Meet the Outdoor Adventure Staff

Manny Castillo – Outdoor Adventure Director

First Name: Manny

Last Name: Castillo

Hometown: Guadalajara, Mexico.

Current grade: Bachelor in Finance and Administration

2021 will be my __11th___ year at Vega:

Hobbies/favorite activities: I truly enjoy hiking, trekking, camping and anything outdoor related. I also enjoy all kinds of sports specially Tennis, Soccer, Basketball and my all time favorite Ultimate Frisbee. 

 Music  is another thing I greatly enjoy listening to, sharing it and discovering new songs and artists.

What was the hardest part about summer 2020: Thinking about all the campers and staff that weren’t able to enjoy the magic of camp, and especially for us not being able to come together at out favorite place that is Camp Vega.

Something new that I learned during the pandemic/summer 2020: That is ok if things change and is very important that we adapt and get the best out of it, and that is very important to stay optimistic about the future and work together to overcome any obstacles. 

What are you most excited for Vega 2021: To reunite with our community and deliver the best experience to our campers and staff, to make the best out of everyday and I´m sure summer 2021 will be an unforgettable summer. 

First Name: Allison

Last Name: Hoffman

Hometown: Beloit Wisconsin 

Current grade: College freshman 

School: The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

2021 will be my first year at Vega:

Hobbies/favorite activities: theater, reading, and anything involving animals!

What was the hardest part about summer 2020: Not getting to see my friends before we all left for college.

Something new that I learned during the pandemic/summer 2020: I learned all about produce at my summer job at a sweet corn stand! 

What are you most excited for for Vega 2021: I’m super excited to meet all the girls and help them make fun camp memories! 

First name: Bertha 

Last name: De Uriarte 

Hometown: Puebla, México

Current grade: College 

School: Universidad de las Americas Puebla

2021 will be my second year at Vega

Hobbies/favorite activities: Running, biking, reading, outdoor activities. 

What was the hardest part about Summer 2020: not being able to go back and see all the campers and staff again. 

Something new that I learned during the pandemic: To value, enjoy and be grateful for everything I have. 

What are you most excited for Vega 2021: I’m excited about seeing everyone again and spend the summer in one of the most amazing places I’ve been.

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