Announcing our 2016 Staff: First introduction of Summer staff!

05.24.2016 By Ellen King

It may have snowed this month at camp, but there is only one thing we’re thinking of: Summer! And with that, our summer staff. Over the course of the next few weeks we’ll be announcing our 2016 Summer staff so that you can briefly get to know those who will have lasting impacts at Clearwater.

First up we have some long-time Clearwater Daughters who will be joining us this summer, as well as one staff member’s first time at Clearwater.










Name: Lindsey Close
Camper: 11 years, Leadership in 2014
Staff: 2nd year, Jr. Counselor in 2015
Hometown: Lake Forest, IL

Lindsey is a freshman at Wake Forest University studying Business. She’s actively involved on campus in Delta Delta Delta sorority, Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity, and club hockey. Her friends describe her as humorous, dedicated, and scholastic. Lindsey identifies with Rory Gilmore from the Gilmore Girls because she is fun and loves school and learning.

On a free day, Lindsey likes to hang out with her friends. She is looking forward to sailing and being able to share her camp experience with her campers this summer!








Name: Mickey Nolan
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Camper: 2 years
Staff: 21 years

Mickey will be back this summer teaching girls to ski on Tomahawk Lake! When she’s not in Wisconsin for the summer she teaches  Language Arts and Math to middle school students in Chicago.

Mickey’s favorite movie is Sleeping Beauty because you just can’t beat the three fairies: Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather. This summer Mickey is looking forward to working with the campers and watching their water ski skills grow.

Emily Jolly

Name: Emily Jolly
Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Camper: 5 years, Leadership in 2013
Staff: 2nd year

Emily, or Jolly as she is known around camp attends Ursinus College where she is double majoring in English and Media & Communications. When she’s not busying playing in the jazz band, working as writing tutor, or volunteering with a local kindergarten, she likes to play guitar, hang out with friends, and take walks in nature.

Her friends describe her as dedicated, patient, and of course, Jolly! This summer Emily is looking forward to continuing the magic of clearwater. Emily’s favorite camp tradition is council fire because it provides an opportunity for counselors and campers to bond over our camp experiences and accomplishments.










Name: Bentley Rager
Camper: 5 years, Leadership in 2014
Hometown: Aspen, CO

Bentley is a freshman at University of Oregon and is studying Architecture where she is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Her friends describe her as funny, creative, and bubbly.

This summer Bentley is looking forward to spending another summer sharing the magic of camp with campers. She cannot wait to go out waterskiing on the shores of Lady Tom while later enjoying Chef Dave’s chicken fingers and mac and cheese (after all, camp food is better than dorm food!)  Bentley’s favorite camp tradition is the final banquet because she is always amazed by the transformation of the dining hall and the campers.

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Name: Ellie Harrington 
Hometown: Poway, CA

Ellie might be new to Clearwater, but not to the Clearwater Family.  Friend of a longtime Clearwater family, Ellie will be graduating in May from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Biomedical science and Psychology. While on campus Ellie was involved in the sustainability and hiking clubs. 

This summer Ellie is looking forward to seeing a new part of the country by spending her summer in the northwoods. She can’t wait to share her love of writing, hiking, and science fiction with her campers. Ellie identifies with Rukia from Bleach because her friends are the most important thing to her, and she wants what is best for them.


Stay tuned to meet more staff later this week!

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