Shelly Richardson, Senior Girls Practitioner:
Shelly Richardson is a Christian Science Practitioner who lives in Eugene, Oregon. She has worked on Youth Summits and worked with The Mother Church to distribute copies of Science and Health in Africa and South America. She has two daughters, Hannah Camille and Rachel Holland and lives with her husband Philip in Eugene.
Linnea Reed, Junior Girls Practitioner:
I am eagerly anticipating returning to Bowen this summer! Since I was eleven years old, barely a summer has passed without me returning to camp as either a camper, counsellor, nanny or cook’s help! And now I get to return to be a practitioner! The experiences I’ve had in growing Godward at Camp Bow-Isle have been such a blessing to me that I am thrilled to have opportunities to give back.
Clarice Bruch, Counsellor:
My name is Clarice and I am currently a sophomore at Principia College in Elsah, IL. I am majoring in Theatre and minoring in Music. I have kept busy! In addition to classes I’ve been in several productions, am on the improv comedy team, and play on the women’s soccer team. I am also studying abroad in Finland for 8 weeks this spring! There we will be studying Education and Sustainability. I’m very excited because I love traveling! I also love reading, doing crafts, and spending time outside.
This summer will be my fourth summer on staff at Camp Bow-Isle. Camp is a special place for me because of all of the love that I get to witness. It is wonderful to see every camper grow and be the best version of themselves. Such effortless joy expressed at camp every summer, and I am incredibly grateful to be a part of it. I hope to see you at camp!
Vanessa Ramirez Jasso, Counsellor:
Hi friends! I’m a sophomore at Principia College, studying Education with minors in mathematics and studio art. I was born and raised in Aguascalientes, Mexico until the eighth grade when I moved to the Bay Area in California. At school, I play competitive soccer and lacrosse, and in my free time I enjoy roller blading around campus. Spending time outdoors and appreciating the nature around me is something I love doing. I also really, really love going to this camp because it is so much fun being part of a big family where the love surrounding you at camp, goes home with you! I’m looking forward to having fun learning about the different ways we can glorify God as well as learning to appreciate our beautiful world. I can’t wait to meet you and see all growth we experience!
Alexia Jeangrand, Counsellor:
Hello parents and campers! Can you wait for the amazing summer we have coming up? I can’t! I am so excited to meet those of you I haven’t met yet, and see those of you that I know already so well. This summer is going to be so much fun! For those of you who want to know a little bit about me, I am a student at McGill University majoring in International Development and Social Justice. I love the beautiful outdoors of British Columbia and am one of the few counsellors who are so lucky to live right next door to Camp Bow-Isle. I love hiking, playing volleyball, reading the lesson, practicing yoga and expressing God all at the same time! And I can’t wait to meet you too.
Taylor MacIntire, Counsellor:
This will be my eleventh year at camp and my third year on staff. I’m from Seattle, Washington, and I am currently attending Principia College in Illinois. I am studying Education and Art. I love laughing and learning with campers and my fellow staff. I love all things related to camp, but my favorite activity is anything in the water, such as, kayaking, swimming, and canoeing! When I’m not at Bow Isle, I love to read and travel. I have grown up playing lots of sports. I currently play soccer for Principia. I can’t wait to see everyone’s smiling faces!
Hannah Mensing, Senior Girls Skills Week:
Hannah’s last time at camp was way too long ago, and she’s so excited to come back for Girls Skills Week this year to share her love of art and rock climbing. She’s been rock climbing since high school, and been drawing since before she can remember. When she’s not running around in the woods at Camp, she practices and teaches design and innovation for sustainability through the lens of the food system at Stanford University, where she got her Masters in Design last year. She also volunteers on local farms, takes long hikes through the coastal range and likes to cook and share delicious meals with friends.
Rhiannon Davis, CIT:
Hello, my name is Rhiannon. I’m from Chelan Washington but now live in North Seattle attending College. I enjoy to hike, be outdoors and take pictures. I have been attending Camp Bow-isle since 2005 and grow to love it even more every year. Bow-isle has become one of my favorite places because of how physically and spiritually beautiful it is. I have been able to grow with my knowledge of Christian Science and have learned how to use it daily while I’m not at camp. I look forward to helping others broaden their understanding and grow spiritually.
One thing I keep with me is to know that, “Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.”(S&H 454;18-19). So that I can remind myself that God is there to guide me in everything I do. I am looking forward to making new friends and seeing old ones. Camp Bow-isle becomes family, which is one main reason why I look forward to heading there every year. I can’t wait to meet you all!
Rachel Demaree, CIT:
Hi! I’m Rachel, and I’m super excited to serve as a counsellor in training at Bow-Isle this summer! This is my seventh year going to camp, and I always love the spiritual support camp offers. This year is going to be fun!
Taylor Marples, CIT:
My name is Tay I am 16 years old. This will be my 10th summer spent at camp and my first year on staff. I am a CIT at camp this year and am very excited to be on the other side of the welcoming party for the first time. Camp is my favorite place to be because of the great outdoor activities, loving atmosphere, and amazing food! I am from Vancouver, Beautiful British Columbia and am really grateful to have camp right in my back yard. I am a student, horseback rider, cheerleader, and actress and have a passion for everything I do. I feel blessed to be able to give back to the camp community which has supported me so much over the years and can’t wait to meet all the amazing campers coming this summer.
Ali Marsh, CIT:
I live in Washington State, but I love coming up here to Canada to ski and look at the beautiful scenery in the winters. Aside from attending a session of family camp as a 5-year-old camper, this will be my first year at Bow-Isle. Other Christian Science camps have been a very important part of my life for many years now, and I’m sure this summer at Bow-Isle will be fantastic! When I’m not at camp or out skiing, I love to take pictures, pole vault, do gymnastics, ride horses, play the viola, and bake. I don’t get a chance to go camping as often as I’d like, but I love being around nature and in the fresh air. Working with kids is one of my favorite things, and I’ve spent a lot of my free time teaching them how to ride horses at a local city park. I look forward to seeing you at camp!
Love, Ali Marsh