Meet our Counselors
Check out this years counselors!
Bambi is a senior studying Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Management. At this year’s camp, she is most looking forward to singing silly songs and watching everyone perform in the talent show. If Bambi could be any animal in the world she would be a Red Panda because “they are so cuddly and funny!”
Waldo will be a junior studying biology. He is most excited for evening bonfires at camp this year, where he says he will “end up eating way too many S’mores.” If Waldo could eat only one type of food for the rest of his life it would be Chipotle.
Tricia Goober Wagner
Goober is a junior studying Neuroscience. She is super excited to make memories with her fellow counselors and campers, whom she can’t wait to meet! Goober’s favorite type of pizza? CHEESE!
Mike MacGruber Broshat
MacGruber is a junior majoring in Supply Chain with a minor in Entrepreneurial Management. He is most excited about playing capture the flag at camp with all of the campers and counselors. If MacGruber could take a two week vacation anywhere in the world he would go to Jamaica.
Chloe Yogi Bear Oliver
Yogi Bear is going to be a senior studying Child Psychology and Sports Management. She is most excited about making meaningful relationships at camp, through support and super fun games. If Yogi Bear could live anywhere in the world she would live in the French Riviera because of the Mediterranean Sea and delicious French food.
Keara Knucks Bailey
Knucks is a senior studying Architecture. As a new member of Camp Kesem, she is excited to simply spend a week away with some amazing kids and counselors. Knucks’ all time favorite Disney movie is Pocahontas.
Kristen Pinky Kraimer
Pinky will be a Junior studying Neuroscience with a minor in Management. She is most excited to be a part of the Kesem Magic at camp, where she wants to give camper the best and most fun week possible. Pinky’s favorite childhood book is Goodnight Moon.
Michelle Seashell Todd
Sheashell is going to be a Junior studying Child Psychology and Special education. She is excited to see all of the returning campers, and of course meet the new ones. She is also getting ready to sing lots and lots of camp songs! Seashell’s favorite dessert is Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream.
Lydia Pookie Christianson
Pookie will be a Junior studying Microbiology with three different minors in Leadership, Public Health, and Pharmacology. She is most excited about the ice-cream-sunday fight at camp this year; she heard it was loads of fun last year and says, “what could be more fun than getting messy and ice-cream!” When Pookie was asked what the best thing was that she’s ever eaten, she said lefse. Lefse is a traditional Norwegian food that is essentially a potato tortilla with butter and sugar wrapped inside.
Michael Kitten Meer
Kitten is going to be a senior studying Architecture. He is most excited about staying in cabins in northern Wisconsin at camp this year. He adds, “Northern Wisconsin is one of the best places on earth!” If Kitten had to choose his favorite restaurant (a tough decision being that he’s a big food lover) he would pick Annie’s Parlor. “Cheeseburger, fries, and a milkshake. That hits the spot.”
Natalie Cocoa Haight
Cocoa just graduated this spring with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and she is now planning to work as a pediatric nurse in the Twin Cities. At this year’s camp, she is most excited for Disney Pixar day. She loves Disney Pixar movies and thinks the counselors will have amazing costumes! While Cocoa loves Disney Pixar, her favorite genre of movies has to be romantic comedies.
Anna Curly Q Cobus
Curly Q is going to be a Junior studying Architecture with a minor in Spanish. She is most excited for Cabin Chats and bonding with the campers. “I am working with the older unit this year and I think it will be fun to talk to the older campers and get to know them. If Curly Q was part of the circus she would be a trapeze artist because she thinks it would be fun to fly through the air and do flips and tricks.
Vanessa Oliver Zinke
Oliver will be a Junior studying Family Social Science. She is super excited to connect with the campers this summer and make sure they have a fun filled week. Oliver never had the chance to attend camp as a child so she is extremely excited to finally have the camp experience! Oliver’s favorite thing to eat in the summer is watermelon.
Lila Leaf Westreich
Leaf is a Junior studying Horticulture and Plant Sciences. She is most excited to see everyone’s excitement about the nature at camp and to be able to act goofy like a kid again for a week. Leaf’s favorite summer activities include cycling and running. She loves just about any opportunity to get outside and explore.
Corey Beanz Andrus
Beanz is going to be a Senior studying Architecture. He is most excited about spending the week at camp outside, playing games, and having fun. If Beanz could have one exotic animal for a pet, he would have a pet cow named Moo.
Melissa Mojo Roth
Mojo is going to be a Sophomore studying Mass Communications with a minor in Cinema and Media Culture. This is Mojo’s first year at camp and she is really excited to meet the campers and get to know the counselors better. Her sisters, Tootie and Goldie, and their dad Papa Bear, will also be at Camp Kesem Minnesota this year, which she is very excited about! If Mojo could live in another country for a year she would choose to live in Greece. She would get to know the locals, truly experience the culture, and travel to see the various historical sights.
Eric Eeeeee Frahm
Eeeeee is going to be a Senior studying Architecture and Environmental Design. He is most looking forward to swimming and canoeing at camp this year. If Eeeee had to choose one movie to watch for the rest of his life it would be Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Sam Wallaby Falde
Wallaby just graduated with a Major in Biochemistry and a minor in Sociology.
Ryan Zzzz Brattensborg
Zzzz is going to be a Junior studying Sociology. He is most excited to get to know all of the campers and counselors at camp this summer. If Zzzz was told he was moving to the other side of the world and he could only bring three things, he’d bring:
2. His mom’s spaghetti recipe
3. His favorite pillow
Haydar Mufasa Baydoun
Mufasa is going to be a Senior studying Architecture. He is most excited about the opportunity to put a smile on a child’s face at camp, and to just have fun together with campers and counselors. If Mufasa could be one cartoon character he would be Aladdin.