OUR STAFF

OUR STAFF

OUR Summer Staff

Our staff are what make camp so special! We hire college-age and older counselors dedicated to creating a great experience for the entire camp community.

We reveal our 2024 staff weekly on our Instagram page – head to our page and follow us for updates (@campgranitelake)!

Learn more about our Year-Round Team here.

Learn More About How and Who We Hire! Join our 2024 staff!

SUMMER LEADERSHIP STAFF

Hi, everyone! My name is Grace and I’m from Bowling Green, Kentucky. It’s crazy this will be my fourth summer at CGL. I just finished up my sociology degree at Northern Kentucky University and am hoping to start graduate school in the fall. In the mean time, I’ve been working at my local rock climbing gym and taking a few extra classes at Western Kentucky University. As always, I can be found watching Brad Leone’s cooking videos in my free time. I’m super excited to catch up with old campers and get to know all the new faces this summer!

Village Director

Grace C.

4th Summer

Ian started as a cabin counselor in 2022, was the Assistant Program Director in 2023, and is so excited to return for his third summer as the Rainbow Trout Village Director. He’s originally from Chicago and loves spending his summers in the mountains of Colorado! When not in school for English Education, Ian loves going on backpacking trips with friends and trying to find the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. He’s looking forward to Singo night, popping into the ceramics tent, and seeing all of the faces of camp, old and new!

Village Director

Ian D.

3rd Summer

Hey! I’m Josh Grant and this will be my TENTH summer up at camp! I’m reprising my role this summer as a mega counselor and Counselor In Training (CIT) Coordinator! During the year, I’m a bestselling author, comic creator, video game designer, card game designer, and now movie producer (whew!)! I’ve had a pretty crazy life having survived a flash flood, serving as first officer on a sailing ship in the Atlantic, and having several close encounters with bears, but I’m actually a pretty down to Earth guy and just love getting together and laughing with people. I absolutely love our little camp family and can’t wait to see everyone this summer! We’re going to have a blast building some forts, being pirates on the lake, launching some rockets, doing some skits, and eating smores! 🙂

Cit Coordinator

Josh G.

10th Summer

Hola! I’m Gabe, I’m from the north of Mexico and this would be my 3rd year at CGL. I like reading, painting, hiking, dancing and always down for trying new things. Summer 2024 will be a lot of fun, can’t wait to be surrounded by the nature and amazing people! If life is a party, let’s have a dance party!

Program Coordinator

Gabe V.

3rd Summer

My name is Rachael and this is my fourth summer at camp! I’m from Michigan, and I graduate from Alma College in April. I love Wildlife Marine Conservation and Biochemistry. Do you like Marine Biology? Talk to me! I am so excited to see everyone at the ceramics tent, the rock climbing wall, and around those unforgettable CGL campfires. I think I’ll challenge myself and check out Dance and Circus this summer. If you’re into music, find me around camp with my guitar!

Summer Senior Leadership

Rachael D.

4th Summer

SUMMER CABIN & ACTIVITY STAFF

My name is Lydia! This is my first year at camp granite lake and I am a student at Ball State University studying Environmental Geosciences. I travel a lot mostly to North Carolina and the Great Lakes of Michigan and of course my second home the Smokey mountains in Tennessee. I have been rocking climbing for 3 years top, lead, and bouldering. I am really looking forward to meeting everyone, both staff and kiddos, and can’t wait to share the magic of the outdoors! See you this summer!!!!

 

Backpacker

Lydia F.

1st Summer

My name is Meilana and this will be my first year working at Camp Granite Lake. I’m from Oahu, Hawaii, where I learned to love the ocean. I am currently going to school in Utah, and I’m studying sociology. I love rock climbing, swimming, hiking, and anything outdoors! I’m looking forward to this summer at camp! 

Backpacker

Meilana E.

1st Summer

Hi! My name is Carley and this will be my second year at CGL! I am from Indianapolis and I go to school in Bethany, West Virginia studying Communications. I am most looking forward to seeing all my camp friends again!

Cabin Counselor & Camp Photographer

Carley S.

