Spotlight on Grace Cassidy

“The biggest reward that I’ve received in my life is that after running Future Stars for 36 years is that, I’ve come into the second generation of campers. Parents that attended are now sending their kids to the camp, because they love Future Stars and they fondly remember their experiences.”—Charlie VanDercook

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Meet Grace Cassidy, Assistant Manager, Future Stars Southampton.  Grace has been part of the Futures Stars Camps team for 2 years

What was your most memorable 2017 winter moment?

Grace:  Going to Sydney. I spent about a week and a half there—I went to the beach every day, enjoyed the amazing sun, and went to a wildlife refuge. At the wildlife refuge, I got to pet and feed the kangaroos and wallabies. They were so cute!

Interview with Grace Cassidy

What are you most looking forward to at camp this summer?

Grace:   The facility is so quiet in the winter, that I always look forward to the influx of camp staff and, of course the campers and clients coming out to Southampton.

Which part of your job do you enjoy the most?

Grace:   I work in the office so I don’t get to go outside very often. But when I do, that’s my favorite part of the day.

What is your favorite memory from camp?

Grace:   Going to the US Open last summer with the tennis camp kids. I don’t really watch or keep up with sports, but I love big sporting events, and seeing the Open was a great experience, even though it rained or a good amount of the day.

What are your hobbies?

Grace:   I’ve recently gotten into stand-up paddle boarding. I also like to read and go to the beach.

What song do you play most often?

Grace:   Not so much a song as it is a playlist, but in the summer, the Beach Vibes playlist on Spotify takes up a good amount of airplay for me.

Which exercise do you enjoy the most?

Grace:  Pilates.

What’s your favorite outdoor activity/indoor activity?

Grace:  Outdoor activity: Going to the beach. Indoor activity: Waiting for summer.


What’s your favorite comfort food?

Grace:   Homemade pizza.

If you could be the better at something, what would you choose?

Grace:  Doing my own makeup. Or anyone’s makeup.

What do you miss most about being a kid?

Grace:  Not having to pay student loans.

Who is your favorite fictional character?

Grace:   Ishmael from Moby Dick. And everyone from Parks and Rec.

What kind of movies do you enjoy?

Grace:   I like psychological thrillers, comedy, and I love a good chick flick.

What was the first thing you bought with your own money?

Probably food.

What is your favorite quote?

“I stand behind my decision to avoid salad and other disgusting things.”

– Leslie Knope

Image Credit:  Grace Cassidy

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