Professional Role Models

Sean - Summer Camp Director

Greetings from the land of the silver canoe!  I’m Sean the summer program director here at Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya.  I love sharing the magic of camp with every child who comes through our gates!  I especially enjoy seeing children enjoy sailing, campfires, and the Chute Pond sandbar.  I even bring my whole family to camp with me for the summer including my wife and 3 children.  When not at camp, I teach second grade. God has blessed me with the happiness of children all year long!


John S. - Trail Director

Hey everyone!  I’m excited to be back for my 5th summer at Unie!  In my free time, I love traveling and meeting new people.  I’m fortunate enough to live/work at camp all year, and I wouldn’t want it any other way!


Ashlee - Teen Leadership Director

Howdy Teens! This is my 8th summer at camp! Wow! I’ll be your Teen Leadership Director this year, and I can’t wait to welcome you to the program! I’m a senior at UMN-TC in Youth Studies but camp is definitely my home away from home. Together we will have the best summer ever! I can’t wait to see you out here on the loose!


Lizzy - Waterfront Director

Hi everyone! It’s me, Lizzy! Back for my 10th summer at U-Nah-Li-Ya and my 3rd summer on staff. I’ll be coming to you live from the waterfront all summer long! When I’m not looking out onto Chute Pond you can catch me studying psychology at Loras College, Du What? Du Hawks! Can’t wait to spend my summer with all of you! See you at Polar Bear!


Erin - Resident Counselor 

Hi everybody!  I’m a junior English major at Carthage College and I have a passion for expression through all forms.  I’ve had experience lifeguarding for 5 years and I’m super pumped to be part of the watercraft specialty staff.  This is my first year at Unie and I’m really excited to spend my summer outdoors with so many great people.


Ben - Resident Counselor 

What’s up y’all? My name is Ben (or Benji) and I can’t wait to share this summer with you! I’m currently a Sophomore at UW-Madison studying computer science. While at the Looney Unie, I enjoy campfires, camp games, making lanyards, and making new friends. See you soon!

Jaimee - Resident Counselor 

What up! What up! My name is Jaimee and this is my 2nd summer on staff. I have fallen in love with camp throughout my years as a camper, tripper, and teen leader. I am currently a Junior at Saint Louis University studying social work. I love to canoe, get funky on the dance floor, and hammock. I am so stoked to meet you this summer and show you the magic of Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya!


Alex - Trips Counslor

Hey there party people! My name is Alex and this is my second year on saff! I’ll be leading trips this year and can’t wait to share the peace of the wilderness with you all! See you soon!


Lilly - Trips Counselor 

Hi friends! My name is Lilly and wow! I am so excited to be on trip staff this summer since I was a lil’ camper. When I am not hanging in the Unie Woodland, I study biology and women/gender studies at UW Madison. I am so grateful for the opportunity to have so many adventures with you all! Can’t wait for the fun to start!


Jake - Resident Counselor 

Welcome to camp! I can’t wait to welcome you to one of my favorite places on Earth! This will be my 2nd year on summer staff. I’ve worked with schools here in the spring for several years and have been a part of camp for 10! I’ve lived in Colorado in the mountains, in Door County on the beach, and am a frequent visitor of the lakes of course. Can’t wait to see you here this summer!  


Sarah - Resident Counselor 

Hello! My name is Sarah and I am beyond excited to be working at camp this summer! I go to school at Northern Michigan University and I am majoring in Secondary Science Education. Throughout the years, I have fallen in love with the magic of camp in res camp, trips, leadership, and all the friendships I’ve made along the way. I can’t wait to share that magic with all my campers this summer out on the loose!


John C. - Resident Counselor 

Salutations! This summer I am proud to say that I'll be on trip staff! Nature has always had a calling in my heart and I can’t wait to be in the depth of it with you all over the next 3 months! Although my love of nature is long lived, I am most excited to show campers all the wonders and natural beauties throughout the trips I’ll be leading! See you all soon!


