Meet the Landsports Staff

Emma Horowitz – Athletic Director

First Name: Emma

Last Name: Horowitz

Hometown: Port Washington, New York (Long Island)

Profession: High School English Teacher

School: University of Vermont (BA), University of Missouri (MEd)

2021 will be my  14th year at Vega 

Hobbies/favorite activities: Growing and tending to houseplants, cooking (dinner especially), tanning at any body of water (pool preferred), a nice stroll or walk

What was the hardest part about summer 2020: Trying to figure out and effectively plan for a school year that could have been remote, in person, or a hybrid. 

Something new that I learned during the pandemic/summer 2020: That Veep and Parks and Rec never get old.

What are you most excited for for Vega 2021: Getting back outside and down to the fields to fulfil my camper dream of being in charge of Landsports!

First Name: Halee 

Last Name: Bescript 

Hometown: Newark,DE

Current grade: Junior in college  

School: Lynn University 

 2020 will be my first year at Vega

Hobbies/favorite activities: like to swim, like to run and listen to music. Like going to concerts. Playing soccer, hanging out with my dog, going to the beach

What was the hardest part about summer 2020: Not traveling around to see my friend and family.  Not many concerts to see

Something new that I learned during the pandemic/summer 2020:  faFinding new ways to enjoy time with my family

What are you most excited for for Vega 2021:Meeting new people and becoming part of the Vega family

First Name: Ivanna

Last Name: Vanderhider 

Hometown: Guadalajara, Mexico

Current grade: Senior Year of College

School : Tecnologico de Monterrey

2021 will be my 2nd  year at Vega 

Hobbies/favorite activities:I love traveling, doing sports and modeling.

What was the hardest part about summer 2020:Not being able to go to Vega and seeing my girls! I’ve missed you all!

Something new that I learned during the pandemic/summer 2020:I learned how to cook and sew my own clothes.

What are you most excited for for Vega 2021: Going back to our summer home, seeing the girls all grown up, and having the best summer ever!

First Name: Jordyn

Last Name: Fells

Hometown: Long Island, NY

Current grade: Junior

School: High Point University

 2021 will be my 9th summer at Vega, 2nd as a staff.

Hobbies/favorite activities: I love playing sports, working out, watching movies, listening to music, and anything artsy.

What was the hardest part about summer 2020: Not being able to come back to camp and having to isolate from friends and family.

Something new that I learned during the pandemic/summer 2020: I learned how to cook a lot of different foods and started listening to new music.

What are you most excited for for Vega 2021: BEING AT CAMP!! I cannot wait to see everyone! I have missed Vega so much and I am looking forward to having some sort of normalcy back in my life!!

First Name: Tiara (T)

Last Name: Blackshire

Hometown: Shawnee, Oklahoma

2021 will be my  1st year at Vega 

Hobbies/favorite activities: Painting, Doodling, Cooking, Journaling, Adventuring, Singing loudly for all to hear, Nature Walks, Softball, Fishing, Listening to Music, Traveling and Laughing with Friends.

What was the hardest part about summer 2020: The hardest Part  about summer of 2020, was the drastic change of the world I knew around me. As well as the masked smiles.

Something new that I learned during the pandemic/summer 2020: How to let things be.

What are you most excited for Vega 2021: There are so many things I am looking forward to, I’m excited for all the friendships to come, as well as shared moments in the sunset circle.

First Name: Sofia

Last Name: Martínez

Hometown: Anahuac Queretaro, Mexico

2021 will be my first year at Vega

Hobbies: Sports, writing, reading, traveling, deep talks and spending time with family and friends

Hardest part about summer 2020: I was so excited for my summer at camp Vega.

Something new that I learned during pandemic 2020: I learned to live day by day without planning that much.

What are de most excited for Vega 2021: My first experience in this incredible camp!!!!!

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