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Confessions of a Camp Counselor

Confessions of a Camp Counselor

By Bailee Doman

Have you ever wondered what it's like working at a summer camp? Are you thinking about working at a camp? Well then tune in and listen up, because we have the inside scoop on what it's really like being a counselor. Here we tell the personal stories of those who work at your favorite summer camps. If you want to pick the brain of a counselor, then let's dive in. This is Confessions of a Camp Counselor

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Sophie Hurst
Sophie Hurst
Summer camp is just around the corner. Let’s get into the camp spirit and tune in to another episode of Confessions of a Camp Counselor. Today we have Sophie Hurst, a young woman who is a ray of sunshine everywhere she goes. She is a phenomenal Irish dancer and goes to the University of Washington. She volunteered as a camp counselor at Delano Bay Christian Camp for 2015, 2017, and 2018. She was also camper there for 13 years. Now she tries to give the campers an amazing experience just like she had. You can find this episode anywhere you get your podcasts (Spotify, Apple Podcast, etc.) or here https://anchor.fm/bailee-doman If you want to support this podcast monetarily you can go to https://anchor.fm/bailee-doman/support every bit greatly helps this podcast run smoothly and makes it possible for future episodes. Go check out my outdoor blog at https://dirtbagdreamin.wixsite.com/dirtbagdreamin Or follow us on Instagram and get notified whenever there is a new podcast  @dirtbag_dreamin__ If you or someone you know was or is a camp counselor and would like to share your story, please message me on the Dirtbag Dreamin' Facebook, Instagram, or at dirtbagdreamin@gmail.com
31:10
April 12, 2021
Sam Dobie
Sam Dobie
The weather outside might not be the warmest right now, but grab a cup of tea or coffee and sit down and listen to the newest episode of Confessions of a Camp Counselor. Today we have someone who is passionate about the outdoors. He was a backpacking guide at Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp and loves to share his love of nature with others. Let’s hear it for Sam Dobie If you want to support this podcast monetarily you can go to https://anchor.fm/bailee-doman/support every bit greatly helps this podcast run smoothly and makes it possible for future episodes. Go check out my outdoor blog at https://dirtbagdreamin.wixsite.com/dirtbagdreamin Or follow us on Instagram and get notified whenever there is a new podcast  @dirtbag_dreamin__
32:46
February 04, 2021
Lisette (Langdorf) Hofer
Lisette (Langdorf) Hofer
This is the final episode of the year! I am so excited for this episode. Go listen to the Confessions of a Camp Counselor podcast! Lisette (Langdorf) Hofer was a camp counselor at Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp from 2009 to 2012. She is one of my former camp counselors and I am so excited for you to hear what she has to say about being a camp counselor and the impact it has made on her life since then. She now works as a teacher in a small town in Montana and is a joy to listen to. Go check it out anywhere you get your podcasts! If you want to support this podcast monetarily you can go to https://anchor.fm/bailee-doman/support every bit greatly helps this podcast run smoothly and makes it possible for future episodes. Go check out my outdoor blog at https://dirtbagdreamin.wixsite.com/dirtbagdreamin Or follow us on Instagram and get notified whenever there is a new podcast  @dirtbag_dreamin__
01:05:05
December 30, 2020
Samantha King
Samantha King
There is a new episode! Go listen to the Confessions of a Camp Counselor podcast! Samantha King is a student at the University of Montana. She is a bright young woman who grew up going to a variety of summer camps. Samantha worked for two summers at YMCA Camp Lief Erikson. She shares her experiences working at a day camp and working at a camp during COVID-19. If you want to know what it is like working at a summer camp this is the perfect way to find out. Go check it out anywhere you get your podcasts! If you want to support this podcast monetarily you can go to https://anchor.fm/bailee-doman/support every bit greatly helps this podcast run smoothly and makes it possible for future episodes. Go check out my outdoor blog at: https://dirtbagdreamin.wixsite.com/dirtbagdreamin Or follow us on Instagram and get notified whenever there is a new podcast  @dirtbag_dreamin__
27:16
December 15, 2020
Holly Hytrek
Holly Hytrek
