Meet Our Summer Staff

Every summer Camp Jorn YMCA hires a staff of remarkable young men and women to serve as counselors, activity and trip leaders. Many are former campers, many are new to Camp Jorn, but all are committed to making every camper’s experience fun, memorable and affirming.


Haley Fritsche, Summer Day Camp Director

I feel like I've treated the last couple summers as my last at CJ but, here I am again, preparing for my seventh summer as a staff member after six as a camper. I am a believer in the power of camp and its ability to nurture children with relationships, provide them with a healthy outlet to stressors, and educate children with skills that will last a lifetime. This summer I am excited to continue to develop and better the Day Camp program as the Day Camp Director. While I am from Lake Tomahawk, WI, only 40 minutes from Jorn, camp will always feel like I completely different world.

In the Fall of 2021, I will be completing my college career at UW-Whitewater as I student teach in three different situations to complete my degree in Early Childhood Education. If you haven't caught on, kiddos are my passion but, I also love traveling and playing with my puppy, Polly. I cannot wait to spend sunny days on Rest Lake with your campers this summer!

Joe Raasch, Summer Resident Camp Director

Joe Raasch, born in Lake County Illinois, grew up with a passion and love for the outdoors. This love for nature was brought on from the summers he spent as a camper and staff member at Camp Jorn! He spent seven years as a camper, four years working through camps TEVA, LIT and CIT leadership programs and has been on the summer camp staff since 2016. The last two summers on staff was spent in Leadership positions helping develop and maintain the leadership programs. Currently, he's working for his degree in Communications studies with an Outdoor Recreation and Leadership management minor at Northern Michigan University. Outside of school and camp, Joe enjoys hiking, making music and spending time with friends and family.

Heidi Christiansen

I am from Potterville MI, but currently I am studying Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Management at Northern Michigan University. I love playing outside in all it’s different forms and I can’t wait for a summer filled with fun enjoying wonderful north woods at Camp Jorn!

Hannah Fye

Hi, My name is Hannah i was born in De Pere, WI. I just graduated from highschool, and plan on majoring in Early Childhood Education at Northern Michigan Univeristy. In my free time, I am usually at volleyball practice. I have played volleyball for 8 years on club and highschool teams. If I am not playing volleyball, I love going on to my seasonal camper in Door County, WI and enjoying the outdoors, drawing, photography, and hanging out with my friends and family. I am very excited to join the Camp Jorn YMCA staff team as a day camp counselor to build new skills and make new connections, and most importantly make it a great summer for our campers!

Dakota Miller

My name is Dakota and I am from Clayton, North Carolina. I am a nanny for a placement agency and love spending time outside, playing board games, and making crafts. I am so excited to finally be at camp for my second year!

Carly Main

 Hello! My name is Carly. I have lived in Minocqua, Wisconsin for about 13 years. I enjoy being outdoors, and being with my friends and family. I have attended Camp Jorn YMCA every summer since I can remember. I will be a freshman at UW Madison this fall. This will be my second summer on staff, and I am so excited! I will be working as a Day Camp counselor this summer and I can’t wait to get to know all of the kids!

Rae Hargis

I was raised in Hawaii and moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia before finishing high school at a legal studies academy. My ambition took my to Meredith College in Raleigh, NC where I major in English Literature and Communication Studies. I write for my school newspaper, The Meredith Herald, and work at a milkshake bar on my weekends home! I have experience taking care of children at all ages and levels of development, including special needs. I’m very excited to be a part of these children’s lives this Summer and look forward to the experiences we’ll have together!

Emma Yonan

Hi I am Emma, I’m currently a first year vet student at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. I have been going CJ for 12 years now with this being my 5th year on staff. I am so excited to be the waterfront director. I love spending my time outside and making bonds up in the North Woods!

Mackenzie Westmoreland

Hi my name is Mackenzie. I was born and raised in North Carolina, and 2021 will be my second summer coming up north to work at Camp Jorn. I look forward to spending a summer with good friends, and seeing the awesome campers!

Each summer they come from across the United States (and the globe), to create a culture of caring, respect and kindness

Many have specialized skills or certifications, including Red Cross life-guarding, Wilderness First aid, and others. In addition to instructing activities and leading cabin-life, our staff serve as mentors and role models to their campers.

Want to join our team?

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