ETUSC, I will start graduate school at The University of Virginia, working towards a doctorate in pure math. I hope to be a university professor one day, and I am closer than ever! Next year I will get to teach a Calculus class myself.

Some random facts about me:
I love hugs.
I was a raid leader for several years for my guild in World of Warcraft.
I can curse in Tagalog/Filipino.
Dream Theater is my favorite band.
I love lefse way too much.
I have read many, many Star Wars novels.
I think Euler's identity is one of the most beautiful things in the world. e^(i*pi) + 1 = 0.

ETUSC is consistently one of the best things I do each year, and I cannot wait for August. Hope to see you there!

Andrew Clack - Mentor    going on 9 years going to this camp and every year it gets better! this will be my 3rd year as a mentor, excited to keep passing along the good experiences that I've had! a little about me, i love sports but most importantly basketball. ball is life. i also like writing music and playing piano. always down for a good conversation!

Andrew Clack - Mentor

going on 9 years going to this camp and every year it gets better! this will be my 3rd year as a mentor, excited to keep passing along the good experiences that I've had! a little about me, i love sports but most importantly basketball. ball is life. i also like writing music and playing piano. always down for a good conversation!

Brian Rulon - Mentor    Hey, I'm Brian. I work on movies. Usually as the production designer, sound department, and one time as the lens flarer??? Writing is my favorite thing though. I'm working towards creating a TV show and working as the Showrunner. Random facts: Dan Harmon is kind of my hero. Harmontown and WTF with Marc Maron are my favorite podcasts. I play the Guitar. And I'm an INFJ if you're into that sort of thing. Come talk to me about the things you passionately love or hate!

Brian Rulon - Mentor

Hey, I'm Brian. I work on movies. Usually as the production designer, sound department, and one time as the lens flarer??? Writing is my favorite thing though. I'm working towards creating a TV show and working as the Showrunner.
Random facts: Dan Harmon is kind of my hero. Harmontown and WTF with Marc Maron are my favorite podcasts. I play the Guitar. And I'm an INFJ if you're into that sort of thing. Come talk to me about the things you passionately love or hate!

Léah Miller - Mentor; Camp Listener &amp; Supporter    I use they/them pronouns (if that's confusing to you, come talk to me about it! I care a lot about creating space for queer feels, so I am always open to chat if you want/need to!)  This is my sixth year as a mentor and fourth as camp listener and supporter. Camp is my all time favorite week of the year. I was unschooled from 10th grade on, and I went to NYU Gallatin, studying people and words and queerness. Please come talk to me about literally anything and everything!  Some things I get excited about: •Social dancing, especially fusion/blues and contra •Mary Oliver poetry •Theatre, movies, books, music •Podcasts! (I have one called Looking/Feeling/Queering) ((My fave is 99% Invisible))  •All things gender / sex / sexuality / attraction / love / friendship / what even is being a human •Tattoos/piercings as artistic expression •Words and language (especially French, Hebrew, German, and ASL) •Education and what that even means •Jewish culture, tradition, music,food •Knitting, embroidery, sending letters…  Please come chat!

Léah Miller - Mentor; Camp Listener & Supporter

I use they/them pronouns (if that's confusing to you, come talk to me about it! I care a lot about creating space for queer feels, so I am always open to chat if you want/need to!)

This is my sixth year as a mentor and fourth as camp listener and supporter. Camp is my all time favorite week of the year. I was unschooled from 10th grade on, and I went to NYU Gallatin, studying people and words and queerness. Please come talk to me about literally anything and everything!

Some things I get excited about:
•Social dancing, especially fusion/blues and contra
•Mary Oliver poetry
•Theatre, movies, books, music
•Podcasts! (I have one called Looking/Feeling/Queering) ((My fave is 99% Invisible))
•All things gender / sex / sexuality / attraction / love / friendship / what even is being a human
•Tattoos/piercings as artistic expression
•Words and language (especially French, Hebrew, German, and ASL)
•Education and what that even means
•Jewish culture, tradition, music,food
•Knitting, embroidery, sending letters…

Please come chat!

