Cat Baud – Theater Director
First Name: Cat
Last Name: Baud
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia
2021 will be my 2nd year at Vega.
Hobbies/favorite activities: Live theatre, singing to musicals at any opportunity, obsessing over ABBA, swimming
Hardest part about summer 2020: having to accept my reality of being in lockdown back home when all I had really wanted for my year was to be at Vega.
Something new that I learned during the pandemic/summer: I learned how to do push ups and bake a cake without burning it!
What I am most excited for for Vega 2021: Being able to pick up where I left off with all my incredible friendships and experiencing with the campers the joy that live theater brings
First Name: Delaine
Last Name: Gneco
Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Current grade: Junior in college
2021 will be my 2nd year at Vega
Hobbies/favorite activities: Dance, Musical Theater, Sing, Filmmaking, TV Production, Photography.
What was the hardest part about summer 2020: Not being able to go back to camp and enjoy the beauty of Echo Lake with the Vega community. Nevertheless, I comprehend that this was the safest option for all.
Something new that I learned during the pandemic/summer 2020: It doesn’t matter how much time we spend apart, or even if we are on different continents; the bonds that we create with our loved ones go beyond the distance. Charles Dickens said it first: “The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.”
What are you most excited for Vega 2021: Create unforgettable experiences with everyone, meet all the new campers and staff, 4th of July, cookouts, Lazy Sundays, and enjoy the new Lodge! I’m sure that Summer 2021 will be a one to remember!
First Name: Hannah
Last Name: Kwak
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Current grade: First-year
School: Loyola University Chicago
2021 will be my first year at Vega!
Hobbies/favorite activities: I LOVE skiing and golfing! Over quarantine, I’ve been teaching myself guitar and improving my cooking skills.
What was the hardest part about summer 2020: Going through the transition from high school to college in the middle of a pandemic and learning how to be flexible was a big challenge for me.
Something new that I learned during the pandemic/summer 2020: Since I spent all summer quarantining, learning how to create separate spaces for work and down time within my home was really valuable.
What are you most excited for for Vega 2021: I’m most looking forward to the nights/events when we’re all together as a camp. After being physically separated from my communities during COVID, I realize that nothing compares to the joy and fulfillment that comes from seeing your friends and family in person.
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