Introducing the 2017-2018 Cascades Interns!

Introducing the 2017-2018 Cascades Interns!

As we transition into fall at Cascades Camp and Conference Center, we welcome colorful trees, warm scarves and four new faces to the year-round team! Every year, the different departments of camp each select an individual to learn and work with them throughout the entire off-season, continuing to provide our guests with adrenaline-pumping adventures, warm meals, relaxing coffee breaks and comfortable lodging all year long. Please join us in welcoming Abby “Remi” Adrian, Brielle “Lava” Cosgrove, Danny “Uggs” Schoeggl and Maddy “Kartoffel” DeMaris:

 

Abby “Remi” Adrian

As the first female Operations intern, Abby is spending her time improving and caring for the facilities at camp. She grew up in Elk, WA and was working at Hobby Lobby before coming to Cascades.

Previous jobs at camp: Operations Staff

Highlight of the past summer: “The team I got to work with!”

Favorite place at camp: The horse pastures at Easy Street

What you’re looking forward to about the internship: “How I’ll grow as a person and what I’ll learn here.”

Goal(s) for this year: “I’d love to figure out what I’d like to do after camp! That’s definitely a goal I already have in mind.”

If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning medal for?: Taste testing food

What would you spend all your time doing if you could?: Traveling

Favorite care package treat: Swedish Fish

 

Brielle “Lava” Cosgrove

As the Program Intern, Brielle is spending her time in the Program Office planning and preparing for all things summer camp! Originally from Spokane, WA, Brielle attended Seattle Pacific University and earned her Bachelor’s in Linguistics and Cultural Studies. Before this year, she was teaching afterschool enrichment classes and planning Lego birthday parties!

Previous jobs at camp: Counselor, Seasoned S.A.L.T. Leader

Highlight of the past summer: “Having a job that allowed me to invest in High Schoolers was incredible. It was so cool to befriend and mentor them, and they made me laugh SO HARD! I also loved having a lot of independence and freedom in my position to really take my ideas and run with them.”

Favorite place at camp: “The fishing dock, especially in the early mornings when it’s quiet and misty. I’ve had a lot of God moments on that dock.”

What you’re looking forward to about the internship: “I don’t even know where to start! The internship is a perfect mix of opportunities that utilize my strengths and passions as well as unique challenges. I think the combination is going to result in a lot of growth, and I love that get to do that in a ministry setting that I care for immensely!”

Goal(s) for this year: “I want to prioritize time with Jesus and have a lot of tangible growth I can speak for as a result of my time here.  It would also be pretty cool to conquer the huge stack of fitness magazines I have free subscriptions to.”

If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning medal for?: “Probably talking really fast.”

What would you spend all your time doing if you could?: “Exploring and adventuring with the people who know and love me well! I use all the free time I have finding new places to explore and spending quality time with friends.”

Favorite care package treat: Encouraging notes, flowers/plants, chocolate

 

Danny “Uggs” Schoeggl

Danny is working alongside Chris in the kitchen this year, providing thousands of guests with warm, delicious meals. Danny grew up in the Kirkland area, and had been attending school at University of Puget Sound and studying Political Science before taking a year off to intern at camp.

Previous jobs at camp: Kitchen Staff for two years, Kitchen Leader

Highlight of the past summer: “Growing a lot as a leader and making a lot of new friends!”

Favorite place at camp: “The deck of Madrona Lodge; I love to look at the sun and the view there.”

What you’re looking forward to about the internship: “I have a lot of feelings that I don’t know how to put into words. I think I’m just excited to learn not only about the world but myself as well.”

Goal(s) for this year: “First, I’d like to grow closer to God and improve my relationship with Him. Second, I’d like to improve my skills working with food. And third, I want to write a book of 101 Kitchen Puns.”

If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning medal for?: Grilling

What would you spend all your time doing if you could?: “Any and all water activities: water skiing, tubing, boating – you name it!”

Favorite care package treat: “Blankets, Sour Patch Kids, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – in that order.”

 

Maddy “Kartoffel” DeMaris

The Sunrise Ranch team this year includes Maddy as the new Ranch intern.  She is helping with all things horses: caring for them, training them and leading Ranch events for our guests! Originally from Snohomish, Maddy is also finishing up a degree in Psychology from Washington State University during her time at interning Cascades.

Previous jobs at camp: Wrangler for two summers

Highlight of the past summer: “Playing with horses with my fun co-workers!”

Favorite place at camp: “Also the horse pasture – but I can go in by myself without asking.”

What you’re looking forward to about the internship: “Getting to know the horses and how camp works even better than before! I think that is going to be super cool.”

Goal(s) for this year: “Growing as a person.”

If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning medal for?: “Scooping horse poop.”

What would you spend all your time doing if you could?: “Cuddling animals, obviously.”

Favorite care package treat: Chocolate and sour candy

 

Now that you’re familiar with their faces, say hello on your next visit – chances are they will be making you coffee, sending you across the zipline, taking you on a trail ride or serving your dinner. J

Blessings,

Brielle “Lava” Cosgrove

 

2 Comments on “Introducing the 2017-2018 Cascades Interns!

  1. Hey. I like you all. I’m proud of you all. And hope you all have the most fabulous year EVER.

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