Max VerNooy - Mentor    Max is a 24 year old unschooler for life. Never been to a day of school, he's now living the dream working as a full time karate instructor. Along with that he's also a teacher for a homeschool coop. His hobbies include: juggling, unicycling, juggling on a unicycle, martial arts, swing dancing, exercise, Smash Bros, Overwatch, various other video games, board games of all kinds, and also games. At the time of writing this (April), he's learning Korean. By August he'll definitely be speaking it fluently!  This will be Max's 3rd year as a mentor at ETUSC. If you like to hang and play board games look for Max around the camp and say hi!

Max VerNooy - Mentor

Max is a 24 year old unschooler for life. Never been to a day of school, he's now living the dream working as a full time karate instructor. Along with that he's also a teacher for a homeschool coop. His hobbies include: juggling, unicycling, juggling on a unicycle, martial arts, swing dancing, exercise, Smash Bros, Overwatch, various other video games, board games of all kinds, and also games. At the time of writing this (April), he's learning Korean. By August he'll definitely be speaking it fluently!

This will be Max's 3rd year as a mentor at ETUSC. If you like to hang and play board games look for Max around the camp and say hi!

Samuel Bowman - Mentor    Music playin, coffee shop working, hot dog slinging, fun lovin' fella! Come talk with me about anything and everything! But especially bands, books and movies. :)

Samuel Bowman - Mentor

Music playin, coffee shop working, hot dog slinging, fun lovin' fella! Come talk with me about anything and everything! But especially bands, books and movies. :)

Will Suhrbur - Mentor; Camp Listener &amp; Supporter    Hey there! This will be my seventh year at ETUSC as a camp mentor, and fourth year as camp Listener and Supporter. I have been a lifelong homeschooler/unschooler and deem it the best opportunity-bringing, happiness-inducing factor of my life so far.  Here are some things about me you will likely experience if you join me at ETUSC for the week: - I love the color Green. - I always capitalize the word "Green." - I love athletics of all kinds, though primarily football, soccer and pole vaulting. - You will make me laugh if you interact with me. - I love to dance. Primarily blues dancing, but I’m always down for anything. A little swing? Attempting to breakdance? The nye-nye? A little spontaneous freestyle? It all sounds good to me. Ask me to dance and I will gladly dance with you. - I write music for all sorts of things including weddings, soundtracks to film, orchestral pieces, and others just because. - Video games. Who doesn’t love ‘em? - Piano. - My undergraduate major in college was psychology, and I am working on my master's degree in computer science, so talking about emotions, dreams, state of mind, individual ideologies, life-ambitions or anything related to computers are very intriguing subjects to me.  While these are the things I have highlighted in my bio, don't be fooled; I love conversing about anything so long as my reciprocator holds interest in the conversation. I hope your experience with ETUSC is as experienced-filled as mine has been. Whether its good, overwhelming, confusing, bad, totally awesome, different than you were expecting or something completely unique, come tell me all about it. I'd love to hear.

Will Suhrbur - Mentor; Camp Listener & Supporter

Hey there! This will be my seventh year at ETUSC as a camp mentor, and fourth year as camp Listener and Supporter. I have been a lifelong homeschooler/unschooler and deem it the best opportunity-bringing, happiness-inducing factor of my life so far.

Here are some things about me you will likely experience if you join me at ETUSC for the week:
- I love the color Green.
- I always capitalize the word "Green."
- I love athletics of all kinds, though primarily football, soccer and pole vaulting.
- You will make me laugh if you interact with me.
- I love to dance. Primarily blues dancing, but I’m always down for anything. A little swing? Attempting to breakdance? The nye-nye? A little spontaneous freestyle? It all sounds good to me. Ask me to dance and I will gladly dance with you.
- I write music for all sorts of things including weddings, soundtracks to film, orchestral pieces, and others just because.
- Video games. Who doesn’t love ‘em?
- Piano.
- My undergraduate major in college was psychology, and I am working on my master's degree in computer science, so talking about emotions, dreams, state of mind, individual ideologies, life-ambitions or anything related to computers are very intriguing subjects to me.

