Summer and Seasonal Staff

Meet our world-changing summer staff

The secret sauce of the Tecumseh experience is our world-changing summer staff. The cream of the crop, they are recruited from all over the world for their character, their ability to serve as role models, and their commitment to helping kids become the best versions of themselves.

Overnight Counselors

Directly responsible for facilitating the Tecumseh experience for all of our campers, our overnight counselors teach core values, facilitate friendships, and help build tomorrow’s leaders.

Max Abrahamson
Overnight Camp Counselor

Max Abrahamson
Overnight Camp Counselor

This will be Max’s first summer as a cabin counselor at Camp Tecumseh. He is from La Grange, IL and graduated from Lyons Township High School. His freshman year he attended Ball State University majoring in Digital Sports Production where he produced creative content for Ball State Athletics. This upcoming year he will be attending the University of Illinois majoring in Middle Grades Education. He is excited for this summer and is most looking forward to all the new people he will get to meet.

Ellie Avagian
Overnight Camp Counselor

Ellie Avagian
Overnight Camp Counselor

Ellie is so excited to spend her 12th summer at Camp! Ellie attends Indiana University and studies Elementary and Special Education. She loves being outside and new adventures! Some of her favorite things about camp include, chapel, lake time, and making new friends! Ellie is most looking forward to meeting all of her amazing campers this summer!

Charles Bailey
Overnight Camp Counselor

Charles Bailey
Overnight Camp Counselor

Charles is excited to get the summer started.

Jose Betancor
Overnight Camp Counselor

Jose Betancor
Overnight Camp Counselor

John Bookwalter
Overnight Camp Counselor

John Bookwalter
Overnight Camp Counselor

 

Kristóf Börzöny
Overnight Camp Counselor

Krstóf Börzsöny
Overnight Camp Counselor

Kristóf is really excited to be here and immensely thankful for the opportunity. He is from Hungary and he loves good talks and outdoors. He is not excited about getting sunburnt and mosquitos. Everything else is cool with him. 😀 He can’t wait to meet every incredible people!

Evangeline Bouw
Overnight Camp Counselor

Evangeline Bouw
Overnight Camp Counselor

 

Ashley Brady
Overnight Camp Counselor

Ashley Brady
Overnight Camp Counselor

 

Michael Chadwell
Overnight Camp Coordinator

Michael Chadwell
Overnight Camp Counselor

Michael is from Clarendon Hills, Illinois and is studying engineering at Villanova out in PA. This will be his second summer as an overnight counselor and he is very excited to get fully acclimated to the outdoors.

Jacob Buening
Overnight Camp Counselor

Jacob Buening
Overnight Camp Coordinator

Jake Buening is a Senior studying Mathematics Education at Purdue University. This is Jake’s first summer at camp. Jake is excited to experience camp for the first time and enjoys sports, music, and helping others. Jake’s favorite thing to do is to make other people laugh.

Molly Bulger
Overnight Camp Coordinator

Molly Bulger
Overnight Camp Counselor

Molly is a recent graduate of Butler University (go dawgs!) and she is SO excited for this summer at camp T! This will be her 3rd summer on staff and 14th at camp! Molly cannot wait to meet all of the awesome campers who will be coming to camp this summer and she is positive this will be the best summer yet!

Mallory Cavanaugh
Overnight Camp Counselor

Mallory Cavanaugh
Overnight Camp Counselor

From the great suburbs of Fishers, IN to the beautiful greenery of Camp Tecumseh, Mallory is absolutely thrilled to be working at camp this summer. She loves everything about camp, but especially Songfest, lake time, and Closing Campfire! When not at camp, Mallory can be found studying biomedical engineering at the great Purdue University and loving on any dog in a 50 foot radius. She can’t wait to meet some amazing kids and have some serious fun this summer!

Abigail Chronowski
Overnight Camp Coordinator

Abigail Chronowski
Overnight Camp Counselor

Abby is soooo excited to be back at camp for her second summer!!! She is an accounting student at Purdue that loves llamas, ice cream, all things camp and adventuring!! She will be with the Braves all summer long and could not be happier!!! Her favorite camp breakfast is breakfast burritos and some of her favorite camp things are snow hikes, fairy hikes, River Village lunch, and the Brave Girly Fun Show!! Fun fact: she has a twin sister and she has three extra bones!!

Carly Colbert
Overnight Camp Counselor

Carly De Colbert
Overnight Camp Counselor

Carly is from Carmel, Indiana, though she currently attends Indiana University in Bloomington where she is studying elementary education with a minor in studio art. This is her third year on staff, having spent the past two as a day camp counselor, but eleventh total at camp. Carly cannot wait to make amazing memories this summer!

Brandan Cross
Overnight Camp Counselor

Brandan Cross

Overnight Camp Counselor

Brandan is a sophomore at Trine university studying electrical engineering. Brandan is on the football and track team at college. This is Brandans first year on staff. He is very excited to get to know and work with all of the campers that come to camp this summer.

Caroline Cross
Overnight Camp Counselor

Caroline Cross
Overnight Camp Counselor

Caroline will be a Junior at Bellarmine University studying Elementary Education. She is so excited to be spending her 13th summer at camp and 2nd on Overnight Staff. Caroline will be starting as the first Swing Coordinator this summer and can’t wait to support and be a bigger part of camp. Her favorite activities include: fishing clinic, blob time and closing campfires.

Kevin Davis
Overnight Camp Coordinator

Kevin Davis
Overnight Camp Coordinator

Kevin is going to be a senior this fall at Purdue University with a major in Public Health, concentrating in Health Policy and Management. His favorite camp activities include Gold Rush, nature hikes, and the mini farm! This summer is his third on overnight staff and he is super excited to be back!

