Monthly Archives: November 2020

Explore and Enjoy CLC’s 2020 Insight Survey Report

The last six months have been full of change at Chestnut Lake Camp. First, our camp’s founding directors made the thoughtful and steadfast decision to cancel in-person programs for 2020. A few months later, we learned that Paul and Debbi Schorey would be stepping aside to be with their family year-round in Missouri. And soon after, Aaron and Ann Selkow were introduced as CLC’s new leaders.

The end of the summer and start to the fall have been filled with introductions, sharing, and lots of great learning as Aaron and Ann — and their amazing team — have hit the ground running. We are already well on our way to a much-anticipated return to our summer home in Beach Lake for a special 2021 season.

Surveys are just one of the tools that we have been using to gather constructive feedback and support our planning for next summer. Along with hundreds of meetings and conversations and the start to Focus Group gatherings, the information accumulated through an online survey completed by nearly 40% of our parents and with insight from the experiences of more than 50% of our campers provides us with terrific resources to use as we move forward.

The 2020 Insight Survey report — as you will see when you click through at your own pace or download the file to review later — reinforces the love that our community has for Chestnut Lake, the consensus that our camp is “all about the people,” the appreciation for the great care and robust experiences provided in our flexible program, and the excitement for our continued evolution as an institution as we come back strong in 2021. 

Explore and enjoy the report, look forward to more updates and opportunities to support our continued growth this year, and accept our gratitude for the many kids and parents that have taken the time to provide feedback and guidance.

Join the Chestnut Lake Team!

Chestnut Lake Camp seeks a Summer+ (full-time summer, part-time off-season) Assistant Director to join its Professional Staff. The AD joins CLC at an exciting time, as we return to camp in 2021 after the unprecedented loss of the last summer to COVID-19, as well as the arrival of new owners/directors in Aaron and Ann Selkow. Over its 13-year history, CLC has continued to see a rise in enrollment and camper and staff retention, increased engagement with families, enhanced program development for campers and staff, and is poised to grow exponentially in the coming years. Together with a team of talented individuals already on-board – including longtime Assistant Director, Masey Hammons, and Operations Director, Alex Ward – the AD will help to implement camp’s values.

This is an outstanding opportunity to leverage previous professional experience and launch the next step of one’s career in a role that offers great flexibility and the opportunity for growth. Our AD will employ strategic thinking and develop mutually respectful relationships with campers, parents, summer staff, and colleagues that, together, enable excellence to be achieved. Central to this position’s success is the desire and drive to handle a variety of responsibilities, tackle a wide array of challenges, and participate in all aspects of camp’s planning, operations and implementation, with a specific focus on CLC’s residential life (Campus) areas that include approximately 350 children in 3rd through 12th grades and their staff.

Click here to learn more about the position and become a candidate