Page is Florence Ellis's (original founder of Keystone summer camp for girls) great great niece and a fourth-generation Director of Keystone. She is a graduate of Duke University and assumed the position of Director in 1984. Her father, Bill Ives, ran the camp from 1961 until 1984. Page grew up at Keystone and spent her summers as a camper, counselor, and Head Counselor before taking over the Director's position.
Page currently lives at Keystone with her husband and three children. She serves on various community boards in Brevard. Her love of Keystone is contagious!
Things that I like to do for fun: Read a good book, knit, garden, cook, and spend time with my family.
Jessica has long standing roots at Keystone. She worked every summer during her high school years as one of the barn managers in the Horseback Riding program here at camp. After graduating from Martin Community College with a degree in Equine Technology, and training and showing horses for several years, her roots called her home to come back as Director of Horseback Riding/Horsemanship. Jessica and her husband Jason enjoy the "camp life" here at Keystone with their two dogs "Roper", an Australian Shepard, and "Norrie", their German Shorthaired Pointer.
Things that I like to do for fun: Cook and do anything outdoors.
Kat joined the Keystone Camp family in August of 2012. She grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and now lives just up from camp’s canoe lake! Kat attended the University of Georgia where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Before coming to Keystone, she was a long time camper-turned-counselor at a neighboring girl’s camp and worked as Program Director for a co-ed camp in the area. She is passionate about the positive impact camping has on the lives of children, and is excited to be the newest member of the Keystone family. Outside of camp you can find Kat playing with her dog “Prince” or running the trails of Western North Carolina with Marisa!
Things that I like to do for fun: Run, cook, climb on office furniture, and writing newspapers.
Ms. Bertha has been with Keystone for 40 years and is quite the celebrity at camp. In 1976 she started working in the Keystone Kitchen making breads and desserts. In 1988 she stepped up to head cook and has been there ever since. Her entire career was working in the Duval County School cafeterias as a cook and retired from Timuquana Elementary. She lives in Jacksonville, FL with her four children and spends her time caring for her 9 grandchildren. While at camp she takes care of over 450 campers and staff to make sure they have nutritious and delicious food in their bellies. Ms. Bertha makes many Keystone favorites, but is best known for her Sunday Fried Chicken.
Item I must bring to camp: Bible
Things I like to do for fun: Cooking and listening to music
Favorite Movie: Daddy’s Little Girl
Favorite Smell: Vanilla
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Book: Southern Living
Favorite Animal: Dog
Favorite Camp Song: Prayer for Keystone
Favorite Camp Food: All of Them
I am a communicative and active person . I get along with people easily.
I am so excited about meeting new people and see new places . I am really looking forward to play different activities with children.
Current School or Residence:Adana Science and Technology Universty(BTU) / Adana/Turkey
Major: International Trade and Finance
What I Like to Do for Fun: I like playing on violin and listening to music
This will be my first summer at camp and I am so excited to be joining the Keystone family! I am from Simpsonville, South Carolina and am beyond excited to be leaving the city life to being completely surrounded by nature!
Current School or Residence: Limestone College
Major: Studio Art/ Graphic Design
What I Like to Do for Fun: I love photography, listening to music, and reading Harry Potter!
Hey everyone! My name is Maggie and I'm from Mountain Brook, AL (right outside of Birmingham)! I just finished my freshman year at Wofford College and am so excited for my first year at Keystone! We'll have so much fun in all the activities, but I'm especially excited for swimming and dance! Can't wait to see you this summer!
Current School or Residence: Wofford College
Activities to Teach/Assist: Lifeguarding, Dancing, Drama
What I Like to Do for Fun:I love to see new movies (especially Disney), read, and go on adventures with my friends!
Hello! I'm Anna! I'm 21 years old & from Alabama. I love science, sewing, & hanging out outside! A few of my favorite things include baking, reading, & taking trips in my old station wagon that's named George Washington Carver. I'm really excited to spend the summer hiking, crafting, & camping with the awesome girls of Keystone!
Current School or Residence: Spring Hill College
Major: Biochemistry (Pre-Med)
Activities to Teach/Assist: Arts & Crafts, Nature, & Swimming
What I Like to Do for Fun:Reading in my Eno, hiking, working on crafting projects, & traveling
My name is Dot and I am from Jacksonville, Florida. This is my 10th summer at Keystone and I can't wait to be back in the mountains!