Caroline Davis
Overnight Camp Counselor

Caroline Davis
Overnight Camp Counselor

Caroline is from Hinsdale, IL and is currently studying elementary education at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN. She was a camper at Tecumseh for 7 years and this will be her first summer on staff. She is very excited for the summer!

Shelby Deakyne
Overnight Camp Coordinator

Shelby Deakyne
Overnight Camp Counselor

Shelby is from Noblesville, IN and is currently studying Family Science at Miami University. She is a third year counselor at Camp Tecumseh and is SO excited to spend the summer as one of the Pathfinder unit coords. Outside of camp, Shelby enjoys singing in her a cappella group, volunteering at Dayton Children’s Hospital, and leading her sorority as chapter president.

Margot Deely
Equestrian Camp Counselor

Margot Deely
Equestrian Camp Counselor

 

Kelsey Deemer
Overnight Camp Counselor

Kelsey Deemer
Overnight Camp Counselor

Kelsey was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, but just finished up her freshman year at the University of Vermont (Go Cats!) studying biology and chemistry. Kelsey loves hiking, rock climbing, and chess. This is Kelsey’s third summer on staff and eighth total at camp. She is so excited for what the summer holds, and can’t wait to meet you!

Luke Dixon
Overnight Camp Counselor

Luke Dixon
Overnight Camp Counselor

Luke is in his second year of camp and is from England. He is hoping to study paramedic science. Some of his interests are gaming, music, and doing amazing stuff like camp.

Josiel Do Carmo
Overnight Camp Counselor

Josiel Do Carmo
Overnight Camp Counselor

 

Isabelle Dotlich
Overnight Camp Counselor

Isabelle Dotlich
Overnight Camp Counselor

Isabelle is super excited for her the first summer at Camp Tecumseh. She is going to be a sophomore at Liberty University and is studying accounting. She loves to be outside in the pool or the lake. Isabelle is excited to meet all the campers this summer!!

Mollie Douglas
Equestrian Camp Counselor

Mollie Douglas
CILT counselor

 

Mikayla Dunn
Overnight Camp Counselor

Kayla Dunn
Overnight Camp Counselor

Kayla is looking forward to spending her summer at Camp Tecumseh! She loves nature, camping, and having fun! She is currently seeking her elementary education degree at Purdue and is thrilled for this opportunity to gain further experiences working with children.

Martha Eaton
Equestrian Camp Counselor

Martha Eaton
Equestrian Camp Counselor

Will Estey
CILT Counselor

Will Estey
Overnight Camp Counselor

Will is returning to Camp T for his ninth summer this year, his fourth as staff. This spring, Will graduated from Miami University and will be teaching German Language at a High School near Chicago. He is a native Chicagoan, and when he’s away from camp, he loves to play hockey and golf. Will is most looking forward to sharing faith with his campers, tossing frisbees and cooking dinner in the pine forest. He can’t wait to get started and looks forward to seeing everyone soon!

Baily Fathauer
Overnight Camp Counselor

Baily Fathauer
Overnight Camp Counselor

 

Kate Flynn
CILT Coordinator

Kate Flynn
CILT Coordinator

 

Zach Franks
Overnight Camp Counselor

Zach Franks
Overnight Camp Counselor

Zach is from Portage, Michigan and is a junior nursing major at Valparaiso University. At college he is involved in a Christian men’s group called BRO, as well as fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon. He loves being outdoors and exercising, especially running! Zach is super excited to help campers grow in Christ!

Morgan Graal
Overnight Camp Counselor

Morgan Graal
Overnight Camp Counselor

Momo is a senior at Western Michigan University, where she studies social work and plans to continue her education after her associates in Psychology. This will be her second summer as a cabin counselor at Camp Tecumseh. She is excited to see new and returning campers, go on sleep outs, blob time, morning chapel, and clinics. Last summer Momo taught clinics such as volleyball, canoeing, swim lessons, french braiding, stacked cups, cheer, and more! She is excited to see the clinics she will be teaching this summer and get a chance to meet and bond with as many campers as she can!

Alex Gray
Overnight Camp Counselor

Alex Gray
Overnight Camp Counselor

Alex is a Junior at Purdue University studying Multidisciplinary Engineering. He is a WyldLife leader at Tecumseh Jr High and on the PUDM Productions committee.

Addy Fisher
Overnight Camp Counselor

Addy Fisher
Overnight Camp Counselor

Addy is a nursing student at Indiana Wesleyan University. This summer will be her 10th summer at Camp Tecumseh! Addy loves drinking coffee, Marvel movies, grilled cheese, and rainy days. She is so stoked for a summer full of blob time, baked oatmeal, chapel, and making new friends!

Zach Fleckenstein
Overnight Camp Counselor

Zach Fleckenstein
Overnight Camp Counselor

Zach is a senior at Purdue University majoring in Neurobiology and Physiology. After over 10 years of attending summer camps himself, he’s eager to pass on the joyful and educational experiences of camp to the next generation of kids.

Andrea Garcia
Overnight Camp Counselor

Andrea Garcia
Overnight Camp Counselor

Andrea is SO excited to be spending her very first summer at Camp T!! She will be a sophomore at Indiana University studying Choral Music Education, in hopes of someday being a high school choir teacher! In her free time, Andrea enjoys playing guitar, singing with friends, and growing in her relationship with Christ. A fun fact about her is that she is a triple citizen of Canada, US, and Mexico!

