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2017 Clearwater Camp “Counsies” & Staff

We are excited to announce, and in a few cases introduce, the amazing young women who will join our Team of Directors to make a difference in the lives of our campers. These are brief biographies of some of our talented staff members who will wear many hats at camp: mentor, counselor, teacher, learner, lifeguard, leader, driver, and friend – to name a few. This is where the Clearwater magic begins! This page will be updated as we continue to announce staff on our blog. Stop by again soon to see more staff!

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Name: Katie Campbell
Staff: 1st year
Hometown: Glasgow, Scotland

Hi! My name is Katie and i’m looking forward to my first summer as a camp counselor at Clearwater. I am currently studying Politics and International Relations at the University of Aberdeen. In my spare time I am the secretary for my university’s drama society and enjoy performing with all my friends! This summer I am looking forward to meeting everyone and learning about the camp’s traditions!

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Name: Kate Milner
Camper: 5 years, 2015 Leadership
Staff: 2nd year, Junior Counselor in 2016
Hometown: St. Louis, MO

My name is Kate and I’m looking forward to my 8th summer at Clearwater. I’m currently attending DePauw University studying Kinesiology and playing varsity field hockey. In my free time I enjoy being outside as much as possible. I’m looking forward to another fun summer on Tomahawk Lake sailing, waterskiing, reuniting with old friends and making new ones!

Gabi Read

Name: Gabi Read
Staff: 1st year
Hometown: Mount Horeb, WI

Hey, my name is Gabi! I’m super thrilled to be a first time staff member at Clearwater! I grew up in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, a town 20 minutes away from Mad-town (Madison). I am currently an English major at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and I will be a Junior this coming fall. I am an active volleyball player and can’t wait to teach some campers how to play! I also love writing and all art in general, so I’m hoping I can introduce the campers on some fun techniques! Overall, I’m super pumped to spend my summer surrounded by a great community!

Emily Jolly

Name: Emily Jolly
Camper: 5 years, 2013 Leaderships
Staff: 3rd year
Hometown: Greensboro, North Carolina

Hello! My name is Emily Jolly and I am so excited for my ninth summer at Clearwater! This past semester I studied abroad in Scotland at the University of Glasgow, and in the fall I will return to Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania for my senior year, where I study English and Media & Communications. I enjoy reading, knitting, and spending time with friends. This summer I am looking forward to teaching archery, leading trips, and swimming in the clear water of Lady Tom.

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Name: Maddie Brown
Camper: 8 years, 2015 Leadership
Staff: 1st year
Hometown: Champaign, IL

Hey guys! I’m Maddie and I cannot wait to spend my tenth summer at Clearwater! My hometown is Champaign, Illinois but I go to school at Miami University in Ohio. I’m double-majoring in Economics and Film, and a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. My friends would probably describe me as adventurous, easygoing, and optimistic, and in my free time I love to do anything outdoors, listen to music, or hang out with people… So pretty much how we’ll be spending our summer at camp :). I am so excited to meet all my campers and accomplish something new together!

Nikki Levy

Name: Nikky Levy
Camper: 7 years, 2015 Leadership
Staff: 1st year
Hometown: Ridgefield, CT

Hello! My name is Nikki and I’m looking forward to returning to Clearwater this summer! I am a student at University of Wisconsin Madison, where I am studying agricultural and applied economics and am coxswain on the women’s open weight rowing team. I’m excited to soak up the sun on and off the water!


Name: Jessi Stellberg
Staff: 1st year
Hometown: Greendale, Wisconsin

Hi! My name is Jessi and I’m thrilled to be a counselor for the first time at Clearwater this summer. I’m going into my senior year at Marquette University in Milwaukee, where I’m majoring in biology. When I’m not studying, I really like hiking, playing music in the band, and reading about all kinds of interesting things. I can’t wait to make some music and explore the beautiful nature of northern Wisconsin with all of the campers this summer!

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Name: Ellie Rugen
Staff: 1st year
Hometown: Liverpool, England

Hey! My name is Ellie and I am currently attending the University of Liverpool in England. I am studying History and Politics and I love it! I spend all of my free time with my 3 gorgeous dogs, and my favorite part of the day is walking them on the beach. I can’t wait to spend my first summer at Clearwater and make friends from all the way across the pond.

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Name: Kelsey Jacobus
Camper: 6 years, 2015 Leadership
Staff: 2nd year, Junior Counselor 2016
Hometown: Mequon, WI

Hi, My name is Kelsey Jacobus! I am from Mequon, Wisconsin and I just finished my freshman year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This summer will be my 9th summer at Clearwater and I can’t to spend another summer teaching sailing and waterskiing on Tomahawk Lake.


