Programs

Sky Valley Ranch (SVR)
Round-Up Ranch (RUR)
Camp Staff

SVR Horsemanship


Brianna

Corral
Hi! My name is Brianna and this summer I will be one of the Sky Valley corral staff members. I’m looking forward to meeting campers and helping them grow their passion for horseback riding, as well as growing kids’ passion for the outdoors. I’ve been at camp for 11 summers and I’ve always had the best time exploring new interests and meeting new friends. And now I get to help kids experience these things too. Outside of camp I love art and sports. Photography and storytelling is a big part of my life and something I hope to do in college. Christian Science has always been a big part of my life and camp has proved to be a great place for me to not only grow in my understanding of Christian Science but also allow me to actively practice it.


Cassidy

Corral Co-Program Head
Hi! My name is Cassidy. I am the Sky Valley Corral Assistant Program Head this summer. I am extremely excited for this upcoming summer. This will be my fourth year on staff, and I think, my 13th year at camp. I cannot wait to be back at camp and see new and old campers! When I am not at camp, I am studying Political Science and Education. I just finished my 3rd year of college. I was Brooks house president this year and I have loved the opportunity to serve my house and campus. I am also an active member of CSO and help set up hymn sings every weekend. I can’t wait to be back at camp! I hope to see you there!


Erin

Corral Co-Program Head
Hello! My name is Erin. I will be working in the Sky Valley corral this summer. I am so excited for the awesome evening activities and games we play. When I am not at camp, I study political science at Principia College. I love to dance, especially swing dance. I am on the Mediation team and the Model Illinois Government delegation which are both a lot of fun. Christian Science is really important to me, I find lesson study is always an uplifting part of my day. I love connecting with our pastors.  See you soon!


Hudson

Corral CIT
Hi everyone! My name is Hudson and I currently live in Virginia. I have attended AU for 9 years and am excited to now be on the counselor side of things. While working in the corral program at Sky Valley this summer, I look forward to creating the best camp experience for everyone. I can’t wait to foster the spirit of camp in someone else. AU is so special! In my free time, I enjoy working out, fly fishing, riding horses, and playing lacrosse. In school, I like all subjects spanning from humanities, to math and computer science. I am currently in the NLC class of 2022A and I love Christian Science because it provides me with a spiritual lens to view the world from. Whether in school, sports, or life in general Christian Science gives me what I need to live a happy and full life. I like to view this as wearing my “God glasses” and seeing actions spiritually. Again, I look forward to meeting everyone and having a great summer!


Jay

Corral
Hi, my name is Jay and I am part of the Sky Valley Corral Program this summer! I’m so excited for camp this year especially for the fun activities we do in our family group. We get a cool, unique opportunity this year to live and work with the same group, getting to learn and grow together all session! While away from camp, I take care of 2 year old conure bird, who has a wild personality all his own, practice Japanese and guitar. I also have a garden I tend to and family I have movie nights with on weekends. I like to start my day off with “openness” as I don’t know what God’s plan is, but it will bring everything we need for that day in its own mysterious way. This is one of my favorite things with Christian Science. We know we can fully rely on God to lead us where we need, we just need to step back and listen. I am so excited for this summer and I can’t wait to see you all there!


Kassie

Corral
Hi A/U Campers!!
My name is Kassie and I will be a Sky Valley Corral counselor this summer! This is my 3rd year working at the A/U Ranches and my 10th summer being at the A/U Ranches (yay- 10 year blanket!) My favorite part about the A/U Ranches is the all camp rodeo for sure and getting to spend my summer having fun with all of you! I am a student at Principia College and enjoy swimming and the occasional swing dance. I love being on the campus where I’m surrounded by such a loving community and can turn to anyone for metaphysical support. I can’t wait to see all of you this summer!!


Lance

Corral
My name is Lance and I will be working for the Sky Valley Corral. I’m looking forward to meeting all the new kids and being able to teach them new things as well as them teaching me as well. When I’m at home I like to skateboard, edit, play video games, and watch anime. I like to incorporate CS into my daily life whenever I am helping out my friends. Since my friends themselves aren’t Christian Science believers I help them through conversation that isn’t Christian Science yet its still about seeking spiritual answers.


Lauren

Corral
My name is Lauren! This year I’m going to be a counselor in the Sky Valley corral. I’m excited to be back at camp for my 13th year. I live in Qatar and am graduating high school and heading off to college! I play volleyball at home and take care of lots of plants. I love using Christian Science through prayer. And I appreciate the joy and love that surrounds me daily. I’m so excited to be back at camp admiring the scenery and meeting new people!