Ashlynn Geigle
Overnight Camp Counselor

Ashlynn Geigle
Overnight Camp Counselor

Ashlynn is diving head first into her first ever summer at Camp Tecumseh! Ashlynn recently finished her first year at Indiana State University where she is majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in Spanish. Her favorite things include spending time with family and friends, traveling to new places, eating Mexican food, and laughing at cheesy jokes! Ashlynn is ecstatic to spend her summer as a cabin counselor, hanging out with a bunch of kiddos, learning about Camp T’s Culture, and living in the challenge zone. Ashlynn is eager to make new friends and memories that will last a lifetime!

Mark Gorman
Overnight Camp Counselor

Mark Gorman
Overnight Camp Counselor

Mark is studying Recreation, Park & Tourism Management at the Pennsylvania State University. This will be his first summer at Camp Tecumseh, but his 5th working at a summer camp! He is extremely excited to dive into the rich camp culture that Camp T has, but even more excited to get to meet everyone this summer!

Mylee Graham
Overnight Camp Counselor

Mylee Graham
Overnight Camp Counselor

Mylee is from Columbus, Ohio and just finished her first year at Hope College studying psychology & dance on the pre-Occupational Therapy track. This is her first year ever at Camp T and she is more than excited to have the best summer ever! Mylee is passionate about singing and dancing and is really excited to experience chapel at camp, as well as teach some hip-hop! She loves all types of music and enjoys making up her own unique dance moves. Mylee is very grateful that she has been given the opportunity to work at Camp T and she can’t wait to meet all the wonderful campers!

Lauren Hardebeck
Overnight Camp Counselor

Lauren Hardebeck
Overnight Camp Counselor

 

Megan Herdrich
Tripper Counselor

Megan Herdrich
Overnight Camp Counselor

Megan is a Senior at Miami University studying to be a Spanish teacher. This is her 9th year at camp and 2nd on staff. She is super excited to explore and go on adventure trips this summer! Her favorite part of camp is chapel, hobo dinners, and the bunnies at the mini farm. She can’t wait to meet everyone and have the best summer yet!

Abby Hummels
Overnight Camp Counselor

Abby Hummels
Overnight Camp Counselor

 

Erik Izeli
Overnight Camp Counselor

Erik Izeli
Overnight Camp Counselor

Erik is excited for the summer.

Emma Jones
Overnight Camp Counselor

Emma Jones
Overnight Camp Counselor

Born and raised in the south suburbs of Chicago, Emma is very excited to be part of camp staff for this summer! She visited Camp T several times when she was younger but is looking forward to be meeting campers and families from a different point of view. Emma just graduated from Ballet 5:8’s two year trainee program and is heading to Olivet Nazarene University to study Exercise Science in the fall. She loves to share and learn about anything art related as well as bake gluten free goods and practice yoga in her free time.

Sam Jonker
Tripper Counselor

Sam Jonker
Overnight Camp Counselor

Sam is from Denver, Colorado. This will be his fourth summer on staff and he truly believes in the impact that a week at camp can have on a person.

Rachel Jordan
Overnight Camp Counselor

Rachel Jordan
Overnight Camp Counselor

Rachel Jordan, also known as Rudy, is from Brookston, Indiana. She is studying to be a graphic designer at Hanover College. Rudy is thrilled to be spending her second summer at the best place in the world, drinking camp coffee, jamming out at chapel, and making memories with some amazing people.

Jason Kadowaki
Overnight Camp Counselor

Jason Kadowaki
Overnight Camp Counselor

Jason is a first year grad student pursuing his masters degree in civil engineering. Hailing from a suburb of Chicago called Palatine, he enjoys running, ultimate frisbee, and superhero movies. For his first year of being at Camp Tecumseh, he is most excited to teach clinics and hang out with other counselors.

Zachary Keeton
Overnight Camp Counselor

Zachary Keeton
Overnight Camp Counselor

Zachary is from Lowell, Indiana and is studying Business Management at IUPUI. Zachary enjoys golfing, ultimate Frisbee, and being outdoors. He is very excited for his first summer on the Camp Tecumseh Staff.

Emily Kilmer
Overnight Camp Counselor

Emily Kilmer
Overnight Camp Counselor

This will be Emily’s first time at camp although she attended 4-H camp at Camp T. Some of her hobbies include reading, fishing, hiking, exploring, watching every Hallmark movie ever invented, and spending time with her large family. Emily is currently a student at Purdue University studying agricultural education and hopes to one day be a high school agriculture teacher. She is excited to learn more about camp, strengthen her relationship about God, and make new friends.

Sara Krell
Barn Assistant/Instructor

Sara Krell
Overnight Camp Counselor

Sara is excited for this to be her first year of being apart of camp Staff! She is so excited to be surrounded by all the different kids along with working with all the staff and working with the horses and the other animals we have at camp. Sara is from Columbus, Indiana and loves going hiking, camping, and fishing with her family and dogs.

Kyle Langreck
Overnight Camp Counselor

Kyle Langreck
Overnight Camp Counselor

Kyle grew up in Wisconsin and currently studies engineering at Valparaiso University in Indiana. He loves backpack camping, kayaking, and Ultimate Frisbee. Kyle is excited to be at camp for the first time and is looking forward to hot days at the lake and spending time in God’s Word!

Nikki Lanigan Jones
Overnight Camp Counselor

Nikki Lanigan Jones
Overnight Camp Counselor

Nikki loves burgers.

