Staff Spotlight: Isaac Chelminski

By Avery McGaha

For this week’s Staff Spotlight, we caught up with Isaac Chelminski!

Q: What is your position at GRP this Summer?
A: Counselor

Q: How many years have you been at GRP?
A: This will be my second year at GRP as a staff member and my ninth year overall.

Q: What are you currently doing?
A: I am currently a sophomore at Elon University, majoring history with a minor in Italian.

Q: What is your spirit animal and why?
A: I would pick a black bear, as I’ve come face to face with a few at camp.

Q: What are you passionate about?
A: Just to name a few, I am passionate about my family and friends, being outside, inspiring the next generation, sports, traveling, and food.

Q: What is your favorite thing to do outside?
A: My favorite thing to do outside is find a beautiful spot on a river and go swimming.

Q: Tell us about your favorite trip/experience.
A: Some of my favorite experiences were the hikes I did at camp, as well as going out west to Colorado and Utah and whitewater rafting with my family.

Q: Why did you choose to come back to GRP this summer?
A: I chose to come back to GRP for a number of reasons, a few being that GRP is a second home to me, I love the land and the people, and I wanted to give the campers the same great experience I received as a camper.

Q: What is something interesting that happened to you this year?
A: I’ve always been passionate about music and this year I took it upon myself to learn to play an instrument. This year I started playing the saxophone, and after consistent practice I’ve seen a lot of improvement in my playing ability.

Q: Where is your favorite place to hike?
A: My favorite place to hike on the Preserve would definitely be through the Green River!

We’re always looking to add qualified, enthusiastic, and adventurous people to our team!
Know someone who would make a great Counselor or Mentor? Send them our way!