The Alumni Spotlight gives us the opportunity to catch up with a Tamarack alum, hear about where they are now, and learn how Tamarack Camps shaped them. We are thrilled to check in with Gabi Steenson. Read her story below!
When did you attend Tamarack Camps? What villages or programs were you part of?
I was a member of the international kitchen team in 2013. It was part of a Work and Travel program in Poland and I was placed to work at Tamarack.
What lessons did you learn from camp?
I definitely learned a lot about hard work and being part of a team and larger commitment. The whole summer is about kids and the experience we provide them.
What are you up to now personally and/or professionally?
I just became the Director of Dining Services at Tamarack!
How did camp impact how you live your life today?
My visit to USA and work at the camp provided me with an opportunity to move to the country permanently. I went to Community College and got my degree in Culinary Arts. Tamarack gave me a great opportunity to put my love for food into practice.
Why is Tamarack Camps “The Greatest Place on Earth?”
I think it is the all-around happiness. There is no reason to be upset at the camp. Every day brings something new and exciting for the kids.
Was there a staff member that made a lasting impact on you and why?
All my friends that summer.
Favorite camp memory:
Definitely Lee dancing with the kids dressed in the M&M costume!
Favorite camp meal:
Favorite program/theme day:
I love color war.
Dream Tamarack reunion idea:
My old Polish team back together!