Lily

Corral
Hello everyone! My name is Lily and I live in South Carolina. It is my second summer on staff and this year I will be a part of the Sky Valley Corral program! Yahoooo! I cannot wait to be back on our gorgeous A/U property and to meet some new campers! I am also really excited to ride horses again and to sing campfire songs, of course. Right now, I am finishing up my senior year of high school and planning my gap year that I will start right after I graduate! I am really excited to have this time off to pursue things I am interested in and to travel. One of the most significant ways I use Christian Science in everyday life is to find confidence and guidance in my schoolwork. I will bring this idea to camp and other aspects of my life as knowing the truth that I am a fully capable child of God. Super excited to see you guys so soon!


Maren

Corral CIT
Hi everyone! My name is Maren and I am so excited to be working in Sky Valley corral this summer! This will be my first year working at the A/U Ranches and I am so excited to share it with you guys. I cannot wait to be back in the Colorado mountains and surrounded by the spiritual, adventure loving atmosphere of camp. I love the outdoors (especially any activities that involve horses) as well as surfing, taking pictures, and traveling to new places. Animals have always been a huge part of my life and my latest adventure has been training a service dog puppy for the past year. I will be a senior in high school next year and continue to grow in my reliance and use of Christian Science. Everyday, I love to recognize God’s presence in the small things and hope we can share many of these observations while at camp together. I can’t wait to meet you all and this summer and do some riding!


Olivia

Corral – Buckaroos/Patrol 1
Hello! My name is Olivia and I am a Patrol 1 counselor. I am so excited to work with the horses and campers this summer! When I am not at camp having fun with horses and the campers, I am at Principia College. I plan to be an art major since I can’t live life without creating art. For me, art is the reason why I do anything: if I can express some form of creativity I am happy. Another part of my love for art is Divine Love. Art is my way of expressing God and I think my life would look very different if I didn’t practice CS. Without CS many of the activities in my life would not be possible. Without CS I would not have A/U or Principia College to attend. In my experience, I have found that everything is sourced from Divine Goodness and what better way to demonstrate that goodness than to go to camp. Can’t wait to start the upcoming summer!


Relia

Corral CIT
Hello! My name is Relia and I will be a CIT in the Sky Vally Corral this summer! I am so excited to work with campers to build new friendships, improve horsemanship skills, and go on many new adventures! I am a rising high school senior and I am part of my schools basketball and robotics teams. I also love music and have so far learned how to play 4 instruments. I make it a point to incorporate Christian Science into my daily life by looking for and actively living a life full of small acts of kindness: sharing love and inspiration.


Syd

Corral
H! I’m Syd! I am a Sky Valley Corral staff member, and I am so excited to be on this journey with you this summer! I am in my senior year of high school and I’m really into art-although I am not great at making friendship bracelets. I like incorporating the message that love is for everyone or all of mankind, and I try to enforce that message with how I treat others. See you all soon!


SVR Mountain


Ethan

Explorers Assistant Program Head
Hello! My name is Ethan and I am the Assistant PH for Explorers this summer! I am so excited to have the opportunity to spend quality time with the Explorers both inside and outside of the cabin. I have so may fond memories of being a camper and I can’t wait to create just as fond memories as a counselor and for the campers. I go to Principia College and am an English major and Philosophy minor. I love art, reading, poetry, hiking, rock climbing, and board games. Every day I strive to express as much love and spiritual qualities as possible and I hope to inspire those around me to do the same.


Joe

Explorers
Hi campers! My name is Joe, I am a counselor in the Explorers program. Summertime at AU has so many great opportunities for outdoor adventure. I’m looking forward to seeing campers explore the Harvard lakes trail and play exciting outdoor  games such as Predator/Prey Survival. I currently work as a 2nd grade crew leader for a program called Project Dream. The program provides students with academic support and introduces kids to outdoor education. Project Dream is an opportunity to see Christian Science at work, helping to establish an atmosphere of peace and harmony in the classroom. It gives me an understanding of how to serve the needs of each student. Activities I enjoy outside of school include hiking and exploring national parks. Looking forward to meeting everyone at AU soon!


John

Program Head Badgers (SVR Mountain Boys)
Hello! My name is John, and I am the Mountain Goats program head! I am looking forward to the adventures this summer will bring. I am excited to be in the beautiful Rocky Mountains with the campers conquering all kinds of challenges. I go to the University of Texas at Austin, and I just finished my BBA in Accounting. I have one year left to get my Master’s in Professional Accounting. I love playing soccer and eating good food in my free time around Austin, and I incorporate CS in my life every day. From studying for tests to kicking the soccer ball around with my friend sit inspires me. It helps me to try to be the best I can be every day and I am excited to share that with everyone at camp this summer!


