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Camp Staff Bios

The camp staff are committed to creating a supportive and nurturing environment for the girls who attend Camp Evelyn or Camp Manitou. Although many are studying or working in related fields such as education, psychology, sociology, recreation, social work, and more, they are chosen primarily for their keen interest and ability to work with children in a camp setting.

To prepare for the summer, staff go through background checks, an interview process, and take part in an intensive 12-day pre-camp training period that covers various topics that include, but is not limited to, emergency procedures, CPR/First Aid/AED/Lifeguarding, waterfront safety, homesickness, and more.

Below are a few camp staff that cannot wait to see you this summer!


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Meet Daisy!
Director of Camp and Program

Daisy is extremely excited for her third summer as the Director of Camp and Program! Daisy also worked at camp for many years prior to taking the position of Director of Camp and Program. She can't get enough of camp! Before she became the Director of Camp and Program, Daisy taught special education students. She has a dual degree in elementary and special education, and over the years has developed a lot of strategies for working with kids in the school and camp setting. In her free time, Daisy loves to paint, read, roller blade, and camp. She can't wait to see what this summer will bring and looks forward to working with staff to create a fantastic summer for the campers. 

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Meet Spark!
Property Manager

Spark will be celebrating his 27th year with the Girl Scouts of Manitou Council this summer. He started out as a part-time caretaker of Camp Manitou for eight years. When his dream job of full-time Property Manager at Camp Evelyn opened up in 2002, he quit his full-time job in Manitowoc and moved to Camp Evelyn with his family. Spark pretty much single-handedly takes care of Camp Evelyn, except for some help in the summer time, to make sure camp is safe and always in good working order for everyone. Spark holds certifications in OSHA, ANSI and ISO. His specialties are trail-building, invasive plant management, and pool maintenance. He knows Camp Evelyn like the back of his hand! When Spark isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Linda, his three adult children, and seven grandchildren. Spark’s favorite thing about Camp Evelyn is its incredible natural beauty.