Scott Lakin was hired on at Camp Newaygo this month, as a year-round Program Director for Community Events and Volunteerism.
Scott is a native Michigander, with a master’s in architecture from Detroit Mercy. When earning his degree, Scott found that the creative process is an important skill for young people to learn. He was drawn to positive youth development, and after graduating, worked for Michigan State Extension managing programs with youth throughout the state.
His love of camping began when he attended scout camps as a child. He worked six seasons for a small camp in Cadillac as a cabin counselor, and eventually the summer director.
He heard about Camp Newaygo through a job advertisement with the American Camp Association. As a second Program Director, Scott will focus on how Camp Newaygo can thrive within our local community. He will build our community events, volunteer network, and local partnerships year-round.
This summer, Scott will serve as our Waterfront Director. He is excited to make the waterfront a safe place to make great memories. He can’t wait to refresh his sailing skills, hone his stand-up paddleboarding posture, and finally master windsurfing.
His favorite Camp Song is Ham Bone (which he will teach this summer), but he also loves the Moose/Juice song.
His favorite part of the job, so far, has been planning for summer during long drives for recruitment.
Scott is thoughtful, enthusiastic, and creative.
He came to work at Camp Newaygo, because he feels that everyone has a story, and everyone matters (a thought inspired by his Aunt, Candy Lakin).
We are so thrilled to have Scott on our team – and we can’t wait for you to meet him!