I started working at camp in 2016 when I was in college studying sports management. Camp has helped me develop some of my fundamental skills as a sport manager, in which I started off as a football and lacrosse instructor. I was quickly promoted to the team sports director position the following year, in 2017, and ran all of the day-to-day sports operations.
Serving in this role has taught me how to manage staff and monitor staff morale, along with being able to effectively communicate with not only staff members but, of course, the campers as well. All of that has led me to being the current athletic director at camp and wanting to be in the camp industry full-time. I look at it like this: I am getting paid to go to camp for two months, which is amazing.
You get to really enjoy the Midwest and see diverse campers and staff from all over the world. Working at Lake of the Woods/Greenwoods has been such a blessing, and I cherished every minute being there.
This summer will be my 5th year working at this AMAZING place in Decatur, Michigan. I have had the privilege of working with kids from 6 years of age to 16 in all sorts of capacities. I started out as the drama instructor, and we successfully put on a full musical in four weeks’ time!! Then I transitioned into the trips director, which meant I got to take groups of kids and counselors to the sand dunes 15 TIMES, among other places.