Jordan

Program Head Badgers (SVR Mountain Boys)
Howdy, My name is Jordan, I am a Senior at Juniata College in Pennsylvania. I am very fortunate to play on the Men’s Volleyball team here at the college. This summer I will be returning to the Program Head position for the Challengers Program at Sky Valley Ranch. What I am looking forward to most this summer is the chance to see old and new faces. I am excited to get to know all the campers in my program and at Sky Valley. I am looking forward to growing together with the kids by teaching them something new and by learning from them as well. When I am not working hard in my academics (which is almost always), I like to hang out with friends or read a book, catch up with current events or play some basketball with friends. I am always using Christian Science as it guides my thinking and my daily life but, to be more specific, I use it most with sports. As a college athlete with several things happening at once, it is necessary to keep clear that my health and wellness comes from God, and to keep out ugly, intruding thoughts. So I use Christian Science before practice and games, I am constantly praying for my friends and everyone on the court, to see that we are all effectively expressing God-reflected qualities through sports. I am excited to see you soon at AU!


Marie

Program Head Bobcats (SVR Mountain Girls)
Hi! My name is Marie, and I am very excited to be at camp this summer as the Mountain Girl’s program head. I graduated from Principia College with a degree in Education and Global Studies. In my spare time I love to cook, paint, run, and will find any excuse to spend time outside. Being in nature allows me to cherish God’s glory expressed in infinitesimal ways! I am looking forward to exploring such a beautiful outdoor environment with you this summer, where we will climb to higher heights–both physically and spiritually. See you soon!


Matthew

Badgers (SVR Mountain Boys)
Hello! My name is Matthew, and I’m part of the Mountain Program. I’m excited to meet new friends in a community of love, forgiveness, understanding, and fun. When I’m not hiking or spending time outdoors, I’m a sophomore studying theater and film studies major at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.I also love photography, singing in choir, and collecting old coins and Hardy Boys books. Christian Science helps me live my truth every single day, knowing that everyone around me is loved, and remembering what a beautiful world we live in.


Morgan

Badgers (SVR Mountain Boys) CIT
Hi, my name is Morgan, I am in the mountaineering program as a C.I.T. and I am looking forward to meeting new people and making friends. I enjoy playing video games, skateboarding,and watching anime. I like to think back on what I’ve learned in sunday school everyday to keep a general positive mindset towards my life.


Nico

Badgers (SVR Mountain Boys)
Hi! My name is Nico, and I’m super excited to be at camp this summer. I’ve been taking a gap year from college and have been working with kids all over the country as a teacher, a babysitter, and everything in between. I can’t wait to get back to the beautiful mountains of Buena Vista, and get back into a wonderful Christian Science community!


Otto

Badgers (SVR Mountain Boys) CIT
Hi all! I’m Otto and I’m super excited to take part in my CIT summer this year! I’m looking forward to returning to the A/U Ranches as a counselor and leader, not just a camper. Since this is my CIT summer, everything that I do will be a new experience and will come with a different perspective, and I’m so eager to dive right into the challenges and the rewards of everything that will come. Because Christian Science is such a central part of my life, I have been able to grow a deep connection with the A/U Ranches. I’ve not only had Sunday School throughout my life, but I’ve seen Christian Science demonstrations at camp for myself and others. And the thing that these healings and demonstrations had in common was the fact that the campers and counselors were always by my side. I’m excited to do the same for others.


Sol

Bobcats (SVR Mountain Girls)
Hey everyone, my name is Sol and I will be working with the Sky Valley Challengers program. Last year was quite unusual for all of us so I am looking forward to a summer of joy and adventure. Specifically, I always love rock climbing and of course the cooler weather which we don’t get much of in Abu Dhabi. I love playing any sport, but I have always favored soccer, and you can also catch me baking if I ever have a free weekend. I am so excited to be back in the mountains where I get to enjoy the beautiful scenery as well as get to have these experiences with so many other Christian Scientists. Since there aren’t too many Christian Scientists in Abu Dhabi I have always loved coming back to camp and getting to learn alongside my friends and I can’t wait to do it again this summer!


Tara

Bobcats (SVR Mountain Girls)
Hi everyone!I’m Tara, and I’ll be in the Mountaineering program. This year at camp I’m really excited to meet lots of new friends and have a ton of fun hiking and being outside! Back home, in Washington, I love to play tennis, run, go backpacking, and have beach days. I work part time at a floral shop which is awesome, I get to play with plants and flowers all day. One way I like to use CS in my life is when I run, especially on long ones. It’s really comforting for me to know that God is keeping me going. Looking forward to this summer


Taylor

Explorers
Hi I’m Taylor, Tay for short. I’m an Explorers counselor and I am super looking forward to seeing all of the new and old faces this summer. I can’t wait to make wonderful memories with all of you. A little something about me is that when I am at home I work AND go to school. Sometimes that seems like a lot but I’m so grateful that I have Christian Science to help me remember that I’m not alone. I have God guiding me through my days and wrapping me in Her blanket of love.


