Get To Know Our 2016 Camp Staff!


Summer Camp is officially underway, with an awesome group of staff to lead our campers, inspire their curiosity and help them learn about nature while having a wonderful summer at Woldumar!

travis2016Travis is our Assistant Director, and this is his first year working at Woldumar. Travis was born on the same day as NFL great Emmett Smith, and is excited to teach canoeing!

alex2016Alex is our Activities Coordinator, also working his first summer at Woldumar. Alex loves studying language and is currently learning Spanish and Portuguese. He enjoys teaching about nature and the environment and how our actions affect the world around us.

harleigh2016This is Harleigh’s first year as a camp counselor at Woldumar. Harleigh has a “Bug” — a Boston Terrier/Pug mix — named Penelope. She’s excited to take campers bug catching (we assume she’s talking about insects, not dogs!).

jonathan2016Jonathan has been on staff at Woldumar for four years, and was a camper for 6 years before that! Jonathan loves to sing and writes songs for the piano (side note: he’s also one talented artist. He made the wood-burned “Camp Discovery” sign you see in these photos). Jonathan is looking forward to sharing his knowledge of edible wild plants with campers this summer.

tessa2016Tessa was born and raised in Michigan’s Upper Penninsula and moved to Kalamazoo 3 years ago to study psychology. This is Tessa’s first year working as a counselor at Woldumar. She’s been looking forward to getting to know her campers and teaching them about the earth. She says, “Michigan is a beautiful state and the perfect place to learn about the wilderness.”

mike2016Mike is also working as a counselor at Woldumar for the first time, but as a teacher, he brought classes of elementary students here a number of times. He has seen the Dave Matthews band over 25 times, so after camp don’t be surprised to find him laying under the table and dreaming (those kids will wear you out!). Mike is elated to be teaching outdoors this summer!

tom2016Tom is a camp counselor and has worked at Woldumar for 3 years. He was a camper for many, many years before that. Tom loves to write stories and is excited to teach campers about shelter building and survival skills this summer!

lauren2016This is Lauren’s 5th year working at Woldumar, and she pretty much grew up here as a camper. Lauren can entertain campers by moving her bottom eyelids from side to side… she’s looking forward to making this the best summer of Camp Discovery yet!

The staff are all looking forward to a great summer exploring and discovering science and nature as they play outside with your kids!