Counselor Spotlights: Rachele Harvey & Wyatt West

Camp Pinnacle02 May, 2016

Name: Rachele Harvey

Where do you go to college? I graduated from University of Florida in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication.

Years at Camp Pinnacle: This will be my fifth, and BEST, summer at Camp Pinnacle!

What is your role at Camp Pinnacle? I’m the head of girls’ camp, so my role is to make sure every female camper has the best summer of her life!

What do you do when you’re not working at camp? I just returned from Rome, Italy, where I was enrolled in an emergent program, studying Italian language and culture. I also recently visited the Harry Potter theme park in Orlando and, of course, it was magical.

What’s your favorite adventure been? This past holiday season, I traveled to New Zealand with my parents. It was absolutely breathtaking. My favorite experience was hiking the Tongariro Volcano (the volcano from Lord of the Rings). It was 11.5 miles and very windy, but easily the most beautiful view I have ever seen.

What is your favorite camp song? Ra Ra for Pinnacle!

Tell us a cool fact about yourself. I can speak cat.

Where would you like to go on your next adventure? Iceland to see the northern lights.

Why did you decide to return to Camp Pinnacle? It’s my home. I love Camp Pinnacle more than I love most things. There isn’t another place I would rather be, and I absolutely cannot wait to share the summer with more than 600 campers!

What are you most excited about for the summer? Making new friends! I am excited to see returning faces and cannot wait to meet new campers—it’s going to be another great summer of fun and friendship!


Wyatt West

What do you do when you’re not working at camp? I’m a full-time student at Ohio State University, majoring in history with minors in geography and city and regional planning. While I’m not busy with school, I enjoy listening to music, watching and playing soccer, and hiking.

Years at Camp Pinnacle: This is my second summer.

Why did you choose to work at camp? I did the Alaska Expedition for Adventure Treks going into my senior year of high school. It was an amazing experience, and I really enjoyed the Adventure Treks philosophy. Camp Pinnacle shares that philosophy, and I knew I would love working in this part of the country with amazing campers.

What has been your favorite traveling experience? Traveling through Europe in May 2015!

What is something that you are proud of? This past semester, I participated in a huge service project with the Columbus Metropolitan Library Driving Park Branch. A partner and I built a map board game that taught the kids at the Homework Help Center about the electoral college, and they loved it! Definitely the highpoint of my semester.

Tell us a cool fact about yourself. I’ve been to 12 national parks, and I have an identical twin brother who will also be working at camp this summer.

Where would you like to go on your next adventure? I would not mind going back to Europe! But for something new, Asia would be intriguing.

What are you most excited about for the summer? Getting to meet all the great new campers and seeing all the awesome returners!


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