SVR Water


Andrew

Waterfront
Dear Campers and Families, My name is Andrew, I’m from Los Angeles California, and I love to surf, skateboard, and hike with my family. I came to A/U because I wanted a taste of adventure. Like you, I was once in my room packing my bag for summer camp, a little nervous and excited for what was to come. When I got to camp I had some of the most memorable moments of my entire life. I can’t wait to share these moments with you this summer! This will be my third year on summer staff and I will be working in the Waterfront program. If you’re signed up for Waterfront get ready for tons of awesome games, trips, beautiful scenery, and most importantly building a better relationship with God and yourself. See you soon!


Izzy

Waterfront
Hey, my name is Izzy and I’m in the waterfront program! This summer is going to be so much fun; I am most looking forward to new adventures with new friends and my new campers! When I’m not at camp I attend Principia College and am majoring in Business Administration. In my free time I enjoy being active outdoors. I love to hang out with my friends, go on long bike rides, hike, swim at the lake or the pool, play tennis, and play with my two adorable dogs: Winnie and Chloe. I enjoy living my life through Christ by staying positive, caring for others, and practicing Christian Science by staying pure and teaching others about God. My goal for this summer is to have the best one yet by creating memories with my campers, fellow counselors, and staff!


Kale

Waterfront Program Head
Hi, my name’s Kale! I’m the Waterfront Program Head this year and I cannot wait to come to beautiful camp and get to see old friends and meet new ones! I am going into my junior year at Principia College and I am studying History, Religion, and English. When I am not at College or camp, I live in California with my parents, three brothers, four dogs, and a horse. I love incorporating Christian Science into my daily life by taking time to pray and read the Bible Lesson. I can’t wait to meet everyone this summer!


Luc

Waterfront CIT
Hey Everyone, my name is Luc! I’m looking forward to meeting new people and forming new friendships. I’m looking forward to water activities because they’re my favorite and I’m just a water person and I hope we can bond over some of these activities. I love music and I play the drums. I’m also into computer science and coding! I believe that the key to Christian Science is love and I always accept others and try to see things from other’s perspectives. See you at camp!


Nico

Mountain/Waterfront
Hi! My name is Nico, and I’m super excited to be at camp this summer. I’ve been taking a gap year from college and have been working with kids all over the country as a teacher, a babysitter, and everything in between. I can’t wait to get back to the beautiful mountains of Buena Vista, and get back into a wonderful Christian Science community!


SVR Staff


David

SVR and RUR Lodge Manager
Hello Friends! My name is David one of your lodge managers for the summer! I am so looking forward to meeting individuals that both inspire and challenge me to enhance my spirituality. I love my Dallas sports: the Dallas Cowboys, Mavericks, and even have a Dallas Mavericks podcast with my friends.


RUR Horse


Katherine

Polocrosse/Cattleworking
Hey! I’m Katherine! I’m one of the Polocrosse and Cattleworking counselors. I’ve been coming to camp for about 13 years now I think, and this will be my third year on staff. I absolutely cannot wait for this summer. Coming to camp is the best part of my year by far and I am so excited to be back in Colorado soon! I can’t wait to be back with all of you, playing polocrosse and riding, and even just hanging out! Can’t wait to see you all!


Kiersten

Cattle Working/Polocrosse Program Head
Howdy! My name is Kiersten and I will be the Cattle Working/Polocrosse program head this summer! What I’m most looking forward to this summer is working with the campers while on our 3-day trips to Chico Basin Ranch/Polocrosse tournaments. I love seeing how much progress they make while working with their horses on the cattle drives or competing in a chukka (a period of play in a Polocrosse game). When I’m not horseback riding, I’m working at Breckenridge Ski Resort as ski patrol/mountain safety! I have my degree in Outdoor Education from Colorado Mountain College; so working for A/U is the perfect fit to be instructing campers in character developing programs such as our Cattle Working and Polocrosse programing! How I like to incorporate Christian Science into my life is by picking a “rose and a thorn” moment from the day. My rose would be a highlight/something I was grateful for from the day. My thorn would be something I had a challenge with and how I would like to prayerfully support the situation and myself for the next day. My work days at Breckenridge or at A/U can be pretty chaotic at times so it’s very important to take a moment to reflect and give gratitude and prayer for the upcoming day. Anyways, I can’t wait to meet all the new campers and of course, welcome back all the returning campers!