2nd Summer

Hi my name is Grady and this will be my first summer at Camp Granite Lake. I’m from Bowling Green, Kentucky, but I will be starting my first semester at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in the fall. I am an avid rock climber here at my local climbing gym where I also work as a youth coach and route setter. I couldn’t be more excited to be a counselor this summer!

Cabin Counselor & Rock Climbing Lead

Grady J.

1st Summer

Hi I’m Kate! This will be my second year as a counselor at CGL and I was also a camper many years ago! I’m originally from Denver but I now go to college outside of Atlanta and study sociology and Spanish. I’m so excited to do ceramics, sail, hike, dance, and kayak with you this summer!

Cabin Counselor & Ceramics Lead

Kate L.

3rd Summer

Hi! My name is Linds and I am from Miami, Florida. This will be my 3rd summer at CGL and I am so excited to be back! I am currently getting a bachelors degree in Elementary Education and plan to be done this fall 2024. I love dancing, cooking, and spending time with friends and family! I am working in an elementary school as the Welcome Center administrator but also work in the afterschool program. I really am so excited to be back and meet new people and see returning staff as well! I am also looking forward to meeting new campers and seeing those who are returning! I am also so ready to be dancing and singing again this summer! Can’t wait! See you all soon!

Cabin Counselor & Culinary Lead

Linds S.

3rd Summer

Hey y’all My Name is Miguel, this will be my third year as a Cabin Counselor at CGL! I am from Mexico and I am so excited to be back at camp! My favorite activities at CGL are ceramics or engineering because we create amazing tools and keepsakes  to remember camp. I can’t wait for you all to be at camp and we test the stuff we make in engineering until it is completely destroyed.
I can hardly wait to meet you all, see you soon! 🙂 

Cabin Counselor & Engineering Lead

Miguel C.

3rd Summer

My name is Rachel, and I’m super excited to come back to camp for my 2nd year. I’m graduating from Winona State University with a degree in k-12 Art Education this year and am from Southern MN. I’m most looking forward to meeting the new staff and campers this summer, and reconnecting with returners.

Cabin Counselor & Crafts Lead

Rachel G.

2nd Summer

Hi! I’m Sophia and this is my second summer at CGL! I am from Carbondale, Illinois and I just graduated from Southern Illinois University with a degree in forestry. I love to be outside all the time! Hiking, biking, kayaking, and invasive plant removal are some of my favorite ways to enjoy nature. I also love to play music and crochet. I am excited to be back with some of my friends and make new ones this summer!

Cabin Counselor & Nature and Ecology Lead

Sophia M.

2nd Summer

Hello, my name is Alicia and I’m from Columbus, Ohio. I’m currently a student at Ohio University studying Outdoor Recreation and Education. I love spending time in nature and enjoy hiking and kayaking. I’m very excited to meet the kids and have fun! 

Cabin Counselor

Alicia R.

1st Summer

Hi! My name is Ava, and this is my first year at Camp Granite Lake! I grew up in Montana, and I’m currently a student at CSU. I love backpacking, camping, and skiing, as well as anything to do with music! I am super excited for this summer, and I can’t wait to get outside!

Cabin Counselor

Ava L.

1st Summer

Hi my name is Ann and this will be my first summer at Camp Granite Lake! I am from Orlando, Florida and am going into my junior year at UC Berkeley. I love doing anything outdoors from running, hiking, skiing, and photography. I also love traveling and meeting new people. I’m excited to spend the summer at camp this year!

Cabin Counselor

Ann C.

1st Summer

Hey y’all my name is Ben, this is my third summer here at CGL. I am an Environmental Science Major at Wittenberg University in Ohio. I love traveling, hiking, and spending time with friends. I can’t wait to catch up with old friends and find new ones next summer!

Cabin Counselor

Ben W.

3rd Summer

Hi! My name is Best and this will be my first summer at CGL. I grew up in Jakarta and around Los Angeles. But I’m proud to call San Francisco my home now 🙂 I find joy in tennis, watching movies, and traveling. I just recently graduated from UC Berkeley and am really looking forward to make new friends and experiences at CGL. I am super excited!

Cabin Counselor

Best L.