Maddie - Teen Leadership Counselor 

Hi! I’m Maddie and this will be my first summer working at Unie! I’m a senior at UW-LaCrosse studying elementary education and earth science. I’m super pumped to work with all of the groovy teens and have an amazing summer in the place of friends!

Tony - Teen Leadership Counselor 

What is up friends! My name is Tony and I’m so excited to be back at the land of the pines. I’m stoked to be here for my 16th summer and 4th on staff! I can’t wait to work with all of you teen leaders this summer. You can find me chilling by the canoe dock or up in a tree doing high ropes. Let’s live the dream! Catch ya later.


Rachel - Resident Counselor 

Hi friends! This is my 2nd summer on staff but I’ve been coming here to camp since I was 7! I love everything about camp and can’t wait to share the magic with you all. See you soon!


Isaac - Resident Counselor 

Hi all! I am a mastermind searching for minions to help me achieve total camp domination! I can’t wait to meet all you awesome campers and take over camp while playing, making memories, and challenging ourselves! I am excited to do everything in my power to help campers have the times of their lives. Together we can rule this camp! See you soon!


Natalie - Resident Counselor 

Hi! This is my 10th year at camp and my first year on staff! I’m a nursing student at the college of DuPage. I love hanging out in my hammock at the waterfront. My favorite camp activity is the camp dance of camp game! I can’t wait to spend my summer with you all!


Gonzalo - Resident Counselor 

Hola! My name is Gonzalo and I am from Spain. This is my 1st year as a counselor but my 4th summer at Unie. I study economics in the Universidad Avtonoma de Madrid. In my free time here at camp I love playing soccer, canoeing, and paddle boarding. So excited to make great memories with you out on the loose!


Ella - Resident Counselor 

Hi! I’m Ella and I am super excited for my first summer on staff as a counselor because I have worked in the kitchen here at Unie for the past 2 summers. I just graduated with a B.S. in health promotion and wellness from UW-Stevens. I love spending time outside reading in the sun and hiking. Can’t wait to meet you all!


Blake - Resident Counselor 

Hello! My name is Blake and I’m from Green Bay. I am currently a student at UWM studying social work and sociology. I love sports and being outdoors and look forward to being your counselor this summer at U-Nah-Li-Ya!


Heidi - Trips Counselor 

Hello! My name is Heidi and I’ve been coming to camp since before I can remember. Trips are where some of my favorite memories have come from, and I’m so excited to make more with you! See you soon!


Andrew - Resident Counselor

I was called back to Unie after some years as a trip staff alum. And I’m so excited to return to the Place of Friends for one last Hoorah! I’m a Badger and Wisconsinite through and through. I’m excited to get back to the outdoors and teach kids how to enjoy it as I do!


Seija - Resident Counselor 

Hi friends! My name is Seija and this is my second year on staff. I am currently a Sophomore at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point pursuing a degree in Biology and Spanish. At camp I love to go paddle boarding, frog and turtle catching, and hammocking when I’m not teaching survival skills! Can’t wait to meet you all!


Aaron - Resident Counselor 

How’s it going everybody? I am currently heading into my Junior year at UW-LaCrosse studying Recreation Management. This is my 1st summer here at Unie and I am beyond excited to meet all the wonderful campers this summer. I especially look forward to running around among the trees and having a blast in the water. Can’t wait to see you all soon!


Clara - Resident Counselor 

Heyo! I’m so excited to start my counselor journey here at Unie! I’ve been a camper and a teen leader here for many years now. When I’m not at camp I like to study botany at St. Norbert College, sing, write songs, bike, hike, and anything else outdoors. So excited for our summer together!


Taylor - Resident Counselor 

Hey guys! My name is Taylor and this is my 1st summer on staff but my 5th summer here at Unie. I’m a student at NWTC going for my accounting degree. Outside of camp, you can always find me painting or drawing. Can’t wait to be in Arts, Crafts, and Drama with you!


Kat - Resident Counselor 

Hello! My name is Kat. This is my 1st year at camp, but I know you all will love it as much as I already do! I can’t wait for you to feel the magic of Unie. At camp I love to dance, be silly, and hang out at the waterfront. See you all soon!  


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