National Mini Camp Committee
The National Mini Camp Committee plans the National Mini Camp – logistics, content, and activities!
This year’s National Mini Camp will take place in Detroit, Michigan from May 24th to May 27th, 2019.
The location of NMC changes from year to year but always takes place on Memorial Day weekend.
- 2019 – Detroit, Michigan
- 2018 – Brandywine Valley, Pennsylvania
- 2017 – Austin, San Antonio, Texas
- 2016 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- 2015 – Smoky Mountain, Tennessee
- 2014 – Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
- 2013 – Detroit, Michigan
- 2012 – Brandywine Valley, Pennsylvania
- 2011 – San Francisco, California
- 2010 – Cincinnati, Ohio
- 2009 – Atlanta, Georgia
Meet the Committee!
Bryan Christopher Boro is a Junior at Bentley University near Boston, MA majoring in Creative Industries and minoring in Psychology. At school, Bryan is involved in various clubs, serves as an Orientation Leader, Student Fellow for the Center for Women and Business, and works as a Video Production Assistant. Originally from the Brandywine Valley chapter, Bryan is now helping establish the new Boston CISV chapter. Bryan has been to five international programs and in the Junior Branch has been local JB President, staff of the CanExUs leadership workshop, member of the National Mini Camp Committee, and is SOOO excited to now be serving as chair of the NMCC. In his free time, Bryan enjoys rock climbing (he also works at the local climbing gym), playing/watching soccer, photography, watching TV (fave shows include The Good Doctor, Broad City, Last Week Tonight, and Parks and Rec). Bryan also has a (some may say “unhealthy”) infatuation with Ed Sheeran. He’s very much looking forward to helping you all understand why Ed Sheeran is the greatest music icon of all time in May at NMC in Brandywine Valley, PA!!
Hello! My name is Alejandro de la Fuente, but most people just call me Alex or Dela. I am from the Miami, FL chapter, but I was born in Mexico City. I have been involved in CISV for most of my life since both of my parents participated in CISV programs.
Gussie is 17 years old and a senior in high school. She’s played soccer since she was 5 and loves all things art: painting, drawing, wood burning, and she’s hoping to go to school for graphic design after she graduates. She was a village delegate in 2011 in BV, Pennsylvania, and then this past summer was a JC in North East, Ohio. She is currently Co-LJR of the Chattanooga chapter, and is super pumped to be on NMCC.
Aidan O’Leary hails from the Golden State of California. She is a senior in high school and LJR of the San Francisco/Bay Area chapter. She has been involved in CISV since she was 11, attending village in São Paulo, Brazil. She is a mason jar enthusiast, coffee addict, green smoothie fanatic, and will talk about her love for Daniel Caesar and Frank Ocean with anyone who will listen. On weekends, she works at a local bakery making croissants and selling them at farmers markets. She is thrilled to be on the NMCC and can’t wait to see you at camp in May!
Sarah Smith is a Freshman at Indiana University majoring in International Studies. Sarah is from the Michigan City/Lakeshore chapter and was very involved in her chapter growing up. She has been involved in CISV since she was 11 years old when she attended village in Costa Rica. Since then she has attended 5 additional camps in Ecuador, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, and El Salvador. Sarah loves to travel, hang out with friends, and have new experiences! She is very excited to be a part of the National Mini Camp Committee and plan a fun weekend for JB USA.
Hi! I’m Witt Spiller, the LJR for Smokey Mountain and now an NMCC member! My hobbies are video games, reading, hiking, and music. I also fight competitively in MMA and Muay Thai (two martial arts). I love animals more than anything and anything to do with them is my forte. I’ve been involved in CISV since I was 11 when I went to Norway for village. I have a younger brother and a dog whom I love very much. My favorite types of music are alternative rock and hip hop, I wish I was musically talented but I’m not so I just look forward to putting on a great NMC and having fun with everyone!