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Catching Up With Chestnut Lake Girls’ Head Counselor, Kelsie Hartl

Kelsie Hartl
Greetings Chestnut Lake!

My name is Kelsie Hartl and I am looking forward to another exciting year at Chestnut Lake Camp! Last year was my first summer as the Girls’ Head Counselor at CLC. It was full of laughter, excitement and an amazing positive energy that I could not get enough of. I have worked at camps for over 9 years and last summer was by far my favorite. I made some amazing memories with the staff and campers that I will never forget.

 Kelsie Hartl Campfire

I have been keeping very busy this school year! I live in a suburb of Chicago, but teach in Antioch, Illinois. This year I have a class of 29 5th graders with a whole lot of personality. They are an incredible group and we have been learning a great deal from one another. I have also been extremely busy with my final classes in my Master’s program. In May, I will officially hold my Master’s Degree! In addition to these activities I have been traveling, playing rugby, and spending time with friends and family.

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As we get closer to Summer, I am becoming more and more excited about¬† 2014 on Girls’ Campus. I am growing anxious to see our fantastic Division Leaders again so that we can continue planning some amazing group nights, line ups and other fun activities for our girls. We have some new ideas for Big Sis – Little Sis that I can’t wait to see in action! I am constantly talking about all of the fun we had last summer with my coworkers, family and friends. I am looking forward to coming back to my summer home. See you soon!


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