Leadership Team Revealed

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We could not ask for a better group of leaders and role models to lead our programs this summer. We are so excited for our leadership team for 2019! Read these bios and you’ll find out why!

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Madelyn Royal, Saddle Coordinator

Hello there! My name is Madelyn and I hail from a small island near Seattle, Washington called Vashon. I traded orca whales for mountain goats and headed out to Colorado to attend college at Colorado State University! I am looking forward to returning to CSC this summer as the Saddle Coordinator! I made the easy decision to spend a second summer in Red Creek Valley after last summer provided constant gut-busting laughter, breathtaking campsites, and the most heartfelt goodbyes. A quote that speaks to me is from the one and only Albus Dumbledore,

“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.”

This sentiment is powerful to me because it emphasizes the importance of our words, interactions, and connection with others. I am so anxious to jump into another summer, and be part of the magic of camp once again!

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Truman McGee, Outpost Coordinator

Howdy ya’ll! My name is Truman and I’ll be the Outpost Coordinator this summer. I grew up in Chicago but have spent most of my time in recent years training sled dogs in Michigan’s Yoop. My time as a Head Counselor last summer provided abundant learning opportunities and helped me create positive and meaningful relationships with campers while acting as a responsible and fun role model. I’m returning to CSC so that I can facilitate an experience where campers and staff are able to be their best selves! Currently my favorite quote is from the Dalai Lama,

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

I think that compassion is essential in creating bonds that focus on rapport and respect.

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Izzy Tedeschi, Homestead Coordinator

My name is Izzy Tedeschi and I grew up in Southington, Connecticut. I am so excited to be returning to camp as the Homestead Coordinator! Last summer was the best of my life - I loved working with the Homesteaders and building relationships with other staff in the most beautiful environment and I knew right away that I would be returning again this summer. I don’t have a favorite quote but my life motto comes from one of my favorite songs which is Step Out.

This song reminds to me step out of my comfort zone, to step outside of myself and understand things from various perspectives, and sometimes just to simply step out the door and get outside.

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Charlie Bovard, Spruce Coordinator

Hello everyone! My name is Charlie, but most people at CSC call me Bucket. I was born and raised in Dallas, TX. I am currently finishing up my Business Administration degree at Washington and Lee in Virginia. I will be returning to the Red Creek Valley as Spruce Coordinator! This is my fifth summer working at CSC, and I am excited to have another amazing summer. I originally kept coming back as a camper because of the meaningful friendships and unique family atmosphere that was always present, and the main reason I am coming back this year is to contribute to that atmosphere and create the same magical experience for incoming campers. Spruce played a big role in my own personal development, and I cannot wait to create that environment this summer. I have learned so much about myself from working with kiddos every summer, and it has been amazing to see the positive changes in campers. One of my favorite quotes that I found last summer is,

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bow lines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

I love this quote because it encourages trying new and unknown things, and the positive impact from going beyond your comfort zone.

About Tyler Dixon

Tyler joined the CSC family in the summer of 2008 working as a Head Counselor and then Pathfinding Instructor in 2009. He is currently serving as Camp Director at CSC. In his spare time Tyler enjoys spending time in the beautiful mountains of Colorado, playing or listening to music, and rooting for his hometown team, the St. Louis Cardinals.

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