While these are the things I have highlighted in my bio, don't be fooled; I love conversing about anything so long as my reciprocator holds interest in the conversation. I hope your experience with ETUSC is as experienced-filled as mine has been. Whether its good, overwhelming, confusing, bad, totally awesome, different than you were expecting or something completely unique, come tell me all about it. I'd love to hear.

Jake Wechgelaer - Late Night Mentor    Hey, my name is Jake and I'll be one of the late night mentors this year at ETUSC! I feel so lucky to have had ETUSC be a part of my life over the past decade and I can't wait for another great year! I love conversations about movies/tv, space, Craig Finn, Daniel Craig, and alternative country music, but feel free to c'mon over and just joke around a bit!

Jake Wechgelaer - Late Night Mentor

Hey, my name is Jake and I'll be one of the late night mentors this year at ETUSC! I feel so lucky to have had ETUSC be a part of my life over the past decade and I can't wait for another great year! I love conversations about movies/tv, space, Craig Finn, Daniel Craig, and alternative country music, but feel free to c'mon over and just joke around a bit!

Nesta Childres - Late Night Mentor    Hey there everybody. I’m new here I guess, but don’t let that fool you, I know my way around. That being said maybe you could show me around a bit? I am happy to fool you in exchange.   When my days are on a roll I’m tackling tasks, generally revolving around making something. Wood stuff, music, jokes, board games, friends, maps, upgrades, splashes, deals, bodily excretions, more upgrades, drawings, maps, mistakes, dance parties. Those are the things I make and I don’t make anything else.   My favorites in their respective categories are; White, 3, slumber, morning, triangle, salt, The Wire, the side beside the bedside table side, Spring, water, work, Audio Technica M-50x, Steelcase Leap V2, miata, June, American Eagle.   Those are my public facts. If you are interested in obtaining my private facts you will have to spend a lot of time working on that.

Nesta Childres - Late Night Mentor

Hey there everybody. I’m new here I guess, but don’t let that fool you, I know my way around. That being said maybe you could show me around a bit? I am happy to fool you in exchange.

When my days are on a roll I’m tackling tasks, generally revolving around making something. Wood stuff, music, jokes, board games, friends, maps, upgrades, splashes, deals, bodily excretions, more upgrades, drawings, maps, mistakes, dance parties. Those are the things I make and I don’t make anything else.

My favorites in their respective categories are; White, 3, slumber, morning, triangle, salt, The Wire, the side beside the bedside table side, Spring, water, work, Audio Technica M-50x, Steelcase Leap V2, miata, June, American Eagle.

Those are my public facts. If you are interested in obtaining my private facts you will have to spend a lot of time working on that.

Silas Bowman - Junior Mentor Coordinator    Hi, I'm Silas! I'm a 20-year-old musician from East Tennessee, obsessed with mallard ducks, and absolutely in love with the boyband "BROCKHAMPTON". Come find me and let's chat!  This will be my 9th year at camp, and my 2nd year as Junior Mentor Coordinator. I can't wait to meet you all!

Silas Bowman - Junior Mentor Coordinator

Hi, I'm Silas! I'm a 20-year-old musician from East Tennessee, obsessed with mallard ducks, and absolutely in love with the boyband "BROCKHAMPTON".
Come find me and let's chat!

This will be my 9th year at camp, and my 2nd year as Junior Mentor Coordinator. I can't wait to meet you all!