Name: Holly Koenitzer
Staff: 2nd year
Hometown: Spring Green, WI

Hi y’all! My name is Holly Koenitzer and I currently study Art at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Art is my life and so I’m very excited to come back for a second summer at Clearwater and spark some creativity among the campers.


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Name: Molly Delahunt
Camper: 9 years
Staff: 2nd year
Hometown: Kohler, WI

Hi! I’m Molly and I can’t wait to return to Clearwater for my second year as a counselor. I am originally from Wisconsin, but I go to the University of Colorado at Boulder. I love having the Rockies as my back yard for hiking, snowboarding, and exploring. I am excited for Sunday Regattas and teaching swimming during Summer ’17

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Name: Charlotte Fisher
Staff: 1st year
Hometown: Isle of Man

Hi there! My name is Charlotte and I can’t wait to spend my first summer at Clearwater! I am from a small island in the middle of the Irish sea called the Isle of Man. I am currently an English student at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK. I enjoy running, soccer and playing field hockey for my University. This summer I am looking forward to exploring the traditions of Clearwater and making new friends of all different nationalities.










Name: Becca Hedley
Staff: 2nd year
Hometown: Sunderland, United Kingdom

Hey! My name is Becca and I’m so excited to spend my second summer at Clearwater. I live in Sunderland in the U.K. I enjoy going to the beach, making coffee and running. This summer I’m looking forward to meeting with old friends and making new ones! I can’t wait to have an unforgettable summer!








Name: Phillippa Hickey
Staff: 1st year
Hometown: Hartlepool, England

Hello! I’m Phillippa. I’m just about to finish my second year at the University of Sheffield where i’m studying Health and Human Sciences. I love to play netball, tennis and read in my spare time! I am so excited to experience Camp for the first time ever, and can’t wait to try so many new things and get involved in all the camp traditions!

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Name: Natalie Shinn
Camper: 7 years
Staff: 2nd year
Hometown: Topeka, KS
Position: Head of Horseback Riding

Hello! My name is Natalie and this is my 9th summer at Clearwater. I am a senior at Kansas State University studying Animal Science with an option of Business and will be graduating in December. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with friends, going for runs with my dog, and riding horses. This summer I look forward to seeing friendly faces and teaching some more girls how to ride!










Name: Magda Krzemińska
Hometown: Warsaw, Poland
Staff: 1st year
Position: Horseback Riding Assistant

Hi, I’m Magda and I’m living in Warsaw, where I’m studying economics. My biggest passion is horseback riding thanks to my grandfather, who introduced me to this sport 15 years ago. What’s more I love traveling and meeting new friends from all over the world. In my free time I like to work out, play volleyball, swim or just spend some time with my friends surrounded by nature. I’m full of positive energy and can’t wait to meet all of you!







Name: Breanna Hannula
Hometown: Burlington, WI
Staff: 1st year
Position: Horseback Riding Assistant

Hey! I’m Breanna and I just finished my first year studying Animal Science: Equine at University of Wisconsin- River Falls. This will be my first summer at Clearwater, where I’ll be a Horseback Riding Assistant. I’m from Burlington, Wisconsin. If I’m not out at the barn, I’m probably spending time with my dog, cross country skiing, hiking, or studying! I am looking forward to experiencing the incredible culture of Clearwater, and getting to meet the staff and campers!


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Name: Charlotte Burgess
Staff: 1st year
Hometown: Luton, United Kingdom

Hi! My name is Charlotte. I’m from Luton and study Primary Education at the University of Cumbria, Lancaster. When I’m not at University I love playing Rugby and Basketball with my teams. This summer I am looking forward to meeting everyone at camp and getting out on the lake.










Name: Kayla Steinke
Camper: 7 years, 2015 Leadership
Staff: 1st year
Hometown: River Forest, IL

My name is Kayla from River Forest, IL and I am looking forward to my first year as a counselor at Clearwater! I just finished my freshman year at Occidental College where I am majoring in chemistry and involved with the dance team. I am so excited to be instructing a variety of activities and I can’t wait to meet the campers!








Name: Mickey Nolan
Camper: 2 years
Staff: 22 years
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Hi I’m Mickey and I am looking forward to spending another summer on Tomahawk Lake. When I’m not driving a waterski boat, I enjoy swimming for fit with the Point campers and visiting the Otter Slide.

