The hardest part of every staff training is saying goodbye to last summer. Each year, our staff is phenomenal in so many unique and different ways, it really is impossible to compare one summer to the next. However, that being said, it’s even harder to say goodbye to the people who were up here for the summer who are not returning. Below you will find the names of the staff who left after last summer:
After 8 years as site director, Dave has stepped down as Luther Dell’s site director. This summer he is working with an organization called Camp Noah, which provides disaster relief around the United States. AS much as Dave is going to miss camp, he will enjoy having a little more time to listen to Podcasts.
After two summers at Luther Dell, Caitlin has taken the summer off for an internship at Allianz Insurance Company
After one summer at Luther Dell, Kenny is staying closer to home this summer, however, he will hopefully come up to help us out when we’re shorthanded and in need of more counselors.
Beth/Canteencelor/Elizadeathany is working at her home church, Bethesda, as an interim Youth Director for the summer. She will be back to Luther Dell this summer, but this time as a Church Staff!
EmJ is taking a summer course in Organic Chemestry at St. Olaf College this summer, so she will not be returning after one summer at camp.
After a 6 month internship down in LaCrosse, WI, Carly has officially gotten a job as a Child Life Specialist at Children’s Hospital in MN. While we’re sad to see her go after 3 summers at Luther Dell, we’re so excited to see he live into her vocation there.
After Two summers working in the kitchen, Erin has decided to stay closer to school and has an internship lined up at a ropes course in Eau Claire for the summer. We’ll miss her friendship and leadership, but it takes a lot of energy to work in the kitchen and we’re so thankful to have her experience in there the past few summers!
After three summers at Luther Dell and one summer at Trinity, Emily decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail with her boyfriend, Jake. The trail is over two-thousand miles, so we are praying for safe travels and a lack of injury for them. No matter what happens, it’ll be quite the adventure for them.
After one summer of working at camp (and more volunteering) Stacey is not coming back because she has a full time position at General Mills! Among other things she’s learned there, the official name for the marshmallows in Lucky Charms are Marbits…who knew?
After spending this spring on a mission trip in Mexico, Valentine is staying closer to her family this summer so she will not be returning to camp. We are thankful for her help in the kitchen last summer!
After being one of the best maintenance goons in recent memory, we’re sad to say that Brock got an internship at SMC using some big machinery for his degree at St. Cloud Tech. We’ll miss his effectiveness and productivity…but will anyone miss being hit by his cannon in dodge-ball?
After two summers on staff, Zach couldn’t quite swing a third summer as he is working two jobs in St. Cloud while prepping for student teaching this fall. We’ll miss having him as a maintenance goon, but we’re excited to see how he does teaching this fall!
After 3 summers on staff, Devin finally hung up his counselor’s hat and put on a set of scrubs. After graduating from Bethel University this spring, Devin is currently studying for his nursing boards and hopefully once he passes those, he’ll be able to come up to camp some more and visit!
A huge thank you to all of these amazing, wonderful staff, for their years of service to Luther Dell, the camp, and most of all the campers! You will be greatly missed!