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2018 Summer Staff

Alicia

Hi, I’m Alicia! I’m from Nashwauk, MN and am excited for my second year on staff and 12th year overall at Clearwater. I am going into my senior year at St. Catherine University, with a major in International Relations and a minor in Communication Studies. My favorite camper’s choice option is Big Thoughts and my favorite aspect of camp is meeting new people in this beautiful place year after year.

Betsy

Hi! It’s ya girl Betsy! I’m originally from Wayzata, MN but am studying Theatre Design and Production at the University of Minnesota Duluth. This is my second year on staff as a counselor and I can’t wait to see everyone again and make new friends. My favorite camp activities include canoeing, high ropes, and campouts!

Darren

Hi! I’m Darren and I’m from Jamaica! I’m thrilled to be a counselor here at camp. This is my first time at a camp and first time out of the country! At home, I’m a student at Knox Community College where I’m learning to be an Electrical Engineer. I look forward to a wonderful summer at Clearwater Forest, see you around!

waterfront coordinator

Dylan

Hi! My name is Dylan. I live in Minnesota, and I am studying Family Social Science. I have been coming to Clearwater since I was eight years old, and I am excited for my second year on staff. I love camp songs and silly games, and spending time enjoying the waterfront. I am excited to meet you all!

Garrett

Hey, I’m Garrett! I am from the Twin Cities area, and this is my second year on staff. I currently go to UW-Stout in Wisconsin, where I am studying psychology. I am excited to back at Clearwater, and I am ready to have loads of fun and meet all sorts of new and interesting people. My favorite camp activities include Sailing, Archery, and playing Alpha Wolf.

summer camp director

Gracie

Hi all! I’m Gracie, I grew up in Golden Valley, MN and I’m very excited to spend my summer at camp again! I recently graduated from Iowa State University with a marketing degree. I’m excited to explore the theme for the summer, play some fun games, get to know campers and soak up some northern Minnesota sun! ☺

Grace

HI! I’m Grace. I’m from South St. Paul, Minnesota, and I’m so excited for my first summer on staff! I’m going into my second year at Cornell College in Iowa, where I’m studying Musical Theatre and Spanish. I’m looking forward to games, kayaking, and fun camper’s choice activities like dancing and nature hikes.

Greg

Hi, I’m Greg, I’m from Scotland. I grew up in the capital Edinburgh and currently study sports science at Queen Margaret University. At home, you’ll either find me playing and coaching soccer or watching the mighty Hibernian F.C. I’m so excited to spend some time playing camp games and enjoying the stunning scenery of Minnesota.

grands camp & camp-in-a-van coordinator

Gretchen

Hello, I’m Gretchen! I just graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a psychology degree. This is my second year on staff and I am the coordinator for Grands Camp, Camp-In-A-Van, and the Adventure unit – which Stuart will be helping with! My favorite part about camp is the people I get to hang out with all summer and I’m looking forward to having a lot of fun in the next couple of months.

Hamza

Hi , I’m Hamza I’m from Jordan and I’m very exited to work here as  its my second time in camp America. I study industrial engineering I love doing car sounds! I’m pumped to share my culture, and put a smile on everyone’s face!

Ian

Hi, I’m Ian. I am from Saint Paul, Minnesota, and this will be my tenth year at camp but first on staff. I just finished my first year at St Olaf College where I am undeclared. I love to play Ultimate Frisbee and look forward to playing it at camp as well as participating in soccer, high ropes, 9 square, all camp games, and all sorts of other activities.

John

Hello, my name is John! I am from Deerwood, Minnesota, and this is my first year on staff. I am going into my third year at North Dakota State University, majoring in Math and Chemistry. I love all things active, especially soccer (football). I am looking forward to spending time with everyone out in the wonderful nature around us.

worship & quest coordinator

Josi

Hi, I’m Josi! I’m a graduated social worker from Germany and I’m super happy to be back at Clearwater for my second year. I’m going to lead Worship this summer and can’t wait to sing and dance with all the campers and counselors, but I’m also looking forward to canoeing, devotions and campers choice activities like improve and dancing.

specialty camps coordinator

Morgan

Hey! My names Morgan, and I am so excited to be back on staff for another year. I am currently studying Dietetics at North Dakota State University. On the weekend you will find me a Bison football games. This summer I have the chance to be the waterfront director and specialty camps director. I hope you are ready for mighty mighty scoop noodle challenge because I sure am!

Sarah

Hi! I’m Sarah. I am from Maplewood, Minnesota, and this is my first summer on staff. I am going into my second year at Inver Hills Community College in Inver Grove Heights where I am studying Elementary Education.  I am looking forward to playing fun games and meeting everyone.

outdoors & adventure coordinator

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. This is my second year at camp and I’m looking forward doing a lot of activities, including mountain biking and climbing at high ropes. I’m excited for a great summer with great people!

Tarik

Hi! My name is Tarik and I’m from Istanbul, Turkey! I’m studying economics at my University, I already love camp so much even after a few days. The people I’ve met here are so friendly and kind. I also LOVE the nature. My favorite things here at camp so far is al the sailing and high ropes! I’m excited to learn from my experience here and in return teach others as well.

Wera

Hi , I’m Wera from Poland and I live in Lodz.  It’s my first time here at camp, so I’m very  happy and excited. While at camp I want spend a lot of time with children and staff. In the future I want to  be a journalist, and travel all the time. I study the German language and in my free time I like read books and hang out with friends.

Yigit

Hi, I’m Yigit. I’m from Turkey and I’m currently studying Business Administration. I love doing magic tricks, learning new things about people, traveling and watching all the unique views of the earth. I love camp and nature so camp will be a great experience!

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