Blair Splett - Junior Mentor    hey you, yeah, you. the one who's reading my bio right now. what do you want to know? i can't put everything there is to know about me in this little box, so here's a few facts: i like eating greasy food late at night, writing google reviews, watching sitcoms, and listening to funky music. if you wanna know more about me, come talk to me about that cheeseburger you had at waffle house at 3am, that one episode of seinfeld with the smelly car, or that weird song you heard in the background of a movie, i'd like to hear about it.

Blair Splett - Junior Mentor

hey you, yeah, you. the one who's reading my bio right now. what do you want to know? i can't put everything there is to know about me in this little box, so here's a few facts: i like eating greasy food late at night, writing google reviews, watching sitcoms, and listening to funky music. if you wanna know more about me, come talk to me about that cheeseburger you had at waffle house at 3am, that one episode of seinfeld with the smelly car, or that weird song you heard in the background of a movie, i'd like to hear about it.

Cass Io - Junior Mentor    Hey I’m Cass! This is my fifth year at camp and my second year as a junior mentor! I have many interest but I adore traveling, the outdoors, fashion, yoga, writing, art (mainly acrylic painting, pens + water solubles, but all types!) I love finding new ways to express myself and learning how other people do! Come chat with me about anything and everything!

Cass Io - Junior Mentor

Hey I’m Cass! This is my fifth year at camp and my second year as a junior mentor! I have many interest but I adore traveling, the outdoors, fashion, yoga, writing, art (mainly acrylic painting, pens + water solubles, but all types!) I love finding new ways to express myself and learning how other people do! Come chat with me about anything and everything!

Coburn Butler - Late Night Junior Mentor    HEy HEy I'm Coburn this is my 3rd year returning as staff but i've been around for a while longer. I'm always ready to look at charts, the bigger the better I say. You can always find me around playing Hacky Sack and I'm always down to play with people so don't hesitate to jump in. This year my biggest goal is to be able turn around I've never been able to ever since a kid and I would just be ecstatic to figure it out. I love to build houses, and be CEO. I have no opinion about the moon.

Coburn Butler - Late Night Junior Mentor

HEy HEy I'm Coburn this is my 3rd year returning as staff but i've been around for a while longer.
I'm always ready to look at charts, the bigger the better I say.
You can always find me around playing Hacky Sack and I'm always down to play with people so don't hesitate to jump in.
This year my biggest goal is to be able turn around I've never been able to ever since a kid and I would just be ecstatic to figure it out.
I love to build houses, and be CEO. I have no opinion about the moon.

Connor Cote - Junior Mentor    Hi everyone, I'm Conner! I'm a huge extrovert and an Aries. My Meyers-Briggs personality is PPMD, but I like to think of myself as more of an ABFL. I love sports, but lacrosse is my absolute favorite, with my favorite team being the Orlando Horseshoe Crabs. I am a huge fan of country music, alternative metal, and electro-classical-jazz. I am the proud owner of 5 cats, 4 hamsters, an iguana, and a 1999 ford escort. Come talk to me about scrap booking, boogie boarding, and horses. My favorite meme is "Sad ice cream man" so be sure to send me lots of sad ice cream man memes to my snapchat! I am super excited to be here with my younger brother Treyvon for my eighth year as a member of the kitchen staff at South-Oregon Jewish Youth Summer Camp!

Connor Cote - Junior Mentor

Hi everyone, I'm Conner! I'm a huge extrovert and an Aries. My Meyers-Briggs personality is PPMD, but I like to think of myself as more of an ABFL. I love sports, but lacrosse is my absolute favorite, with my favorite team being the Orlando Horseshoe Crabs. I am a huge fan of country music, alternative metal, and electro-classical-jazz. I am the proud owner of 5 cats, 4 hamsters, an iguana, and a 1999 ford escort. Come talk to me about scrap booking, boogie boarding, and horses. My favorite meme is "Sad ice cream man" so be sure to send me lots of sad ice cream man memes to my snapchat! I am super excited to be here with my younger brother Treyvon for my eighth year as a member of the kitchen staff at South-Oregon Jewish Youth Summer Camp!

