Our seasonal staff are the best of the best. We have a good mix of returners and new staff members. We look for adults who are enthusiastic about working with children in the outdoors, everything else we can train. These are the staff for summer 2017!
Assistant Summer Camp Director: Ciaran Brittain (Ireland). I am from Ireland where I work as an elementary school teacher and volunteer as a scout leader. This will be my fifth summer working at camps and second at CCO, and I could not be more excited to get started!
Assistant Leadership & Trips Director: Nick Couillard.
Barn Director: Tanner McClure. This is will be my fourth summer working at CCO. I’ve gone to camp off and on my entire life as a camper, and can’t wait to get started again this summer. I’m originally from Southern California but now I Major in Animal Science at the University of Wyoming!
Challenger Director: Tom Kurth. This is my fifth summer on staff. I’ve been a camper, cabin counselor, challenger counselor and the CIT Coordinator. Ask your kids about the worm skit at the end of the week!
CIT Coordinator: Cam Smith.
Daily Program Director: Cori Erickson.
Health Center Assistant: Claire Burghard. I spent 7 summers as a camper at CCO and last summer as a cabin counselor. I’m from New York City and study Biology at Barnard College, but CCO is definitely my home away from home. I am a certified EMT and am so excited to return to camp and be part of the magic.
Master of Fun & Games: Jacob Dahl. This will be my second summer as Master of Fun & Games, but before that I have basically grown up at CCO.
Ropes Director: Abbie Brown (UK). This is my second summer in the USA, the first being at YMCA Camp Y-Noah as the Ropes Coordinator.
Male Village Leader: Loyd Webb. This will be my second summer at CCO. Last summer I was a cabin counselor.
Female Village Leader: Maddie Zickel. This will be my second summer at CCO, last summer I was the Daily Program Director.
Arts & Crafts Coordinator: Kelly Meksto.
General Cluster Coordinator: Kyle Schutt.
Target/Outdoors Coordinator: Ellen Bergly. This will be my second summer at CCO. In 2015 I was the Ropes Director. I also have an unhealthy obsession with goats.
Horse Specialist: Gina Gogan.
Media Intern: Mimi Albano. This will be my first summer at CCO.
Gretchen Brown (Session 1). This will be my 14th summer at CCO!
Chandra Williams (S2)
Kathy Carrol (S3)
Amy Dassler (S4)
Andrea Aschbacher (Mini Camp)
Tash Sullivan (S5)
Don Killilea (S6)
Aimee Melton (S7)
Jaclynn Sumstine (S8)
Melissa Kelly (s9)
Carolyn Wassmer. I’ve spent every summer at CCO since I was 9 years old. This will be my third summer on staff and I’m so excited to be leading LIT! I am a graphic design major at Cornish College of the Arts and I don’t own a pair of matching socks.
Jacob Burte. This will be my third summer at CCO. I worked as a cabin counselor and a challenger counselor. Ellen may love goats more than me, but it is close.
Peru Trip Leaders:
Male Cabin Counselors:
Charlie Hook. I was a CIT last summer at CCO. This will be my first summer as a cabin counselor.
Reed Charron. I was in Surf N Turf in 2015 at CCO. This will be my first summer as a cabin counselor.
Nate Buterbaugh. I was a CIT last summer at CCO. This will be my first summer as a cabin counselor.
Marc Lacrampe. This will be my second summer as a cabin counselor, before that I grew up through the CCO program including CIT in 2015.
Zach Varnauskas. I am from Somers, CT and this will be my first year working with Camp Chief Ouray.
Kevin Pereira. I am from Providence, RI. Although I have worked with children practically my whole life, this is my first summer working at CCO and I am super excited!
Sean Kealy (UK)
Ethan Brown (UK)
Nate Barimah (Italy)
Bizmark Akoto (Ghana)
Female Cabin Counselors:
Nora Anderson. I am from Missouri and was a CIT last summer. Before that I spent time as a camper at Camp Lakewood which is part of YMCA of the Ozarks.
Maddie Kiess. This will be my first year working as a cabin counselor. I work actively with children year-round and grew up going to CCO!
Brittany Hyde. I was a long-time camper at YMCA Camp Y-Noah in Akron.
Julia Merten. I was a CIT last summer and am a first year cabin counselor.
Claudia Nunez-Medina. This is my first year as a cabin counselor although I do have experience in other camps and love being in the outdoors. I am in college in Denver.
Steffi Reibold (Germany)
Mia Colton. This will be my second summer at CCO on staff, last year being a cabin counselor.
Laurel Whittingham. This will be my second summer at CCO on staff, last year being a cabin counselor.
Greg Clemmons. This will be my second summer at CCO on staff, last year being a cabin counselor.
Cabin Counselor – Wranglers:
Jake Neil. This will be my third summer at CCO and second working in the equestrian program.
Emma Marshall. This will be my second summer as a counselor.