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Name: Jess Platt
Camper: 8 years
Staff: 5th year
Hometown: Pittsfield, MA

Hi I’m Jess Platt, and I’m excited to be back for a 5th summer on staff. Going on trips at camp was a very formative experience for me and I am excited to share the thrill, growth, and confidence that trips bring to our young women! You’ll find me all over camp with a smile on my face and pep in my step!








Name: Erin Stachler
Staff: 1st year
Hometown: Springboro, Ohio

Hello! My name is Erin Stachler and I’m very excited for my first summer at Clearwater. I go to school at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and this will be my first time spending the summer outside of my hometown, Springboro, Ohio. I enjoy water sports, lacrosse, and adventure. This summer I am looking forward to meeting new people and having fun with the campers.











Name: Kaitlin Close
Camper: 7 years
Staff: 5th year
Hometown: Lake Forest, IL

Hey there! My name is Kaitlin and this will be my 5th summer on Clearwater’s wonderful staff. I am excited to be the Head of Counselors and Head of Sailing this summer. Other than in a sailboat, you can find me at the ski docks pulling water skiers, wakeboarder and more. I can’t wait for faces old and new to join Clearwater’s circle this summer!










Name: Lexie Ziegler
Camper: 6 years, 2012 Leadership
Staff: 4th year
Hometown: Chicago, IL

Hi everyone! My name is Lexie and I’m looking forward to spending my 11th (eek!) summer at Clearwater. I was a camper for six years, a Leadership in 2012 and this will be my fourth year on staff (second year as Program Director). I am excited to continue my work as Program Director this year as I strive to meld Clearwater’s mission into the weekly schedules. In May, I graduated from Tulane University where I majored in International Relations and Asian Studies. There I also minored in Environmental Science and participated in many clubs and community service opportunities. Beginning in September, I will start my service with the Peace Corps in Morocco as a Youth Development Volunteer. That said, I am so excited to be spending my last few months in the States working with people and a place I love.








Name: Audra Fleming
Staff: 1st Year
Hometown: Mt. Horeb, WI

Hello campers and families! My name is Audra and I’m excited to experience my first sleepaway camp this summer. I will be a Junior at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and am studying Social Work. I love to stay active and do lots of activities outside including hiking, biking, and swimming. I can’t wait to decorate my cabin and plan lots of fun activities with the campers!










Name: Libby Clayton
Staff: 1st Year
Hometown: St. Helens, United Kingdom

Hi my name is Libby, and I study early years and childhood studies at Manchester Metropolitan. This will be my first year at a camp, and can’t wait to teach swimming to  the children. I am also looking forward to learning all the camp tradition and meeting new friends.











Name: Danielle Bishop
Camper: 6 years, 2012 Leadership
Staff: 2nd year
Hometown: Winnetka, IL

Hi! My name is Danielle and I am excited to return to Clearwater for another year on staff. I am from Winnetka, IL and graduated from the University of Oregon this spring. I enjoy hiking, playing soccer, and hanging out with my two dogs. I am looking forward to being back in the Northwoods and teaching canoeing and swimming.








Name: Bentley Rager
Camper: 5 years , 2014 Leadership
Staff: 2nd year
Hometown: Apsen, CO

Hey! My name is Bentley Rager, and I am excited to return to Clearwater for an eighth summer! I am currently wrapping up my sophomore year at the University of Oregon where I am majoring in Architecture. I will be joining summer staff for second session and can’t wait to drive boats around glamor bay and soak up some sun!











Name: Lindsey Close
Camper: 11 years, 2014 Leadership
Staff: 3rd year, 2015 Junior Counselor
Hometown: Lake Forest, IL 

Hello! My name is Lindsey and I can’t wait for my 15th summer at Clearwater! I’m from Lake Forest, IL and just finished my sophomore year at Wake Forest University. I am so excited for another summer out on Lady Tom!











Name: Lucy Fogel
Camper: 8 years, 2015 Leadership
Staff: Junior Counselor 2016
Hometown: Northbrook, IL

Hi! My name is Lucy and I cannot wait for my tenth summer at Clearwater Camp. I am from Northbrook, Illinois but I spent this past year in Atlanta, Georgia at Emory University. At Emory I am studying Anthropology on the pathway to Public Health. On campus I am part of the Club Field Hockey Team and the Dance Marathon board. I also love spending my time with friends, being in nature and doing anything that involves food! I am looking forward to getting to spend my whole summer outdoors with amazing people and teaching lots of swimming!