Current School or Residence: Spring Hill College
Major: Psychology Major/ Gender Studies and English Minor
Years as camper: 7
Activities to Teach/Assist: Arts and Crafts, Ceramics, Textiles
What I Like to Do for Fun:Craft, Travel, Be outside
Hello, my name is Jenna Brown and I grew up in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. I currently attend Fort Lewis College located in Durango, Colorado. I play varsity soccer and I am studying engineering. Some activities I enjoy are skiing, climbing, biking and rafting. I am so stoked to be able to live at Keystone, meet new friends and play with kids!
Current School or Residence: Fort Lewis College
Activities to Teach/Assist: Zip lining, rock climbing and team sports
What I Like to Do for Fun: love adventuring outside with friends and playing soccer.
Emily 'EmCo' Collins
Hi, I'm Emily Collins and I grew up in Lakeland, Florida. I am very excited and grateful for the opportunity to spend my summer back in the mountains. I cannot wait to adventure and make memories with campers and counselors!
Current School or Residence: I just finished up my third year of undergrad and first year of nursing school at the University of Florida.
Activities to Teach/Assist: gymnastics, cheerleading
What I Like To Do For Fun: jogging, going on roadtrips, having new adventures, flipping my body around on the air track
My name is Claire, I'm a rock climber, skier, and delivery biker living in Salt Lake City. I enjoy journaling, playing the violin and watching stand-up comedy. I'm so excited for a summer of teaching rock climbing and camping!
Current School or Residence: Salt Lake City
Years as Camper: 7
Activities to Teach/Assist: Rock Climbing, Camp Crafts
What I Like to Do for Fun: Late-night biking, skiing, climbing, playing instruments, writing
My name is Danielle Gabriel and I’m from Atlantic Beach, Florida. Keystone has been a part of my life for ten years now, and it holds a really special place in my heart. I can’t wait to see my old friends, make some new ones and create memories that will last a lifetime. I feel so blessed and excited to be able to share what I love about camp with my campers!
Current School or Residence: I am going to be a junior at Davidson College in the fall. Let's go 'Cats!
Major: History & Economics
Years as Camper: 6
Activities to Teach/Assist: Camp Crafts, Ceramics, and Rock Climbing!
What I Like to Do for Fun: Hike, go to the beach, walk my dogs, and hang out with my friends & family!
Hi! i´m Diana Garcia, I´m from Puebla, Mexico.
I´m so excited about this summer because it´s my first time in a summer camp!!
I can’t wait to be there to learn more about summer traditions, to make some friend and to fall in love with the camp. I know that this is going to be a way to get out of my comfort zone and also one of the best experiences of my life.
Current School or Residence: I´m currently at my third year of university, I´m attending UDLAP Green blood!!
Major: I´m majoring in clinical and organizational psychology.
What I Like to Do for Fun: Go to the movies with my sister
My name is Casey and I am from Jacksonville, Florida. This year is my 10th year at Keystone, and I can't wait to see all of my old friends and form new friendships as well. I am most looking forward to helping give all our Keystone girls the amazing experiences I had as a camper in a place where I learned (and will continue to learn) so much about myself. :)
Current School or Residence: Lafayette College. Roll 'Pards!
Major: Civil Engineering
Years as Camper: 8
Activities to Teach/Assist: Swimming, Rock Climbing, Canoeing
What I Like to Do for Fun: Swim, take photos, draw/paint, be in the outdoors!
Mary Stuart Gray
Hi! I'm Mary Stuart, I'm a rising sophomore at UNC Chapel Hill, but I'm originally from Atlanta, GA, and I am so pumped for my first year as a Keystone Camp counselor! I cannot wait to spend my summer singing, dancing, making the best memories, and meeting awesome campers :)
Current School or Residence: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Activities to Teach/Assist: Lifeguarding, arts and crafts
What I Like to Do for Fun: I love drawing and painting, playing my ukulele, eating ice cream, swimming, enoing, and spending time with my dog and friends!
Recent graduate and videographer for the camp. I look forward to learning about the camp experience.
Current School or Residence: Greenwood, SC
Major: Media Arts
What I Like to do For Fun: drawing, reading, walking outside
I am a junior at Georgia College and State University! I am a psychology major with a pre-occupational therapy concentration. I love working with kids! I am most excited about building relationships with other counselors and campers this summer and spending time in the mountains!
Current School or ResidenceGeorgia College and State University
Activities to Teach/Assist: Team Sports, Canoe, Riflery
What I Like to do For Fun: Spend time with friends, read a good book
My name is Olivia Guillebeau and I will be a freshman at UNC Chapel Hill this fall. I have been going to camp for 11 years and I consider Keystone my second home. This summer I am most excited to meet all of the new counselors and meet July campers!
