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Camper of the Day: Corbin Hopper
With the start of Session 2 of VBI at UCLA, we’re bringing back an old favorite: camper of the day! Corbin Hopper
It’s actually Corbin’s second time at VBI. A rising senior at Berkeley Carroll High School in New York, Corbin said he came here to get better at debate (duh). “I really like the individual attention staff pays to each student and I had a great time when I came here two years ago,” he said.
“Oh and of course, I came here so I could have a shot at becoming camper of the day,” he added.
Lab: David McNeil/Peter D. van Elswyk
Interesting fact: Corbin also plays piano in jazz band at school
Favorite tournament: Big Bronx, because of the food
Spirit animal: Dodo bird
Favorite part of camp: Socrates hours: “I can talk to whoever about whatever – VBI really makes an active effort to make sure students seek out other instructors,” he said.
Guilty pleasure: 90s pop music
Most attractive staff member: Todd Newkirk, because of his awesome tattoos
Scariest staff member: Todd Newkirk… also because of the tattoos (and the gauges)
And finally, a guest question from instructor Oliver Gappmayer: How long is it socially acceptable to wear a pair of pants before you have to wash them? 3-4 days, according to Corbin.
Make sure to say hello to Corbin if you see him around camp and stay tuned for more camper profiles!