McKenna

Corral CIT
Hello! My name is McKenna, and I will be the CIT for Round-Up Corral this summer. I am looking forward to being in beautiful Colorado, sharing my love for horses, getting to know new people, learning new things, and sharing my experiences in Christain Science. At home, I ride English style, participate in theater, and take part in multiple clubs at my high school. My favorite things to do at home are to read, hang out with my brothers, and play with my two German Shepherds- Midnight and Ryder. This will be my 9th summer at AU, can’t wait to see you all there!


Sophia

Cattle Working/Polocrosse Program
Hey there, My name is Sophia and I will be a cattle working and polocrosse staff member thiss ummer at camp. This will be my 12th year coming to camp and each year has brought great growth and understanding. I am looking forward to what I will take away, as well as be able to contribute to the A/U community. I have been riding horses for 11 years now and only fall more in love with the sport each time I find myself back in the saddle. I look forward to playing polocrosse every summer at the A/U Ranches. This will be my sixth year playing polocrosse. I have always loved to learn and with polocrosse it challenges me to work on both my riding skills and my racket skills which is super exciting for me and makes the sport that much more engaging. Not to mention the speed. Nothing beats that. That’s why cattle-working as well is such an exciting sport,in a different way. There are now two animals in the mix; I have to do my best to read both my horse and the cows all at once. When I read a cow well or make a good block,nothing feels better. I am looking forward to meeting and getting to work with you all very soon!


Svetlana

Corral Program Head
Howdy! My name is Svetlana. The thing I am most looking forward to about coming back to camp is being able to reconnect with everyone, and grow alongside with the campers. I live in Southern California, currently on cross country & track scholarship with Cal Poly Pomona. My major is English teaching for high-school education. Growing up in Sunday School, CS has given me a strong foundation and strength in so many aspects of my life. I use it often in my running career and education, by being mindful in what I am doing every day. But mostly reminding myself that it is Divine Mind working through me. I look forward to seeing you all this summer!


Violet

Corral
Hey, my name is Violet, and I am so excited to return to the A/U Round-Up corral team this year! I am really looking forward to diving into camp this summer and working with some amazing people and animals. I was a camper at the A/U Ranches for 4 years, and joined staff two years ago. I’m just finishing my freshman year at Principia College, where I am acting social head for my house. I am also an alumni of the National Leadership Council class of 2020c. NLC taught me lifelong leadership and people skills and introduced me to some exceptional Christian Scientists with whom I have had the pleasure of growing and learning. I love to explore and often find myself traveling and adventuring, from India to Ecuador; hiking the Appalachians in Maine, to exploring the beaches and forests of Washington. I have always fostered an unstoppable love of animals, especially horses. I learned to ride at age 4, and have worked as a volunteer at a local nonprofit farm for years, primarily teaching lessons about the connection between the rider and the horse. Every day I work to express God’s love in my actions and my words, and I look forward to sharing that at camp this summer!


RUR Mountain


Caroline

Mountain Lions (RUR Mountain Women) CIT
Hello Everyone! My name is Caroline and I can’t wait to join the Mountain Girls as a Round-Up CIT this summer. This will be my 11th summer at A/U, and I have always been a mountain girl. I love camp because wherever you look there is a smiling face. I am always striving for adventure and a deeper connection with God. I always feel so welcomed into this community and am always looking for new ways to stay connected. This summer I am really looking forward to peaking some mountains, as well as participating in all of the fun evening activities! I am currently a Junior in high school and love my French and Psychology classes. Fun fact: I learned to read and write in german and french before english. When not at school, you can find me playing on my high school soccer team, rock climbing, learning a new craft, or deep in a book. I am so excited to be at camp this summer and can’t wait to share what has made camp so special to me with others. See you soon!


Chaney

Mountain Lions (RUR Mountain Women)
My name is Chaney and I’m so thrilled to be coming back to the A/U Ranches working with the Mountain Ladies! These summers are always filled with rich spiritual inspiration and memories to last a lifetime. Currently, I’m attending Whitman College, playing soccer, and participating in a number of community engagement programs. I also love appreciating the stunning outdoors and exploring new music! I love to apply hymns and quotes from the Bible and Science & Health to my life, in both challenging and as well as harmonious times. Anyway I know that it is going to be such a blast to work alongside all of the incredible returning A/U staff members and to reunite with our campers!


Cooper

Mountain Biking
Hey! My name is Cooper. I am a Mountain biking program counselor. I’m looking forward to meeting tons of new people, exploring the beautiful mountains of Buena Vista, and chilling out this summer! When I’m not at camp I’m running with the track team, climbing, reading, or drawing. At school I’m studying education to become an art or writing teacher. See you in Colorado!


