Junior Olympian

Campers who took martial arts as a coaching period this summer had a special treat – an instructor who just returned from the Junior Olympics in Texas where she won a bronze medal in Tae Kwon Do! Maddie Lesko was a day camp coun- selor this summer and taught martial arts to day and resident campers. Maddie became a Hi-Rock camper when she was 13. Her mother, Pauline Lesko, describes Maddie’s time at Hi-Rock as “part of her journey of self-confidence.” Maddie recalls trying sports at Hi-Rock, like wakeboarding, and getting excited about trying and mastering new sports. When asked what she likes most about teaching campers Maddie explained she “likes the feeling of their excitement when they get something – when they couldn’t understand it and then they get it and they become happy and their happiness spreads!”