Summer 2021 Staff

Natalie

Arts and Crafts Director


# of Years On Staff: 1
Home Town: Mesa, AZ
College/University: Mesa Community College
Area Of Study: Art Education
Classes You Teach At Camp: Any and all arts!
What Is Your Secret Talent: Sewing.

 

Lindsay

Waterfront Director


# of Years On Staff: 2
Home Town: West Bloomfield, MI
College/University: Walsh University
Classes You Teach At Camp: Everything waterfront!
What Is Your Secret Talent: I can juggle.
What Should Parents Know About You: I want every child to be seen and heard, and I want them to have the best time at camp.

Mia

L.I.T Director


# of Years On Staff: 4
Home Town: Highland Park, IL
College/University: University of Utah
Classes You Teach At Camp: LIT Training
What Should Parents Know About You: I love Camp Newaygo! I am so passionate about supporting girls to grow into their best selves and I am so excited to meet your camper. This summer will be magical!

Bitsy

Health Officer


# of Years On Staff: 3
Home Town: Midland, Michigan
College/University: University of Michigan
Area Of Study: Biomolecular Science and French
Classes You Teach At Camp: Tennis!
What Is Your Secret Talent: Making fires in the rain.
What Should Parents Know About You: This will be my 10th Summer at Camp Newayg0!

Lilka

Camp Nanny


# of Years On Staff: 5
Home Town: Toluca, México
College/University: Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México
Area Of Study: Biomedical Engineering
Classes You Teach At Camp: Gymnastiiiiics!
What Is Your Secret Talent: Being Super Nanny!
What Should Parents Know About You: I loooove Camp Newaygo and I love watching girls blossom into their best selfs!

Ariel

Unit Director


# of Years On Staff: 4
Home Town: Commerce Township, MI
College/University: Oakland University
Area Of Study: Sociology
Classes You Teach At Camp: Anything at the waterfront!
What is your secret talent: I can beat anyone at Cornhole.
What Should Parents Know About You: I will do whatever to takes to ensure your camper has the best summer ever!

Mallory

Unit Director


# of Years On Staff: 3
Home Town: Columbus, OH
College/University: Ohio State University
Classes You Teach At Camp: Computer Science and Engineering
What Is Your Secret Talent: Eating Ice cream!
What Should Parents Know About You: I love Camp Newaygo and I can’t wait to make sure your Camper loves it too!

Abbie

Overnight Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: 1
Home Town: Grand Rapids, MI
College/University: Saginaw Valley State University
Area Of Study: Early Childhood Development
Classes You Teach At Camp: Arts and Crafts
What Is Your Secret Talent: I know all the Disney songs!
What Should Parents Know About You: I am very excited to meet all your campers!

Taylor

Overnight Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: 1
Home Town: Bethesda, MD
College/University: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Area Of Study: Economics and Computer Science
Classes You Teach At Camp: Volleyball and anything crafty!
What Is Your Secret Talent: Coding — I know java best.

Hannah

Overnight Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: 1
Home Town: Grand Rapids, MI
College/University: King Henry VII College Malaysia
Area of Study: Art
Classes You Teach At Camp: Pottery, Ukulele!
What Is Your Secret Talent: Winning at Mario Cart!
What Should Parents Know About You: I have been a camper at Camp Newaygo for many years. Now I am excited to help your camper create amazing memories.

Hannah

Overnight Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: 2
Home Town: Columbus, Ohio
College/University: Ohio University
Area Of Study: Outdoor Recreation and Education
Classes You Teach At Camp: Anything in the water! And, of course, arts and crafts!
What Is Your Secret Talent: Building Ikea furniture.
What Should Parents Know About You: I’m really excited to be there this summer with your campers!

Lauren

Tripping Director


# of Years On Staff: 2
Home Town: Carleton, MI
College/University: Northern Michigan University
Area Of Study: Environmental Science
Classes You Teach At Camp: Planning amazing trips!
What Is Your Secret Talent: Ice skating.
What Should Parents Know About You: I’m so excited to plan fun and safe trips for your campers!

Liv

Overnight Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: 1
Home Town: Cornelius, North Carolina
College/University: The University of Colorado at Boulder
Area Of Study:  Undecided
Classes You Teach At Camp: Cheerleading!
What Is Your Secret Talent: I can sing ‘When will my life begin’.
What Should Parents Know About You: I am happiest when my campers are happiest!

