Camp Daisy Program Staff

Get to know some of our summer camp program staff!

Megan Martin, Program Manager

Camp Name: Sheriff – A former camp colleague from Australia gave her the name because she is from Texas!

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Megan has more than five years’ experience working at Girl Scout camps across the country and is a proud Girl Scout alumna!

Favorite Memory as a Camper: All of her cool counselors!

Favorite Place at Camp Daisy:  Pioneers Ridge

Favorite Camp Activity: Tempera Twister

Favorite Girl Scout Song: Princess Pat

Favorite thing to get in the mail: Camper mail!

Favorite Camp Snack/Food: Sloppy Joes

To the caregiver/parent:  When your Girl Scout comes home, she will be a new and more excited Girl Scout!

What she’s most looking forward to: Working at Camp Daisy! My Dad worked at the Kaw Valley Council and Camp Daisy in the early 1980’s!

Why she became a camp counselor: I had AMAZING counselors when I was a camper. I want every girl to have the same positive, uplifting and inspiring experiences that I had.

 

Savannah Coffey, Lifeguard

Camp Name: Beenie – When she was a CIT, she wore a beanie every day.

Hometown: Neosho, Missouri

Savannah was a camper for 10 years at Camp Mintahama in Joplin, Mo. and a staff member for 1 year at Camp Finbrooke in Rogersville, Mo. This is her first year on staff at Camp Daisy Hindman!

Favorite Memory as a Camper: Spending time at waterfront

Favorite Place at Camp Daisy: On the dock listening to all the bullfrogs

Favorite Camp Activity: Campfire on the last night of camp

Favorite Girl Scout Song: Linger

Favorite thing to get in the mail: Letters from my little sister

Favorite Camp Snack: Banana boats

To the caregiver/parent:  Going to camp is an amazing experience that every girl should have.

What she’s most looking forward to: Watching all the campers get into a canoe for the first time!

 

Kaitlyn Edwards, STEM Specialist

Camp Name: Roo – From the kangaroo from Winnie The Pooh.

Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri

School Attending: Saint Louis University

Kaitlyn is a Girl Scout alumna, participated in the CIT program as a camper and helped lead her service unit day camp.

Favorite Memory as a Camper: Resident camp in the canoe trek program.

Favorite Place at Camp Daisy:  Top of the hill

Favorite Camp Activity: Stargazing

Favorite Girl Scout Song: Chocolate Chip Cookies Song

Favorite thing to get in the mail: Fun stickers

Favorite Camp Snack/Food: Spaghetti

To the caregiver/parent:  Camp is a safe place where girls can practice being independent and have a say in what they do.

What she’s most looking forward to: Helping campers become excited about STEM and allowing them to choose what they want to learn about at camp.

What she wants you to know about her program area: STEM activities at camp are fun and allow girls to participate in hands on experiences in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

 

Morgan Wood, Riding Instructor

Camp Name:  Slugger – She is a former softball player and that was a nickname that stuck with her!

Hometown: Maryville, Missouri

School Attending: Northwest Missouri State University

This is Morgan’s first summer ever at Girl Scout camp! She is working at camp as part of her field experience for her corporate recreation degree!

Favorite Place at Camp Daisy:  Horse Barn & Chandler House

Favorite Camp Activity: Campfires

Favorite Girl Scout Song: Lion Hunting

Favorite Camp Snack/Food: Taco Salad

To the caregiver/parent:  We have a caring staff here at camp that are all well trained and experienced in their area. This opportunity is a great experience for your girl to learn and grow.

What she’s most looking forward to: Spending a majority of my time with the horses and riding with the kids!

What she wants you to know about her program area: Horses are a great therapy for girls and they get so excited to be on horseback for an hour out of their day!

 

Emily Budzowski, Riding Instructor

Camp Name:  Bandana – She has a small collection of 45 bandanas and wears one daily.

Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas

School Attending: Truman State University

Emily has participated in programs at all 5 of our camp properties and is a Girl Scout alumna!

Favorite Memory as a Camper:  My last year as a camper I was able to keep some ashes from my last campfire.

Favorite Place at Camp Daisy:  Barn and Lake Odonata

Favorite Camp Activity:  Archery

Favorite Girl Scout Song: Magic

Favorite thing to get in the mail: Letters

Favorite Camp Snack/Food: Taco Salad and Gooey Balls

To the caregiver/parent:  Your child will learn different skills that aren’t available in everyday situations. Also, she will make great friends and challenge herself.

What she’s most looking forward to: I’m excited to be a part of this staff. I’ve been waiting to work at camp since my first year as a camper and I finally get to work behind the scenes and make a difference in girls’ lives!

What she wants you to know about her program area: Horses area a wonderful activity that teaches you trust, confidence and self-empowerment. Our program is a challenge by choice, but it can push you out of your comfort zone and open you up to new experiences.

 

Curious about what a day at Resident Camp looks like for campers and staffers?! Social Media Day at Camp is on Wednesday! Follow our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to get the inside scoop!

Or, you can meet these staffers in person when you drop your Girl Scout off at Resident Camp!  Sign her up today!

 

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