It's 2019 and we are starting to assemble our crack team of Foley counselors for this next summer! In fact, we have already hired staff, many of whom are returners. See below for our list of 2019 summer staff!
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2019 Summer Staff
Randy joins us for his first summer at Foley all the way from Massachusetts. He will be teaching Guitar, Video and some Archery. Welcome, Randy!
He's back! Dylan joins us for his second summer as Staff. Dylan will be back at Paintball this summer while also teaching some Shop. Welcome back, Dylan!
Another Staff making his first trip to Foley is Ryan. A native of South Africa, Ryan will be teaching Waterskiing and Biking. Welcome, Ryan!
Coming all the way from Mexico, meet Victor. He joins us for his first summer and will be teaching Windsurfing and Paintball. Welcome, Victor!
Joining our team for her first summer is Alexa. She attends the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and will be teaching Tennis, Crafts and Sports. Welcome, Alexa!
Joining us for his second summer as Staff, John is back teaching Riflery and Climbing. John attends St. Cloud State University. Welcome back, John!
Headed to Foley for her first summer is Paola. Hailing from Mexico, Paola will be teaching Tennis, Soccer and be a Paintball Ref. Welcome, Paola!
Griffin is back for his second summer as Staff and 7th in total. Griffin is slated to teach Riflery, Archery, Trap, and Fishing. He will also be our Across the Road Captain. Welcome back, Griffin!
A longtime Foley-ite, Ally will be back for her 4th summer as Staff and 16th overall. Ally will be an Activity Captain and help teach Fencing, Archery, and some Climbing. Welcome back, Ally!
Joining big sister Ally, John is back for another summer on Staff! John will be teaching Trap and Diving as well as being our Boy's Captain. Welcome back, John!
After a summer off, Dean is back at her favorite place for year #4 as Staff. Dean will be a Waterfront Instructor and Lifeguard and help teach Bics, Paddleboarding. She will also be the Girl's Captain this summer. Welcome back, Dean!
Another summer on staff is on tap for Ace! She will be back teaching Crafts, Nature, and Photography as well as leading the way and helping assist as our Janitorial Staff. Welcome back, Ace!
Dogukan joins us for his first summer at Foley. Originally from Turkey, he will be taching Sailing and also Canoeing, Biking, Snorkeling and Swimming. Welcome, Dogukan!
Summer #5 is in store for Joe! Joe is gradutaing from Creighton University this Spring and will be back at Foley for another summer teaching Waterskiing and being our Marina Captain. Welcome back, Joe!
Maggie is back for her 3rd consecutive year on Staff. Maggie will again be back at the waterfront as a Marina Leader, Swimdock Leader while also teaching Waterskiing and Sailing Bics. She will also help with our Octo program. Welcome back, Maggie!
Cole will be spending his first summer at Foley as Staff after being a camper for 7. Cole will be a Paintball Ref and Waterski Driver/Instructor. Welcome, back Cole!
Back for summer #2 as Staff, Josie is set to go teach Crafts again and help out leading our LIT/CIT program. Josie attends Colorado State University. Welcome back, Josie!
Nick joins the Foley Staff for his first full summer after being a longtime camper and OCTO. Nick attends the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and this summer he will be teaching Archery and Riflery. Welcome back, Nick!
Claudia Leon de la Vega
Claudia is joining us for another summer as Staff. She will be back at Riflery, Waterskiing, and Snorkeling as well as helping with Photo and Video. Welcome back, Clau!
Another first time Foley Staffer is Kathryn. Originally from Roseville, MN, Kathryn attends The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN. This summer Kathryn will be teaching Fishing and Archery. Welcome, Kathryn!
A former camper, Jon joins us for this first summer on Staff. Jon will be teaching Fencing, Tennis and Sailing - 420s. Welcome back, Jon!
Another longtime camper, Mollie is ready for her first summer as Staff. Mollie is slated to be spending her time at the Marina teach Waterskiing and Sailing - Bics. Welcome back, Mollie!
Emily is back for her 3rd year as Staff and amazing 13th year in total! This Foley Faithful will be teaching Windsurfing, Swimming and is our Swimdock Captain. Welcome back, Emily!
Ryan is back for Year 2 on Staff. This former tripper will be switching it up this summer and spend his time teaching Climbing, Nature and Riflery. Welcome back, Ryan!
Another Foley Faithful, Kelly has been a camper for 6 years, Octo and now joins us for her first summer as Staff. Kelly will be teaching Waterskiing, Sailing, as well as being our Paintball Ref. Welcome back, Kelly!
Your favorite Paintball Specialist is back! Ana will be taking on year #2 as Foley Staff. In addition to Paintball, Ana will also be teaching some Paddleboarding. Welcome back, Ana!
Joining us for his first summer at Foley is Michael. Originally from Illinois, Michael will be teaching Archery, Riflery, Climbing and possibly lead some Trips. Welcome, Michael!
Jade Van Buuren
Jade is making her first trip to Foley this summer. Jade is from South Africa and will be teaching Snorkeling, Water Games and Swimming. Welcome, Jade!
Sam will be spending her first summer at Foley as a Staff member this year. A native of Bemidji, MN, she will be busy teaching Nature, Canoeing, and Fishing. Welcome, Sam!
This will be Talia's first summer at Foley as a Staff member. Originally from St. Paul, MN, she will be teaching Photography, Video Creativity, and Crafts. Welcome, Talia!
Foley employs at least one Camper Coordinator (CC) for each session during camp. These CC's are hired to specifically help campers that might require extra care, whether that is dietary needs, help at activities, making friends and more. All of our CC's have extensive work with children and a history of working at Foley. See who will be joining us as a CC this summer!
Taylor currently works as a teacher at School of the Future in New York, NY. Taylor was a camper for 6 years and then has worked for going on 8 years at Foley, filling foles from Counselor to Assistant Director to now one of our Camper Coordinators. Taylor will be joining us for 4th Session.
A staple around Foley the past 14 years, Jenny has worked as a Counselor and Year Round Assistnat Director and has joined us the past 2 summers as a Camper Coordinator. Jenny is the Special Projects and HHM Coordinator for the Minneapolis Public Schools and we are grateful for her expertise. Jenny will be helping out during 2nd Session.
A Camper (Beth Berger) turned Counselor turned Assistant Director turned Camp Parent and NOW turned Camper Coordinator, meet Beth! She comes with a wealth of experience working with kids and most recently serves as a reserve teacher for the Minnetonka School Disctrict (MN). Beth will be joining her daughters, Clara and Kate, for 3rd Session.
Kate's first summer at Foley was as a Counselor in 2001 and has since spent 16 summers working at Foley with the most recent as one of our Camper Coordinator. Kate and Mike live in Brookings, SD where Kate works as a teacher in the Brookins School Distric. The Mogard Family will be joining us for 1st Session as their kids, Maisie and Henry, will be campers.
Mike's first summer at Foley was as a Counselor in 2002. Him and Kate have been making the annual summer trip to Foley since and have been Camper Coordinators for the past 2 summers. Mike and Kate live in Brookings, SD where Mike is currenlty the Associate Director of Children's Museum of South Dakota. The Mogard Family will be joining us for 1st Session as their kids, Maisie and Henry, will be campers.
It's been over 10 years since Alyssa was a Camper at Foley, but we are excited to have Alyssa join us for 2nd Session as one of our Camper Coordinators! Alyssa is in the Doctorate Program for Clinical Psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology where she is also wokring as an Advanced Therapeutic Extern. We are excited for Alyssa to be a part of the team this summer.