Name: Claire Huber
Hometown: Golden Valley, MN
How do you stay busy from September-May?
I go to school at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. I'm studying Comparative Politics and Government and Music, and when I'm not pondering questions about world peace or memorizing German arias, I work as a barista at the on-campus coffee shop. I also try to get outside as much as possible--hikes in Mount Rainier National Park are a particular favorite.
How long have you been involved with Warren?
I was a camper for four years and on staff for four years.
What activities are you involved in?
I am one of the program heads for both Music activity and Photography! (**for those about to rock we salute you**)
What age group do you work with?
I love working with Intermediates (ages 11-13) because they are reaching a level of maturity that allows them to understand the importance of camp on a deeper and more powerful level, while at the same time, they are still completely in awe of camp magic. They are also pretty weird, which is awesome.
What is one piece of advice you would give a first year camper?
Try new things. Camp is the place to both succeed and fail because there are people there to support you and believe in you either way. Who knows—if you sign up for Archery you may be the next Katniss Everdeen.
Why do you enjoy working at Warren?
For me, Warren has been a place of self-discovery and a source of both immense comfort and intense challenges. I believe everyone who attends or works at Warren has had a similar experience, even if it manifests itself in different ways. This results in an incredibly well-rounded, diverse, and supportive group of people (campers and counselors alike) who make life 1000x more interesting.
Favorite camp song?
When I First Came to This Land or the Milk Song
Favorite all camp game?
I looooooooveeee Five Star General and you can't go wrong with a good game of all camp Medic, either.
Favorite Camp Counselor moment:
I've never led any trips or anything, so I've always found a lot of meaning in my time on camp. The Music program has proven especially impactful. This past summer, one group of girls in Music activity decided to perform Firework by Katy Perry during the all-camp talent show. Obviously, it wasn't Superbowl performance caliber, but it was SO fun because everyone was singing along and having a grand old time. I believe it was a moment of pride for both me and my campers because they had learned so much by the end of the session and were able to share it with everyone.
Anything else we should know about?
The enchiladas at camp are the bomb.com, Sunday is the best day of the week, and there ain't nothin’ wrong with wearing an all denim outfit.