Summer Camp Staff

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Our Staff

It takes us 6 months of sorting through counselor applicants to accept the best of the best. These senior counselors, ranging from Ivy League graduates to local teachers, are also accompanied by junior and assistant counselor with ample knowledge of the outdoors and the Aspen area. With this superstar camp team, we strive to maintain a camper to staff ratio that does not exceed 5:1 in all activities. We take great pride in our staff team and hope you have an opportunity to interact with, learn from, and have fun with all of them this summer!

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Meet Our Leadership

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Danny Hundert
Founder
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Liz Beckwith
Camp Director
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Oliver Umpleby
Camp Director
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Michael Alderson
Day Camp Operations Director
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Rosie Piscitelli
Overnight Trips Director
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Kathy E. Scott
Camp Chef

Staff Qualifications

  • WFR (Wilderness First Responder – 80+ hrs)
  • WFA (Wilderness First Aid certification)
  • Professional Climbing Instructors Association Base Managed Climbing Instructor Certification
  • Professional Climbing Instructors Association Top Managed Climbing Instructor Certification
  • Week-long AAC Training (60+ hours)
  • Lifeguard Certification
  • Medication Administration Certification
  • Universal Precautions
  • First Aid
  • CPR/AED Certification
  • Various Activity-Based Certifications
  • College Degree or are Currently in College

2020 Summer Camp Counselors Coming Soon!

Knutzen Hoff

This is Knutzen’s second year at camp. He grew up right in the valley and knows all the awesome places to go. He has introduced unicycling at camp. When he's not working at camp he is a DJ and a coach for AVSC.

Brittany McDermott

This is Britanny’s third year at camp. She grew up right in the valley. She is our resident archer, and gaining skill in rock climbing. When she's not at camp she is teaching skiing or preparing for stunt school.

Luci Sherriff

This is Luci’s first year at camp. She’s grown up in the valley. She is excited to get her hands dirty with some tie dying.

Mimi VanDyke

This is Mimi’s third year as a counselor at camp, before that she was a camper for a number of years. Mimi loves camp, but she especially loves going hanging out at Junior Camp.