Every summer we hire about 20, incredible high school and college-aged students to help us make camp happen! 

Applications for the summer of 2021 are still being accepted.

As staff are hired, we'll introduce them below.

Meet the 2021 Summer Staff

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Position: Media Intern


Summers on Staff: 1

 

Name of School: University of Northern Iowa


Year in School: Senior

 

Major: Media Production


Fun Fact: I love singing, but I am the worst singer. 


Why are you excited about working at Lutheran Lakeside Camp this summer?


I love working in a loving and a caring firm – it goes way better when it is a religious-based one. Reason is that I grew up in a Religious Minor Seminary, and it really gave me a very good style of living; so, I want to keep that kind of dedication, and stay surrounded with that sort of environment. 
 

Rachel Kerger

Position: Day Camp Coordinator

Summers on Staff: 3

Name of School: Graduate from the University of Northern Iowa

Major: Bachelor’s in psychology

 

Fun Fact: I served in the Peace Corps and was stationed in Belize


Why are you excited about working at Lutheran Lakeside Camp this summer? 

 

I can’t wait for campfire worships!
 

Maggie Domek

Position: Support Staff

Summers on Staff: 2

Name of School: Graduate from Estherville Lincoln Central High School all will be attending Dordt University this fall

Major: Elementary Education with endorsements in music and coaching

 

Fun Fact: I am afraid of frogs and toads


Why are you excited about working at Lutheran Lakeside Camp this summer? 

 

I get to teach kids about the love God gives everyone and Lakeside is one of my favorite places.
 

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Paige Copple

Position: Adventure Coordinator

Summers on Staff: 1st

Name of School: Iowa State

Year in School: Super Senior

Major: Early Childhood Education/ Child, Adult, and Family Services

Fun Fact: I was a dancer for the Sioux City Bandits a professional indoor football team!

Why are you excited about working at Lutheran Lakeside Camp this summer?

I am extremely excited to meet new friends and show them all the fun adventures we can have together and with God.

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Teishawna James

Position: Camp Counselor

Summers on Staff: 1st

Year in School: Sophomore

Major: Psychology

Fun Fact: I love giraffes

Why are you excited about working at Lutheran Lakeside Camp this summer?

I'm super excited to meet my future coworkers/friends and even more excited to meet the amazing campers. I'm excited to bring excitement and good energy from Florida and hopefully leave a great impact to the amazing state of Iowa.

Tabitha Bergstrom

Position: Camp Counselor

Summers on Staff: 2

Name of School: Minnesota State- Mankato

Year in School: Freshman

Major: Graphic Design

Fun Fact: My family has been attending camp for over 40 years.

Why are you excited about working at Lutheran Lakeside Camp this summer?

I can't wait to show campers the love of God.

Traci Ranschau

Position: Support Staff

Summers on Staff: 1st

Name of School: Mocfv

Year in School: Junior

Fun Fact: I play sports, track is my favorite

Why are you excited about working at Lutheran Lakeside Camp this summer?

I am excited about being able to build relationships, to be able to get closer to God and I am most excited about helping out this summer.

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Josemaria Espinoza

Position: Camp Counselor

Summers on Staff: 3

Name of School: University of Iowa

Year in School: Junior

Major: Civil Engineering

Fun Fact: I swam with dolphins

Why are you excited about working at Lutheran Lakeside Camp this summer?

There isn't a better place to be than Lakeside, the place, the environment, the activities, how you get connected with God but also the people there make Lakeside the best place to be.

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Hunter Campbell

Position: Support Staff

Summers on Staff: 1st

Name of School: Ballard High School

Year in School: graduating

Fun Fact: I like to help others

Why are you excited about working at Lutheran Lakeside Camp this summer?

Lakeside will take me out of my comfort zone and I will get to meet some new people and this will allow me to have fun.

Courtney Harle

Position: Camp Counselor

Summers on Staff: 1st

Name of School: Iowa State

Year in School: Freshman

Major: Kinesiology and Health

Fun Fact: I love to travel and have been to 18 states

Why are you excited about working at Lutheran Lakeside Camp this summer?

I can't wait to immerse myself in camp life to share my faith, meet, and grow alongside so many wonderful people.

Mikayla Lovelace

Position: Camp Counselor

Summers on Staff: 1st

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Why are you excited about working at Lutheran Lakeside Camp this summer?

Brendan Demaris

Position: Camp Counselor

Summers on Staff: 1st

Fun Fact: I love pretty much all animals and creatures of all sorts

Why are you excited about working at Lutheran Lakeside Camp this summer?

I'm excited to work at camp because I'll get to have a ton of fun with the kids. I'll also be able to get closer to God and have a chance to connect with him more.