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Meet the Staff

We are excited to introduce you to our amazing staff.

This great team is ready to ensure your camper has a

summer adventure that lasts forever.


Brandi May

Camp Director

Hello! My name is Brandi May. I am the Director for Camp Norwesca. I was born in Omaha, NE and raised in South Central Nebraska. I attended college at the University of Nebraska at Kearney where I earned my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education K-8th Grade. I moved to the Chadron, NE area in the fall of 2017 when my husband became the assistant superintendent of Chadron State Park. Before we moved, we lived at Windmill State Recreation Area located just East of Kearney, Nebraska


I have been employed at Camp Norwesca since 2018. My first position was a part time office assistant while I was substitute teaching for the public schools. In the fall of 2020 I became the assistant director. In March of 2022, I earned the honor of Director.


In my free time, I enjoy traveling, baking, fishing, and gardening. When I am not at camp, you can probably find me sitting out in my gardens where my faithful dogs watch my every move or planning a trip to Florida where we like to escape the snow every year.


I attended Camp Carol Joy Holling (NLOM) throughout my childhood and into my teen years where I grew my passion for God and the outdoors. I have always had a strong connection with combining my beliefs and my love for the outdoors. I am very excited for this opportunity to not only grow my faith within the United Methodist Church and the Great Plains Conference, but to combine my passion for teaching, and the dedication I have of connecting God with my excitement for the outdoors. Camp Norwesca is where my next chapter begins and can not wait.

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Kitchen Assistant

Hello, my name is Rhonda. I was born and raised in Chadron. I attended college at Black Hills State University where I earned a degree in elementary education. I’m excited to work at Camp Norwesca because I love working with kids and being outdoors. Some of my favorite things to do are read books, make crafts, and play games.



Kitchen Assistant

Hi I'm Vanessa; a mother of one. I'm Native American, Irish, and Mexican. I like to color and paint in my free time and take my daughter swimming in the summer. 



Summer Camp Counselor

I'm Jay, I'm from Harlan, IA.

I plan to further my education in business management. I'm joining Camp Norwesca's staff to continue my faith and because it's a wonderful opportunity to get to know the Chadron Area.

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Program Staff & Summer Camp Counselor

Hi! I’m Olivia! I am going to be a Senior at Chadron State College. I am a Vocal Music Education major with a Theatre endorsement. I love being involved in everything music and theatre related! Since being at CSC, I’ve been involved in every theatre production but one, either acting or technical work. The one show I wasn’t involved with, I still was in charge of ticket reservations. I hope to share my passion for music and theatre with others this summer and the rest of my life!

Program Staff


Hi, I'm Josie! I just finished my junior year at Chadron State College where I'm studying music and theatre education. In college I enjoy participating in choir, vocal jazz, and helping backstage in our theatre productions. In my free time I enjoy reading, playing video games, and listening to music. I can't wait to work at camp this summer and see what adventures come with it!



Facility Administrator

Hello there, and thank you so much for taking the time to learn more about me and our wonderful staff here at Norwesca.

I am Jacci - a Colorado native that has recently transplanted to the wonderful state of Nebraska with my family. We were drawn to this area because of the atmosphere, outdoor recreation, small town mindset, and family values!

You can find me participating in various school activities, building legos with my kids, reading, hiking, shooting my bow, attending church and enjoying time at camp.

During my youth I enjoyed 4-H, where I raised poultry and swine. Agriculture holds a special place in my heart. Growing up I was involved in NHS, vet science, cheerleading and more. That is why, as a young adult I earned degrees in the arts and education.

I am looking forward to learning more about the community and integrating our family in Dawes County.

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Maintenance &
Summer Camp Counselor

I’m Dale. I’m from Gibbon, NE.
I plan to go to Chadron State College for wildlife range land management. I’m coming to Camp Norwesca because I believe it’s a good opportunity to not only get to know the Chadron area but to also rekindle my faith.



Kitchen Manager

Hello! My name is Anne. I am the kitchen manager here at Camp Norwesca. This is my fifth year being part of the staff.



Head Summer Camp Counselor

Hello I’m Melissa! I just finished my sophomore year at UNK and I am so excited to be back at camp! I have been coming to Camp Norwesca since I was a camper and have since had the wonderful opportunity to work here for the past four summers. I love being out in nature, reading a good book, or just learning a new skill. I’m looking forward to meeting new campers and making lots of memories this summer!

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Summer Camp Counselor


TJ is a music education major at Chadron State College. In the fall, they will be student teaching in Yuma, Colorado. In their free time they enjoy knitting, playing with their cat, and spending time in nature. They are incredibly excited to be working at Camp Norwesca this summer, and can't wait for all of the experiences the camp will bring.



Summer Camp Counselor

Sophia is a current freshman at Chadron State College. She is majoring in Justice Studies with a focus in Criminal Justice, as well as a minor in Psychology. She lives in Chadron NE, with her father, mother, and three younger brothers, making her the oldest of four kids. She was born in Jos, Nigeria, and lived there until she was about eight. Sophia enjoys reading, music, the outdoors, and being active. She is on the Track and Field team at the college and throws for them. Sophia is very open about her love for Jesus and her she hopes to show His love and grace to everyone around her.

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