We are so excited to have our summer staff here at Lakeside with us! Staff come from all over to celebrate and share the work that God is doing here at camp and throughout the world.

Meet The 2019 Summer Staff

Samantha Crawford

Position: Counselor
 

Number of Summers on Staff: 0

(but really excited for my first one)
 

Name of School: University of Northern Iowa    
 

Year in School:
 

Major:  Secondary Math Education    
 

Fun Fact: I love sign language. 
 

Why are you excited about working at Lutheran Lakeside Camp this summer?
I have always wanted to work at a camp and I love working with kids of all ages. I feel like it is a really good opportunity to grow in my faith while working with the kids to grow in theirs. I used to go to camp as a kid for years and I can’t tell you how much it changed my life. I want to help change the lives of others just like camp did for me.

Austen Carnahan

Position: Counselor
 

Number of Summers on Staff: 0
 

Name of School: University of Northern Iowa    
 

Year in School:
 

Major: Communication/Performance
 

Fun Fact: I can make my right thumb disappear. 
 

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

I am excited for this summer to be with kids and have fun outdoor activities. This gives me a better chance to be a role model and spread the word of God.

Albie

Nicol

Position: Day Camp Coordinator
 

Number of Summers on Staff:

(1st one - Woohoo!)

Name of School: University of Northern Iowa    
 

Year in School: 2
 

Major: English Education; Minor in Religion; Minor in Sexuality, Women, and Gender Studies
 

Fun Fact: I am Enneagram number 2 - The Helper.
 

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

I am excited to work at Lakeside this summer to grow in my faith and further determine my call to ministry!

Daniel 

Lunde

Position: Waterfront Coordinator
 

Number of Summers on Staff: 1

 

Name of School: University of Iowa
 

Year in School:
 

Major: Enterprise Leadership
 

Fun Fact: I can bench press nearly 300 lbs. 
 

Why are you excited about working at Lutheran Lakeside Camp this summer?
I am excited to work at Lakeside this summer because I am looking forward to being in the outdoors and to create memories.

Maggie

Brown

Position: Support Staff and Media Intern
 

Number of Summers on Staff: 0

 

Name of School: Western Iowa Technical Community College

Year in School: 2
 

Major: Video and Media Production
 

Fun Fact: I love to sing. Especially Broadway Musicals – currently my favorite is “Be More Chill” (I know every song).

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

I am excited to work with Kevin in the kitchen, to make new friendships, to strengthen my relationship with God, to positively influence campers in their time at camp and to enjoy the summer outdoors!

Alley 

Self

Position: Health Coordinator

Number of Summers on Staff: 0

(but extremely excited for my first!!)

 

Name of School: Creighton University

Year in School: 1
 

Major: Biology, Pre-med/Nursing

 

Fun Fact: My ideal job is to become a nurse practitioner and hopefully have the opportunity to work for Doctors Without Borders someday!

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

I’m excited to come back to the camp that I went to as a kid, and help make everyone’s experience a positive one! I’m also very excited to further my faith and help kids grow in theirs!

Tabitha

Bergstrom

Position: Counselor in Training (CIT)
 

Number of Summers on Staff: 0

Name of School: Brookings High School
 

Year in School: Junior
 

Fun Fact: I am on the local club swim team and have been swimming competitively for years.

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

I am excited to build my relationship with god and make friends.

Kevin

Linder

Position: Head Cook
 

Number of Summers on Staff: 4

Place of Residence: Akron, IA

Off-Season Occupation: Music Teacher

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

I am excited about sharing the love of Jesus Christ through our food, fellowship, and fun!! The preparation and each meal is truly an act of love and it is only by the grace of my Lord and Savior that it is at all possible! 

Abbie

Greene

Position: Adventure Coordinator
 

Number of Summers on Staff: 1

 

Name of School: University of Northern Iowa
 

Year in School: 4
 

Major: Music & Psychology
 

Fun Fact: I've only lived in states that are four letters long and both begin and end in vowels. (HINT: there's two of them!)

Why are you excited about working at Lutheran Lakeside Camp this summer?
I'm excited to help facilitate spiritual growth and to challenge people to adventure daringly!

Xavier

Ray

Position: Counselor
 

Number of Summers on Staff: 1

 

Name of School: Augsburg University
 

Year in School: 3
 

Major: Child Psychology
 

Fun Fact: I love the Minnesota Vikings!

Why are you excited about working at Lutheran Lakeside Camp this summer?
I'm excited to grow as a person and connect with all the kids at camp!

Melinda 

Bethke

Position: Counselor
 

Number of Summers on Staff: 0

 

Name of School: University of Northern Iowa
 

Year in School: 3
 

Major: Leisure Youth and Human Services
 

Fun Fact: I love softball.

Why are you excited about working at Lutheran Lakeside Camp this summer?
I'm excited to let loose and have fun outdoors!

Emma VandeLune

Position: Counselor in Training (CIT)
 

Number of Summers on Staff: 0

 

Name of School: Washington High School
 

Year in School: Junior
 

Fun Fact: I am one of seven children.

Why are you excited about working at Lutheran Lakeside Camp this summer?I’m excited to spend time in the environment, to meet new people, and to grow in my faith.

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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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