Professional Role Models

Sean : Summer Director

Hi Campers and Families! I’m Sean the Summer Program Director at Camp Unie. This is the third summer I have brought my own family (and dog) to live with me in the “Place of Friends” while I serve as Director. I love to take campers sailing or mountain biking when I have free time. But most of all, I help the counselors learn how to put smiling faces on the campers each day!

Jordan : Activities Coordinator

Happy summer Unie folk! I’m Jordan and I will be the Activities Coordinator this year at camp.  I am from Colorado and am so excited to be in the north woods for my fifth summer working at a YMCA camp. I am a Fourth Grade teacher and have a passion for working with kids, especially in the great outdoors. I am so looking forward to getting to know the U-Nah-Li-Ya family this summer.

Emma : Waterfront Director

Hello friends! I’m so excited to be back for my second summer in the U-Nah-Li-Ya woodlands! This summer I’ll be the waterfront director. Some of my favorite things to do at camp are make lanyards, sing camp songs at the top of my lungs, and hang out at the waterfront. When I’m not at camp I’m studying Secondary Education and history at St. Norbert College! I can’t wait to see you at the waterfront this summer!

John : Trail Director

Hello! I am very excited to spend my 4th summer at Unie. I am the Trail Director here and I love having the opportunity to send kids on wilderness trips. Building character through camping is at the heart of my Y-core values. I look forward to instilling those values in staff and campers this summer!

Jessi : Teen Leadership Director

Hi everyone! My name is Jessi and this is my 5th summer on staff – this year as the Teen Leadership Director! I’ve learned so much working here and I can’t wait to see what this summer is going to bring me.

Burke : Teen Leadership Counselor 

Howdy Ho Friends! I’m Burke and I’m beyond excited to have the opportunity to be part of the Teen Leadership Program this summer! This program was a huge part of my summers growing up and I hope if will be as great for you. In my free time you can find me playing board fames or sendin’ it at the nearest rock climbing craig.


Ashlee : Teen Leadership Counselor 

Hey there teen leaders! My name is Ashlee and this is my third year on staff! It is my pleasure to be the female assistant teen leadership director this summer. I honestly can’t wait! I study youth studies and leadership at the UMN and I can’t wait to share my knowledge and all the amazing qualities the teen leaders possess to have a high quality and fun summer! Can’t wait to hang out with you on the loose!


Josh : Trip Counselor

Hi! I am an outdoor enthusiast who is passionate about youth development.  Empowering children through time in the wilderness is why I love camp. I am so thrilled to be at U-Nah-Li-Ya for my first summer and can’t wait to watch the campers grow.



Eric : Trip Counselor

Hello! My name is Eric and I’m an engineering student at Marquette University. In my free time I enjoy rock climbing, playing guitar, and building things. I’m super stoked to be leading trips this summer and look forward to being one with nature!


Morgan : Trip Counselor

Hello! My name is Morgan and its my third summer on staff here at Unie. This summer I will be leading trips! I am a recent graduate of UW-Madison and can’t wait for an awesome summer out here on the loose.


Katie H. : Trip Counselor

Hi! My name is Katie and I am in my last year at UW – Stout studying dietetics. I love to swim, canoe, hammock, and tell campfire stories. This summer I am ecstatic to be leading some amazing trips and making memories with some adventurous trippers!


Lizzy : Resident Counselor

Hello friends! My name is Lizzy and I am so excited to be sharing my summer with all of you. This is my second summer on staff and my ninth in total. I am a Sophomore at Loras College studying Elementary Education. Here at Unie you will find me planning campfire skits or tearing up the dance floor at teen night! Let’s have a rockin’ summer.


Paul : Resident Counselor

My name is Paul, and my passion is spreading positive energy through sailing. I love ice cream and believe that every day is a good day. I’m so pumped for a great first summer at Unie.


Kai : Resident Counselor

You already know that I’m back and more pumped than ever for summer number two! For those of you who aren’t already aware, my name is Kai and working here at camp is one of my many passions. I look forward to meeting you, and can’t wait to make every camper’s week fun and memorable. Peace!