1st Summer

Hi my name is Carlee and this will be my first summer at Camp Granite Lake. I am a student at the University of Connecticut where I am studying Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. I am studying SLHS in hopes of becoming a pediatric Speech Pathologist. I am from the tiny town of Moodus, Connecticut, and I love to be outside in nature. I love to ski, hike, read, bake, and so much more! I am super excited to make some amazing memories with new friends this summer!

Cabin Counselor

Carlee K.

1st Summer

Hey! My name is Elise, and I’m so excited for my first summer at Camp Granite Lake! I’m from Flagstaff, AZ, and love doing all things outdoors. I’m currently a sophomore at the University of Arizona, studying Speech Language, and Hearing sciences. I can’t wait to work with kids in the future:) I love to camp, hike, try new coffee shops, and hang out with my friends! It will be so much fun to meet new friends this coming summer, and to spend lots of time outside!

Cabin Counselor

Elise G.

1st Summer

Hi! My name is Evan and I am a new member of the Camp Granite Lake community. I’m from Southern California but I will be attending the University of Colorado School of Law this fall. I’m an avid enjoyer of tons of outdoor activities including (but not limited to) rock climbing, soccer, and hiking! I’m super excited to spend this summer at camp!

Cabin Counselor

Evan G.

1st Summer

Hi y’all! My name is Evie and this will be my 2nd summer at CGL! I am currently studying to become an environmental engineer at the University of Colorado Boulder! I love to hike, read, cook, sew, and all things art! I cannot wait to catch up with old friends and make new ones at CGL this summer! See you soon!

Cabin Counselor

Evie R.

2nd Summer

Hey there! My name is Grant and this will be my first summer working at Camp Granite Lake. Originally from Tampa, Florida, I am currently studying logistics and Spanish at the University of South Carolina-Columbia. Some of my hobbies include hiking, traveling, writing, meeting new people, and anything involving dogs! I can’t wait to experience Colorado this summer and get to know everyone!

Cabin Counselor

Grant D.

1st Summer

Hi, It’s Gus here! I’m from Puebla, México. I studied the Law’s career and am now working on a Master’s degree in Constitutional Law. I’m excited to be in Colorado for the first time this summer. I’m always extremely chuffed to meet people and make new friends to enjoy all the activities and have a good time. See you soon. Let’s enjoy the ride!

Cabin Counselor

Gus M.

1st Summer

Hi, my name is Jack, and this is my first year at camp! I am from Indianapolis, Indiana and study Pharmacy at Butler University. I love being outside, running, music, and tutoring chemistry! I am looking forward to hanging out with the campers at a beautiful location next summer!

Cabin Counselor

Jack H.

1st Summer

Hi my name is Jack and this will be my first year as a counselor. I have been a camper at Camp Granite Lake my whole life, so I’m thrilled to take on this new role. Currently, I’m pursuing a degree in electrical engineering at the University of Colorado. I was born and raised in Boulder so I love spending time outdoors, mountain biking and backpacking in the summer, and snowboarding in the winter. This summer, I’m looking forward to spending lots of time on the water, whether it’s sailing, fishing, or paddle boarding. I can’t wait to share my love for the outdoors with all the campers and help make this summer at camp unforgettable.

Cabin Counselor

Jack S.

8th Summer

Hello everyone, my name is Jesús Roman and this is my first year at CGL, I am from Puebla, Mexico, I have criminology degree and I am currently a student in the master’s degree in penal system. I am passionate about photography, self-defense sports such as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and I am also very passionate about the geek world (especially video games). I’m really excited for this summer and being a part of the CGL experience.

Cabin Counselor

Jesús B.

1st Summer

My name is Josh and this will be my first year at Camp Granite Lake. I am an environmental science major at Georgia College & State University. I love to play guitar and do anything outside. I am super excited to spend my summer at camp and look up at the Colorado stars every night.

Cabin Counselor

Josh B.

1st Summer

Hi, my name is Jude, and this will be my first summer at Camp Granite Lake. I was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, but I currently live and study at Arizona State University. I love to hike, ski, canoe, and just generally get outdoors when I can. I’m so excited to spend the summer at this beautiful camp and experience all the joy that entails.

Cabin Counselor

Jude M.

