Alyssa Smith

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Alyssa Smith, Camp Susque’s Food Service Coordinator, started at Camp Susque as Summer Staff in 2013 and moved onto Year Round Staff in 2018. Her favorite camp memory as a child was going on the Adirondack Adventure Trek. She loved being a camper and wanted to keep coming back. Alyssa is well versed in Susque camp culture and is great at helping new support staff learn the ropes, teaching them hospitality skills that makes campers feel like they’re home dining in Hemlock Hall family style.

With a B.A. in Sociology from Grove City College, Alyssa is perfectly suited to serve as Susque’s Food Service Coordinator. Her strong work ethic and kindness to all those she works with makes her a great hospitality team player.

When Alyssa isn’t planning menus, buying food for upcoming camps and retreats, or scheduling support staff at Susque, you can find her visiting cool places like Zion National Park or hanging out at Moss Run. You may even find her untying knots as a little known fact about her is that she is really good at that! Alyssa and her husband, Ethan, are an established part of the Camp Susque family.

What year did you start at Camp Susque?

Summer Staff - 2013 Year Round Staff - 2018

What kind of experience do you have in your field?

none

What kind of schooling do you have?

Grove City College, BA in Sociology

Where were you born and raised?

Pennsylvania

What is something most people don’t know about you?

My name is Alyssa

What was your first job?

Babysitting

Describe your perfect day off?

Sleeping

Where’s the coolest place you’ve ever been?

Zion National Park

What’s one thing on your bucket list that you’d love to do?

Don't have a bucket list

What is your favorite Scripture?

"Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every hindrance and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. For the joy that lay before him, He endured the cross, despising the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." Hebrews 12:1-2 (CSB)

What is your favorite area at Camp Susque?

Moss Run

What is the story behind your fun photo prop?

I don't have any hobbies

Describe your job at Camp Susque in a nutshell, and what is your favorite day in the life of your job?

I run food services

What are you good at? 

Untying knots

What challenges you?

Small talk

What is your favorite camp memory as a child?

Both times going on the Adirondack Adventure Trek

When did you become a Christian?

End of high school

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