Summer Staff

 

 

Sana

Arts and Crafts Director


# of Years On Staff: 2
Home Town: Algeria
College/University: Saad Dahlab University
Area of Study: Architecture
Classes You Teach At Camp: Arts and Crafts
What would your superpower be: Time travel so I can extend summer all the year around
What parents should know about you: I will do my best for the girls to enjoy the time they spend at camp and As usual it will be a life changing experience

 

Nate

Tripping Director


# of Years On Staff: 2
Home Town: Worthington, Ohio
College/University: Ohio University
Area of Study: Outdoor Recreation and Education
Classes You Teach At Camp: The Bog!!!
What would your superpower be: The ability to communicate with any living thing
What parents should know about you: Camp is where I came out of my shell and found my real passion, I hope I can facilitate that experience for this summer’s campers!

Ella

L.I.T Director


# of Years On Staff: 3
Home Town: Guildford England
College/University: George Abbot School
Area of Study: Photography,Sociology, Spanish
Classes You Teach At Camp: Anything in the water !
What would your superpower be: To be a genius
What parents should know about you: I’m so excited to be the L.I.T Director and make great leaders to give to daughters the best summer ever!

Mikayla

Resident Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: 1
Home Town: Walled Lake, MI
College/University: Purdue University
Area of Study: Chemical Engineering
Classes You Teach At Camp: Anything at the Waterfront, Pottery, and Adventure!
What would your superpower be: I would want to know the lyrics to every song, so I could always sing along!
What parents should know about you: I want every camper to have an unforgettable week at camp, trying new things & having fun, and I will do everything I can to make that happen!!

Lilka

Camp Nanny


# of Years On Staff: 2
Home Town: Toluca, México
College/University: Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México
Area of Study: Biomedical Engineering
Classes You Teach At Camp: Gymnastics, Spanish and Mexican Culture, Mystery, Outdoor Cooking
What would your superpower be: To be a Super Nanny!
What parents should know about you: I love kids , and I love Camp Newaygo. I will make it make mission to make sure I give the kids the greatest summer!

Mia

Unit Director


# of Years On Staff: 2
Home Town: Highland Park
College/University: Marquette University
Area of Study: Environmental studies and Spanish
Classes You Teach At Camp: Sailing, outdoor cooking, and wilderness women
What would your superpower be: Shape shifting!
What parents should know about you:I am so excited to get to work with your child! My goal is to make sure each girl I meet feels like they are happy, confident, and capable. Camp is my all time favorite place and I can’t wait to meet all of the awesome campers that will be here this summer!

Hanna

Resident Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: My First
Home Town: Fremont , MI
College/University: Attending Grand Valley State University in the fall                                  Area of Study: Criminal Justice and Psychology
Classes You Teach At Camp: Archery and Swimming Fun and Games
What would your superpower be: Flying
What parents should know about you: I want your children to have the best possible summer they could have and I want them to learn and grow while making lifelong friends.

 

Mallory

Resident Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: My First
Home Town: Columbus
College/University: Upper Arlington High School
Area of Study: Undecided
Classes You Teach At Camp: Canoeing, arts and crafts, archery, and outdoor cooking
What would your superpower be: The ability to teleport around the world so I can explore new places and easily visit friends
What parents should know about you: Parents should know that I really care about every single girl that comes to Camp this summer. I care about getting to know each girl and helping them to have a unique and amazing experience.

 

Audrey

Resident Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: My First
Home Town: Rockford MI
College/University: West Catholic High School
Area of Study: Undecided
Classes You Teach At Camp: Arts and Crafts, Drama, Singing, Friendship bracelet making
What would your superpower be: The power to speak the animals.
What parents should know about you: Hopefully I’ll have your daughter talking about camp for the rest of the year

 

 

 

 

Sophie

Resident Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: My First
Home Town: East Grand Rapids, MI
College/University: Montana State University
Area of Study: Human Development and Outdoor Leadership
Classes You Teach At Camp: Anything waterfront or outdoor adventure
What would your superpower be: The ability to snap my fingers and instantly be anyplace in the world
What parents should know about you: I could not be more excited to be back at Newaygo for the summer and I will do everything I can to make sure camp becomes a second home for your daughter and she walks away with a memorable experience!!!

Elianna

Resident Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: My First
Home Town: Manila
College/University: Far Eastern University
Area of Study: AB International Studies
Classes You Teach At Camp: Art, Dancing, Inspirational things, life stories, funny stories, life lessons, encouragements,  world maps, fashion!
What would your superpower be: Mind reading
What parents should know about you: I’m excited to be a strong confident role model for your daughters.

Keeley

Resident Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: My first!
Home Town: Swindon, UK
College/University: Leeds Beckett University
Area of Study: Sports Coaching
Classes You Teach At Camp: Windsurfing and Kayacking
What would your superpower be: Shapeshift
What parents should know about you: I’m bubbly and friendly. I always strive to improve myself and others.

