By Emily Andes
As a camper you only get to spend 3 and 1/2 weeks at GFC each summer. You might get to return for retreats during the year, but that’s usually only for a weekend or two. Staff are lucky, they get to live at GFC all summer. They’re usually there for about 10 weeks all together and might have the opportunity to staff a retreat or event during the year. But the luckiest people of all are definitely the directors who get to breathe, eat, and sleep GFC all year around. We might not see them a lot during summer because they’re so busy making sure everything runs smoothly, but Loui, Stefani, Ana, and Scott are undoubtedly the faces of GFC. This year we’re catching up with each of them individually to get to know them a bit better. First up, Assistant Director Scott Braswell (He might be the luckiest one of all, he gets to LIVE at camp. Can you imagine?! Cookie cakes every night!).
Get to know Scott!
Age when attended camp for the first time: Summer : 13 Retreats: 7
Name of Camps attended (other than greene): Kalsman (Head Counselor), J Camp- San Antonio JCC (Assistant Director)
Number of years at Greene: 10
First GFC memory: Being a nervous 7th grader arriving for Melachim and realizing that my counselor was from the same city I was.
Favorite GFC memory: Song sessions as a counselor singing and dancing with my friends and my campers (who are now on Admin).
Favorite spot on camp: Tree by Beit Knesit over-looking lake
Favorite camp food: Mini corn dogs or Brisket
Describe Greene with one word: Family (It is our middle name)
Why you choose to work at GFC: To give back to a place that has given so much to me
If you didn’t work at Greene you’d probably be doing: Working in the technology field or somewhere else in the Jewish world.
One change you would make to camp: Upgrade the staff roller….I mean….. ummm a lazy river.
Thing you’re most excited about this next year/summer: Eco Village/ new lake toys
Advice you’d give to first time campers: Enjoy your time and be open to new things and new people.
Something campers probably don’t know about you: I love the Hodaot song and I always sing along.