Evan

Mountain Goats (RUR Mountain Men)
Howdy Campers!
My name is Evan, and I’ll be a camp counselor with the RUR Mountain Men Program this summer. I’m from New Braunfels, Texas, and am currently attending Texas A&M University majoring in Geology. I love to read, draw, play my mandolin, collect rocks, and camping. The A/U Ranches has helped me draw closer to God, through this wonderful community and through camp’s beauty. I’m looking forward to meeting new campers and staff this summer and making amazing memories in the Colorado mountains.


Kelvin

Mountain Biking
Hi, I’m Kelvin. I am in the mountain biking program. I look forward to meeting and getting to ride with everyone. I also look forward to share my technical knowledge about bikes. In my free time I’m usually building something with my LEGOs or riding my bike. For work I’m moving dirt with heavy equipment. And I always fit in the lesson which supports my daily activities. See you all soon!


Lindsey

Program Head Mountain Lions (RUR Mountain Women)
Hello! My name’s Lindsey, and I’m going to be the Round-Up Mountain Gals Program Head this summer. I love every aspect of the mountain programs—from peaking 14ers and overnight trips, to ropes course and rock gym days. I’m especially excited, though, to witness so much growth among campers and staff alike during each activity! This past year, I’ve been bringing my love for the mountains into my life while living in Bishop, California. While taking my Education and Environmental Studies classes online through Principia College, I’ve found lots of time for hiking, camping, biking, waterskiing, and snow skiing. It’s been so refreshing to live in the Eastern Sierra“playground”—much like Buena Vista’s small-town, mountain community. Christian Science plays a huge role in my life. I like to start my day with inspiration and finish it with gratitude. Then, I’m prepared to address challenges that may arise throughout the day, too! Well, I’m so looking forward to all the fun we’re going to have at camp this summer!


Owen

Conquerors and NLC
Hello everyone! My name is Owen and I will be a counselor at Round-Up Ranch this summer. For session one I will be a part of the NLC adventure trip, and for sessions two and three I will be on the Conquerors staff. I cannot wait to be back at camp to meet all the new campers and see the returning faces. Outside of camp I play the violin and am on my school’s dive team. I am a graduate of the NLC program, so I am looking forward to putting into practice all the leadership skills I’ve learned. I am the only Christian Scientist in my school, so I am pumped to be able to spend the summer with other CS teens. I read my lesson every week and would love to chat about it whenever! I am so pumped for this summer, and I hope that y’all are too.


Quinn

Mountain Biking Program Head
Howdy! My name is Quinn. I am a Californian who has fallen in love with the beautiful views, winding trails, and roaring streams of the Rocky Mountains. This summer, I have the opportunity to be the mountain biking program head here at the A/U Ranches. I have had the opportunity to go to camp for the last couple years, and the things I have learned here have been so important to my development as a person and Christian Scientist. From climbing mountains to rafting rivers, A/U has given me the opportunity to reach for new heights using Divine Science as the foundation. This summer is shaping up to be one to remember. I am excited for all the fun activities that we will be doing at camp this summer.Looking forward to seeing you soon!


Quinn

Mountain Goats (RUR Mountain Men) CIT
Hello! My name is Quinn, and I’m going to be a Counselor in Training, (CIT), in the mountaineering program at Round-Up Ranch this summer. I am super excited to spend time at the A/U Ranches mountain biking, peaking mountains, having fun with campers, and being in the Rockies! I play water polo, participate on the swim team, and have played basically every other sport under the sun. I also love to ski, mountain bike, wakesurf and wakeboard! I really enjoy playing music, cooking, songwriting, and spending time with my family and friends. I play guitar, drums and percussion instruments since I was three, and recently have taken up singing. Spiritually, I think that Christian Science is really helpful for me to rely on when I have to take a difficult test, or am working through something else in my life that I don’t always know exactly how to figure out. I really think it’s helpful to rely on a sense of divine love for guidance, and I find that really helpful and comforting. I hope I can teach, or guide my campers on how to connect with a sense of divine love, and hope I can help them see how beneficial that can be for them. I think Christisn Science is about pursuing your relationship with divine love in the most authentic way for you, and I think camp brings out the best in campers and their spiritual selves, if you will. I think that campers mature, grow, blossom, and grow in wonderful ways throughout a camp session, and I’m really looking forward to seeing how each camper is able to reflect the best parts of themselves at camp, and am excited to have a blast in the Rockies!