Michael Lazzarini
Overnight Camp Counselor

Michael Lazzarini
Overnight Camp Counselor

Michael Lazzarini is from Zionsville, IN and is excited to return to Camp Tecumseh for his second summer! Michael is an undergraduate student at Purdue University studying Elementary Education with a concentration in reading, a minor in Global Studies, and pursuing a graduate certificate in Gifted, Talented, and Creative Studies. Outside of his studies, Michael is a WyldLife leader with Greater Lafayette YoungLife, a substitute teacher in both Tippecanoe School Corporation and Zionsville Community Schools, and leads the middle school boys ministry at his church in West Lafayette, IN.

Maeve LeFevour
Overnight Camp Counselor

Maeve LeFevour
Overnight Camp Counselor

Maeve has been a Camp Tecumseh Day Camp counselor for the past two years and is so excited to spend this summer as a Cabin counselor! Maeve is from Western Springs, IL and is about to be a sophomore at Marquette Unviversity in Milwaukee, WI; she is double majoring in Digital Media and Public Relations. Maeve can’t wait to spread the camp magic with all her campers this summer!

Courtney Lehe
Overnight Camp Counselor

Courtney Lehe
Overnight Camp Counselor

Courtney is a first year cabin counselor this year and is super super excited for camp !! She just finished her freshman year at Indiana Wesleyan University majoring in Elementary Education with an English Language Arts concentration. Courtney lives for coffee, bible journaling, and donuts. She is very pumped to have her sister working at camp Tecumseh as an equestrian counselor !! Super fun facts about Courtney include that she is a triplet and has the coolest little brother who is adopted from Vietnam.

Holly Lehe
Equestrian Camp Counselor

Holly Lehe
Overnight Camp Counselor

Holly just finished her freshman year studying animal science at Purdue University, and she is super excited to start her first summer at camp as an equestrian counselor! She loves spending time in nature, gardening, and listening to Jesus jams. Her dog’s name is Ellen and you should totally ask her to see a picture. She is also a triplet, and you might see her sister Courtney at camp this summer, who is working as a res counselor!

Mary Lehman
Barn Assistant/Instructor

Mary Lehman
Equestrian Camp Counselor

Mary is excited to learn more about horses this summer!

Sergio Leudo
Overnight Camp Counselor

Sergio Leudo
Overnight Camp Counselor

 

Madeline Lilly
Overnight Camp Counselor

Madeline Lilly
Overnight Camp Counselor

Madeline grew up in Monticello, Indiana and now attends Purdue University studying agribusiness. She loves to run, go on bike rides and eat ice cream! At camp you can find her thriving at the mini farm or hanging out in the pine forest.

Abbie Lockie
Overnight Camp Counselor

Abbie Lockie
Overnight Camp Counselor

This is Abbie’s first summer being a Resident Counselor, but has come to camp for many years and worked as a Day Camp Counselor last summer. She just finished up her first year at Hope College, studying Social Work and Youth Ministry. Her favorite things at camp are chapel, sleep outs, soy nut butter and jelly sandwiches, and lake time. Abbie is ready to have the best summer ever and cannot wait to meet her girls!

Bethany Lynn
Overnight Camp Counselor

Bethany Lynn
Overnight Camp Counselor

Bethany is going to be a senior at Valparaiso University studying Nursing. She from the Chicagoland area and is excited to start the summer. Bethany is looking forward to meeting new people, growing in faith, and having a summer filled with daring adventures.

Max Madro
Overnight Camp Counselor

Max Mudro
Overnight Camp Counselor

 

Kaitlyn Malchow
Barn Assistant/Instructor

Kaitlyn Malchow
Overnight Camp Counselor

Kaitlyn is excited to meet new people this summer and make lasting friendships. Kaitlyn played travel softball and loved to travel. Kaitlyn goes to Indiana University and is studying nursing.

Stephen Margelis
Overnight Camp Counselor

Stephen Margelis
Overnight Camp Counselor

 

Connor McIntosh
Overnight Camp Counselor

Connor McIntosh
Overnight Camp Counselor

Connor is a music education student at Ball State University. He is returning for his second summer as a cabin counselor. This will be his 7th summer at camp. Connor enjoys his dogs, hiking, fishing, books, and sports.

Kaya Mernitz
Overnight Camp Counselor

Kaya Mernitz
Overnight Camp Counselor

Kaya is a rising junior at Miami University and is currently studying Microbiology and Spanish, as well as History and Latin American Studies. In the future, she hopes to go to medical school. This is her 12th year at camp but her 4th on staff, and she could not be more excited for this summer! Some of her favorite camp activities include chapel, teaching swim lessons and diving clinic, and extra blob time. Kaya can’t wait to meet all the campers and make some new friends along the way!

Maggie Marcus
Overnight Camp Counselor

Maggie Marcus
Overnight Camp Counselor

Maggie is so excited to be back for another summer! She can’t wait to spend the summer doing all the fun things here at camp, like clinics, pool time, chapel, and cookouts! Maggie is a senior at Purdue and loves to be curled up with a good book! You can almost always find Maggie with a book or maybe some friendship bracelet string!

Celine Market
Overnight Camp Counselor

Celine Market
Overnight Camp Counselor

 

Grace McConaghie
Overnight Camp Counselor

Grace McConaghie
Overnight Camp Counselor

Grace McConaghie is from the great city of Peoria, IL but she’s spent the last year falling in love with Holland, Michigan (and Michigan in general) while she studied at Hope College. She just finished her freshman year, so she’s still discerning what she will study, but for now, she is getting a major in Spanish and a minor in ministry. This is her first summer working at Camp T, but it’s going to be wonderful experiencing it from the other side than when she was a camper. She also loves all things science, astronomy, CHOCOLATE, mangoes, sudoku, the Cubs, volleyball, giraffes, learning, the mountains, and our good Lord. Hope College introduced her to a new passion for yoga, gospel music, early morning Bible studies, visiting Lake Michigan in the (freezing!) winter, and hammocking. She’s most excited for singing at chapel and helping kids exceed their goals on Skywalkers!