Molly

Overnight Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: 2
Home Town: Waterford Township, MI
College/University: Central Michigan University
Area Of Study: Fashion Merchandising
Classes You Teach At Camp: Paddleboarding
What Is Your Secret Talent: Dominating at any Just dance battle!
What Should Parents Know About You: I want all my campers to have the best summer ever!

Megan

Overnight Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: 1
Home Town: White Cloud, MI
College/University: Kuyper College
Area Of Study: Social Work
Classes You Teach At Camp: Everything!!
What Is Your Secret Talent: Dad jokes.
What Should Parents Know About You: I’m so excited to meet your camper!

Gwynne

Overnight Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: 1
Home Town: Acworth, GA
College/University: Kennesaw State University
Classes You Teach At Camp: Volleyball!
What Is Your Secret Talent: I’m insanely good at Uno.
What Should Parents Know About You: I have worked with kids for many years through teaching Volleyball. I am so excited to meet your child!

 

Athena

Overnight Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: 2
Home Town: Needville, Texas
College/University: undecided
Area Of Study: Radiation Therapy
Classes You Teach At Camp: Gymnastics!
What Is Your Secret Talent: Juggling.
What Should Parents Know About You: I love Camp Newaygo and I can’t wait to help your child have an amazing summer!

Taisia

Overnight Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: 1
Home Town: Chicago, IL
College/University: Walter Paton College
Area Of Study: Undecided
Classes You Teach At Camp: Anything outdoors!
What Is Your Secret Talent: Drawing.
What Should Parents Know About You: I was a camper for 5 years and loved every moment! I can’t wait to help create that for your camper.

Madeline

Overnight Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: 1
Home Town: Ann Arbor, MI
College/University: Kalamazoo College
Area Of Study: Political Science
Classes You Teach At Camp: Anything by the waterfront.
What Is Your Secret Talent: Organizing things and spaces.
What Should Parents Know About You: I can’t wait to meet all the campers, and I’m so excited to get to know your children and their unique qualities.

Conally

Overnight Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: 1
Home Town: Grand Rapids, MI
College/University: University of Virginia
Area Of Study: Neuroscience
Classes You Teach At Camp: Volleyball
What Is Your Secret Talent: Embroidering.
What Should Parents Know About You: I loved every summer as a camper at Camp Newaygo. I can’t wait to create the magic for your camper.

Annabel

Overnight Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: 1
Home Town: Grand Rapids, MI
College/University: Kalamazoo College
Area Of Study: Undecided
Classes You Teach At Camp: Arts and Crafts!
What Is Your Secret Talent: Never running out of would you rather questions.
What Should Parents Know About You: I am willing to go above and beyond to make sure your camper has the best summer ever!

Angela

Overnight Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: 1
Home Town: Bolingbrook, IL
College/University: Western Illinois University
Area Of Study: Hospitality Management
Classes You Teach At Camp: Crafts, Crafts, Crafts!!
What Is Your Secret Talent: Paying attention to small details.
What Should Parents Know About You: I am Thank you for this opportunity to create a great summer for your child.

Brooke

Overnight Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: 1
Home Town: Farewell, MI
College/University: Central Michigan University
Area Of Study: Recreation and Event Management
Classes You Teach At Camp: Sailing and Kayaking
WhatIs Your Secret Talent: Singing!
What Should Parents Know About You: I am ready to do anything you make sure your camper has the best summer ever!

Olivia

Overnight Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: 1
Home Town: Southfield, MI
College/University: Wayne State University
Area Of Study: Music Education
Classes You Teach At Camp: Anything Music!
What Is Your Secret Talent: I can fold my ears.
What Should Parents Know About You: I have been to plenty of Camps but never an all-girls camp. I am excited to help empower young women!

Abby

Overnight Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: 1
Home Town: Columbus, Ohio
College/University: Ohio State University
Area Of Study: Chemical Engineering
Classes You Teach At Camp: Arts and crafts and any sports!
What Is Your Secret Talent: I can make origami fortune tellers at will.
What Should Parents Know About You: I am super excited to share my love of nature with your children.

 

Ava

Overnight Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: 1
Home Town: Atlanta, GA
College/University: Columbia University
Area Of Study: Religion and Political Science
Classes You Teach At Camp: Yoga, arts + crafts, and kayaking
What Is Your Secret Talent: I have a super green thumb for house plants.
What Should Parents Know About You: I believe the two best things a person can be are curious and compassionate, and I can’t wait to help your daughter(s) fall in love with camp!

