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2018 Summer Staff

Clearwater Forest Staff Aidan

Aiden

Hi, I’m Aidan! I was born and raised in Minnesota and continue to live here today while I study Journalism at school. I have been involved with camps since I was nine. In my free time, I enjoy activities like basketball, tennis, and Mighty Mighty Scoop Noodle Challenge – a Clearwater favorite! I hope to give campers the same amazing experiences that were given to me over the many unforgettable summers that I spent at camp.

Clearwater Forest Staff Ashley

Ash

Hi, my name is Ashley, and I am from England. I graduated from university with a bachelors degree in History and Politics, which are both keen interests of mine. Aside from academia, I like to keep myself busy by supporting my favorite football (soccer) team, Aston Villa. I enjoy hanging with my friends and listening to music. I usually attend a music festival every year to see my favorite artists and discover new ones. I am looking forward to a good summer at camp and sharing my English culture with everyone.

Clearwater Forest Staff Audrey

Audrey

Hello! My name is Audrey. I’m from Minnesota. I have been coming to Clearwater since I was a little baby at Family Camp. This is my first year on staff, and I am really excited to spend the summer at one of my favorite places on earth!

Clearwater Forest Staff Betsy

Betsy

Hi! I’m Betsy! I’m form Minnesota and am in school for Technical Theatre. My favorite camp activities are canoeing, high ropes, and bracelet making. This is my 11th summer at camp, and 1st as a counselor. I can’t wait to make new friends and share my love of camp with others!

Clearwater Forest Staff Dylan

Dylan

Hi! My name is Dylan. I live in Minnesota, and I’m studying Family Social Science. I’ve been coming to Clearwater since I was 8 years old, and I’m so excited to be on staff. I love the camp community because it feels like family. In my free time, I enjoy making music and writing.

Clearwater Forest Staff Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Hi! My name is Elizabeth. I am from Minnesota, and I am currently in school to be a Physician Assistant. I am really excited to be working at Clearwater. Fun facts about me: I used to be a ballet dancer, my favorite place I’ve ever visited is Barcelona, and I have a chocolate lab named Charlie. I know the campers will have so much fun at camp, just like I did when I was younger!

Clearwater Forest Staff Garrett

Garrett

Hello! My name is Garrett. I am from Minnesota, but I attend college in Wisconsin. Some of my favorite things about camp are kayaking, Mighty Mighty Scoop Noodle Challenge, and the oatmeal! I was previously a camper at Clearwater Forest, and am excited to experience my first summer as a staff member.

Clearwater Forest Staff Gregor

Gregor

Hi! I’m Gregor, and I’m from Scotland. I’ve just finished a degree in Physics. This is my second year at Clearwater, and this year, I’ll be the Grands Camp Coordinator. I am looking forward to spending the summer in an amazing place with amazing people, growing closer to God, and hopefully helping others to do the same!

Clearwater Forest Staff Gretchen

Gretchen

My name is Gretchen, and I’m from Minnesota. Currently, I am studying Psychology and Organizational Management and participate in competitive figure skating at my university. Two of the things I enjoy most about camp are the fantastic people who come here and the lasting friendships I’ve made and continue to make here. I’m excited for my first year on staff, but if I count my years as a camper, this is my 16th summer at Clearwater.

Clearwater Forest Staff Josi

Josi

Hallo! I’m Josi. I am from Germany and I recently graduated with a degree in Social Work. My favorite things about camp are the memories and laughs we share together. I also love doing crafts! I’m really looking forward to making music and doing worship in a big group.

Clearwater Forest Staff Kate

Kate

Hi! My name is Kate, and I’m from Wisconsin! I’m going to school to be a registered dietician. At school, I play tennis and enjoy going to coffee shops. My favorite activity at Clearwater is kayaking or watching amazing sunsets. This is my first year on staff, but I have been coming to camp for many years. I’m looking forward to growing in my faith and engaging others in their faith journey.

Clearwater Forest Staff Mikko

Mikko

Hello! I am Mikko, and I’m from Finland. Back in Finland, I am an accountant and a fashionista, but here at camp, I am a second-year counselor with a lot of camp experience. I love doing archery and mountain biking, and I am looking forward to meeting campers and helping them grow in their faith and social skills. My favorite pastime is creating and telling puns.

Clearwater Forest Staff Morgan

Morgan

Hi! My name is Morgan, and I’m currently studying to be a dietician. I enjoyed camp so much as a camper I decided to come back as a counselor. I love a good game of Mighty Mighty Scoop Noodle Challenge, and I’m looking forward to meeting all of the campers this summer!

Clearwater Forest Staff Natalie

Natalie

Kia ora! My name is Natalie, and I am from New Zealand. I am a primary school teacher and volunteer as a youth leader. I am very excited to be a counselor at Clearwater Forest this summer. I am especially looking forward to the sunshine, because it is winter back home. Some of my favorite things to do include dancing, baking, reading, arts and crafts, playing music, spending time with my family and friends, and spending time in God’s creation. My favorite camp memories include making friends, learning new things, and just having a lot of fun. I like adventure and getting involved.

Clearwater Forest Staff Nina

Nina

Cześć! My name is Nina. I was born and raised in Poland, and I am a Psychology student at university. My interests include music, dancing, singing, and playing guitar. I am excited to be a counselor at Clearwater Forest and to have a chance to have a positive impact on children and have fun with them. I look forward to getting involved in many activities at camp and being close to God at the same time.

Clearwater Forest Staff Noah

Noah

Hello! My name is Noah, and I love camp! I was a camper for 8 years, and this will be my 4th year on summer staff. I am studying to become a high school Social Studies teacher. My favorite color is blue, and if I could jump into a pool of anything, I would jump into Jello!

Clearwater Forest Staff Stuart

Stuart

Hi, my name is Stuart, and I’m from Scotland. I study Geography and Economics in my hometown and play a lot of football and volleyball. At camp, I’m looking forward to doing a lot of activities, including using the waterfront and climbing at high ropes. I’m excited for a great summer with great people!

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