Current School or Residence: UNC Chapel Hill
Years as Camper: 9
Activities to Teach/Assist: Gym(noice)stics, archery, Hardcore
What I Like to Do for Fun: Exercise, paint, hang out with my gal pals, go hiking or walking, hang out with kiddos at my after school job
My name is Teagan Hill-Norby. I am from Iowa. I am excited to spend the summer in the mountains and spend some time with friendly folk at the Ole KC.
Current School or Residence: Northwestern College
Activities to Teach/Assist: Cheerleading, Gymnastics, Team Sports
What I Like to do for Fun: Drink Sonic slushies
Hey! My name is Sarah and I'm 20 years old from Crozet, Virginia. My hometown is very small and rural, and there is nothing I love more than being outdoors surrounded by mountains. I am excited to meet my fellow counselors and the campers, and I look forward to a great summer!
Current School or Residence: Virginia Commonwealth University
Major: Journalism (print/online)
What I Like To Do For Fun: Read, write, and play soccer.
I'm from Chapel Hill, NC and I am about to graduate from a boarding school in Durham, NC. I can't wait to start college and hope to study political science or economics. I love spending time outdoors and exploring Pisgah Forest. I am excited to meet all the new campers and staff members this summer as well as to see all the returning campers!
Current School or Residence: The University of North Carolina
Major: Political Science
Years as Camper: 8
Activities to Teach/Assist: Team Sports, Hardcore, Archery
What I Like to Do for Fun: Mountain bike, hike, play lacrosse, and bake!
Hi! I am Julia and this will be my 10th summer at Keystone Camp! I am so excited to meet all the girls, new comers and returners, so we can have an absolute blast this summer!
Current School or Residence: Graduating from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts this year and will be attending NYU in the fall!
Years as Camper: 8
Activities to Teach/Assist: Drama
What I Like to Do for Fun: Theatre and anything crafty!
Hi! I'm Madison Lewis. I'm from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, but spent the last year just outside of Boston. I’m looking forward to getting back to warm weather, and cannot wait for another summer of friendship bracelets, chaco tans, square dancing, dolly's, and all things Keystone!
Current School or Residence: Tufts University
Major: Tentatively double majoring in economics and chemistry
Years as Camper: 4
Activities to Teach/Assist: Tennis!!!
What I Like to Do for Fun: Running, playing tennis, 'hanging' out in my eno, playing with my dog
I'm Julie and I'm from Birmingham, AL! I just graduated high school and can't wait to live in the mountains in Virginia for college next year. I've played a ton of sports in my life but am officially running track for my WnL in the winter and spring. I can't imagine a summer without Keystone and I am so stoked to go back and meet everyone as well as spend time outside in one of the best places in the world:)
Current School or Residence: Washington and Lee University
Years as Camper: 9
Activities to Teach/Assist: Tennis, Team Sports, Rock Climbing
What I Like To Do For Fun: Nap, look at the stars, get food with friends, go to the beach
I am Liz Lucas and a veteran of Keystone Camp coming back after a short time away. I graduated from Sewanee in 2015 with a chemistry degree and have been in pharmacy school for two years. While at Sewanee, I played collegiate tennis and enjoyed hiking the Cumberland plateau and taking canoe trips out. I am so excited to come back to camp for the entire summer to continue the many great experiences I have had there. I am also excited to share them with new friends that will be made in the coming months!
Current School or Residence: Samford McWhorter School of Pharmacy
Years as Camper: 9
Activities to Teach/Assist: canoeing and tennis
What I Like to Do for Fun: hiking, canoeing, yoga, tennis, swimming
Hi! I am Annalise Mangone, and I will start my freshman year at University of Richmond this fall. I love reading, playing volleyball, and all things camp. I am super excited to spend more time with all the campers, and continue to participate in the activities I love, like nature and archery!
Current School or Residence: University of Richmond
Years as Camper: 7
Activities to Teach/Assist: Nature, Archery, Rock climbing
What I Like to Do for Fun: Read, play volleyball, play with my dog
Hi y'all! My name is Elizabeth Mangone. I'm 18 years old and I live in Asheville, North Carolina. This year I'm most excited for getting to hang out with the coolest girls around while making great memories that will last forever!
Current School or Residence: Furman University
Major: Studio Art/Business
Years as Camper: 7
Activities to Teach/Assist: Textiles, Hardcore, and Arts and Crafts
What I Like To Do For Fun: Quilting, Baking, Hiking
I am a Sophomore at Johnson and Wales University. I am excited about meeting new people and learning new things.