Miranda Mejia
Overnight Camp Counselor

Miranda Mejia
Overnight Camp Counselor

Miranda just finished her first year at Butler University where she is studying Elementary Education and minoring in Early Childhood Education. Miranda is from Chicago and grew up in Hyde Park. Miranda is excited to be back at camp for her eighth year. Some of Miranda’s favorite things at camp are chapel, making friendship bracelets and playing games in main field.

Marco Túlio Mendes
Overnight Camp Counselor

Marco Túlio Mendes
Overnight Camp Counselor

Matt Milner
Overnight Camp Counselor

 

Matt Milner
Overnight Camp Counselor

Matt is originally from Lake Zurich, Illinois but has recently become a Colorado resident as his parents have moved out to Boulder earlier this year. He currently attends Purdue University where he studied Secondary Math Education. This will be Matt’s first summer at camp and he is looking forward to all that is to come!

Noah Moell
Overnight Camp Counselor

Noah Moell
Overnight Camp Counselor

Noah hails from the majestic lands of Munster, Indiana, although he deems Camp Tecumseh his true home. He is currently studying at Indiana University in Bloomington and couldn’t possibly be more excited for a summer full of love and laughter! Noah enjoys a wide range of activities from singing with his ukulele to making origami frogs, but there’s nothing he enjoys more than the excitement of summer at Camp Tecumseh!

Maebel Moser
Overnight Camp Counselor

Maebel Moser
Equestrian Camp Counselor

Maebel is excited for her first year as a counselor at Camp Tecumseh! She is a junior at Purdue University where she is studying nursing. Maebel likes to play soccer, walleyball, read and cook! Her favorite summer activity is paddle boarding in the lake!

Sumner Mote
Overnight Camp Counselor

Sumner Mote
CILT Counselor

Sumner was born and raised in Indiana, not too far from Camp Tecumseh actually. He is currently a student at Indiana University studying management. Sumner enjoys traveling, tennis, and just about anything involving water. He is very excited for this summer and can not wait to make memories that will last a life time.

Elise Mulholland
Overnight Camp Counselor

Elise Mulholland
Overnight Camp Counselor

Elise is a student at Butler University studying Elementary Education. Her favorite things about camp are mud hikes and baked oatmeal!

Savannah Myers
Equestrian Camp Counselor

Savannah Myers
Overnight Camp Counselor

Savannah is going into her second year of graduate school as an Emerging Media Design & Development student at Ball State University. During her undergrad, she competed on the IHSA Hunter Jumper circuit and held the position of social and show chairs for the BSU Hunter Jumper Sports Club. Savannah currently trains at the Stride by Stride Equestrian Center, working with her project horse Lily, a retired racing thoroughbred. In her spare time, she enjoys drinking ice tea on her deck with a good book, swimming at her local pool, and being a couch potato with her friends/roommates/family members. She is excited to work with our campers this year by teaching Equestrian clinics and taking them to our aquatics facilities!

Rachel Naylor
CILT Counselor

Rachel Naylor
Overnight Camp Counselor

Rachel is from Fishers, Indiana and attends the best school in the state, Indiana University! She is studying public, non-profit, and community recreation and would love to do “camp” forever. Rachel loves chacos, hair bows, July 4th, and loving her campers. She’s so excited for her 11th summer at camp!

Sam Nelson
Overnight Camp Counselor

Sam Nelson
Overnight Camp Counselor

 

Alexis Noirot
Overnight Camp Counselor

Alexis Noirot
Overnight Camp Counselor

Lexie Parrott
Overnight Camp Counselor

Lexie Parrott
Overnight Camp Counselor

Lexie grew up in Kokomo, Indiana and is going to school at Indiana State University. She’s studying recreation and sport management. Lexie spent the last two summers on day camp staff and can’t wait for her first summer as an overnight counselor! She’s so excited to see you this summer!

Ben Porter
Overnight Camp Counselor

Ben Porter
Overnight Camp Counselor

Ben is from Purdue University and is going to be a Senior in the fall, continuing to study Social Studies Education. His interests include running, being musical, generally being outdoors, and many other things! This is his first year at camp and he can’t wait to see what it beholds!

Mason Schmidt
Overnight Camp Coordinator

Mason Schmidt
Overnight Camp Coordinator

Mason is from Clarendon Hills, Illinois and just finished his freshman year at Miami University. Mason is studying Secondary Science Education with a focus in chemistry and biology. Mason enjoys eating sushi, playing wiffle ball and spending time in the outdoors. He can’t wait for his third summer on staff.

Wyatt Smith
Overnight Camp Counselor

Wyatt Smith
Overnight Camp Counselor

Wyatt is from West Lafayette, Indiana and currently attends school at Western State Colorado University. This will be Wyatt’s 10th summer at Camp. Some of his favorite things include sports, spontaneous adventures, and hanging out with his friends. What is Wyatt’s excitement level for the summer? Stoke tank full.

Collin Stark
Overnight Camp Coordinator

Collin Stark
Overnight Camp Counselor

Collin is 21 years old who will be a junior at Purdue university this coming fall where he studies neurobiology. This is collins 2nd summer as a resident counselor and 10th summer at camp. Collin enjoys playing golf and the guitar as his hobbies.

