This is Decker’s third summer as a WSI, and her twelfth year at Sewataro. (She was a camper first, and then a CIT prior to joining our staff.) Decker says she loves being on the counselor side of the Sewataro experience, and hopes to be a role model to all of the campers she meets. She fondly recalls her own days as a camper. “When I was in the Navajo, I put every single pin I earned from the years I had been here on a single shirt and wore it to camp. Everybody loved seeing my Sewataro spirit, and it inspired a spirit day in my tribe for everyone else to wear as many pins as possible on their shirts!” Decker is a rising sophomore at Denison University, where she is studying psychology. Her hobbies include making friendship bracelets, cross-country skiing, and playing the oboe.
Fun fact: Decker was a proud participant of the first ever Sewataro overnight many moons ago. “It thunderstormed the whole night and we slept in the Longhouse like it was one giant slumber party, but it was such a fun adventure and a great bonding experience! The next morning we got pancakes on Alba’s lawn while in our pj’s, and we got custom pins that said ‘I survived Sewataro’s very first overnight!’” :)