Current School or Residence: Johnson and Wales University- Charlotte
Major: Culinary Arts and Food Service Management
Activities to Teach/Assist: I will be helping out in the kitchen
Things I Like to do For Fun: I love to listen to music (Beyonce) and read
Just an ordinary 19 yeast-old Slovak girl with extraordinary dreams, IT student that loves watching TV shows and solving mathematical problems. My biggest addiction is spending time in the kitchen baking and then (of course) eating my creations. I can't wait to spend this summer at the camp and meet all the girls.
Current School or Residence: I'm currently studying at the Masarykova univerzita in Czech republic.
Major: Information technology & programming
Things I Like to do for Fun: Sing, play basketball, bake, play the guitar, swim, travel
Hi everyone! I am 19 and originally from Tallahassee, Florida, but I am stoked to spend the summer in my home away from home. This will be my 12th summer at camp and I cannot wait to be back. I just finished my first year at the University of Colorado and love living in the mountains. I am so excited to catch up with old friends and meet new ones this summer in the good ole KC!
Current School or Residence: University of Colorado Boulder
Major: Political Science and Anthropology
Years as Camper: 9
Activities to Teach/Assist: Canoeing, Dance, Camp Crafts
What I Like to Do for Fun: Spending time outside in the sun with pals
My name is Tori and I am so excited to come back this summer as a cabin counselor! I am just finishing up my third year at Appalachian State in the lovely town of Boone. I play soccer for the club team at App and love to go hiking and take pictures on the weekend. My wiener dog Bella is one of my best pals. Can't wait for another summer in Brevard town!
Current School or Residence: Appalachian State
Major: Athletic Training
Activities to Teach/Assist: Horse Back riding
What I Like to Do for Fun: Hiking, Soccer
Hi everyone! My name is Kalea Obermeyer, and I am a current undergrad student at the University of Virginia! I've lived in Virginia my whole life and currently live in Bristow with my mom. I'm currently studying education policy at UVA because I'm really passionate about tomorrow's youth. However, I also love cinema and art, so I'll always be ready to talk about the latest in pop culture. I'm really looking forward to this summer because of all the fantastic young women I'll meet and the exciting outdoor activities we'll do (especially tubing)! I can't wait to be more in touch with nature and everything Keystone has to offer!
Current School or Residence:University of Virginia.
Major: Youth and Social Innovations
What I Like to Do for Fun: I love reading books, trying new BBQ restaurants with the debate team, and volunteering at local elementary schools!
My name is Olinda Oliveira. I was born in Virginia Beach but moved to NC when I was 4yrs old and grew up in Sanford NC. I am 24 years old, half Brazilian and have a cat named Chaplin.
I went on to get my Bachelors in Arts and graduated Appalachian State University in 2017. I absolutely love art, animals and the outdoors! I am so excited to go on adventures this summer and make amazing memories with all the girls.
Current School or Residence: Appstate Graduate
Activities to Teach/Assist: Arts & Crafts, Ceramics, Textiles
What I Like to Do for Fun: Hike, Kayak, Crochet, Paint and of course cuddle my kitty
Hi! My name is Annie Owen! I am super excited to have the best summer ever doing what i love, teach and ride horses!
Current School or Residence: Greenville Technical College
Activities to Teach/Assist: Horseback Riding
What I Like to Do for Fun: I love to ride my horses, play with my dog Dixie, and hangout with my friends!
Hi, friends! I am so excited to be back for another amazing summer at the most magical place in the world with the happiest campers on Earth. I love hugs, puns, and turning everything into a new adventure. I can't wait to get back to Brevardtown and smile all summer long!
Current School or Residence: East Carolina University
Major: Theatre For Youth, Theatre Education, Music Minor
Activities to Teach/Assist: Drama, A Capella, and Archery!
What I Like to Do for Fun: Sing Disney songs, quote Harry Potter, take pictures, play guitar and ukulele, and collect Tsum Tsums!
I am so excited to be a part of the Keystone 2017 staff! I just finished my first year at UVA and look forward to a summer dedicated to empowering the next generation of amazing young women. My passions are writing stories and making films. In my spare time, I enjoy playing my ukulele in the sunshine and spending time with my family, friends, and two dogs.
Current School or Residence: University of Virginia
Major: Media Studies & Italian
Activities to Teach/Assist: blogging, yoga
What I Like To Do For Fun: writing, playing my ukulele, film making, yoga, baking
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I am excited to know more about how things work at Keystone Camp, what is it like to work there, to meet new people, to learn how to cook new dishes and to know more about Corth Carolina
Current School or Residence: Universidad Madero
Major: foreign languages
Activities to Teach/Assist: helping in the kitchen
What I Like to Do for Fun: I like to listen to music, take pictures, visit new places, meet new people, and cook.
