Hello fellow, past, or future Coppercreekers! My name is Kathie and this will be my second year on staff, but my TENTH summer at Coppercreek Camp! I have bopped around the west coast all of my 21 years of life, but have been residing in Arizona’s beautiful Valley of the Sun for the past 8 years.
I recently finished up my undergraduate degree in Family and Human Development at Arizona State University and have moved on to working on my Master’s in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Adventure-Based Psychotherapy at Prescott College. I am a full time student currently, but I do volunteer for my local fire department every week assisting with social services.
At Coppercreek, I have the privilege of leading the TREK program! I did TREK when I was 15 years old and that experience has completely shaped my life and career goals. I continued going on outdoor adventure trips after my camper time at Coppercreek, gaining experience and getting my Wilderness EMT. I had always dreamed of coming back to Coppercreek and leading TREK, and last summer I was so grateful to be given that opportunity.
When not leading TREK, I absolutely enjoy doing anything and everything that is high adventure in camp. You may find me on the Mountain Bike Outpost, kayaking at the pool, or belaying the high ropes course.
Coppercreek has always been a very special place for me. During my childhood, I did a lot of growing up at Coppercreek and have made friends there whom will undoubtedly be lifelong.