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Alicia Berlin

Director, Camp Louise

What was your first year as a camper and at which camp?

I started Camp Louise in 1980 as a camper who missed home A LOT, but after a call to my parents (which we do not do anymore ), they said to me, “you have to stay.” At that point, I decided that I could stay and make the most of it or stay and be miserable. I am so glad I made the decision to stay and have fun. I can’t even imagine how different my life would be if I would have left that summer.

Where are you originally from?

I grew up in Randallstown, Maryland, and my parents still live in the house I grew up in.

Where do you currently live?

I live in Owings Mills, Maryland with my husband Neil whom I met at camp. He was an “Airy boy” but now he works with me at Camp Louise. We have three daughters who have literally spent every summer of their lives at Camp Louise. Camp is truly our second home!

What is your favorite camp food?

I am a fan of the oatmeal bar at breakfast and the salad bar at lunch. I love all the options. I am a big “on the side” kind of a girl, so I love making my oatmeal and salad just the way I like them. The fresh fruit at every meal is a bonus, as are the chocolate chip cookies at Friday Night Oneg!

Two truths and a lie: Tell us three fun facts about you- two truths, and one that’s a lie (answer below).

  1. I am a Certified Public Accountant.
  2. I had my tonsils out as an adult.
  3. One of my former campers is a U.S. Senator.

How do you find your inner awesome each summer?

I absolutely love Havdallah services on Saturday night – standing in front of 600+ people on a dark starry night with the glow of Havdallah candles, reflecting on the past week and looking to the week ahead, everyone with a common goal – finding their own inner awesome and helping others find theirs.

Two truths and a lie: #3 is a lie