Hey y'all! My name is Mary Henderson and I hail from Garland, TX. I am going on my junior year in college and my major is Religious Studies. I love to be outdoors, playing my guitar and singing at the top of my lungs, and hanging out with my 3 younger brothers. I'm also a huge fan of dogs and Star Wars! As someone with 3 brothers I am a HUGE football and baseball fan. Fun facts: I love office supplies, blankets, and did I mention dogs? One more fun fact: I can quote pretty much any movie I've seen. This will be my second summer on staff here but probably around my 14th year of coming to Gilmont! I am so excited to Power Up this summer with everyone!
Hey y’all, I’m Maggie Burks and I’m ecstatic about working at Camp Gilmont again this summer! I have spent many summers at Gilmont as a camper, intern, and now again on staff. I am from Grapevine, TX and I am currently studying Psychology at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR with aspirations to go to seminary one day. I love music of all kinds, and playing the ukulele always puts a smile on my face. My hobbies include telling corny jokes and then laughing at my own jokes. Energizers are my passion and I’m always ready for an adventure. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for this summer!
Hi, my name is Katelyn Drennan and I'm 18 years old. I was born in Virginia, raised in Georgia and now I live in Winnsboro, Texas where I go to First Presbyterian Church of Winnsboro. I have two cats and two dogs, and I grew up with 5 brothers. I plan on attending Tyler Junior College for the next 2 years. I'm a color guard member who performs with marching band, and I am open minded to trying new things and going different places!
Hi my names Aubrey Peters and I'm a Sophomore at Austin College, studying Sociology. This will be my second year as a counselor! I love camp so much that someday I'll be running a camp of my own to keep the fun, exciting, adventures of summer camp going. I'm really looking forward to camp outs and group games - my two favorite things we get to experience at Gilmont.
Hi! My name is Katy Szendrey and I am going to be a Sophomore communication major at St. Edward's University in Austin! I love music and I host an alternative music radio show for the school's station, Topper Radio. This upcoming year I am going to be an RA in one of the resident halls on campus. I also work as a barista at the coffee shop, Jo's. In my free time you can find me kayaking, paddle boarding on Lady Bird Lake, hammocking at Zilker Park or at a concert! I have been going to Gilmont since I was in 1st grade but this is my first year being a counselor. I could not be any more excited about spending the summer with some awesome kids at one of my favorite places in the world!
Hi, I'm Crosby Palmer. I am going into my junior year at Austin College where I am studying Psychology and Religious Studies. I'm from Richardson, Texas where I am a member of Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church. Being heavily involved in on-campus organizations including Philosophy Club, Environmentally Conscious Organization of Students (ECOS), Amnesty International and ACtivators, I'm a busy person. When I have a little free time, I like to listen to live music and garden, both indoors and at the local community garden. This is my first year working at Gilmont and I am super excited!
Howdy! My name is Christina Kegarise and I am so excited about working at Camp Gilmont this summer! This will be my first time as a Camp Gilmont Summer Camp Staff, however I have volunteered at Gilmont's Circle of Friends for many years. I am from Gladewater and am currently working on getting my associates degree. My hopes are to get a Bachelors in Psychology and become a CPS worker. I love to read, listen to music and wear Chacos. My favorite things to do are to worship God and play with kids. Working at camp this summer combines the two! I can't wait to meet your wonderful campers, and see how God is going to work through them this summer!
Hi, my name is Claire Hatchett and I have grown up going to Gilmont all my life. I am so excited about being on staff this summer. I am serving as Media Staff and will be capturing all of your campers on film this summer. I CAN"T WAIT!
Hello! My name is Ryan Snitzer and this will be my second summer as a counselor at Gilmont and I'm incredibly excited! Next fall I will be a Sophomore at Baylor University where I'm in the School of Business. I've grown up attending Gilmont and have a love for camping, ministry, sports, and working with kids! Above all, I love Jesus Christ and can't wait for campers to experience God's love at Camp Gilmont!
My name is Michael Alicea. I am a student at Molloy College. I have worked at Vanderkamp Center, a Christian camp in New York for four years, and I have loved every minute of it. I enjoy being outdoors and being active. I am so excited to join the Gilmont family.
Heyo, my name is Matt Heidel. Known aliases: Mathias the Bear, Rambo. I go to school at New Mexico Tech where I am a senior in the mechanical engineering department. I'm originally born and raised in the thriving metropolis of Rusk, TX (pop. 5,500) All that education and I still have very little idea what a fellow is supposed to put in a bio. Erm… so I am an Eagle Scout and thus have done enough camping to be proficient at it and know how miserable it can be if you do it wrong. I volunteer instruct a taijustu martial arts class so I like to think I'm at least halfway decent at that. I do parkour around campus. (I claim no proficiency at that though.) I also have an intense aversion to talking about myself. I'm excited to be working at Gilmont for the unprecedented fourth year in a row! I suppose I'm just a lost boy in Neverland. Anyway, like I said, super excited to be back. Looking forward to having an amazing time full of adventure! See ya'll this summer!
Hello my name is Peter Mikhail and I am a Political Science and Theater major at American University in Washington, DC. I grew up coming to Gilmont for the majority of my childhood and I’m very excited to be able to be work here and help young campers discover God’s plan for them as my counselors did for me. I enjoy acting, playing the French Horn, singing, camping, hiking, and other things that I can’t remember enough to list. I am an Eagle Scout and have learned several skills related to the outdoors. I can’t wait to work with the campers this summer!
Hello everyone! My name is Will Pritchard and this will be my 3rd year as a camp counselor for Camp Gilmont! I'm 20 years old but I'll be having a birthday in July! I'm currently studying accounting at the University of North Texas (GO MEAN GREEN). I'm originally from Longview, Texas. I seriously could not be more excited to spend another summer at one of my favorite places on Earth, Camp Gilmont.
Hey! My name is Choice Yates and I am a music student at West Texas A&M University where I major in guitar and voice. In high school, I have participated in basketball, band, choir, and theatre. As a member of St. Luke Presbyterian Church I have taken part in eight mission trips working to repair homes damaged by hurricanes, organizing supplies for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, and leading VBS recreation. I also served on the planning team for Synod Youth Workshop in 2014. I am very excited to be part of the Gilmont team this summer.
Howdy! My name is Jeremy McBride and I have been involved at Camp Gilmont for the past 5 years. I grew up in Marshall, Texas and have worked in other summer camps and am so excited to be working at Gilmont this summer! I can't wait to see your campers and get to know them this summer! See you there!