Abbie Garrels

Kiyi! My name is Abbie and I am the Junior Unit Director. I am thrilled to be returning to Wyonegonic for my 16th summer. I started in Pooh Corner and grew up returning to Wyo each summer including 5 years on staff spending most of my time on the swim docks teaching and directing the waterfront. Since my last summer at camp, I lived for many years in Salt Lake City, UT where I worked as a social worker and mentored teens in Wilderness Programs. While living out west, I enjoyed all that the majestic mountains had to offer. I love to run, hike and explore. I currently live in Rhode Island with my husband, Chris, who I met at Winona and married at camp, and our two kiddos Henry (8) and Anna (6).

Wyonegonic offers a unique opportunity for girls to challenge themselves in a safe environment where they will be supported through their struggles and celebrated in their successes. The beautiful scenery of camp and amazing activities provide the perfect setting to get away from all the “noise” and allow young girls to develop confidence, be true to themselves and build strong relationships (some that will last a lifetime)! My favorite memories at Wyo were the “in between moments” walking down the cabin line with friends, sitting behind the cabins laughing or splashing at free swim. In between the activities and structure that camp provides is where I found the magic of Wyo. I can’t wait to work with the staff this summer to create a nurturing place for girls to grow and have fun and be a part of the magic of junior Wyonegonic!