Connor Buckley - Junior Mentor    I bonked my noggin. it sent me two years into the future, and now I play piano. Talk with me, and learn what it means to be a time traveler.

Connor Buckley - Junior Mentor

I bonked my noggin. it sent me two years into the future, and now I play piano. Talk with me, and learn what it means to be a time traveler.

Greg Kertay - Junior Mentor    I always procrastinate about doing directory info. there are two reasons for this, the first I hate taking pictures of myself. the other reason is i'm terrible about writing my personal bio. Come find me and i'm sure we can find something to talk about. I like cars, outdoor activities, and love to cook. I even know a bit about make-up and high voltage electricity. this will be my sixth year at ETUSC and my third year as staff. if you just need a buddy for a few hours or you want to dive deep into quantum mechanics i'm your guy.

Greg Kertay - Junior Mentor

I always procrastinate about doing directory info. there are two reasons for this, the first I hate taking pictures of myself. the other reason is i'm terrible about writing my personal bio. Come find me and i'm sure we can find something to talk about. I like cars, outdoor activities, and love to cook. I even know a bit about make-up and high voltage electricity. this will be my sixth year at ETUSC and my third year as staff. if you just need a buddy for a few hours or you want to dive deep into quantum mechanics i'm your guy.

Hannah Mulkern - Late Night Junior Mentor    Hey! This is my 5th year at ETUSC and 2nd as staff. Lets talk about music, tarot cards, or whatever! I just like to talk! Sometimes mistaken for Hannah W.  Would love to hear some thoughts on the moon and/or Egyptian mythology.

Hannah Mulkern - Late Night Junior Mentor

Hey! This is my 5th year at ETUSC and 2nd as staff. Lets talk about music, tarot cards, or whatever! I just like to talk!
Sometimes mistaken for Hannah W.
Would love to hear some thoughts on the moon and/or Egyptian mythology.

Hannah Wollam - late Night Junior Mentor    been told that my cartwheels are crooked sometimes the stars control me can't do a handstand once i touched a jellyfish bc i thought it was a seashell mistaken for hannah m from time to time let's talk about astrology, music, road trips, and sunfish (or anything else!)

Hannah Wollam - late Night Junior Mentor

been told that my cartwheels are crooked
sometimes the stars control me
can't do a handstand
once i touched a jellyfish bc i thought it was a seashell
mistaken for hannah m from time to time
let's talk about astrology, music, road trips, and sunfish (or anything else!)

Jane Voorheis - Junior Mentor    hi i'm jane! this will be my fifth year at etusc, and my first as staff! things i really like  -yarn/fiber arts -chai tea lattes -movies! -cute socks -drawing -thrifting  -moss!!!  feel free to come talk to me about these things or anything else! can't wait to meet you!

Jane Voorheis - Junior Mentor

hi i'm jane! this will be my fifth year at etusc, and my first as staff!
things i really like
-yarn/fiber arts
-chai tea lattes
-movies!
-cute socks
-drawing
-thrifting
-moss!!!

feel free to come talk to me about these things or anything else! can't wait to meet you!

Logan Clack - Late Night Junior Mentor    Ayyy it's ya boi DH double B aka Logurt aka Lil J aka Ron aka the best mario kart wii player alive aka the newest party girl member, but you can call me Logan. This is my 3rd year at etusc and 1st year as staff. As far as my interest go, i'm a big fan of sports, video games, anime or tv in general, but feel free to come up to me and talk about anything!

Logan Clack - Late Night Junior Mentor

Ayyy it's ya boi DH double B aka Logurt aka Lil J aka Ron aka the best mario kart wii player alive aka the newest party girl member, but you can call me Logan. This is my 3rd year at etusc and 1st year as staff. As far as my interest go, i'm a big fan of sports, video games, anime or tv in general, but feel free to come up to me and talk about anything!

