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

2018 staff at a glance
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Average age: 21
  • More than half of our staff return every year.
  • Our staff represent many different states and countries, including Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Poland and the United Kingdom.
  • Our counselors have attended incredible colleges, including:
  • 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.

 

Abbey Kruse

Cabin counselor

Alana Bojar

Cabin counselor

Alex King

Cabin counselor

Alex Vickroy

Trip leader

Andrew Scoffone

Cabin counselor

Andy Bieler

Cabin counselor

Beth Gratton

Head of arts & crafts

Bryant Thai

Cabin counselor

Caleb Thorn

Cabin counselor

Colin McHugh

Cabin counselor

Dax Ruhs

Trip leader

Dylan Simpson

Trip leader

Ed Majzlik

Head of riflery

Emily Farrell

Cabin counselor

Erin Berner-Coe

Cabin counselor

Erin Reisman

Head of waterfront

Fin Rarity

Cabin counselor

Gafyn Davies

Cabin counselor

Gretchen Roeder

Cabin counselor

Gretchen Schneider

Media intern

Griffin O’Hara

Cabin counselor

Hakeem Jenkins

Cabin counselor

Hannah Paterson

Cabin counselor

Harper Swing

Cabin counselor

Harry Arnott

Cabin counselor

Jack Kanzler

Cabin counselor

Jacob Pursel

Cabin counselor

Jake Onan

Head of off-camp adventures

James Linden

Cabin counselor

Jeep Wentsch

Head of boys' camp

Jenna Bradfute

Cabin counselor

Jennifer Jacober

Cabin counselor

Jill Daniell

Nurse

John Willard

Trip leader

Josh Hall

Cabin counselor

Joyce Costa

Cabin counselor

Kalie Hirt

Trip leader

Keegan Trofatter

Head of girls' camp

Laura Gaines

Cabin counselor

Lewis Alexander-Williams

Cabin counselor

Lexi Ackell

Cabin counselor

Luke de Aguiar

Cabin counselor

Mackinzie Goeke

Cabin counselor

Mark Heiphetz

Trip leader

Megan Lockheart

Cabin counselor

Michael O’Malley

Head of evening programs

Misha Stapp

Head of rock climbing

Morgan Sweeney

Cabin counselor

Nathan Brabender

Cabin counselor

Nicole Hart

Nurse

Pawel Kwapisz

Cabin counselor

Peter Benedict

Cabin counselor

Reid Short

Head of mountain biking

Rhian Alley

Cabin counselor

Rob LeMeur

Trip leader

Robin Bazan

Trip leader

Ruben Gonzales

Cabin Counselor

Ryan Baxter

Trip leader

Sarah Wysocki

Nurse intern

Spencer Butts

Cabin counselor