Rachel Szendry
Overnight Camp Counselor

Rachel Szendry
Overnight Camp Counselor

Rachel is from Lafayette, Indiana, and attends the University of Connecticut where she is studying Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. In her spare time, she plays the saxophone in the marching band. This is her first summer at Camp Tecumseh, and she’s looking forward to making it a great one!

Alec Neino
Overnight Camp Counselor

Alec Neino
Overnight Camp Counselor

Alec or as his friends call him, NightHawk, originally from Michigan, is always soaring around camp looking for new adventures in the woods, down at the lake, or at campfire! He spent a year as a cross country semi-truck driver, and studies biology in his free time.

Valerie Obear
Overnight Camp Counselor

Valerie Obear
Overnight Camp Counselor

This will be Valerie’s 12th year at camp and cannot wait to meet all your campers! She is a sophomore at Trine Univeristy with a double major in Forensic Science and Chemistry, with a goal of becoming a toxicologist. She is also a Christian athlete on the Trine Track and Field team. Valerie is a fun loving, outgoing, spontaneous counselor; and cannot wait to be an exuberant role model for the campers here at Camp Tecumseh.

Jake Oliger
Overnight Camp Counselor

Jake Oliger
Overnight Camp Counselor

Jake is a student at Indiana University from Carmel, Indiana studying Computer Science. He is a cabin counselor and lifeguard this summer; his first year on staff at Tecumseh. Jake was a camper from Day Camp through Warriors and is already loving being back. He is excited to use this summer to grow in new experiences and meet new people.

Carolyn Oneal
Overnight Camp Counselor

Carolyn Oneal
Overnight Camp Counselor

Carolyn is from West Lafayette and is currently studying Social Studies Education at Indiana University. This will be her first summer on resident staff and her fifteenth summer at Camp Tecumseh. Her favorite parts of camp are chapel, nacho day, pool time, and theme dinners.

Kristin Osinski
Trading Post/Meal Host Specialist

Kristin Osinski
Overnight Camp Counselor

Kristin is so stoked for her first summer at Tecumseh! She can’t wait for all the campfires, songs, and memories to be made. While she’s originally from Ohio, Kristin has previously worked at YMCA camps in Michigan and Nebraska. It’s important to note, as well, that she very much enjoys long walks on the beach, Tex Mex, and Lazy Sunday’s. She’s ready to help make this summer one to remember for all!

Payton Osterhaus
Overnight Camp Counselor

Payton Osterhau
Overnight Camp Counselor

Payton is excited for clinics, aquatics time, and especially meeting and getting to know her campers!

Ava Peterson
Overnight Camp Counselor

Ava Peterson
Equestrian Camp Counselor

 

Gillian van Brenk
Overnight Camp Counselor

Gillian van Brenk
Overnight Camp Counselor

This will be Gillian’s second year as a cabin counselor at Camp Tecumseh, she is a junior at George Mason University studying Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Last summer some of her favorite things to do was nine-square in the air, morning chapels, and pickleball clinic. Gillian is so blessed to be back again to give campers the great experience she once had as a camper herself.

Nenn Pike
Overnight Camp Counselor

Nenn Pike
Overnight Camp Counselor

Nenn is from Elmhurst IL, and attends the University of Mississippi for Social Work and Child Psychology. This is her eleventh year at camp and she is so excited to help campers explore new things at camp such as high ropes courses, canoeing, and even hip hop clinic! Nenn loves croc gibets, dogs, mud hikes, eating Dino nuggets at lunch, and dressing up with her campers for opening campfire!

Emily Plaskett
Overnight Camp Counselor

Emily Plaskett
Overnight Camp Counselor

This is Emily’s first summer ever at Camp Tecumseh and she is so happy to get to spend time with so many amazing humans all summer! She is going to be a sophomore at Indiana University this fall and is studying Human Biology and Spanish. She adores dogs, flowers, and playing the ukulele, and is so excited to meet her campers and make friends throughout the summer!

Emily Polonus
Overnight Camp Counselor

Emily Polonus
Overnight Camp Counselor

Emily is a first-time counselor but a lifelong camper that is super excited to spend her summer at Camp Tecumseh. Emily loves running, reading, and making people laugh. If you ever want to talk Chicago Cub baseball, Emily is your go-to gal!

Peter Pozo
Overnight Camp Counselor

Peter Pozo
CILT Counselor

Peter is very happy to start this adventure. Obviously he lacks the pizza but will not allow this to be an inconvenience. Of course he realizes that it will not be easy but he is ready to do everything to make his trip unforgettable.

Kaylee Wiater
Overnight Camp Coordinator

Kaylee Wiater
Overnight Camp Coordinator

Kaylee is originally from Crete, IL and has just wrapped up her junior year at Purdue University studying special education and elementary education. She is super excited to be back at camp for her second summer, working with the Blazers as a unit coordinator. Her favorite things at camp include the pool, tan lines, and cheering people on in chapel.

Grace Ringer
Overnight Camp Counselor

Grace Ringer
Overnight Camp Counselor

As a young day camper, Grace always wanted to be a counselor someday, and now she is extremely excited for her first summer as a cabin counselor at Camp Tecumseh! She is originally from Chalmers, IN but is going into her senior year at Indiana University where she is studying social work. In her free time, Grace enjoys listening to music, reading, teaching herself how to play the ukulele and spending time with friends and family.