Cindy

Resident Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: First Year!
Home Town: Guangzhou, China
College/University: The Ohio State University
Area of Study: Physics and astrophysics
Classes You Teach At Camp: I am excited to share my passion on physics and sciences with girls!
What would your superpower be: Mind reading.
What parents should know about you: It is so exciting to be one of the team members of Camp Newaygo. I am a freshman and sophomore standard student at the Ohio State University-Columbus. I am a girl full of passion for learning physics and uncovering unknowns around us. Also, I want to devote myself to promoting gender equality and inspire more girls to pursue degrees and careers in STEM.

Paige

Resident Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: 1
Home Town: Kalamazoo, MI
College/University: Calvin College
Area of Study: Elementary Education, French, and Music
Classes You Teach At Camp: Arts and Crafts, Animals, and Painting!!
What would your superpower be: I wish I could fly!!!
What parents should know about you: Getting to know your daughter is one of the greatest privileges to me and I feel honored to be entrusted with caring for them! I can’t wait to meet them!

Ariel

Resident Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: 1
Home Town: Commerce Township, Michigan
College/University: Oakland University
Area of Study: Health Science, Psychology
Classes You Teach At Camp: SLOPPY SHOWER, Kayaking, Wilderness Women!
What would your superpower be: If I had a superpower it would be to sleep while walking wherever I needed to be in the morning so I didn’t lose sleep!
What parents should know about you: Working at camp was the best decision I have ever made. I love it so much!! Parents should know that I am fully dedicated to making sure your child has a fun, but safe time at camp.

Alex

Resident Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: 2
Home Town: Grand Rapids, MI
College/University: Knox College
Area of Study: Spanish, Theatre
Classes You Teach At Camp: Improv, Ukulele
What would your superpower be: Teleportation!! I would love to be able to go anywhere at any time!
What parents should know about you: I love camp with all my heart and will do everything I can to get your daughter to feel the same!

Scarlett

Resident Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: 1
Home Town: Obregon Sonora
College/University: ITESCA
Area of Study: International Business
Classes You Teach At Camp: I´m very excited to teach Dance Class, drama, Arts & Crafts, Archery, Who Run the world? Girls!, Mexican Culture and Hip-Hop(as a new class)
What would your superpower be: The power to fly, because it will be very easy to transport to any part, not only in camp, in the world, so in case that a girl need something, I could get it super fast.
What parents should know about you: I describe myself as a very positive and happy person, I always like to help others in any situation, also I’m very creative, so I always try to make my classes super fun and dynamic, so the girls never get bored. Also, I have been teaching English classes to little kids since 3 years ago, so I really love to teach new things!

Laura

Resident Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: My First!
Home Town: Zeeland, MI
College/University: The University of Michigan
Area of Study: Undecided
Classes You Teach At Camp: Being outdoors all summer long!
What would your superpower be: I would have the ability to speak any language so I could talk to anybody (even animals).
What parents should know about you: I love having fun in the sun! I think it is super important for every camper to grow in their confidence. My goal is to help campers realize just how amazing they are and that they can do anything they set their minds to!

Katie

Resident Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: My First!
Home Town: Grand Rapids, Michigan
College/University: Syracuse University
Area of Study: Criminal Justice
Classes You Teach At Camp: Teaching songs, and going on camping trips.
What would your superpower be: Camp Newaygo has had such a positive impact on my life. It has helped me grow as a person and I have met some of my closest friends through camp. I’m looking forward to helping your child have a great summer!

Jessica

Resident Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: My First!
Home Town: Las Vegas, NV
College/University: University of Nevada
Area of Study: Environmental Engineering
Classes You Teach At Camp: Sailing!
What would your superpower  be: Shape-shifting!
What parents should know about you: I am committed to making sure every camper feels welcome during their stay at Camp Newaygo. I look forward to seeing campers grow in confidence and independence while they are away from home.

Joyce

Resident Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: My First!
Home Town: Ghana, West Africa
College/University: The College of Idaho
Area of Study: Biomedical Science
Classes You Teach At Camp: Boxing
What would your superpower be: It would be the power to eradicate world hunger because nobody deserves to go to bed with an empty stomach.
What parents should know about you: I am a fun-loving and outgoing person. I love being around children, and I can’t wait to spend time with them this summer.

 

Bitsy

Resident Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: My First!
Home Town: Midland, MI
College/University: Midland High School
Area of Study: Biochemistry and French
Classes You Teach At Camp: Being outdoors all summer long!
What would your superpower be: Teleportation, I have a goal to visit every continent!
What parents should know about you: I was a camper at Newaygo for a long time; I loved my experience and am so grateful for everything it has done for me. My goal as a counselor is to make sure that I can help do the same thing for your daughter(s)!

Paige

Resident Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: My First
Home Town: Powder Springs, Georgia
College/University: Georgia Southern University
Area of Study: Outdoor Recreation
Classes You Teach At Camp: Anything outdoor related!
What would your superpower be: Talking to animals
What parents should know about you: I used to go to Camp Newaygo as a kid and that will help me use my knowledge to make sure your camper has the best time! I love the outdoors and plan to show your camper a glimpse how amazing it truly is!

 

Lauren

Resident Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: My First!
Home Town: Carleton MI
College/University: SMCC High School
Area of Study: General Studies
Classes You Teach At Camp: Outdoor cooking, Kayaking and Photography
What would your superpower be: Invisibility
What parents should know about you: I love the outdoors and working with kids!