Advisory Board/YAC

Camp Newaygo Adult Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of Camp Newaygo is comprised of skilled and resourceful individuals who are devoted to improving our camp and preserving it for generations to come. Thanks to their fundraising, guidance, connections and advocacy, we continue to be a catalyst for growth even after 90 years.

Current Members

Agnes Appiagyei-Dankah – Grand Rapids, MI
Originally from Ghana, Agnes found Camp Newaygo when her daugher Amma served as an LIT, Staff, and Assistant Waterfront Director summers 2012 – 2015

Jelanie Bush – Newaygo, MI
retired elementary educator. served on the TrueNorth Board of Directors for over 20 years

Sue Barthold – Grand Rapids, MI
retired History and Sociology teacher at East Kentwood High School, Alumni 1958-68

Sarah Harris – Holland, MI
Founder of The Framing Studio (1994) and Co-owner of the Nines Gallery. graduate of the renowned Clifton School for Girls. Daughter currently attends Camp Newaygo

Kirsten Nairy – Rockford, MI
Realtor for Midwest Properties of Michigan, daughter currently attends Camp Newaygo. Alumni 1980’s

Kenyatta Hill – Grand Rapids, MI
Principal at University Prep Academy, Camp Alumni from 1990’s.

Eileen Chamberlin – Grand Rapids, MI
Therapist at West Brook Recovery Center LLC, Mom of a current camper and staff member.

Nina Fox – Grand Rapids, MI
Convention Services Specialist at Experience Grand Rapids and Neighbor to Camp Newaygo

Susan Hojnacki – Grand Rapids, MI
Assistant Professor in the College. German, Language Acquisition/Teaching, Educational Technology at Aquinas College, three daughters attended Camp Newaygo

Kathy Menno – Grand Rapids, MI
Alumni from the 1999-2000 Kathy now has three children looking forward to attending Camp Newaygo as soon as they are old enough!

Felicia Eshragh- Lansing, MI
Healthcare Project Manager at Altarum, and summer neighbor of Camp on Pickerel Lake. Alumni 1990-1999

Sarah Kane – Grand Rapids, MI
Elementary Teacher at Grand Rapids Montessori, Camp Alumni 2000’s.

Marcia Logie – Grand Rapids, MI
Instructional Director for Curriculum Crafter LLC, former Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning for Kent ISD, Alumni 1960-1968

Nancy Riekse-Norden Grand Rapids, MI
Retired Special Education teacher for Grand Rapids Public Schools. Alumni 1959-1965.

Mary Wilner – Grand Rapids, MI
Prior to starting a family, Mary worked in accounting and finance in South Florida. Graduate of the University of Michigan Business School, Alumni 1971 – 1979

Cathy Marks Marshall – Ann Arbor, MI
Currently serving the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor,  Cathy’s daughter attended camp for 16 summers. Alumni 1972- 1982

Lotika Savant- Muskegon, MI
Consumer & Sensory Insights Expert at Gerber Nestle in Fremont. Lotika attended Mom and Me with her daughter, who now attends resident camp.

Sue McKinley Waalkes – Grand Rapids, MI
Retired from the Amway corporation, Alumni 1950’s – 1962

Youth Advisory Council

DSC_0519 The Youth Advisory Council of Camp Newaygo is made up of campers from the previous summer that help out at year round events and provide input to help camp improve year to year. Camp staff nominate campers from western Michigan that love camp and that are enthusiastic about helping camp grow at the end of each summer.
2018 Members

Kate, 9th Grade, Hudsonville

Emma , 6th Grade, Alto

Conally, 9th Grade, East Grand Rapids

Annabell, 9th Grade, East Grand Rapids

Skyler, 7th Grade, East Grand Rapids

Lillie, 7th Grade, Grand Rapids

Zoey Kate, 9th Grade, Grand Rapids

Tatum, 8th Grade, Walker

Addie, 5th Grade, Grand Rapids

Mikhaila , 4th Grade, Grand Rapids

Cici, 9th Grade, East Grand Rapids

Brenna, 8th Grade, Grand Rapids

Sophia , 6th Grade, Traverse City

Ella, 7th Grade, Six Lakes

Teagan, 6th Grade, Grand Rapids

Mary Clare, 7th Grade, Grand Rapids

Camden, 10th Grade, Spring Lake

Mykynna , 9th Grade, Belmont

Brooklyn, 6th Grade, Grant