Heidi : Resident Counselor

Hi! My name is Heidi and I’ve been coming to camp with my family since before I can remember. Coming to camp is still my favorite part of the summer! I can’t wait to make it yours too.


Bailey : Resident Counselor

I’m a Sophomore at UW-Stevens Point studying Environmental Education and this is my first summer at Unie! I love to hammock, read, and do arts and crafts. The think I am most excited about this summer at camp is making new friends and spending time among the trees!

 Katie F. : Resident Counselor

Hey Ya’ll! My name is Katie and I am a Sophomore at UN0Eau Claire majoring in business. This will be my first year on staff as a counselor, but my eleventh summer here at Unie! In my free time I love to run, hammock, rollerblade, and play with my dog. I am so excited to meet all of you this summer and make some great camp memories out on the loose!

Jaimee : Resident Counselor

Hey, my name is Jaimee and this is my first summer as a counselor at camp U-Nah-Li-Ya! I am a junior at Saint Louis University majoring in social work and political science. I have grown up at camp as a camper, tripper, teen leader, and volunteer. I love yoga, rock climbing, and showing off my sick dance moves. I am so stoked to meet you all and to show you why I love camp Unie!

Andrea : Resident Counselor

I’m Andrea, I am a junior at the University of Green Bay. I have been camping all my life and have been to camp Unie as a kid. I cannot wait to make some amazing connections this summer! My goal is to gain more experience with working with kids, and to inspire campers to explore and be creative.

 Millar : Resident Counselor

Hi! My name is Millar and I’m so pumped to work at Unie this summer. I am currently a Sophomore at Carroll University studying Biology and Animal Behavior. My favorite hobbies include downhill skiing, biking, and exploring nature. U-Nah-Li-Ya is one of my favorite places to be and I’m looking forward to what this summer will bring.


Joey : Resident Counselor

 Hi! I’m a Sophomore at Lawrence University studying Biology and Geology. I can’t wait to meet all the campers and have an incredible summer full of dancing, fun and hopefully ice cream!

 Jake : Resident Counselor

Hi! I’m Jake, I love to ski, kayak, and explore the woods. This is my first summer at camp and can’t wait to spend my summer with you. I will be in charge of target sports so make sure to sign up! I look forward to meeting you all!

Ally : Resident Counselor

Hello friends! My name is Ally and I am so excited to be back for a second summer on staff at Unie. In the real world, I’m a second year nursing student at Loyola University, Chicago. I can’t wait for a summer filled with Disney sing-alongs, laughs, and tons of silliness! See you soon!

Laura : Resident Counselor

My name is Laura, I go to Concordia University for athletic training and physical therapy. My favorite part of being a counselor here is seeing all the new relationships that campers form with each other. I also enjoy seeing the growth they make throughout the week. I can’t wait to meet all of you this summer!

Alex : Resident Counselor

Hay parents or very interested campers! My name is Alex and I’m new to Unie! Though it may be my first summer here, I’m very excited to meet you all. I’m currently in my third year at UW-La Crosse studying Elementary Education. Though our time may be short I know this summers memories will last a lifetime!

 Brennan : Resident Counselor

Hello friends! My name is Brennan and I am 19 years ole. I am from Ireland and found Unie through Camp America. This is my first experience in the USA and I want to make it as memorable and fun as possible. My interests fall heavily on sports like soccer, tennis, and gold. I can’t wait to meet you all this summer. 

Seija : PAL

Hi everyone! I’m Seija (Say-a) and this is my first year on staff but I have volunteered for the YMCA and have been through all the teen leadership programs! At camp you can find my paddle boarding on Chute Pond, chilling in my hammock, or frog and turtle catching. I am super excited fot this summer and can’t wait to meet you all!

Rachel : PAL

Hi! My name is Rachel! I am so excited for this summer! This is my eleventh summer coming to camp but my first on staff. I LOVE taking nature walkds, making lanyards, and chilling in my hammock. Outside of camp I’m going to be a Freshman at Mount Holyoke College for Political Science. Can’t wait to meet you this summer!


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