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Teaching the love of learning, developing readers, writers and thinkers

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Meet our 2018 Camp Counselors

Jody Talarico
Lead Camp Counselor (Middler Campers) /Curriculum Coordinator

Jody is originally from Factoryville, Pennsylvania. She relocated to Waynesboro in 2009 with her family. She graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology with a concentration in Social Work.  Jody was a Navy Wife for 7 years; in that time she and her husband were stationed in Norfolk and Oahu, HI.  She has worked as the Director of Social Services in various nursing/rehabilitation facilities.  Prior to starting at FUMC Child Development Center she was a stay at home mom to her two amazing sons and her beautiful daughter.  Jody is a member of the Principal Advisory Committee at Wilson Middle School.  She is the Secretary/Treasurer for the Northeast Augusta Baseball League, Treasurer for Valley Venom 13 travel ball team, and Team Mom for her sons' baseball teams.

Creative Curriculum

Joy Kegley
Camp Counselor (Middler Campers)
 
Joy is originally from Covington, Virginia and moved to Fishersville in July 2008.
She has worked as a Nursing Home Assistant, a Secretary and in a hair salon as an Assistant.  Joy is married to her husband, Keith and they have three children, Allison, Ryan and McKenna.  She also has three “fur babies”, Bambi, Hannah and Gracie.   In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, walking, hunting and fishing.  She also is a very busy “cheer mom” with her youngest daughter, Gracie!


Stephanie Long
Lead Counselor  (Older Campers)

Hi! My name is Stephanie Long. I grew up in Fishersville and graduated from Wilson Memorial High School. I will begin my fourth year at the University of Virginia in the fall (Go Hoos!). I am pursuing a double major in Philosophy and Government and intend to go to law school after graduation. In my spare time, you’ll find me hiking in the Blue Ridge, baking something sweet, or doing art projects. I am excited to spend the summer teaching kids and watching them have fun! 

Addison Hawpe
Morning Lead Counselor (Youngest Campers)

Hello, I'm Addison Hawpe. I attend Wilson Memorial High School and will
graduate in 2018. Post-high school, I plan on pursuing a career in the
pediatric medical field. I am a member at Forest Chapel COB where I am
an active member of our youth group. When I am not at church I enjoy all
day movie marathons and working on art projects, such as painting and
hand lettering. When I was 13 I completed a babysitter course through
Augusta Health and became CPR certified. I enjoy getting to know all of
the kiddos and helping them learn and creative. We have lots of fun in
the After-school program playing outside, doing arts and crafts, and
learning new things!

Elainah Elkins
Morning Camp Assistant Counselor and Afternoon Camp Counselor (Middler Campers)

Hi, I'm Elainah Elkins and I'm an assistant teacher for the after camp summer program. I was born and raised here in Fishersville where I attended Wilson Memorial High School.  I am attending James Madison University, majoring in History and minoring in secondary education and IDLS.  I later plan to pursue a career as a high school teacher. I really look forward to working with your kids as the summer continues. And as always, go dukes!!
Alexa White
Afternoon Lead Camp Counselor (Younger Campers)

Hello, My name is Alexa White. I graduated from Wilson Memorial High School in 2011. In 2015, I graduated from Mary Baldwin College with a degree in Psychology and a minor in History. I also work part time at the Staunton-Augusta YMCA as a Playroom Attendant. I enjoy physical fitness activities, reading, drawing, dancing, and singing. 

Lots of Field Trips Planned this year!

Andrea White
Morning Assistant Camp Counselor (Youngest Campers)
Afternoon Camp Counselor

Hello everyone! My name is Andrea White. I graduated from Wilson Memorial High School in 2011. I graduated from Blue Ridge Community College in 2015 with an AAS degree in Management - Administrative Assistant and Business Specialist Specialization as an honor student. I worked at Wonder Land Enrichment Center as a Lead Teacher for over a year. I also work at the Staunton-Augusta YMCA as a Playroom Attendant; I’ve been there for 7 years. I enjoy singing, dancing, reading, exercising (going on hikes, running 5Ks, etc.) and working with children. I’m excited to see what this year will bring!

Vicki Hicks
Lead Counselor (Younger Campers)
 
Hi! My name is Vicki Hicks and I have worked at FUMC Child Development Center since 2010. During that time I have worked with children ages 2-4. I love working with children and have thoroughly enjoyed watching my students learn and grow each year. I am originally from Indiana, where I received my Bachelor of Science  from the University of Southern Indiana. My husband and I and were relocated to this area in 1999, by his employer. I started working with children in 2000 at the FUMC church nursery on Sunday mornings. Years of that led me to the public school system, where I worked as an Instructional Assistant in a Preschool classroom. While there, I received extensive training and continuing education each month. I am also certified in Blueprint Curriculum training. I was thrilled, when years later I ended up back at FUMC Child Development Center. My family and I keep very busy with different sports and activities throughout the year. I am very blessed!