Jack: Junior Educator
Hi! I’m Jack and I’m in 11th grade at Loy Norrix High School. This is my 2nd year working at the Nature Center, and was a camper for one year when I was really little. My favorite thing to do outside is play ultimate frisbee.
Hi! I’m Alexi, or Lexi and I’m a Junior Educator. I go to Loy Norrix and this is my first year working at KNC. Outside of camp I play ice hockey and draw and paint. I love to camp and hike and I’m really excited to join everyone at camp this year!
Cole “Rocky”: Junior Educator
I’m Cole but go by Rocky. I currently attend Kalamazoo Central High School, this is my 2nd year working at KNC but I never was a camper here. I did attend many camps before like Pretty Lake and Sherman Lake.. My favorite thing to do outside is to play hide and seek (it's the best game ever!). My favorite thing about camp would be the beautiful summer breeze and the lovely plants. I couldn't be anymore excited to come back to camp.
Ashton: Junior Educator
My name is Ashton, and I’m currently a junior at Parchment HS and plan either attending Western Michigan or Northern Michigan University after I graduate. I play volleyball and soccer for my school. I hope to be joining my schools first female golf team next year. I love photography and painting and am a huge sucker for dad jokes. I went to the KNC camp when I was younger for quite a few years and I absolutely loved it! My favorite thing to do outside is tied between hammocking and hiking.
Trisha: Junior Educator
Hi my name is Trisha and I currently attend Comstock High School. I have been to camp before, twice, when I was 8-9 years old and had so much fun! This is my third summer here as a Junior Educator and my favorite thing to do at camp is to hike and explore new things. I am very excited for camp this year and look forward to a great summer!
Sam: Junior Educator
Hi, my name is Sam. I have been schooled at home for the last 7 years and I live in the Plainwell area. I have fond memories of the 3 summers I attended KNC camp when I was younger. My favorite things when I was a camper were playing games and meeting new friends. Nowadays, hiking and observing wildlife are what I love best when I am outside.
Lilly: Junior Educator
My name is Lily and I will be a Junior Educator. This will be my first year working for at KNC and I am very excited! I love being outdoors and around kids. Outside of camp I love going to the beach and hiking in the woods. I will be attending Eastern Michigan University in the fall and plan to study environmental sciences. Can’t wait to spend the summer with KNC!
Sophie: Junior Educator
My name is Sophie and I am a Junior Educator. I will be a freshman at Kalamazoo Central High School and KAMSC. This will be my first summer working as an educator at the Kalamazoo Nature Center Camp. I had lots of fun working as a volunteer for all of the spring and summer 2017 camp season! I was also a camper at the KNC Camp for six years! My favorite thing to do outside is explore wildlife, and play fun, nature-related games. I love hiking, being on boats, horseback riding, and being around animals. One day, I want to be a Marine Biologist! The great thing about the KNC camp is that it allows for kids to explore nature, while also having fun. I am so excited for camp!
Mec’asia: Junior Educator
My name is Mec’asia and this is my first year working at KNC. I’m going to be a junior at Portage Northern next year, and I am super excited to be playing with you guys this summer--let’s do this !
Ethan: Junior Educator
Hi I’m Ethan and I go to Mattawan High School. I have Worked at KNC for one year. I have been a camper at KNC since I was in 2nd Grade. I love playing baseball outside and hiking. I love being outside at camp. I am beyond excited about camp.
Liv: Junior Educator
My name is Olivia, or Liv, and I am a Junior Educator. I am a student at Kalamazoo Central High school. I have gone to Camp Wakeshma for 5 years. I love to interact and learn about animals along with hiking. I currently own two dogs and two chinchillas. I care for the chinchillas by myself and train them. I have extensive knowledge on wildlife and nature. I am thrilled for camp to start!
Gracie: Junior Educator
Hello, I am Gracie Monroe and I will be a Junior Educator for the first time this summer. I am going into 11th grade at Gull Lake High School. My favorite part of being outdoors is interacting with the plants and animals living there. I've been a camper at a couple of places previously, including the Nature Center, and I'm excited to help create an enjoyable experience for future campers. I look forward to working with everyone to make this summer great!
Ava: Junior Educator
I'm Ava, and I go to Loy Norrix High School. This is my first year counseling at KNC, and I couldn't be more psyched! I love the outdoors, and I especially enjoy rock climbing, kayaking, camping, reading in my hammock, and going to the beach. My favorite thing about camp is that we get to spend the whole day outside taking part in fun activities that wouldn't be possible at home. I can't wait to spend the summer at camp!
Brandon: Junior Educator
Hi All, I'm Brandon. I'm a junior at K Central, and excited to spend another summer at KNC. Last year was my first year as part of the staff here, but I've been coming for summer camp since 2nd grade. I love outside exploration, so being here this summer comes naturally for me! I look forward to another great summer here!