Darby Roberts
Overnight Camp Counselor

Darby Roberts
Overnight Camp Counselor

From the roundabouts of Carmel to the high ropes of Tecumseh, Darby is excited for her 9th summer having fun under the sun! When she’s not studying Civil Engineering, she can be found supporting her beloved Purdue Boilermakers, petting all the dogs, driving the Boilermaker Xtra Special, and making chocolate chip pancakes. Darby is pumped to help campers seek discomfort in discovering all of the neat and amazing things at camp, and can’t wait to meet all of the new campers!

Alexander Rockhold
Overnight Camp Counselor

Alexander Rockhold
Overnight Camp Counselor

Alexander is a rising senior in Mechatronics Engineering Technology at Purdue University. Alex is excited to use this summer to grow in his faith and make a difference in the lives of the campers who will be coming through Camp Tecumseh. Alexander is ready for a fulfilling summer at Camp Tecumseh!

Tamiris Rodrigues
Overnight Camp Counselor

Daniel Rollock
CILT Counselor

Daniel Rollock
CILT Counselor

Daniel is happy to be back for his 5th summer on Resident Camp staff! He is originally from West Lafayette and graduated from Butler University last year (go dawgs). This past year, Daniel worked the Outdoor Education program at Camp, combining his love of teaching and the outdoors! He is a giant comic book and movie nerd, and can’t wait for a summer full of adventure!

Caroline Short
Overnight Camp Counselor

Caroline Short
Overnight Camp Counselor

 

Leo Silva
Overnight Camp Counselor

Leo Silva
Overnight Camp Counselor

Leonam is excited to make new friends, improve his English, make the best summer for the kids and get the best experience in his life.

Ryan South
Overnight Camp Counselor

Ryan South
Overnight Camp Counselor

Ryan is excited for his first year as a camp counselor. He is a sophomore in the school of Mechanical Engineering Technology at Ivy Tech Lafayette and he enjoys having fun at camp. Ryan is a lifeguard and he is trained in high ropes and aquatics.

Felipe Souza
Overnight Camp Counselor

Felipe Souza
Overnight Camp Counselor

Steven Stark
Overnight Camp Counselor

Steven Stark
Overnight Camp Counselor

Graeme Supple
Overnight Camp Counselor

Graeme Supple
Overnight Camp Counselor

Natalie Tate
Overnight Camp Counselor

Robby Joe Underwood
Overnight Camp Counselor

Robby Joe Underwood
Overnight Camp Counseloran South

Overnight Camp Counselor

Sara Valadares
Overnight Camp Counselor

Sara Valadares
Overnight Camp Counselor

Sara is super excited to meet all of the amazing people this summer and make sure that the kids are going to have an incredible summer.

Laura Varone
Overnight Camp Counselor

Laura Varone
Overnight Camp Counselor

 

Guaci Velazquez
Overnight Camp Counselor

Guaci Velazquez
Overnight Camp Counselor

Guaci is excited to make everybody have an awesome summer!

Charlie Voirin
Overnight Camp Counselor

Charlie Voirin
Overnight Camp Counselor

Charlie is excited to have his 6th year at camp, with this year being his first on staff! He hails from Batavia, Illinois and is a rising sophomore at Kenyon college. Charlie is studying Biology there and playing the viola with the symphony as well

Vera Wall
Equestrian Camp Counselor

Vera Wall
Equestrian Camp Counselor

Vera is a rising sophomore at University of Dayton where she is majoring in Special Education and minoring in Psychology. Her hobbies include horseback riding, hammocking, basketball, hanging out with friends and her pets. This is her first year at Camp Tecumseh and she is fired up! She will be teaching the equestrian clinics and is excited to work with the campers to better their equitation. At home she works at her local YMCA as a lifeguard and will continuing guarding here at Camp Tecumseh. At her school she works at her campus recreation center as an outdoor education person.

Aleah Whaley
Overnight Camp Counselor

Aleah Whaley
Overnight Camp Counselor

Aleah is so excited for her first summer as a cabin counselor! She has been coming to camp since she was 5 years old and has loved it every summer. She is from West Lafayette, IN and goes to Purdue University.

Adam Zoeteman
Overnight Camp Counselor

Adam Zoeteman

Overnight Camp Counselor

Adam hails from the frosty planet of Hoth (also known as Michigan). He came to camp 15 years ago as a young Padawan learner. Watch for him teaching Tauntaun clinic at the barn or caring for the Ewoks at farm discovery. As the leader of the rebel alliance he will guide your young Jedi in the ways of living third!

Sarah Zoeteman
Overnight Camp Counselor

Sarah Zoeteman
Overnight Camp Counselor

Sarah hails from sunny southwest Florida. Naturally she is a Disney fanatic and has been wearing crazy socks around camp for 15 years! In the ten long months between summers at camp, she is a pre-nursing major at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers. Sarah will help your Disney princess believe that all you need is faith, trust, and a little pixie dust!

Overnight Camp Support Staff

Camp doesn’t run without some help behind the scenes. From running meals, to preparing program areas, to assisting campers and counselors with anything and everything, our support staff frees up our counselors to do what they do best: love those kids.

Claire Arrivo
Videographer

Claire Arrivo
Videographer

Claire is excited to spend her first summer ever at camp, doing what she loves, making videos, while being surrounded by a passionate community. She loves music, time outside, and creating. She can’t wait to make new friends and memories at this very special place.

Jon Brooks
Lake Front Manager

Jon Brooks
Lake Front Manager 

Autumn Bulington
Trading Post/Meal Host Specialist

Autumn Bulington
Trading Post//Meal Host Specialist 

Autumn is excited to make new friendships and to strengthen her relationship with God!

