A day in the life of VAMPY campers

By Sam Oldenburg and Tucker Covey

While classes are a big part of the VAMPY experience, campers also bond and grow outside of class time by spending time with other campers, especially their hallmates — the other campers in a group led by one counselor. To see what a typical day entails for VAMPY campers, our photographers followed counselor Ellie Hogg’s 12 girls from morning to night.

Members of Ellie Hogg's group ready themselves in the morning outside their rooms before heading to breakfast and class Monday, June 27. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
Members of Ellie Hogg’s group ready themselves in the morning outside their rooms before heading to breakfast and class Monday, June 27. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
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Bowling Green natives Fernando Franco (left) and Darby Tassel, a member of Ellie’s group of campers, explore religion, folklore, and history during Humanities on Monday, June 27. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)

 

Sarah Pedersen (from left) of Barbourville, Emily Johnson of Louisville, and Hannah Jawed of Corbin discuss what they did in their first day of classes with their counselor, Ellie Hogg, before their hall meeting Monday, June 27. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Sarah Pedersen (from left) of Barbourville, Emily Johnson of Louisville, and Hannah Jawed of Corbin discuss what they did in their first day of classes with their counselor, Ellie Hogg, before their hall meeting Monday, June 27. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Nicholas Cage, animal-themed door decorations mark the doors of campers in Ellie's group. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Nicholas Cage, animal-themed door decorations mark the doors of campers in Ellie’s group. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Counselor Ellie Hogg explains the evening's optional activitychoices to her campers during their hall meeting Monday, June 27. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Counselor Ellie Hogg explains the evening’s optional activitychoices to her campers during their hall meeting Monday, June 27. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Hallmates Zoe Ward (from left) of Frankfort, Sarah Pedersen of Barbourville, and Hannah Jawed from Corbin walk from Northeast Hall to Downing Student Union to eat dinner Monday June 27. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Hallmates Zoe Ward (from left) of Frankfort, Sarah Pedersen of Barbourville, and Hannah Jawed from Corbin walk from Northeast Hall to Downing Student Union to eat dinner Monday June 27. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Lyd Cohron (top left) of Bowling Green, one of Ellie's campers, visits with other campers after eating dinner in Fresh Food Company inside the Downing Student Union Monday, June 27. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Lyd Cohron (top left) of Bowling Green, one of Ellie’s campers, visits with other campers after eating dinner in Fresh Food Company inside the Downing Student Union Monday, June 27. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Ali Shackelford (from left) of Louisville, To'Nia Beavers of Bowling Green, and counselor Ellie Hogg laugh about something that happened during dinner while walking back to Northeast Hall after eating. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Ali Shackelford (from left) of Louisville, To’Nia Beavers of Bowling Green, and counselor Ellie Hogg laugh about something that happened during dinner while walking back to Northeast Hall after eating. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Tori Rhodus of Louisville holds her door open while visiting with several of her hallmates after dinner Monday, June 27. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Tori Rhodus of Louisville holds her door open while visiting with several of her hallmates after dinner Monday, June 27. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Zoe Ward of Frankfort reacts to a move made by another camper during the humans versus zombies optional Monday, June 27.  (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)}
Zoe Ward of Frankfort reacts to a move made by another camper during the humans versus zombies optional Monday, June 27. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)}
Ali Shackelford (left) of Louisville and To'Nia Beavers of Bowling Green play Werewolf with other campers during Mandatory Optionals Monday, June 27. It's mandatory that campers sign up for one activity in the evening, but optional which activity they choose. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Ali Shackelford (left) of Louisville and To’Nia Beavers of Bowling Green play Werewolf with other campers during Mandatory Optionals Monday, June 27. It’s mandatory that campers sign up for one activity in the evening, but optional which activity they choose. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Emily Johnson of Louisville laughs with a Presidential Politics classmate during study hall Monday, June 27. On nights when there will be class the following day, campers have a one-hour study hall led by their teaching assistant to supplement what they learned during the day. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Emily Johnson of Louisville laughs with a Presidential Politics classmate during study hall Monday, June 27. On nights when there will be class the following day, campers have a one-hour study hall led by their teaching assistant to supplement what they learned during the day. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Hannah Jawed (left) of Corbin and To'NiaBeavers of Bowling Green review and highlight their reading materials for their class, Nazi Germany and the Holocaust, Monday, June 27. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Hannah Jawed (left) of Corbin and To’NiaBeavers of Bowling Green review and highlight their reading materials for their class, Nazi Germany and the Holocaust, Monday, June 27. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Hallmates To'Nia Beavers (from left) of Bowling Green, Audrey Koch of Goshen, and Tori Rhodus of Louisville play cards behind Northeast Hall during community time Monday, June 27. During community time, campers are able to spend their free time in the lobby or outside playing and mingling with other campers. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Hallmates To’Nia Beavers (from left) of Bowling Green, Audrey Koch of Goshen, and Tori Rhodus of Louisville play cards behind Northeast Hall during community time Monday, June 27. During community time, campers are able to spend their free time in the lobby or outside playing and mingling with other campers. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Sarah Pedersen of Barbourville makes a friendship bracelet during hall time Monday, June 27. During hall time, campers spend time with their hallmates in the same counselor group in the halls outside their rooms before going into their rooms for the night. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Sarah Pedersen of Barbourville makes a friendship bracelet during hall time Monday, June 27. During hall time, campers spend time with their hallmates in the same counselor group in the halls outside their rooms before going into their rooms for the night. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
To'Nia Beavers (left) of Bowling Green makes a friendship bracelet with help from Tori Rhodus of Louisville during hall time Monday, June 27. During hall time, campers spend time with their hallmates in the same counselor group in the halls outside their rooms before going into their rooms for the night. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
To’Nia Beavers (left) of Bowling Green makes a friendship bracelet with help from Tori Rhodus of Louisville during hall time Monday, June 27. During hall time, campers spend time with their hallmates in the same counselor group in the halls outside their rooms before going into their rooms for the night. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
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