Day Camp Staff

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Our Day Camp Counselors are some of the greatest people on earth. Camp Newaygo has on average an 85% staff return rate from summer to summer. Our Day Camp staff works to maintain a camper to counselor ratio of 1 to 12. Our counseling staff is screened and well trained – they are all waterfront lifeguard certified, CPR and First Aid Certified, and complete 2 1/2 weeks of intensive training. Our counselors are kind, trustworthy, and they love working with children.



Day Camp Director

Maddi Joined the Camp Newaygo year-round team in February 2019. A native of DeKalb, Illinois, Maddi studied history and education at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Maddi started her professional career working at camps in the Twin Cities. She has worked all over the country at different outdoor education centers and camps with the YMCA, Boys and Girls Clubs, and most recently at the Fresh Air Fund in New York. Maddi loves seeing what kids can learn in an outdoor setting and the different perspectives they gain when experiencing hands-on, experiential learning outside of the classroom.

Meet the rest of our year-round team!



Day Camp Counselor

# of Years On Staff: 1
Home Town: White Cloud
College/University: University of Michigan
Area of Study: Biopsychology, cognition, & neuroscience
Classes You Teach At Camp: A little of everything!
What would your superpower be: Teleportation!!
What parents should know about you: Camp is one of my favorite places on earth and the value of spending a summer outside is super important to me!!! I can’t wait to share my passion for camp with your kids!




Day Camp Counselor

# of Years On Staff: 1
Home Town: Cape Town
College/University: University of Cape Town
Area of Study: South Africa, Cape Town, Newlands
Classes You Teach At Camp: Any and all
What would your superpower be: Super strength or mind reading
What parents should know about you: I have a great passion for working with people of all ages so their children’s growth, experience, and learning during camp will my utmost priority




Day Camp Counselor

# of Years On Staff: 1
Home Town: Mason mi
College/University: Olivet college
Area of Study: Sociology and anthropology
Classes You Teach At Camp: Outdoor Adventure

What would your superpower be: To fly
What parents should know about you: I am a fun, loving, and adventure seeking person who is excited to help your children grow!


Day Camp Counselor

# of Years On Staff: My First!!
Home Town: Georgetown OH
College/University: Georgetown High School / University of Kentucky
Area of Study: Music Education – Trumpet and Organ
Classes You Teach At Camp: Songs, archery, and games
What would your superpower be: Telekinesis
What parents should know about you: I have counseled more camps than Michael Phelps has gold medals. I can’t wait to meet your child!