Meet the Culinary Staff


Kelly Mooney – Culinary Director

First Name:  Kelly

Last Name:  Mooney

Hometown:  Lac La Belle, WI

 2021 will be my  8th year at Vega:

Hobbies/favorite activities:  Cooking, baking, reading, needlepointing, organizing, watching movies and playing with my dogs.

What was the hardest part about summer 2020:  The hardest part of summer 2020 was, of course, not being able to spend time with all of you at our favorite place on earth.

Something new that I learned during the pandemic/summer 2020: This pandemic reminded me how grateful I am for my family, my home, and our health. As well as a deeper appreciation for the beauty of the world and the little joys of life. I also learned how to teach cooking over Zoom to some familiar faces and how to needlepoint during the summer!

What are you most excited for for Vega 2021: I am THRILLED to be able to return to my true summer home and whip up some new treats and old classics in Vega’s iconic Cooks Corner with my trusty sous chefs!

First name: Maya 

Last name: Harris

 Hometown:  Memphis, Tn

Current Grade: I am about to start my first year of law school at Thurgood Marshall School of Law.

2021 will be my first year at Camp Vega!

 Favorite hobbies/activities: reading, Escape Rooms, volunteering at the animal shelter, & watching movies (my favorite being “Harry Potter”).

The hardest part of the summer 2020:  not being able to celebrate my grandmother’s 73rd birthday with her.

Something new that I have learned during the pandemic: to take things slower, give myself a break, & to be more appreciative of every moment.

 What I am most excited for for Camp Vega is to meet the rest of the amazing staff, and I am even more excited about meeting the campers!


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