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Following in her AUNT’s footsteps!

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Hey, Camp Folks!

We all know ‘pretty woman’ Julia Roberts extremely well. I posted about her back in the fall of 2013. But did you know that her niece, Emma Roberts went to summer camp as well? Following in her aunt’s footsteps, Emma’s embarked on her own acting career and making a good name for herself. 

With an uncle in the family who owns his own summer camp, it only made sense as it did for Julia, that Emma would attend Camp Birchwood in Minnesota. She loved it so much that she spent six whole summers playing tennis, practicing archery, and going sailing. Big advocates of the summer camp experience, the Roberts obviously enjoyed their time at Birchwood.

Julia says, “All the coolest things I know how to do, I learned to do at camp.”

But even before her time at summer camp, the seed of acting had already been planted for Emma. An outstanding example of how somebody with a difficult childhood can land successfully, Emma’s parents separated when she was a baby and didn’t see eye to eye about how to raise their child—her mom wanted her to have a ‘normal’ upbringing.

Emma, however, found a reliable role model in her aunt Julia and spent a lot of time on the film sets where her aunt was working. She broke into acting when she was just 10 years old and by 13, she landed the lead role of Addie Singer in ‘Unfabulous’, a Nickelodeon series. This got Emma a nomination for a Teen Choice Award as well as several nominations for the Young Artist Award.

Also known for her title role in the ‘Nancy Drew’ movie from 2006, Emma continues to pave a successful career path for herself today. And just like her aunt, she learned all the coolest things she knows at summer camp! See what cool things you can learn at summer camp and, as always, thanks for reading!


- John


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