Alana Carta
Pool Assistant Manager

Alana Carta
Pool Assistant Manager

 

Sydney Chaney
River Village Assistant Director

Sydney Chaney
River Village Assistant Director 

This is Sydney’s 3rd summer at camp and she can’t wait to spend it in River Village again! Sydney is an Elementary Education major at Ball State University and will student teach in the Fall to then receive her bachelor’s degree in December. Some of Sydney’s favorite things at camp are chapels, closing campfire, grilled cheese day, and making new friends!

Lauren Colbert
Media Coordinator

Lauren Colbert
Media Coordinator

Lauren is an incoming senior at Indiana University studying Media Advertising. She is incredibly excited to be back for her 10th summer at Tecumseh and 4th on the Media Team. Her favorite things to photograph and film at camp are cookouts, mud hikes, and closing campfire. She can’t wait to take on new marketing endeavors this summer and help tell camp’s story through visual media.

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Shreya Daniel
Inclusion Specialist

Shreya Daniel

Inclusion Specialist

Shreya is from Chicago and just finished her freshman year at the University of Southern California on the pre-med track with dreams of becoming a neurodevelopmental doctor. She loves singing, napping, crafting, and board games. She can’t wait for her 10th summer at camp supporting kiddos all summer long!

Isaac DeMoss
High Ropes & Shooting Sports Specialist

Isaac DeMoss
High Ropes and Shooting Sports Specialist

Kathryn Donlin
Program Coordinator

Kate Donlin
Programs Coordinator

Kate is thrilled to be one of the Programs Coordinators at Tecumseh this summer! She will be spending her time organizing clinics and other fun activities around camp. Kate graduated in May from the University of Illinois with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After this summer she will be starting graduate school at the University of Maryland to get her Masters degree in Fire Protection Engineering. She is excited to see you around camp!

Caleb Eddy
Aquatics Staff

Caleb Eddy
Aquatics Staff 

Caleb has worked many summers at Camp Tecumseh but is ready to come back for another year to help show how amazing the camp experience can be. Originally from West Lafayette, he graduated from Purdue University in the May of 2018 with a degree in Organizational Leadership. Once a cabin counselor, he is now excited to be a part of the aquatics team, so you’ll usually find him somewhere near the Bradshaw and Shirk pools.

 

Whitney Ericksen
High Ropes/Shooting Sports Specialist

Whitney Ericksen
High Ropes/Shooting Sports Specialist

Whitney is excited for campfires, chapel and getting to hangout with all the campers at shooting sports and high ropes!

 

Taylor Fischl
Inclusion Specialist

Taylor Fischl
Inclusion Specialist

TFish is thrilled for her 14th summer at camp and 6th on staff! She is a rising senior at Butler University majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in early childhood education and a licensure in mild intervention. She is excited for a summer of making new friends, praising God in chapel, and making tons of gymp!

Rachel Edwards

Creative Arts Director

Rachel Edwards
Creative Arts Director

This is Rachel’s first summer at Camp Tecumseh! She is currently attending Ball State University to get her masters in emerging media design and development! Rachel has been going to summer camp for 15 summers now and loves to swim, rock climb, sing songs, and of course all arts and crafts related projects!

Katelynn Franscoviak
Barn Assistant/Instructor

Katelynn Franscoviak
Barn Assistant/Instructor

Katelynn Franscoviak is from West Lafayette, IN. She just finished her degree in Elementary Education from Grace College this past December. Katelynn is very excited to spend her 5th summer on staff at Camp Tecumseh!

Emily Lanigan Jones
Chapel Coordinator

Emily Lanigan Jones
Chapel Coordinator

 

Alex Milner
Program Coordinator

Alex Milner
Program Coordinator

Alex is coming back for his second summer as a Program Coordinator and he’s super excited to be teaming up with his partner, Kate! Outside of summer he works with the Outdoor Education team at camp as well. His favorite things about summer include seeing clinics, building friendships, and growing closer to God!

Megan Ruder
Camp Stores Manager

Megan Ruder
Camp Stores Manager

Megan is excited for her 7th summer at camp. She has worked at camp for 10 years now between Summer and Retreats staff and cannot get enough of being at Camp Tecumseh. Megan graduated from Purdue University (Boiler Up!) and is a full time teacher for a school district in Indianapolis, Indiana. She loves to be outside in nature going camping and hiking all the time, so working at camp is the perfect place for her in the off time from school. Megan works in the trading post so she gets to meet most of the campers everyday, and has a blast tossing ice cream and stuffed animals to everyone!

Alexis Simmons
Lake Village Assistant Director

Alexis Simmons
Lake Village Assistant Director

Alexis is thrilled for her 14th summer at camp. She loves Lake Village and is excited to support the counselors there all summer! In May 2019, she graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Advertising and minors in Spanish, Public Relations, and Criminology. Some of her favorite things at camp are the mini farm, viewing the stars from Main Field, and mornings at Kettlehut Chapel!

Madelyn Teague
Photographer

Madelyn Teague
Photographer

Madelyn is so pumped to be a part of the media team for Camp Tecumseh. Her favorite places to take photos at camp are at the lake and at opening camp fire. Madelyn is a Senior at Purdue and she is studying mass communications. She can’t wait to have a fantastic summer with the Tecumseh family!

Anna Tiplick
Photographer

Anna Tiplick
Photographer

Anna is a junior at Indiana University studying Sports Media Production. She will be one of the photographers on the media team this year. Anna is excited to capture photos and memories of the campers.

Corinne Zimmerman
Aquatics Staff

Corinne Zimmerman
Aquatics Staff