Meet the Staff 2016 - Leeda

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Meet the Staff 2016!

Camp Talooli has one of the greatest summer staffs around. With nearly 80% of our staff returning each year, our staff members are incredibly skilled, innovative, and enthusiastic about sharing their love of summer camp with Talooli campers. This is a way for us to share just how special each of our counselors, program staff, and leaders are.



Leeda Mannise

Position at Camp this summer:


How many years have you been coming to Camp Talooli?

14 years! Leeda was a Talooli camper and CIT before she started working as a camp counselor.

What is your favorite spot at Camp Talooli?

I don't know why, but I have always loved going to the old library on the far side of the lake. It's a quick stop, but it's cool to imagine what used to be there and being able to see the remains of the building.

What type of career are you planning to pursue?

I'm going to Utica College in the fall and will be in the business-economics program. I don't have it pin pointed yet what I want to do, but something in that field. 

Of all the foods Jeff has made during Tuesday Campfire Cooking, what did you like best?

My favorite food I've ever made with Jeff is by far the smoked chicken. We made it in the smoker and it was absolutely delicious. Every camper in my group loved it too!

What do your friends/family just not understand about your love of Camp Talooli?

Kids who have never gone to a summer camp just don't understand how being in the woods all summer with no electronics is fun. Honestly, being at camp makes you forget about those things, and I love that.

What is your favorite part about working on staff at Camp Talooli?

Being on staff these three years have been some of the most fun summers of my life. My favorite part is the lifelong friends you meet and bonding with different types of people.

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