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2017 Clearwater Camp “Counsies” & Staff

We 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!

Katie C

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!

Kate Milner






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.