Sadie Bowman - Junior Mentor/Listener &amp; Supporter    Hey there fellow teens, I’m part of the late night crew so you might see me walking the nighttime grounds talking into my walky-talky about nonsense and code words but don’t let this cool facade fool you, I’m just a kid who likes comfy places and nice people.  Some of my favorite topics of conversation are talking about travel experiences, goals in life (could be little goals to big goals), music (what you listen to/what you play), makeup, weird facts you just found out, and generally I am always down to talk about anything and listen to everything.

Sadie Bowman - Junior Mentor/Listener & Supporter

Hey there fellow teens, I’m part of the late night crew so you might see me walking the nighttime grounds talking into my walky-talky about nonsense and code words but don’t let this cool facade fool you, I’m just a kid who likes comfy places and nice people.
Some of my favorite topics of conversation are talking about travel experiences, goals in life (could be little goals to big goals), music (what you listen to/what you play), makeup, weird facts you just found out, and generally I am always down to talk about anything and listen to everything.

Tendal Mann - Late Night Junior Mentor    Howdy, I'm tendal. Been coming here a long time now. A little about me: I'm pretty chill, I like acting and film making and other art. AND HAVING FUN!!!!

Tendal Mann - Late Night Junior Mentor

Howdy, I'm tendal.
Been coming here a long time now.
A little about me: I'm pretty chill, I like acting and film making and other art. AND HAVING FUN!!!!

Trinity Dixon - Junior Mentor    Hi! I'm Trinity. I was a camper for 4 years and this will be my second year as a junior mentor. I loved it so much last year that I couldn’t wait to do it again! I’m looking forward to getting to know all our new campers and see lots of old friends. Here are some things about me! I’m a musician. I play guitar and ukulele and you’ll definitely see me playing them around camp this week. I love to make art. My favorites are painting and sketching but I like trying new things as well. I spend most of my free time at my local community theater, acting, working backstage, or just visiting friends. I really enjoy talking to people about the things they’re passionate about. I’m a big fan of platonic intimacy, deep conversations, and connecting with people. If you ever need anything, or just someone to talk to, I’m happy to help as much as I can!

Trinity Dixon - Junior Mentor

Hi! I'm Trinity. I was a camper for 4 years and this will be my second year as a junior mentor. I loved it so much last year that I couldn’t wait to do it again! I’m looking forward to getting to know all our new campers and see lots of old friends. Here are some things about me! I’m a musician. I play guitar and ukulele and you’ll definitely see me playing them around camp this week. I love to make art. My favorites are painting and sketching but I like trying new things as well. I spend most of my free time at my local community theater, acting, working backstage, or just visiting friends. I really enjoy talking to people about the things they’re passionate about. I’m a big fan of platonic intimacy, deep conversations, and connecting with people. If you ever need anything, or just someone to talk to, I’m happy to help as much as I can!

Emerson Clack - Kitchen Intern    Hey I'm Emerson! I have been unschooled/homeschooled my whole life and I'm always eager to learn something new. I spend most of my free time enjoying live music and spending time outside hiking with my dog Desmond, and I have recently been working on converting a van to live out of with plans to travel for a several years.  This will be be my second year working Etusc and I am really excited to be back!

Emerson Clack - Kitchen Intern

Hey I'm Emerson! I have been unschooled/homeschooled my whole life and I'm always eager to learn something new. I spend most of my free time enjoying live music and spending time outside hiking with my dog Desmond, and I have recently been working on converting a van to live out of with plans to travel for a several years.
This will be be my second year working Etusc and I am really excited to be back!

