Meet the Ropes Staff

Manny Castillo – Ropes 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: Maria Jose

Last Name: Aguilar Jara

Hometown: Veracruz, Mexico

Current grade: 3rd year

School: Universidad Veracruzana

2021 will be my first year at Vega

Hobbies/favorite activities: I love playing flag football, volleyball, dance and having fun with my friends 

What was the hardest part about summer 2020: the hardest part was getting used to the new normal

Something new that I learned during the pandemic/summer 2020: I learned that we need to live and enjoy life. We need to enjoy the fresh air and the outside, because we don’t know what will happen tomorrow.

 I’m so excited to meet all the staff and the campers, have fun and enjoy the summer

First Name: Monserrat

Last Name: Figueroa

Hometown: Guadalajara, Mexico

Current grade: Senior Year of College

School: Tecnologico de Monterrey

2021 will be my FIRST year at Vega

Hobbies/favorite activities: Love doing sports, cooking and enjoy outdoor activities

What was the hardest part about summer 2020: not being able to see my family, do outside sports and travel. 

Something new that I learned during the pandemic/summer 2020: To appreciate life and health, taking care of my beloved ones, oh and also cooking

What are you most excited for for Vega 2021: Going to Vega and meet you all!  

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