Camp Leelanau Staff

Reed Timoner

// Head Counselor

“Hi everyone! My name is Reed, I am from Fairfax, VA and I will be a Head Counselor this summer. It is my 13th summer at Camp, my 4th on staff, and my second year in HQ. I am a rising senior at the College of William & Mary, majoring in Government and minoring in American Studies. I am so thrilled to be back at Leelanau doing what I love most – living through Spirit and making memories with all of our campers!”

Joey White

// Trips

My name is Joey and I grew up in Royal Oak, Michigan. I live half time in St. Louis where I work at a climbing gym called Upper Limits, and at Home Depot. The other half of the time is back at Camp Leelanau (the best place on earth or any planet). My role at camp is to help facilitate the best possible experience while out on Trips. That’s where your kids actually become campers (and men). In camp is okay too. I am super excited to come back to camp for my 12th consecutive summer and my third as a trips counselor with Sean O’Hagan. We are going to make this the best summer for trips that has ever been! Your kids are going to learn more than they ever believed possible about preparing food in the great outdoors! On top of that, we read the weekly Bible lesson in incredible places, like overlooking waterfalls, sitting on logs over beautiful rivers, and maybe even on some small Upper Peninsula mountains. Some of the best memories I have from camp are out on the trail!

Jeremy Hanson

// RCA

Hello, my name is Jeremy, I grew up in a small town in Minnesota where winter lasts until late April. I am going to be teaching RCA this summer. I’m super excited and have a ton of cool ideas up my sleeve. Camp Leelanau is my home and I’m so happy to come home.

Graeme Mahon

// Sailing and Music/Drama

Greetings! My name is Graeme and I hail from Barrington, Illinois, a small suburb just on the outskirts of the Windy City, however I’ll be relocating this fall to Muncie, Indiana where I’ll be attending Ball State University to work towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre! This summer will be my 8th on Pyramid Point and 1st on staff, and I couldn’t be more excited. I’ll be on the waterfront teaching Sailing to all the fine young men of Leelanau, as well as putting my theatrical and musical skills to good use as the Music/Drama counselor extraordinaire! Camp has always been a home for me and I couldn’t be more ready to help the next generation of leaders learn and grow as Christian Scientists and as men. Looking forward to seeing all the bright faces of Leelanau in June!

Colin Saad

// In-House Engineer

Hi, I’m Colin. I hail from the greater St. Louis area, but spend most of my time studying mechanical engineering in Milwaukee. This summer I’m going to be camp’s in-house engineer—wait, they have one of those? You might ask. Well, they do now. During the time leading up to camp I will be working on designing a new teamwork oriented pair’s ropes course that will be constructed over the duration of the summer. Sound awesome? Then come to camp and get to be a part of it!

Brett Huntley

// Waterfront Director

Hello! My name is Brett and I am this summer’s Waterfront Director! I just graduated with a B.A. in Business Administration and a minor in Mass Communications from Principia College in May. This will be my 8th summer up at Camp, which has included 6 years as a camper and one as a counselor. Throughout my many summers at camp, I always had a love for the water and picked water activities almost every week. I am truly excited and privileged to be able to spend my summer on the shores of Lake Michigan!

See you out on the water!

Henry Busch

// Head Counselor

Hi Y’all, I’m Henry! I don’t mean to gloat, but it is awfully worthwhile to point out that this will be my sixth summer on staff.  Six summers, all of college, and through a Masters at Clemson, I’ve prioritized returning to Camp.  I’ve graduated on time (both for Undergrad and Masters work) and I have an excellent job lined up to begin in August.  Don’t tell me “I need an internship” because I am living proof that the most valuable life readying experience takes place at Camp Leelanau every summer!

This time around I’ll be holding down the fort in HQ, making sure Reed shaves regularly and that Weldon sees his family once in a while.

Sean O’Hagan

// CT Counselor and Trips

Sean here.  Popping out of the woods for a hot second in order to scribe down a quick bio for everybody.  This is summer number three at Leelanau for me.  Summer number three as the Trips Counselor too.  I’m excited to take on the additional task of CT Counselor as well!  Watch out boys, this summer is going to be the best one yet!

Nate Berdeaux

// Silversmithing and Horseback Riding

I’m Nate. I’m working LOC right now, so there is very little time for bio writing.  I’ll teach Silversmithing and Horseback Riding this summer.  Public service announcement:  there is no additional fee for riding this summer.  I want to see every boy on a horse this year.  YeeHaw!

