Counselors 

Emma~ 1st & 2nd Intermediate

1. Instrument:  Cello

2. # of years on counseling team:  This is my first year counseling!

3. Has been a part of Arrowbear since:  2010

4. College/ University: Lewis & Clark College

5. Area of study:  English

6. Fun fact: I collect pressed flowers!

7. What parents should know about you:  As someone who spent many summers camping at Arrowbear, I'm beyond excited to return as a counselor and help your kids to have the same wonderful experiences that I've had. Arrowbear is a truly beautiful place and I'm looking forward to exploring and enjoying it with everyone!

Jillian ~ 2nd Intermediate

1. Instrument(s): Trumpet

2. # of years on counseling team: first year of counseling

3. Has been a part of Arrowbear since: 2009

4. College/University: Carleton College in Northfield, MN

5. Area of Study: Sociology/Anthropology major, Music minor

6. Fun fact: I've been playing basketball since I was 5 years old and currently play for the DIII women's basketball team at Carleton!

7. What parents should know about you: I know how to lead by example while being goofy and energetic around students. I'll always be there to support your child and make them feel included. I am excited to give back to this camp that gave so many great memories to me as a young musician!

Katherine~ Jazz Improv, Choral, & 1st Intermediate

1. Instrument(s):  Trumpet

2. # of years on counseling team:  This will be my 5th year of counseling

3. Has been a part of Arrowbear since:  Has been a part of Arrowbear since elementary 2008

4. College/ University:  Lake Forest College

5. Area of study:  Elementary Education/English

6. Fun fact:  I can teach all of your kids to juggle

7. What parents should know about you:  I've been going to Arrowbear for more than half of my life, I grew up here, and it means the world to me. I really think I am the person that I am today because of the of kindness, inclusion, acceptance, and fun that I've experienced up here -- it's way more than just a music camp! My goal for this summer, and every summer that I counsel, is to help your kids learn to love Arrowbear as much as I do!

Jake ~ Jazz & 1st Intermediate

1. Instrument(s): Upright/Electric Bass, Percussion

2. # of years on the counseling team: This is my first!

3. Has been a part of Arrowbear since: 2009

4. College/University: University of North Texas

5. Area of Study: Jazz Studies Acoustic Bass

6. Fun Fact: I've driven across the country and back in my Prius!

7. What parents should know about you: I have dreamed of being a counselor since I first went to Arrowbear 10 years ago. I will make sure to be as kind, helpful, and inspiring as past counselors have been for me.

Coryn~ Choral

1. Instrument(s): Voice, piano, flute

2. # of years on counseling team: 1—this will be my first year counseling at Arrowbear!

3. Has been a part of Arrowbear since: 2015

4. College/ University: California State University, Long Beach

5. Area of study: B.M. Choral Music Education, B.M. Vocal Performance

6. Fun fact: Aside from music, I also passionately love hiking and Italian food! 

7. What parents should know about you: There are so many people in my life who have supported my love for music and that have helped make the most meaningful moments in my life possible. As a counselor, I hope to help do the same for the campers through cultivating a safe, joyful, and unconditionally loving environment as they create musical memories of their own!

Nate~ 1st & 2nd Intermediate

1. Instruments: Saxophone(s), Piano

2. # of years on counseling team: This is my first year as a counselor!
3. Has been a part of Arrowbear since: 2012
4. College/ University:  University of California, Santa Cruz
5. Area of study:  Music, specifically Jazz
6. Fun fact: I love to cook!! Sometimes I'll bring dishes to school for my friends to try. 
7. What parents should know about you: Arrowbear developed my love for music into a part of who I am. It's given me a lot of care, support, guidance, and friendship, and I hope to give even more of that joy to all the campers I'l have the privilege to spend time with.

Elizabeth~ 1st Intermediate

1. Instrument(s): Flute/piccolo

2. # of years on counseling team: this will be my first year counseling!

3. Has been a part of Arrowbear since: 2013

4. College/University: Scripps College

5. Area of Study: Humanities

6. Fun fact: I was bit by a rattlesnake when I was 4 years old...it’s a long story

7. What parents should know about you: Arrowbear is a very special place, and there’s a reason why people come back year after year. Last summer, I worked as an instrumental coach for the Elementary session, which not only taught me a lot about interacting with the youth, but was a delightful reminder of why I began playing flute in the first place—after all, I was in their same position only a few years ago as a budding musician. Returning to camp again this summer (this time as a counselor!), I hope to take what I learned last year and apply it to this year—to foster a supportive and inclusive environment for growing musicians, and to teach them how to get the most out of their camp experience.

