Camp Pinnacle Staff

Our counselor team is the heart and soul of Camp Pinnacle. They are more than just counselors—they are role models, mentors, and friends to our campers. Every new counselor has undergone our extensive interview process, including three interviews, three reference checks, and a complete background check. Every counselor attends a two-week orientation that begins with an emphasis on building a close, inclusive, and caring community. Before orientation, every staff member receives certifications in CPR and wilderness first aid or wilderness first responder.

Outstanding all around! Wynn had such a great experience. We especially appreciate the Camp Pinnacle philosophy and the excellent preparation and training that counselors get—not only to provide great teaching in the activities but to be role models, to build relationships with kids, and to foster friendships and personal growth for campers. She always tells people that she LOVES camp because of her great counselors, her friends, and the outdoor stuff she can’t do here at home. – Christy Miller, Westwood Hills, KS

Staff at a glance
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Average age: 21
  • More than half of our staff return every year.
  • Our counselors attend such colleges as:
  • Harvard University
  • Yale University
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Columbia University
  • Duke University
  • University of Florida
  • Colorado College
  • Stanford University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Vassar College
  • Clemson University
  • College of Charleston
  • Dartmouth College
  • University of Michigan
  • Elon University
  • Sewanee, University of the South
  • University of California
  • Washington University

See our counselors’ bios below.

 

Abby Hepp

Cabin counselor

Aidan Reisman

Cabin counselor

Andrea Little Gray

Head nurse

Andrew Scoffone

Head of boys' camp

Anna Grace Ritchie

Cabin counselor

Anne Jones

Nurse

Anthony Townsend

Trip leader

Bella Pantoja

Cabin counselor

Ben Whorf

Cabin counselor

Beth Pate

Nurse

Brandon Schoenfeld

Cabin counselor

Casey Lakatos

Cabin counselor

Claire Patterson

Media intern

Drew Wilson

Cabin counselor

Ella Dockendorf

Cabin counselor

Emily Payne

Head of evening programs

Emma Stout

Cabin counselor

Eric Lenhart

Head trip leader

Georgia Cole

Media intern

Grace Beneke

Cabin counselor

Gretchen Roeder

Cabin counselor

Haley Gordy

Cabin counselor

Hannah McKinley

Kitchen staff

Hunter Hickman

Cabin counselor

Jack Hussey

Head of mountain biking

Jack Privette

Head of ropes

Jackson Zemp

Cabin counselor

Jacob Brenner

Cabin counselor

Jacob Pursel

Head of boys' camp

Jameson Brooksher

Cabin counselor

Jill Bienek

Cabin counselor

Jordan Ripka Dailey

Head of target sports

Josh Stewart

Cabin counselor

Josh Swope

Cabin counselor

Kathryn Anderson

Cabin counselor

Luke Bleynat

Cabin counselor

Mackinzie Goeke

Cabin counselor

Madison Bain

Cabin counselor

Margaret Timberlake

Head of girls' camp

Mary Jane Walker

Nanny

Matthew Reese

Cabin counselor

Mihika De Souza

Cabin counselor

Miranda Crosby

Trip leader

Natalie Yehle

Cabin counselor

Nate Hollmann

Cabin counselor

Nathan Turner

Trip leader

Nicole Hart

Nurse

Nicole Reeves

Cabin counselor

Parker Allen

Trip leader

Rose Goodbread

Trip leader

Rylie Young

Cabin counselor

Sophia Adams

Cabin counselor

Stefan Woolley

Cabin counselor

Tilly Boraks

Cabin counselor

Timmy Gies

Cabin counselor

Wes Hair

Cabin counselor

Will Norry

Cabin counselor