Marei

Overnight Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: 1
Home Town: Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
College/University: Skyline, MI
Area Of Study: Pre Vet
Classes You Teach At Camp: ALL OF THEM!
What Is Your Secret Talent: Making Raindrop sounds.
What Should Parents Know About You: I am so excited to be back at Camp Newaygo this summer and meet all the campers!

 

Asha

Business Assistant


# of Years On Staff: 1
Home Town: Madison, WI
College/University: Marquette University
Area Of Study: Gender Studies and Sociology
What Is Your Secret Talent: Singing.
What Should Parents Know About You: I will take care of their child’s needs before anything.

Zoe-Kate

Overnight Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: 1
Home Town: Grand Rapids, MI
College/University: Loyola University Chicago
Area Of Study: Political Science
Classes You Teach At Camp: Pottery, paddle boarding, arts and crafts, outdoor cooking
What Is Your Secret Talent: Writing song parodies (ex: the 2020 L.I.T. song!).
What Should Parents Know About You: I always try to keep a positive attitude and I love hanging out with kids!

Erik

Tripping Assistant and Maintenance


# of Years On Staff: 1
Home Town: Carlsbad, California
College/University: Palomar Community College
Area Of Study: Nutrition
What Are You Most Looking Forward To This Summer: Spending time in nature.
What Is Your Secret Talent: Shhh it’s a secret.

Ashley

Culinary Intern


# of Years On Staff: 1
Home Town: LaRose, Louisiana
College/University: Nicholls State University
Area Of Study: Culinary Arts
What Is Your Secret Talent: I can pick up and learn almost anything super fast.
What Should Parents Know About You: I’ve been told I work well with kids.

Jazmine

Culinary Intern


# of Years On Staff: 1
Home Town: Saint Cloud, Fl
College/University: Valencia College
Area Of Study: Culinary Management
What Is Your Secret Talent: I like to dance.
What Should Parents Know About You: I’m full of energy and your child won’t want to go home.

Natalie

Overnight Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: 1
Home Town: Newaygo, MI
College/University: Western Michigan University
Area Of Study: Film and Media
Classes You Teach At Camp: Archery, fencing, arts and crafts, and drama.
What Is Your Secret Talent: I can rap.
What Should Parents Know About You: I’m a huge nerd.

Matt

Culinary Intern


# of Years On Staff: 1
Home Town: Manton, MI
College/University: Manton High School
Area Of Study: Culinary Arts
What Are You Looking Forward To Most This Summer: Working with the amazing staff and making delicious food.

Kaite

Overnight Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: 3
Home Town: Grand Rapids, MI
College/University: Michigan State University
Area Of Study: Kinesiology
Classes You Teach At Camp: Canoeing, outdoor cooking, and team sports.
What Is Your Secret Talent: I can solve a Rubik’s cube in under a minute.

Quinn

Day Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: 2
Home Town: Newaygo, MI
College/University: Grand Valley State University
Area Of Study: Undecided
What Is Your Secret Talent: I love playing instruments and painting!
What Should Parents Know About You: I am so excited to work with your kids this summer! We’re going to have a blast 🙂

Abby

Day Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: 1
Home Town: Grant, MI
Classes You Teach At Camp: Outdoor Activities and Art
What Is Your Secret Talent: I’m a chicken whisperer.
What Should Parents Know About You: I’m fun and easy to get along with.

Jenna

Day Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: 1
Home Town: Newaygo, MI
College/University: Ferris State University
Area Of Study: Psychology
Classes You Teach At Camp: Any sports really like soccer, volleyball, basketball. Also, paddleboarding, kayaking, hiking, and photography as I love doing these activities. Always up to learn other activities as well!

Jennafer

Day Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: 1
Home Town: Newaygo, MI
College/University: Muskegon Community College
Area Of Study: Psychology
Classes You Teach At Camp: Gymnastics and arts and crafts!
What Should Parents Know About You: I’m a local, so I’ve visited Camp Newaygo my whole life for trips!

Flounder

Day Camp Counselor


# of Years On Staff: 1
Home Town: Belmont, MI
College/University: Grand Rapids Community College
Area Of Study: Gen Ed
Classes You Teach At Camp: Improv, theater, and storytelling.
What Should Parents Know About You: My nickname is Flounder and I’m a huge nerd.

See the rest of our staff on our year-round staff page.