Willem

Mountain Biking CIT
My name is Willem, and I am going to be in the mountain biking program at Round-Up this summer. I am really looking forward to being a CIT at AU because I get to do one of my favorite activities, mountain biking, and, at the same time, get to know a ton of really cool people. There’s also the fact that AU is gorgeous and is a really fun, adventurous environment. At home I play water polo and am on the swim team. I also love to ski and mountain bike. I am also really into music and have been playing drums and percussion instruments since I was three and started learning to play piano last year. On a more spiritual basis, I try to incorporate Christian Science, or divine love as I like to think of it, into my life by constantly trying to affirm that there’s a higher power that I can rely on when I need it. One way I put that thought into practice is by praying for inspiration on how to study for a challenging test, or by knowing that the constant presence of divine love is always around me when I am skiing or mountain biking. That’s also one of the big reasons why I love camp because it gives me an outlet to put the things I learn in church into practice in a really fun way. For this summer that’s taken to a whole new level because, not only am I able to do that for myself, but I am also able to show my campers how to tap into that while doing one of my favorite activities, mountain biking. So… I’ll end this by saying I’m just really excited about that.


RUR Water


Bailey

Rafting Assistant Program Head
Hi, my name is Bailey and I’m going to be the Assistant Program Head for Rafting this summer. I’m really looking forward to having campers back in cabin and program everyday this year and super excited to get back to teaching people how to raft on the Arkansas River. Over the past year I’ve been working at home as a software developer as well as working for Principia College as the Esports Coach. I can’t wait to see everyone in a few short weeks!


Cameron

Rafting and Kayaking Program Head
Hello! My name is Cameron and I am delighted to be a Rafting and Kayaking program head this summer! I was on staff from 2011 through 2016, came back for 2020, and I am so excited to be back –being in an A/U boat on the Arkansas River is my favorite place in the world. I am so looking forward to all the excitement and growth that the river environment constantly gives us, and I am ecstatic to share those lessons with all of my campers. I’m just finishing up an amazing semester as a visiting member of the history faculty at Principia College –I really love teaching, it’s been an amazing experience! One lesson we learn in the rafting program has been especially helpful for me in the last couple years is this: We like to think of the word “guidance” as a mnemonic device for “God, U and I DANCE.” In dancing, like navigating the river, progress isn’t always a straight line, but the journey is as important as the destination, and God doesn’t lead us in any wrong directions. I am so looking forward to this summer!


Grace

Rafting
Hello! My name is Grace, and I am part of the White Water Rafting program here at the A/U Ranches. I am looking forward to spending another beautiful summer out on the river with the campers and the fellow rafting guides. Last fall I was attending in-person classes at Principia College, and currently I am in Fiji with an abroad program called Verto. I have been loving incorporating Christian Science throughout my daily life as a college student and while traveling across the world. I am very excited to come back to the States and to come home to the A/U Ranches. I look
forward to seeing everyone this summer!!


Kieran

Rafting
My name is Kieran and I’m super excited to be returning as a rafting counselor this summer at the A/U Ranches! I can’t wait to get back to guiding on the Arkansas River and having a great time with new and returning campers. I’m from Orange County, CA, and am a first-year architecture major at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Starting college online during the pandemic made for a lot of unexpected difficulties, but with a flexible mindset and a firm foundation in Christian Science, I’ve made the best of it. When I’m not making architectural drawings or building models, I enjoy mountain biking, rock climbing, tennis, and reading. I also studied technical theater in high school, and I hope to continue working backstage whenever theaters begin to reopen. I’m looking forward to making lots of great memories with this year’s rafters. It’s gonna be an awesome summer!


Madi

Rafting
My name is Madlyn but everyone calls me Madi. I have also been known as Mad-dawg to many people as well. I am in the rafting program at Round-Up Ranch! Heading into camp this summer I am most excited to see all my co-counselors and campers and I will be falling back in love with the river alongside them. I would also say I’m VERY excited to just be in beautiful Colorado again! I am currently attending Principia College and am majoring in Environmental Studies, with a minor in Business. I play basketball, volleyball, and softball, but basketball takes the cake for my favorite. Christian Science is there for me even with the smallest of my problems. I love knowing that I have it in my backpack for every situation that comes my way no matter how big or small.


Zachery

Rafting CIT
Hi, I’m Zachery, I am going to be a counselor in training for rafting as well as kayaking. I am looking forward to meeting new and old friends at A/U, as well as an awesome opportunity I have to give back to a camp that has had such a great impact on my life. I also can’t wait to spend some time on the Arkansas river rafting and kayaking. At home and school I enjoy reading, playing and listening to music, cooking and baking, and running track and cross country. I love to use Christian Science often in my life it help me overcome obstacles and motivates me to improve and express God’s love.


RUR Staff


Afton

RUR Lodge Manager
Hi! I’m Afton and I’m the Lodge Manager this summer at Round-Up! Currently, I’m a graduating senior at Principia College, and I’m beyond excited to start this next chapter of my life with you all! You might see me pop-up into your program for the day, so get excited! I cannot wait to work with the CITs and all of you to ensure the harmonious and amazing summer we have ahead!


