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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.

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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 spending time with my husband and our newest addtion to our family, our son; Timothy. 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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Anne

Kitchen Manager

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

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Kitchen Staff

Ashley

Hello Campers, Parent’s, and Guests of Camp Norwesca, my name is Ashley Lewis! I am a new Kitchen Assistant this year and will be helping in other areas of camp from time to time as well. I am originally from Chappell, Nebraska, and recently moved back to Chadron last July with my husband Phillip Lewis. We love Camp Norwesca and Chadron State Park, and I am so blessed and excited to be granted the opportunity to bless the campers and all other guests this summer and into the future. God Bless!

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Kitchen Staff

Abigail

Hello! I'm Abigail Mathson! This is my first year as a staff member at Camp Norwesca. I am so excited to be a part of the amazing camp. I am a new high school grad. I have participated in the Air Force JROTC program all four years of high school and in the CHOICES program for three years. I have been an athlete on the Scottsbluff County Thunder Special Olympics team for almost 11 years. I participate in bowling and have participated in basketball in the past. I have 2 dogs and 3 cats. I love my animals!

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Olive

Junior Counselor

I’m an artist at heart and I love showing the world through new lenses to the youth of our community! The world should be explored, and every rock should be turned.

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Joshlyn

Junior Counselor

Hi! I’m Joshlyn! I’m a junior in high school, I am a part of the CHOICES Program at the Scottsbluff Senior High School. I am really into nature and religion, this will be a great opportunity to get closer to both. This will be my first year at Camp Norwesca, I can’t wait!

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Ethan

Junior Counselor

Hey, y'all, what's up! I'm Ethan, but most everyone calls me Tater. I am finishing up my sophomore year at Perkins County High School. I love to play and watch football, and I recently started a new passion, bodybuilding. This  will be my second year at Camp Norwesca as a Junior Counselor, and I can't wait to see all the new and familiar faces. Bring on summer!

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Cody

Junior Counselor

My name is Cody Bradley-Wilson, but you can call me Cody. I enjoy being out in nature, spending time with friends, and listening to music. I am always looking for a way for self-improvement. I am going into my senior year at Scottsbluff Senior High during the 2024-2025 school year. After high school, I plan on attending Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte, and studying to become a paramedic one day. I am in many school activities including AFJROTC (a military and leadership class), CHOICES (a program for students who prefer hands-on learning), and Play Production (a club for producing and performing a play). I am planning on being a Junior Counselor at Camp Norwesca this summer, and I hope to see you there!

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Junior Counselor

Patrick

My name is Patrick Alexander Vasquez. I am a student at Scottsbluff Senior High School who would like to a math teacher of some sort. I have a strong passion for the outdoors, running outside, and playing video games. I hope to give those who come to Camp Norwesca a time they won't forget!

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Jacci

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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Dale 

Maintenance

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.

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Olivia

Head Counselor

Hi! I’m Olivia! I am 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!

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Ivy

Counselor

Hi! My name is Ivy and I am so excited to be a Camp Norwesca counselor! I was a counselor at another summer camp 2 years ago and had so much fun. I've been studying humanities and sociology abroad the past couple of years, living in Costa Rica, Italy, and the Czech Republic, as well as working on a coffee farm in Hawaii. This all hinges on my love for adventure and friendships with all kinds of people, so I am looking forward to all the adventure I will have at Camp Norwesca!

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Counselor

Eden

Introducing the ultimate outdoor enthusiast, a true lover of nature and adventure! Meet Eden Funk, an incredible friend who can't get enough of the great outdoors, camping under the starry sky, and gathering around the crackling campfire with friends.

 

With a heart full of laughter and a mind brimming with creativity, this individual is known for their hilarious jokes that can light up any campfire gathering. Their friendly and fun-loving nature makes them the life of the party, spreading joy and creating unforgettable memories wherever they go.

 

Whether it's setting up a cozy campsite, exploring the wilderness, or leading exciting outdoor activities, this person's love for nature shines through in everything they do. Get ready for an adventure-filled summer as our incredible friend brings their unique blend of humor, creativity, and love for the outdoors to the summer camp!

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Counselor

Jake

Howdy! I'm Jacob but you can just call me Jake! I am from Rushville, Nebraska. I am currently attending SD School of Mines in Rapid City for Civil Engineering. I love hammocking, kayaking, and nature, especially all the beauty that the Panhandle has to offer. This will be my first time as a camp counselor here at Camp Norweska. I'm so excited and I hope to see you all there!

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Devon

Counselor

Hi there! My name's Devon; and I'll be joining Camp Norwesca as a Counselor! This will be my first year here, but I can't wait to meet new people and make some great new memories! I was born in Lincoln, but have lived in Chadron since 2005. Hobby-wise, I love hiking, camping, kayaking, arts and crafts, and tabletop games. I'm looking forward to getting to know you all, and to help show off everything that makes this area and community so amazing! See you soon!

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