Sienna~ 1st Intermediate

1. Instrument(s):  Bass, guitar, voice

2. # of years on counseling team:  My first year counseling!! 

3. Has been a part of Arrowbear since:  2009

4. College/ University:  Manhattan School of Music

5. Area of study:  Classical Bass Performance

6. Fun fact:  I love carving wooden spoons and helping lost dogs find their way back home. 

7. What parents should know about you:  Arrowbear helped me grow so much as a musician and person and harbors the most magical and kind energy of any place I have ever been. I'll be sharing my passions of music, nature, yoga, and gratitude with the campers! I hope to create an environment where your kids feel comfortable to be inspired 

Zoe ~ 2nd Intermediate

1. Instrument(s): My main instrument is trumpet but I also play the violin and viola.

2. # of years on counseling team: This is my first year!

3. Has been a part of Arrowbear since: 2012

4. College/University: University of North Carolina School of the Arts

5. Area of Study: Trumpet Performance

6. Fun fact about yourself: I marched in the Rose Parade three times. 

7. What parents should know about you: I think as we get old, we grow up in some ways but we forget how to be kids, Arrowbear allowed me to be able to remain a kid at heart throughout high school. Arrowbear is a very special place and I will work hard to show your kid just how special they are.

Abbie ~ Elementary

1. Instrument: voice 
2. # of years counseling: third year
3. Has been apart of Arrowbear since: 2014 
4. College/ University: Orange Coast College 
5. Area of Study: Child Development 
6. Fun fact: I’m from the UK!
7. What parents should know about you: Arrowbear has such a special place in my heart—both as a camper and a counselor. I have a love for both music and child care; counseling at Arrowbear has given me the opportunity to combine both these passions in a rewarding and engaging way.

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Jeff~ 1st Intermediate & Advanced

1. Instrument(s):  French Horn
2. # of years on counseling team:  3 years
3. Has been a part of Arrowbear since:  2012
4. College/ University:  California State University Fullerton
5. Area of study:  Music
6. Fun fact:  I grew up down the road from Arrowbear!
7. What parents should know about you:  Arrowbear is a magical place if you allow it into your heart, and my goal is to show your kids how to do that!

Sydney~ Advanced

1. Instrument(s):  Cello

2. # of years on counseling team:  This will be my 7th year counseling

3. Has been a part of Arrowbear since:  Started Arrowbear in 2007

4. College/ University:  B.S. in Plant Biology and Genetics from UC Berkeley - May 2017. Started doctorate program at Penn State in August 2017

5. Area of study:  Plant Biology

6. Fun fact:  I probably have 100 houseplants

Trevor~ Advanced

1. Instrument(s):  Drums and percussion.

2. # of years on counseling team:  This is my 4th year counseling on the Arrowbear team

3. Has been a part of Arrowbear since:  Has been a part of Arrowbear since 2016

4. College/ University :  B.M. San Jose State University 2013, M.M. San Francisco Conservatory of Music 2015

5. Area of study:  Studied in the field of classical percussion performance. Currently full time musician and music teacher

6. Fun fact about yourself:  I am and avid surfer and backpacker and have surfed in other countries such as

Costa Rica and Japan.

7. What parents should know about you:  I hope to me an example of a full time musician, if that is a path that they chose to go down. But also that music can be a pathway to build friendships upon and will be a great creative outlet for them if they continue playing through their lifetime even if they do not pursue becoming a professional musician.

 I am amazed at the creativity and wonderful personalities of the campers. I hope I can help them foster lifetime friendships between each other, and create a sense of community that they can carry with them and replicate through their lifetime.

Mandy~ Elementary

1. Instrument(s):   Flute/Piccolo, Alto/Soprano Sax and Percussion 

2. # of years on counseling team:  This will be my 3rd counseling 

3. Has been a part of Arrowbear since:  2008 as an elementary camper

4. College/ University:  UC Davis

5. Area of study:  Physiology major, Music minor

6. Fun fact:  I’m also a D1 cross-country and track athlete and a second degree black belt in American kempo!

7. What parents should know about you:  Arrowbear was an extremely integral part of my childhood from fourth grade to senior year of high school and largely shaped who I am today. Sharing a love of music and friendship as well as showing the kids that individuality is to be celebrated is one of the things that brings me back to camp year after year!

Eddie~ Elementary

1. Instrument(s):  Percussion
2. # of years on counseling team:  4th year
3. Has been a part of Arrowbear since:  2014
4. College/ University:  California State University Long Beach
5. Area of study:  Percussion
6. Fun fact about yourself:  I have 4 cats.
7. What parents should know about you:  I hope to create an environment your children can be creative and be themselves in as the interact and make new friends.

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