The Laura E. Ohline Scholarships are awarded annually to deserving members of our staff, to help further pursue their educational endeavors. Each summer the award is peer-selected and is presented to the staff who have best demonstrated the values that Laura exemplified.
- Excellence in displaying our core values
- Caring for our campers
- Supporting fellow staff members
- Working in service to our camp
Grant Bailey – Counselor
Faith Henry – Parent Liaison
Megan Leibfreid – LIT Director
Quinn Sajeski – Counselor
Annabel Lewis – Land Director
Grace Garrett – Counselor
Spencer Duff – Counselor
Una Winn – Counselor
2021 Laura E. Ohline Scholarship Winners
Francisco Morales Navarrete
Francisco worked as a general counselor during the summer of 2021. He is currently studying medicine in Mexico at Universidad Autonoma de Mexico and would like to be a successful health professional, creating innovative projects for the well-being of others.
This was his first summer at Tockwogh and he had a great first summer. He says that camp makes him happy and he really enjoyed spending his summer here.
Brenna worked as the Wellness lead and this was her first year working at Camp Tockwogh. She is a junior at Towson University where she studies nursing and would like to work in either pediatrics, neonatal, or labor, and delivery. After graduation, she plans to go back to school at some point to become a Nurse Practitioner.
Breanna said she owes a lot to camp and it is now another place she calls home! She has met the most amazing people and is leaving with a ton of great stories hands-on experience in the medical field. She knew she would have the opportunity to practice her medical skills this summer, but watching kids blossom, push past their comfort zones and have fun was the most rewarding. She misses camp already and can’t wait to return in 2022. She said, “I will honor Laura in everything I do, she was truly inspiring.”
Annie worked as the pool director during the 2021 camp season. When not at Tockwogh, she attends the University of Pittsburgh where she just started her junior year studying Environmental Science and French. She is passionate about climate justice and hopes to pursue a career in environmental policy, specifically with agriculture and public health focus.
This was her first summer at camp and she thought it was “amazing”! She felt like she reconnected with herself through nature and regained a sense of community that isn’t found online.
“Having spent a year inside because of the pandemic, camp has meant freedom for me”, said Annie. “This summer was a liberating experience from what has been a difficult and strange time.”
Gabe worked at the Iroquois Village chief during his second summer at camp in 2021. He currently attends the University of Delaware where he studies Communications and minors in Journalism. He is unsure of what he plans to do after college, but he likes the idea of being the next Elizabeth Staib King (Camp Tockwogh Executive Director) so he can run Camp Tockwogh. He feels that in the “summer camp sphere” there. would be lots of opportunities to impact the lives of children and families.
“Camp Tockwogh is a safe haven from the real world”, said Gabe. “It is a place where campers and staff alike can come for a summer and escape whatever problems they may have at home. It’s a magic place that when you go through the gates it brings out the most genuine side of everyone, and it allows for the best moments in even the hardest childhoods.