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Erin Budd, age 18 began attening Camp Oh-Neh-Tah at age 10. At the end of Erin's seventh grade year, her family relocated to Virginia. She was class treasurer and editor of the yearbook during her sophomore and junior years. She was also inducted into the National Beta Club and Quill & Scroll. After Erin's move she continued to be loyal to Girls Quest an the Teen Leadership Program, often participating in meetings via Skype or conference call.

Erin is currently enrolled as a full time student at Virginia Commonwealth majoring in Mass Communications with a concentration in Advertising.


Courtney Moore, age 18, began attending Camp Oh-Neh-Tah at Age 12. Courtney aways enjoyed writing and excelled in the literacy classes. In the Teen Leadership Program she was able to nurture her passion through shadowing the literacy program instructors. Additionally, Courtney edited and assembled the camp magazine, The Flashlight (2009) and The Murmuring Pines (2010).

Courtney is currently attending St. Thomas Aquinas College majoring in communication Arts. She is involved in the school theater, singing group newspaper and volunteer club.


Samantha Nieves began attending Camp Oh-Neh-Tah at the age of 8. At Camp Oh-Neh-Tah, Samantha learned and increased her life skills, improved leadership qualities and built on her overall character each summer. She continued to further develop her skills upon her acceptance into the Teen Leadership Program.

Samantha is currently a Sophomore at Temple University majoring in Biology. She hopes to graduate with honors and go on to medical school to specialize in re-constructive and cosmetic surgery.


Amanda Sorenson began attending Camp Oh-Neh-Tah at the age of 10. At camp, Amanda learned how to be a responsible, caring, and independent young woman. As a Teen Leader Amanda displayed responsibility, teamwork and a positive attitude in her roles as a life guard and swimming instructor.

In 2009, Amanda was accepted into The American Musical and Dramatic Academy majoring in Musical Theatre where she is now a sophomore. In October 2011, Amanda will be moving to Los Angeles to complete her Bachelor of Fine Arts at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy L.A. Campus.


Leandra Stewart began attending Girls Quest at the age of 8. She became a Teen Leader in 2007 and with support and guidance from the staff, Leandra experienced personal growth. Upon her graduation, Leandra came aboard the Girls Quest Office Staff, working part-time while attending Adelphi University in Long Island where she made the Dean's List. In January of 2010, she applied to be the Atlhetic Specialist for the SEED Program at Camp Oh-Neh-Tah. Enthusiastic about the position and opportunity to lead the creation of this new program area, Leandra worked closely with the Camp Director to formulate the first-ever athletic program area in the SEED Program.


Sarah-Kay Sweetland, age 18, began attending Camp Oh-Neh-Tah at age 7. During her time at camp, Sarah-Kay absorbed the knowledge from the workshops and lessons that she attended as a teen leader. She recognized the value of her participation in the program and believes it prepares her for life experiences.

Sarah-Kay graduated from Explorations Academy and has been accepted to Buffalo State College. She plans to major in anthropology and hopes to become a cultural anthropologist.