We are so excited to welcome our 2020 summer staff to the Lakeside family! Our staff come from all over the country (and world!) to use their God-given gifts and talents to serve our mission. Don't miss out on meeting an incredible member of our family; register for camp today!

Meet The 2020 Summer Staff

Samantha Lantz

Position: Food Service Director
 

Number of Summers on Staff: 3
 

Fun Fact: My favorite color is purple.

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

I am excited to be back at camp again and meet new people and see my old friends. I am excited to have a fun and meaningful summer with food, laughs,  campfires,  and adventure.  I want to learn as well as teach others, to grow in faith, and explore what camp can do for us.

Gelase Magnificat

Position: Media Intern
 

Number of Summers on Staff: 0

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. 

Austen Carnahan

Position: Counselor

Number of Summers on Staff: 1

Name of School: University of Northern Iowa
 

Year in School: Senior
 

Major: Liberal Studies, Culture and Performance Studies

 

Fun Fact: I don’t get dizzy no matter how many times I spin around.

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

I am excited to make impacts again and see kids grow in their faith!

Aleah Casebeer

Position: Support Staff
 

Number of Summers on Staff: 1st year!

Name of School: Carroll High School

Year in School: Junior

Fun Fact: I can do a really good British accent, which I will randomly start speaking in for no apparent reason.

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

I love kids, and I'm excited to help others grow in their faith and grow myself.

Jackie Toben

Position: Counselor
 

Number of Summers on Staff: This will be my first!

Name of School: Bryn Mawr College

Year in School: Sophomore

Major: Russian

Fun Fact: I once took a 40-hour train ride across the country.

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

I'm excited to meet lots of people and play/sing lots of music while growing in my faith!

Tabitha Bergstrom

Position: Counselor
 

Number of Summers on Staff: 1

Name of School: Minnesota State Mankato

Year in School: Going to be a freshman

Major: Graphic Design

Fun Fact: I was born and raised in New Jersey.

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

I am excited to make more memories at Lakeside and help kids grow in their faith. 

Rachel Kerger

Position: Counselor
 

Number of Summers on Staff: 3rd

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 am most excited about being back at camp and getting to have campfire worship again.

Emma Dahle

Position: Support Staff
 

Number of Summers on Staff: This will be my first!

School: Des Moines Area Community College

Major: Liberal Arts

Fun Fact: I once watched a Jane Austen movie 3 times in the row because it started to play again if left on long enough. 

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

Gosh, as a former camper, I remember the amazing weeks I had, which I know take a lot of work from all the staff. I’m really excited for the chance to help create that atmosphere for others. 

Samantha Crawford

Position: Counselor
 

Number of Summers on Staff: 2nd

School: University of Northern Iowa

Year in School: Just graduated

Major: Math Education

Fun Fact: I know sign language and have traveled on a mission trip to Jamaica to help at a Deaf School for a week.

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

Lakeside is an amazing camp, and I feel joy-filled when I am at camp. I am excited to see the campers and the staff for this summer.

Cole Reinking

Position: Counselor
 

Number of Summers on Staff: This will be my first.

School: Kingsley-Pierson High School

 

Year in School: Junior

Fun Fact: Spelling is a struggle for me.

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

I'm excited to work at Lutheran Lakeside Camp because I’m hoping this experience will grow my faith. I’m also thinking about becoming a middle school teacher, and this is a great opportunity to work on those skills.

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2491 170th St. 

Spirit Lake IA 51360

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TEL: 712-336-2109   

Office Manager: pam@lutheranlakeside.com

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