Kelly is the co-owner and director of Hidden Pines Ranch. It is her sixth year on staff and fifth year as owner. Kelly graduated from the University of Minnesota with a undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders and a Masters in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. Her previous camp experience includes 2 years as a camp counselor at Camp Courage (Maple Lake, MN), 5 years as the Camp Director for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of MN, along with many summers spent as a camper at various summer camps in MN. Kelly’s favorite things at Hidden Pines is the sense of community, belonging and family that is built among the staff and with campers. She is excited about dressing up on Fridays, coming up with new accents on Fridays and driveway dance parties.
Debbie is returning for her 37th summer on staff at HPR and is the Nature Camp Craft area leader. She is very excited to see the campers and their laughter, smiles and zest for life. Debbie knows everything about camp and cannot wait for the summer to begin.
Kris will be the Ciqala lead this summer at HPR. It is her fifth year at camp and during the school year she is a preschool teacher at the Children's Farm School in Lake Elmo. Her favorite thing about HPR is the how deeply the staff care for camper and each other while having so much fun.
Joel is returning for his 7th summer on staff at HPR. It is his fourth year on the leadership team and third year working with the L.I.T. group. He received his B.A. in biology from Gustavus in 2017 and is currently in medical school at Creighton University. The best part about HPR is the community of awesome people. Joel can’t wait to get this summer rolling!
This is Maddie's 5th summer on staff at HPR. This will be her third summer on Leadership Team as the camper Advocate & Assistant Program Director. Maddie graduated from the University of Iowa and is currently working as a special education teacher in the Anoka Hennepin school district . Her favorite thing about HPR is the magic in the air full of joy, the goats Marv&Harry, dressing up as the tooth fairy, Fridays & spontaneous dance parties!
This is Abby's 4th summer on staff at HPR. This will be her second summer on the Leadership Team. In addition to her role on our leadership team Abby co-leads our Leaders In Training Program. Abby is a graduate of Bethel University. During the school year she is a 1st grade teacher in the Mounds View school district.