Do you need a little bit of a break today whether it be from studying or working? Then listening to someone talk about summer camp is the way to go. Holly Hytrek is an adventurous soul with so much compassion. She is currently a student at Oregon State studying Glaciology and working towards getting her Ph.D. She worked at Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp for two summers and fell in love with the outdoors and science. She is spunky and loves to think deeply about the world and the people in it. Grab a cup of hot chocolate or some tea and sit down as we listen to Holly Hytrek talk about her love of summer camp. You can find this episode at https://anchor.fm/bailee-doman or anywhere you get your podcasts If you want to support this podcast monetarily you can go to https://anchor.fm/bailee-doman/support every bit greatly helps this podcast run smoothly and makes it possible for future episodes. Go check out my outdoor blog at https://dirtbagdreamin.wixsite.com/dirtbagdreamin Or follow us on Instagram and get notified whenever there is a new podcast  @dirtbag_dreamin_
56:03
December 03, 2020
Chauncey Liston
Chauncey Liston
Chauncey Liston’s (AKA Thunder) bright personality and funky spirit are sure to bring a smile to your face. He was a camp counselor for six years at YMCA Camp Reed in Spokane Washington. Chauncey is passionate about helping kids have fun and know they are loved and appreciated. If you want to know what it is like working at a summer camp this is the perfect way to find out. Go check it out anywhere you get your podcasts! If you want to support this podcast monetarily you can go to https://anchor.fm/bailee-doman/support every bit greatly helps this podcast run smoothly and makes it possible for future episodes. Go check out my outdoor blog at: https://dirtbagdreamin.wixsite.com/dirtbagdreamin Or follow us on Instagram and get notified whenever there is a new podcast  @dirtbag_dreamin__
01:23:05
November 19, 2020
Reyna Bergstrom
Reyna Bergstrom
Reyna Bergstrom is a creative ball of happiness. Her smile lights up every room that she enters. She studied Communications and Religion at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. She worked at Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp for 4 summers, and brought many people to camp to enjoy the camp magic. Let’s hear what things she has to say about working at summer camp. If you want to support this podcast monetarily you can go to https://anchor.fm/bailee-doman/support every bit greatly helps this podcast run smoothly and makes it possible for future episodes. Go check out my outdoor blog at: https://dirtbagdreamin.wixsite.com/dirtbagdreamin Or follow us on Instagram and get notified whenever there is a new podcast  @dirtbag_dreamin__
33:16
November 05, 2020
Erin Meek
Erin Meek
Erin Meek (AKA NASA) has a fiery personality that will light up any room. She is studying psychology and kinesiology in Montana and has been a passionate camper and then counselor since she was little. Come hear what she has to say about YMCA Camp Reed and what her camp counselor experience means to her. If you want to support this podcast monetarily you can go to https://anchor.fm/bailee-doman/support every bit greatly helps this podcast run smoothly and makes it possible for future episodes.  Go check out my outdoor blog at: https://dirtbagdreamin.wixsite.com/dirtbagdreamin Or follow us on Instagram and get notified whenever there is a new podcast  @dirtbag_dreamin__
50:54
October 29, 2020
Jessie Govin
Jessie Govin
Jessie Govin is a spirited women with a passion for and outdoor education and teaching youth. Come join us as she talks about the transition from being a camper, to a counselor, to being on the leadership team at camp. Jessie worked at Circle R Ranch Minnesota for two years and then transitioned to Flathead Lutheran Bible camp in Montana in 2018 and 2019. Let's hear her story about how she gained confidence in herself and how camp has positively impacted her life. If you want to support this podcast monetarily you can go to https://anchor.fm/bailee-doman/support every bit greatly helps this podcast run smoothly  Go check out my outdoor blog at: https://dirtbagdreamin.wixsite.com/dirtbagdreamin
40:55
October 22, 2020
Katelyn Cooper
Katelyn Cooper
Katelyn Cooper is a fierce young women with a very adventurous spirit. She has been a part of Search and Rescue since 2014. Has traveled all across the globe including China, Namibia, and France. Was a part of the Traveling School back in 2016. She worked at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico back in 2019. Let's hear her story about working at a camp all summer.  Go check out my outdoor blog at: https://dirtbagdreamin.wixsite.com/dirtbagdreamin
44:21
October 15, 2020
Jackie Stenberg and Jonathan Baunach
Jackie Stenberg and Jonathan Baunach
Ever wonder what it's really like working at a summer camp? Is it as fun as it looks, or is there more going on behind closed doors. Come join me in finding out the secret lives of camp counselors.  Come take a dive into what Jackie and Jonathan's camp counseling experience was like. 
18:59
October 08, 2020