Melanie O’Neil – Swim Director
First Name: Melanie
Last Name: O’Neil
Hometown: Akron, Ohio
2021 will be my 5th year at Vega.
Hobbies/favorite activities: swimming, baking, reading, tennis, skiing and golf.
What was the hardest part about summer 2020: Not being at Vega.
Something new that I learned during the pandemic/summer 2020: I learned how grateful I am for my family, friends, home, and our health. I also learned that I can do anything I set my mind to, especially teaching virtually and how to play golf during the summer!
What are you most excited for for Vega 2021: I am so excited to see everyone and to be back on Echo Lake!
First Name: Anna
Last Name: Umland
Hometown: Avon, Ohio (outside of Cleveland)
Current grade: College Freshman
School: University of Dayton
2021 will be my first year at Vega
Hobbies/favorite activities: Swimming, Traveling, Camping
What was the hardest part about summer 2020: Adjusting to the “new normal” with COVID.
Something new that I learned during the pandemic/summer 2020: I learned to appreciate the company of my family and friends more
What are you most excited for for Vega 2021: I am super excited to meet all of the campers and staff!
First Name: Alma
Last Name: Mendoza
Hometown : Guadalajara, México
Current grade: Senior Year of College
School: Tec de Monterrey
2021 will be my First year at Vega
Hobbies/favorite activities: I love watching Netflix, Swimming and Spending time with my friends and family
What was the hardest part about summer 2020: Not being able to travel and visit all my family
Something new that I learned during the pandemic/summer 2020: I’ve learned to be more patient and think positive 🙂
What are you most excited for for Vega 2021: I’m really excited to start my first summer at the camp and I can’t wait to meet you all and spend an incredible summer together!!
Name: Abby Sidloski
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Sophomore in college
Education&Spanish major at Otterbein University
2021 will be my first year at Camp Vega
Hobbies include running track/xc, swimming, lifting, traveling, and annoying my friends
The hardest part about summer 2020 was getting adjusted to life with Covid, but I got to develop a deeper appreciation for getting to spend time with my friends and family.
This summer I am most excited to meet lots of new friends and experience life in Maine at Camp Vega!
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