Hannah

RUR Camp Director
Howdy! My name is Hannah, and I’m so excited to be a Camp Director at Round-Up Ranch this summer! I can’t wait to welcome everybody to camp, and I know we’re going to have such an amazing summer. I graduated from Boston University last year, where I studied Journalism and Spanish. I have supported A/U as a rafter from 2015 to 2018 and as a lodge manager in 2020, and have spent the past year working with 100 Elk Outdoor Center and as a reporter for a local digital publication, the Ark Valley Voice. Living at the A/U Ranches over the past year has been so spiritually enriching – getting to live and work with other young Christian Scientists is really special! The chance to be here at camp last summer and this year has been such a demonstration of God’s care for me and my friends, especially in the midst of so much uncertainty. I’m so excited for this summer and all the fun, growth, and love we’re going to see!


Camp Staff


Ali

Photographer
Hi there! I’m Ali and I’m so excited to be coming back to camp this summer for my third year as a staff photographer. I can’t wait to photograph special moments of campers and staff and hopefully peak a couple more mountains! I’m from Austin, Texas and I’m currently attending Texas State University where I study photography. Back home I love to roller skate, go on hikes, and read books by the river. Being within the Christian Science community at the A/U Ranches these past few summers has been an amazing experience. The memories and lessons from it have stuck with me throughout this past year as I’ve made my way through college. I’m so thankful to be able to come back for more of those experiences and I’m looking forward to seeing you all this summer!


Ariana

CIT Director
My name is Ariana and I am the CIT Director for this summer. One of the special parts of this job is being able to bounce between both camps as I support the lodge managers and CITs in their important roles at SVR and RUR. Between getting to see a broader view of camp, I’m also looking forward to soaking in the scenery and camp atmosphere. It’s so good to be back after 5 years away! In that time, I met and married my husband, Micah, started my Masters in Education, learned and taught people how to fly paramotors in Florida, took home a Catahoula puppy, and got a travel trailer! Micah, Amelia, and I have been so blessed by God’s protection and provision this past year; with Him, we are ready to start the next adventure with you at camp!


David

SVR and RUR Lodge Manager
Hello Friends! My name is David one of your lodge managers for the summer! I am so looking forward to meeting individuals that both inspire and challenge me to enhance my spirituality. I love my Dallas sports: the Dallas Cowboys, Mavericks, and even have a Dallas Mavericks podcast with my friends.


Hannah

NLC
My name is Hannah and I am going to be working with the NLC program this year for orientation summer! I am super excited to work with first-year NLC students because I graduated from NLC this year and remember orientation summer being one of the best times with my class! I am excited to hike, bike, climb, raft, and more with all of you! Currently, I am a graduating senior at Principia Upper School! Along with school, I enjoy playing soccer, volleyball, and traveling a lot. Throughout high school, I also focused on the Congressional Award, and was awarded the gold medal when I graduated this winter! Because of the Congressional Award, I have learned a lot about the importance of balancing my life and continuing to incorporate Christian Science into it. With this in mind, I have loved reading the lesson on the way to school and prepping metaphysically before any sports games, trips, or experiences I have. Again, I am so excited to be at the A/U Ranches this summer and can’t wait to meet all of you!


Ingrid

Office Support
Hi Everyone! My name is Ingrid and I am so looking forward to coming home to the A/U Ranches. Hard to believe this will be my 9th summer. Previously, I have worked at both Round-Up and Sky Valley kitchens for summer camp, Christmas camp and Memorial Day clean up weekend. This summer I look forward to helping out in the hub with clerical duties. Can’t wait to meet y’all.


Riley

Family Camp/Challengers Outcamp
My name is Riley and I am so excited for this summer at camp! I will be a part of the Family Camp Mountain Staff and Challengers Outcamp, both of which I participated in when I was a camper. One of the biggest reasons I love camp is the deep friendships I made while I was there. Friends that both supported me through challenges and pushed me to grow, and I honestly think I would not be the person I am today without those connections. My time at camp has been wonderful and I would not trade it for anything. I am an actor and theatre artist, and I am currently in Grad School at the University of Houston.


Rodger

Staff Driver
Hello Campers, My name is Rodger. I will be serving family camp as Camp Staff Driver. I have been serving in this capacity for numerous summer family camp, and Christmas camp sessions. I really enjoy this job as it gives me the opportunity to bring the spectacular beauty of the Colorado landscape to guests. In the processI greatly enjoy connecting-and often reconnecting-with the many guests coming from all over who are drawn to the magic of the A/U Ranches. Whether they are coming for the first time, or have been many times before, guests routinely come away rejuvenated by the majestic mountain wonder, the many fun activities, and especially the deep spiritual roots that are at the core of the A/U Ranches. I greatly look forward to seeing all of you soon.