Leelanau Staff Announcement 2009

I arrived at Pyramid Point in mid April and it has been great to watch spring unfold.  There were no buds on the trees, which accentuated the abundance and beauty of all the white birch trees.  Today camp is lush green and eagerly awaits the arrival of our counselors next week and campers soon thereafter.


The 2009 Leelanau Summer Staff is another winner.  We have many returning counselors most of whom are former campers and CT’s.  We have a few new counselors, some from last summers CT Class, one from the kitchen and one that comes to us with previous counseling experience.  We also have a few veterans returning who have found themselves in a situation where they can once again spend a summer a Pyramid Point.  It’s a very diverse and talented staff and incorporates everything from talented musicians (including bagpipers) to scholars, actors and professional athletes.  I get excited just thinking about having all these guys here ready to lead and be role models for your sons.


We have some exciting new things at camp for 2009.  We have a 2008 Malibu Sunscape 21 LSV Water-ski Boat, which went in the water this week.  We have a Playground Set by the tennis and basketball courts, which the younger kids are going to love and a new tetherball is going up in lower camp as we write this.  And speaking of the basketball courts, we have new “Goalrilla” Backboards at both Leelanau and Kohahna.  For the waterfront, we have a new Rave Northwoods Water Trampoline.  By popular demand, we will be offering “Speed & Agility Training” during the last week of camp for those who are getting ready for their fall sports or would just like to get in better shape.  I bet you parents wish you were coming to camp!!!


Thanks for signing up your kids for a summer at Camp Leelanau.  It is the place where they will grow the most and have the most fun.  We’re eagerly awaiting their arrival and know it’s “gonna be a great summer”.


Steve Creighton          Assistant Director

Johnathon Patzwald     HQ

Tom Bisbee                 HQ

Will Bisbee                  Canoeing

Dane Carlson              RCA & Music

Ben Chernivsky           Kayaking & Canoeing

Jamie Eichar                Swimming

Phil Hufstader              Speed & Agility Training

Charles Jackson           Border Camp

David Libbe                  Archery

Nate Lillge                   Photography

Jake Mohan                 Windsurfing & Climbing

Fred Morrison              Waterfront Director

Paul Olsen                   Trips

Eric Olsen                    CT’s

Philip Riley                   Nature

Jeff Roby                     Riflery

Weldon Rutledge        CT’s

Drake Schaberg          Silversmithing

Billy Shugart                Waterskiing

Eli Sinkus                     Utility

Wiley Sinkus                Landsports

Max Warner                 Sailing

Scott Wendelberger    Tennis & Drums

Mitchell Wyly                Waterskiing


Glenn Johnson