RYLA Staff Applications

Gaby Raburn

Gender – Female

Position(s) Applying For – Junior Counselor (Open to anyone who has attended RYLA as a camper), Photographer (Open to anyone who has attended RYLA as a camper), Activities Assistant (Open to anyone who has attended RYLA as a camper)

Year Participated in RYLA – 2021

Times You’ve Served as Junior Counselor – 0

Home Phone – 308.655.0873

Work Phone – [695]

Cell Phone – [683]

College Phone – 308.697.3322

E-mail – gaby.raburn2003@gmail.com

City, State – Cambridge, NE

School City, State – Cambridge, NE

Why do you want serve in the positions you’ve selected?

I have applied for two positions because I feel that I can serve either of them. I have been in publications classes which require taking pictures for my school giving me a justification for this position. I also really enjoy watching people and catching them in action. I saw my year at RYLA the way my junior counselor worked with us and helped us through our issues. I admired my JC and still do he really left an impact on me and that is what I wish to achieve.

How has your experience as RYLA participante impacted you?

I have been accepted to RYLA twice but because of COVID-19 I did not attend the first year. After RYLA the thing that has impacted me the most has been the friends that I came out with. Over a year later some of these people are still my friends and I wouldn’t have it any other way. My team still has a group chat. RYLA also made me a better leader it shows me how to stand up for people and myself, to take initiative, and to show compassion for others.

How do you feel you can contribute and grow RYLA?

As a small town girl I know how important community is and the ways it can affect others. I hope to bring big energy and lots of leadership to camp this coming year. I feel that I can contribute and honest energy filled with compassion and ambition.