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2016 Summer Camp Staff

Amanda Gaddis

This is my first summer working as a Camp Counselor at Jameson Camp and I am beyond excited! My position at camp will be the Extreme Camp Counselor working with the low/high ropes courses. I am a native of Indianapolis and have grown up here my whole life. I went to high school at Brebeuf Jesuit and am now currently headed into my junior year at the University of Dayton majoring in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy. I have always been interested in psychology and absolutely love what I study but am not quite sure the exact direction I want to take as of now, other than the fact that I would love to work with youth in the future. I have a lot of experience working with children from many nannying jobs to my annual trip with my church youth group to volunteer as a counselor at a partnering church in Cincinnati. Last summer I worked for Insights Consulting doing respite care for adults and children with disabilities. I have volunteered many hours at Joy’s House Day Care in Broad Ripple working with adults with disabilities as well. I have a restless spirit and love to travel even if it is simply exploring a new park! I am so excited to be a part of Jameson Camp this summer because of the gorgeous camp grounds and the contagious happiness and imaginative nature that campers bring with them!

Anthony Gordon

Hi, my name is Anthony Gordon, and I am the Journalism instructor/cabin counselor. I am currently a student at Ivy Tech community college. I went to high school at Decatur Central High. My hobbies include collecting technology and making art. I enjoy being out in the sun and going for walks on warm or cool days. I like to travel I have been to Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, and Kentucky. I was born and raised in Indianapolis.

Bailey Jones

My name is Bailey Jones and I was born and raised here in Indianapolis. I am a nursing major at Indiana State University and this will be my second summer working at Jameson Camp. This summer I will be a Cabin Life Coordinator and I am very excited to make this a fun and memorable summer for both campers and staff!!

Brenna Kincaid

Hi, I’m Brenna. I am 21 years old and I currently attend the University of Evansville studying exercise science. I was born and raised in Danville, IN on a small farm right out of town. Growing up on a farm I have come to love being outside and with animals. I have been a gymnast, diver, swimmer, and dancer my whole life. Since high school, I have been volunteering at Hendricks Regional Health and have been going on mission trips for the past 10 years. During my free time I love reading books and taking pictures.

Brianne Sandlin

My name is Brianne and this will be my second summer at camp. After camp last summer I went to work at Disney World, and will do so again after this summer but I’m very excited to be back at camp and to be senior counselor! All camp days were my favorite part of camp as a kid and now I’m super excited I get to help plan them!

Jennifer Fitzpatrick

Hi my name is Jennifer, I’m 25 and from County Clare Ireland. I’m studying Applied Social Studies in Social Care in Limerick Institute of Technology . When I graduate I’m hoping to work with young people.

I am working part time as a Caregiver for the elderly. I’m a member of the Irish Red Cross, I volunteer collecting funds for a lots of different charities like, oesophageal cancer fund, local sports clubs, Alzheimer’s society of Ireland. Ive worked with a number of different organizations in Ireland from working with young kids to elderly in a residential unit.

I love going to concerts, comedy gigs, baking, hanging out with friends, going to the beach, being outdoors, going to local live music venues, and I love exploring the Wild Atlantic Way of Ireland !!!

I’m super excited about working in Jameson Camp this summer!!! I cant wait to get the whole camp experience, working with young people, working outdoors, explore this new setting, have  an adventure and of course have fun !!!!

Karen Fitzpatrick

My name is Karen Fitzpatrick, I am 23 years old and from Co Clare in Ireland.  I am a 3rd year student of Social Care with a career plan of becoming a youth worker when I graduate next year!

I decided to apply for camp because I love working with young people and doing all that I can to help someone!  I also want to experience working with different cultures to broaden my knowledge of the youth work field! I know the opportunity of working in Jameson Camp this summer will be life changing for me!

I love trying new things, meeting new people and I absolutely love anything to do with nature!

In the past I have volunteered for the Irish Red Cross, fund raised for various charities and volunteered at a homework club – helping kids with their after school work!

I always wanted to go to America, so I cannot put into words my excitement of working at Jameson Camp this summer!!!

Katie Glackin

Hello! I’m Katie Glackin and I’m from Columbus, Indiana. I just graduated from Butler University in May, and am very excited to start my career as a math teacher this fall at Brownsburg East Middle School. I am very excited to come back for my second summer at Jameson. Last year I was a cabin counselor and archery instructor, and this summer I will be a Cabin Life Coordinator. I will be working with the other counselors and staff to ensure that all campers have a safe and fun time at Jameson Camp!

Laney Brown

My name is Laney! I am from a small town in Pennsylvania called, Titusville. I am a rising junior at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. At Allegheny I am majoring in neuroscience and psychology. I am involved in a service-oriented program at my school. This program allows me to work within the community on a regular basis. I am currently a program coordinator at a site called, Creating Landscapes for Children and Families. During the school year, the program serves as an open space for children and their families to engage in educational activities. After a lesson, we all gather around for a family style dinner prepared by the parents. In the summer, the organization is in charge of growing and maintaining a community garden.