1st Summer

Hello! I’m Lila and I’m thrilled to be joining Camp Granite Lake for my first summer. I was born and raised in metro Atlanta, Georgia, and am currently a student at Georgia College, studying marketing and political science. After visiting Colorado last summer I fell in love and am so excited to spend this one at camp! I just love any possible way to be outdoors either hiking, kayaking, or just in my hammock reading. I look forward to sharing my love for the outdoors with the campers and making lasting summer memories.

Cabin Counselor

Lila H.

1st Summer

Hi! My name is Leilani, and this is my first year at Camp Granite Lake as a camp counselor and I could not be more excited. I was born in Chicago but moved to Costa Rica when I was seven years old. I love the outdoors, specifically the beach and exploring. I play the guitar, as well as volleyball. I love connecting with others through service work. I also enjoy experiencing new cultures. I look forward to exploring and living in the mountains for the first time and getting to know everyone.

Cabin Counselor

Leilani R.

1st Summer

HELLO CGL FRIENDS!!!
Yes, I’ll be back for my 5th summer and I’m super excited to hear about what you have done since last summer and meet new friends and make new memories at camp!
I’m from Puebla Mexico and I’m an Industrial engineer, and during my summers I love being a camp counselor. I’m already counting down the days to wake up every morning with an amazing view of the mountains and being in a kind, respectful and fun environment. See you soon!

Cabin Counselor

Marlix B.

5th Summer

I’m thrilled to share that this will be my first summer at Camp Granite Lake. My name is Marisol, and I am studying electronic engineering at the “Instituto Tecnológico de Puebla.” I am from the beautiful city of Puebla, Mexico, and have a deep love for my country and its rich cultural heritage. I’m excited to bring a bit of Mexico with me to camp. I work as an English teacher, finding joy in sharing language and fostering communication. Beyond the classroom, I’m passionate about swimming, painting, and anything related to engineering. I look forward to lots of fun, meeting new people, and enjoying plenty of swimming at camp. It’s going to be an awesome time with cool experiences ahead!

Cabin Counselor

Marisol B.

1st Summer

Hi!! My name is Mattie, and this will be my first summer here at Camp Granite Lake! I’m from Riverside California, and I am currently studying Musical and Opera Theater. Outside of performing, I love to stay active, be outside, and hang out with my friends. I am so excited to sing, dance, and have so much fun with you all!

Cabin Counselor

Mattie G.

1st Summer

Hi! My name is Molly and I am from Rhode Island. I am studying Environmental Science at the University of New Hampshire and I am super excited to be at CGL this summer! I love anything and everything outdoors, skiing, going to the beach, and road trips (just to name a few). This will be my first time in Colorado so I am so excited and cannot wait to meet everyone!

Cabin Counselor

Molly M.

1st Summer

Hey! My name is Morgen and this will be my first summer at Camp Granite Lake. I am from Washington State and I am a traveling artist. I love meeting new people and finding adventure all around me. I am super excited to make lots of memories this summer!

Cabin Counselor

Morgen G.

1st Summer

Hi, my name is Ronni and this is gonna be my first summer at Camp Granite Lake. I live in Savannah, Georgia, and I’m a sophomore biology major at Georgia Southern. I love painting, reading, and hanging out in the sun. I’ve only ever lived/been around East Coast beaches and Georgia mountain ranges so I’m excited to spend time in Colorado. I can’t wait to make new connections and experience a summer at camp!

Cabin Counselor

Ronni O.

1st Summer

Hello! My name is Savannah and this is going to be my first summer at Camp Granite Lake! I’m a second year student at Colorado State University where i’m studying Theater with a scenic design concentration. Im originally from Maryland but I moved to Colorado permanently at the start of my first year at CSU. I love camping, hiking, swimming, and especially rock climbing (I work at a climbing gym!). I also love to paint, make friendship bracelets, build things, and express my creativity. I’m so excited to make new friends and make some awesome memories this summer!

Cabin Counselor

Savannah J.

1st Summer

Hi my name is Sara and I’m super excited for my first summer at Camp Granite Lake! I am from Indianapolis, Indiana and attend DePauw University where I plan to study Anthropology and Education Studies. In my free time I love to go camping with friends, scrapbook, travel, make friendship bracelets, do yoga, and play soccer. I am looking forward to making many lasting friendships and creating new memories at Camp Granite Lake this summer!