Dylan Hanser

// Border Camp and Tennis

Hi everyone! I’m very excited to be back home at Camp this summer! This will be my twelfth summer and my third on staff. This will be my first summer not teaching a waterfront activity. I’ll spend my summer in the woods teaching Border Camp and on the tennis courts teaching Tennis, and jumping in Lake Michigan every chance I get. When I’m not at camp, I’m a sophomore studying Industrial Engineering at NC State University. I spent this past spring doing an internship with Moen. I loved that experience and learned a lot, but as the spring went on I couldn’t help but start counting down the days until being back in Michigan. I’ve always cherished the lessons in manhood and Christian Science I’ve learned at camp, as well as the incredible memories made. I can’t wait for the best summer yet!

Wyatt Dale

// Riflery and Rock Climbing

Hey all! My name is Wyatt, I am 19 years old and I will be going into my Sophomore year of college in the fall of 2018.  I will be returning to camp this summer for my second year on staff. I guess I liked it well enough to let Weldon wrangle me in for a second year as a counselor. In all seriousness, this last summer as a counselor was so amazing that I can’t wait to come back and do it all again. I spent two years at Leelanau as a camper in 2012 and 2013 and had incredible experiences both summers.  Many of you who already know me are probably expecting I will be the Tennis counselor again, but alas I have decided to pass that mantle on and instead I am picking up the title of Riflery counselor. Along with making sure the kids are being smart and staying safe on the range, I will also be belaying them up on the rock wall as the Rock Climbing counselor. I am looking forward to spending another awesome summer at camp with you all, and I’ll see you on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan in no time!

 

Baxter Fuhrmann

// Canoeing and Kayaking

Hailing from Gardner MT.  Known by many as Young Baxt.  Known by others as the Great Buffalo.  Featured in the Camp Video as the Destroyer of Henry Busch in Leg Wrestling.  I will bring my canoeing and kayaking experience from the Yellowstone River to the shores of Lake Michigan this summer to teach the Men of Leelanau the ways of the water.

Isaac Moothart

// Waterskiing

Greetings viewers of this website’s list of counselor biographies.  I am Isaac graduating Senior of Elk Rapids High School, recent star as Raul in Phantom of the Opera, and current State Champ Contender in Track.  But enough about my amazing accomplishments, let’s talk about why a summer at Leelanau is the best thing that could ever happen to you!   Simple:  Waterskiing on Glen Lake.  It doesn’t get any better than that.

Noah Moothart

// Waterskiing

I’m soooo excited to come home for Camp this summer.  This will be my twelfth summer at Camp and my fourth summer teaching Waterskiing.  I think that Camp is an amazing place to both try new things and hone previously developed skills and we’re going to do all that and more out on Big Glen this summer.  With the incredible addition of a second Moothart to the boat crew it’s going to be an incredible summer for the Leelanau water ski program.  I also think it’s important to know that as a junior at Principia College I spent the fall semester abroad in Peru and my two younger host brothers (ages 7 and 12) and their friends regularly humiliated me in fútbol. So you better believe that every time I lace up on Saturday I’m going to be looking for redemption.  I can’t wait to see everyone back at the greatest place on earth for another summer of fun and lasting memories.

Grayle Kendall

// Archery and Tennis

I am Grayle, I am 18 years old, and this summer will be my 7th summer at Camp Leelanau, and my 1st as a counselor.  I am a senior at Principia Upper School, and I will be attending the University of Texas at Austin next year to study Civil Engineering. Some of my hobbies are playing soccer, baseball, and vlogging with my friends.  This summer, I will be teaching Archery and Tennis at Camp, which I am super excited about, because these were two activities that I always signed up for as a camper. One reason that I am happy to be back at Camp this summer is that I cannot wait to pick-up right where we left off with all of the amazing growth that happens at Camp, physically and metaphysically.  Hope to see y’all soon up in Michigan!

Luke McCutcheon

// Land Sports

Hi all! My name is Luke, I’m from Dallas, Texas, and I’ll be a sophomore at Principia College in the fall. This summer will be my first time at Leelanau and also my first time being a camp counselor! Before this summer, I was a camper at Cedars for 9 years and at Camp Bow-Isle for 4 years. Having recently given up on pursuing my career as a professional athlete, being the Land Sports counselor this summer will hopefully be a natural transition. I’m excited to be at Leelanau this summer because of the opportunity it provides to serve the Christian Science movement and to help facilitate growth in young men. I can’t wait to see you there!

Luke Anderson

// Nature

Howdy everybody I’m Luke.  Some of you have never seen my name in print and thought all these years that it’s Lew KAnderson. Well both of us are coming home to Camp to teach Nature this year.  I am so excited to take kids fishing, frog catching, tree identifying, and helping everybody at Camp appreciate the fine ecological magic that is found on Pyramid Point.

Hunter Hummell

// Swimming

Hi Folks!  It’s Hunter reporting in for a summer of Leelanau fun and learning up on Pyramid Point.  I’ll be teaching swimming in beautiful Lake Michigan.  Don’t worry about it being cold though, my self-effacing boyish charm will warm that Lake up the moment I flash my big brown eyes at it.  Wink!