Kaylah Dixon - Kitchen Volunteer

Jared Allen - Camp Maintenance

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Jared Powell - Camp Maintenance

Taro Katt - Camp Maintenance    Hey y'all, I've been hearing about ETUSC for a while but this'll be my first time here. I love board games, old things (esp. old tech), woodworking, indie music, hiking, photography, and bull sessions. I'm completely inexperienced when it comes to making music, but that hasn't stopped me so far. I'm terrible at names and, honestly, most things involving memory, so give me a bit. I love to talk about just any subject under the sun, and I love to listen to other people's thoughts on any particular thing too. Talk to me about modern society, possibilities for future society, mechanics, all things electricity, history, music, video games, and whatever else is on your mind! Or don't, but then I'll be sad.

Taro Katt - Camp Maintenance

Hey y'all, I've been hearing about ETUSC for a while but this'll be my first time here. I love board games, old things (esp. old tech), woodworking, indie music, hiking, photography, and bull sessions.
I'm completely inexperienced when it comes to making music, but that hasn't stopped me so far.
I'm terrible at names and, honestly, most things involving memory, so give me a bit.
I love to talk about just any subject under the sun, and I love to listen to other people's thoughts on any particular thing too. Talk to me about modern society, possibilities for future society, mechanics, all things electricity, history, music, video games, and whatever else is on your mind!
Or don't, but then I'll be sad.

Caryn Gibson - Camp Medic; Sebastian and Isabelle's Mom    Full time mother of two wonderful, unschooled kids, and part-time Physician Assistant. I love traveling, gardening/farming and music.

Caryn Gibson - Camp Medic; Sebastian and Isabelle's Mom

Full time mother of two wonderful, unschooled kids, and part-time Physician Assistant. I love traveling, gardening/farming and music.

Kim Bennett - Camp Medic; Hannah M and Yeva's Mom    Unschooling mom to 5 kids. Registered Nurse Hardcore introvert in real life. This is my 4th year as medic at ETUSC!

Kim Bennett - Camp Medic; Hannah M and Yeva's Mom

Unschooling mom to 5 kids.
Registered Nurse
Hardcore introvert in real life.
This is my 4th year as medic at ETUSC!

Vicki Watkins - Camp Taxi; Jacki's Mom

47 yr old forever teenager, with three older always unschooled teens of my own. This is my fourth year going to camp and I'm pretty sure I love it as much as my kids do. 

Sunday Cote - Parent Volunteer; Connor and Treyson's Mom    I'm mom to Connor and Treyson and have been unschooling for 13 years now! In addition to being an unschooling mom, I am also the spiritual director at the Celebration Center for Spiritual Living in Leesburg VA. I love to teach meditation and other positive spiritual practices that help to create more joy in life. I'm happy to be back for another great year at ETUSC.

Sunday Cote - Parent Volunteer; Connor and Treyson's Mom

I'm mom to Connor and Treyson and have been unschooling for 13 years now! In addition to being an unschooling mom, I am also the spiritual director at the Celebration Center for Spiritual Living in Leesburg VA. I love to teach meditation and other positive spiritual practices that help to create more joy in life. I'm happy to be back for another great year at ETUSC.

Tina Boster - Parent Volunteer; Trevor and Abby's Mom    I respond to Tina, Mom, Mother, I’m Hungry, I need..., etc.  I am the mom of three unschooled kids, who grew up faster than I wanted them to.  At camp, I’ll be in the kitchen. My children are a bit dubious about Laura’s wisdom in this choice, but I’ve assured them that I won’t actually be in charge of cooking anything.

Tina Boster - Parent Volunteer; Trevor and Abby's Mom

I respond to Tina, Mom, Mother, I’m Hungry, I need..., etc.

I am the mom of three unschooled kids, who grew up faster than I wanted them to.

At camp, I’ll be in the kitchen. My children are a bit dubious about Laura’s wisdom in this choice, but I’ve assured them that I won’t actually be in charge of cooking anything.

Keith Dixon - Camp Photographer and Photo Booth Wizard

Keith Dixon - Camp Photographer and Photo Booth Wizard