Outside of classes and hanging out at Creating Landscapes, I love being with my family and friends, and exploring the outdoors. My two favorite things to do outside are swimming and fishing. I am super excited to be a camp counselor at Jameson this summer and can’t wait to meet everyone!

Marissa McDowell

Hi my name is Marissa McDowell! I grew up in Avon, Indiana, and I will be a sophomore at the University of Kentucky next year. I plan to graduate with a degree in Human Health Sciences, and attend graduate school to become a Physician’s Assistant. I have a passion for nature, and I often backpack, rock climb, and hike in my free time. As an outdoor education instructor, I am eager to teach campers about the diversity of plants and animals around them and get them excited about nature too!

Previously, I have worked in retail and as a lifeguard at the Plainfield Aquatic Center. I have also been a mentor in Avon High School’s freshman mentoring program and a mentor for the University of Kentucky’s College Mentors for Kids program. Through these volunteer opportunities, I have worked with children of all ages and gained valuable experience. I am so excited to meet all the new campers at Camp Jameson and make this a summer they won’t forget!

Natalie Sickles

My name is Natalie Sickles. I was born in Munster, Indiana, and have lived in Valparaiso, Indiana, for the majority of my life. I am currently a junior Sociology and Criminology major with a double minor in Human Biology and Psychology at Valparaiso University. At Valparaiso University, I am a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and volunteer for College Mentors for Kids.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, hiking, escaping to the beach, playing sports, reading, drawing, and being outdoors.

I am excited to spend my summer working at Jameson Camp for the opportunity to work with children and youth. I am anxious to instill confidence and knowledge in others. I am also looking forward to conquering not only some of my own minute fears but others’ fears as well. I am looking forward to the excitement, challenges, fun, and friendships that will develop over the course of the summer. Having an everlasting positive impact on the lives of those that I encounter this summer is a major goal of mine.

Richard Bowman

Hi, I’m Richard. I have been going to Jameson Camp for about 9 years now; I started out as a regular camper, went through the Youth Leadership Program, then was finally hired as paid staff. I go to Ben Davis High School and will begin my senior year in the fall. I am Senior Captain for my school’s speech team, where I am a double state champion, in poetry and memorized duo, and a national qualifier. I plan to be a double major in college in two engineering fields, then after go on to teach at the college level. But the most important thing to know about me is that I love Jameson Camp!

Tetee Dahn

My name is Tetee Dahn. I am a student at Franklin College in Franklin Indiana. I am going to be a sophomore next fall and I am a Biology Pre-Med major. I live in Indianapolis, IN. I currently work as a youth leader/Sunday School teacher so I love spending time with kids. They keep you on your feet all day long and they teach you a lot. I enjoy reading books and listening to music. Family always comes first, so I value my family a lot. I will be working as a cabinet counselor/Archery instructor at Jameson Camp this summer. What excites me most about working at Camp is being a child’s hero. Being there for the children and helping them to accomplish their best. I am excited to share my experiences and to also gain new experiences.

Rachel Krutulis

14. My name is Rachel Krutulis. I am a junior at Purdue University, majoring in biology and minoring in forensics. I love to play sports, especially volleyball. I love animals and would love to become a vegetarian someday. My favorite thing to do is travel and go on adventures. My favorite destination is the beach. If I’m on the beach, I will read a book all day! A big part of my life is being a part of Purdue University Dance Marathon. We help raise money f or Riley Children’s Hospital for Children. Helping others is one of my biggest passions. I am so excited to be here at Jameson Camp this summer. I can’t wait to make this the best summer ever!

Calsie

15. My name is Calsie. I’m 18 years old. I currently attend Vincennes University. I’m going to school for Audio Recording. I’m a very outgoing person. I love to sing, draw, help others and work with children. Jameson Camp is a big part of my life and because I am too old to be a camper, I decided to continue my journey at Jameson as a camp counselor. Jameson camp will always be my home away from home for myself and my younger sisters.

Jill A. McCollum

I am from the sunflower state of Kansas, presently living the wild, wild, west town of Dodge City. I am a high school special education teacher at the high school. I have been teaching here for seven years. I grew up and spent most of my life on a farm, running the dairy.

I have done volunteering work the past summers, 2012 in Wisconsin Dells and 2013 in Kentucky. I really enjoyed working the outdoors and seeing youngsters blossom.

Some of my hobbies are cooking and reading. I also enjoy hiking and riding bikes.

I am excited to about coming to work at Jameson because I can see young individuals in a different environment other than school.

Ben Smith

Hi, my name is Ben Smith. I am originally from a small town outside of Charlottesville, Virginia called Batesville. Currently I am attending The Independence Academy of Indiana. I have been a youth leader at Jameson Camp for three years. I was a CIT for last year’s camp session and have applied to be a junior counselor this year. My hobbies and interests are mostly music related. I mostly listen to 50s Rock n Roll and 80s music. I also sing and play guitar as well. I am so excited to be working with you guys this summer!