Cabin Counselor

Sara J.

1st Summer

Hey everyone! My name is Theresa and I am from Houston, Texas. I go to university of Houston for social work! I’m a teachers assistant and I love reading, camping, and being with my friends and family! This is my second summer at CGL and Im so happy to be back! I can’t wait to catch up with everyone and make new friends and memories at camp!

Cabin Counselor

Theresa C.

2nd Summer

Hi, I’m Tish and I’m beyond excited to be joining Camp Granite Lake this summer. I’m from Hong Kong and I’m a Psychology/Studio Arts student at Kalamazoo College in Michigan! I love being outside/active, I spend a lot of time playing ultimate frisbee, at the gym, rock climbing or trying to soak up as much sun as possible. This will be my first time in Colorado and I’m looking forward to meeting everyone 🙂

Cabin Counselor

Tish L.

1st Summer

Hello! My name is TJ, and this is my first year at Camp Granite Lake! I currently live in Colorado, however I am originally from Toledo, Ohio and Detroit, Michigan. I am currently a teacher, but plan on joining the Air Force after the summer! I love aviation, military history, traveling, photography, and pro wrestling (WWE). I also used to be an ice hockey goalie and I am an ice hockey referee. I am super excited to spend summer at camp, playing my bass guitar, Dungeons and Dragons, and making memories!

Cabin Counselor

TJ S.

1st Summer

Hi! My name is Veronica I’m from Mexico and live in Mexico City. I love spending time in the nature hiking and camping! I also love reading, playing sports, music, dancing, and learning new things and sharing what I know with others. This will be my first summer as a cabin counselor and I’m so exited to share this experience with you all!

Cabin Counselor

Veronica A.

1st Summer

SUMMER  SUPPORT STAFF

Hi, my name is Bobbi. This is my first summer at camp as a camp nurse. I am originally from Southern Utah but have been traveling for the past year. I love backpacking, trail running, rock climbing, reading, playing games, drawing and yoga. I’m excited to spend the summer at camp!

Camp Nurse

Bobbi W.

1st Summer

Hello! My name is Jordan and this is my first year working at camp. I’ll be working in the kitchen this summer and can’t wait to feed kids and staff! I’m originally from Nebraska and currently live in Fort Collins CO. I love to read, listen to music, birds/birding, adventure outside, dogs in general. What I look forward to the most is making connections in a close environment. Being able to be outdoors and most of all just having fun!

Chef

Jordan H.

1st Summer

Hi my name is Arely and this will be my first summer at Camp Granite Lake. I am from Mexico and I live in the state of Puebla where I study medicine. I love to learn new things, cook and spend time with my family and friends. I hope the summer is full of adventures, new friends and above all doing a good job working as a team and with a good attitude. I am very excited about this great opportunity!

Kitchen Staff

Arely H.

1st Summer

Hello, my name is Getzemany, and I study medicine in Mexico. I like to play basketball, bake, and spend time with my friends. This is my first camp and I am very excited to be with you this summer!

Kitchen Staff

Dani P.

1st Summer

Hello, my name is Getzemany, and I study medicine in Mexico. I like to play basketball, bake, and spend time with my friends. This is my first camp and I am very excited to be with you this summer!

Housekeeping Staff

Getzemany T.

1st Summer

Hello! I’m Gustavo, this is my first year at camp. I’m from México and am looking for new experiences. I am excited to meet new people and make new friends this summer!

Kitchen Staff

Gustavo B.

1st Summer

Hi, my name is Frida and this will be my first summer at Camp Granite Lake. I’m from Puebla, Mexico and I study Nutrition. At university I volunteer in different activities, for example collecting food to promote zero hunger in my city.
I love dancing Latin rhythms and cooking, especially desserts.I also love volleyball and I could spend hours playing. I’m very excited for this summer, I can’t wait to see you soon.

Kitchen Staff

Frida M.

1st Summer

Hi! My name is Valery and this is my first summer at Camp Granite Lake. I am from Puebla, Mexico and I love the food here! I am studying gastronomy, and I love dancing and making crafts!

Kitchen Staff

Valery C.

1st Summer