My name is Erin Reilly, and I am so excited to return to Keystone for my third summer! I am a rising senior at the University of Florida (Go Gators!), and I live in the Tampa, FL area. I love Keystone because we get to spend our summers empowering young women and making lasting friendships. I am most excited to see all of our new and returning campers and to spend time singing camp songs/chants again. Also, I look forward to seeing what KC's 101st summer has in store :)
Current School or Residence: University of Florida
Activities to Teach/Assist: Arts and Crafts, A Capella, Swimming
What I Like to Do for Fun: Reading, Baking, Traveling, Spending time near the water
My name is Sami, and I'm super excited to be coming back to camp. I'm from Tampa, Florida, but I now enjoy spending my time in the mountains surrounding Charlottesville, Virginia. I can’t wait for all the evening programs, activities, and especially Ms. Bertha’s delicious deserts!
Current School or Residence I just finished my first year at the University of Virginia!
Years as Camper:9
Activities to Teach/Assist: Horseback Riding, Archery, Rock Climbing
Things I Like to do for Fun: Riding horses, exploring the outdoors, and hanging out with friends
My name is Lindsey Sample, but most people call me by my super spooky nickname, which is Sam! I am from Atlanta, GA. This is my 6th summer at KC, and I am most excited to play outside every day with familiar faces and new friends!! I am so stoked for this summer!!
Current School or Residence: Vassar College, NY
Major: Neuroscience and Behavior
Years as Camper: 2
Activities to Teach/Assist: Rock Climbing, and Hardcore
What I Like to Do for Fun: Rugby, Guitar, Reading, and Photography
I'm Katy, I'm a psychology student from Georgia College! Some of my favorite things are ice cream, puppies, and corny jokes. This will be my first year at Keystone and I'm SO excited to spend the summer at camp and can't wait to get to know all the campers!
Current School or Residence: Georgia College & State University
Activities to Teach/Assist: Arts & Crafts
What I Like to Do for Fun: Reading, painting, being outside, snacks
My name is Jazneque but I prefer to go by Jazz. I am a vibrant, outgoing and humorous person who likes to have a great time and meet new people. What I am looking forward to the most is meeting the campers, this is my first time working at a summer camp and I am excited to see what it has in store for me!
Current School or Residence: University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Major: Elementary Education with a concentration in English
Activities to Teach/Assist: Arts & Crafts, Volleyball, Sewing
What I Like To Do For Fun: Arts & Crafts, Singing, Drive, Hair Tutorials, Hang out with friends
Hi, I'm Rebecca and I'm from Asheville, NC. I just graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy in northern Michigan where I was studying saxophone performance. I will be starting at UNC Chapel Hill in the fall. This summer will be my first at Camp Keystone and I'm really looking forward to seeing what it's all about. I spent my summers at camps playing outside and exploring new experiences and I am so excited to get to pass that on. I'm always down with any nature activity whether it's a hike, spirited game of capture the flag, or anything in between. I love my dogs more than anything in the world so please, feel free to ask. I would love to swap dog stories. I'm looking forward to a great summer!
Current School or Residence: UNC Chapel Hill
Major: Music Performance and Environmental Science
What I Like To Do For Fun: bike, hike, lay in my hammock, backpack, play music
I'm from Roswell, GA and will be a junior at Georgia College in the fall. I'm so excited to be a counselor this year at Keystone Camp! I'm looking forward to hanging out with the girls in my cabin and spending time exploring the outdoors.
Current School or Residence Georgia College
Activities to Teach/Assist: Arts&Crafts, Hiking
What I Like to do For Fun: Hiking, hanging out with my friends and swimming
I never got to be a camper as a kid. My only experiences of camp have been in the role of counselor at Keystone, and given how much I love it I can only imagine being a camper is that much better. Helping to make camp fun, seeing campers achieve goals they never thought possible, being part of an amazing community, and so much more make summers at Keystone the best part of my year.
Working at Keystone Camp is like being part of a family. You always have endless support and encouragement from all staff members any time of the day. Being a part of this family has given me the opportunity to form life-long friendships, learn new skills, and make a lasting impact on campers’ lives. At camp you are always encouraged to be the best version of yourself, to be there and to love one another and I think that’s what makes Keystone such a special community.
For me, Keystone was a place where I was able to step out of my comfort zone, and finally find a place where I belonged. I met amazing people and built everlasting friendships that I will be forever grateful. Keystone will always be a special place for me, and I cannot wait to spend another summer there!
I think what you all do, and the things that you stand for, are incredible.