Kelly is the co-owner and director of Hidden Pines Ranch. It is her seventh year on staff and sixth 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 38th summer on staff at HPR and is here to help wherever she is needed. 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 sixth 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.
This is Maddie's 6th summer on staff at HPR. This will be her fourth 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 6th summer at camp. She is on the leadership team serving as the traditional and LIT program directors. She graduated from Bethel University and is a current graduate student at Concordia. She is also a first grade teacher in Mounds View Public Schools. Her hobbies include: spending time at the lake, playing cards with her grandparents, running and trying new restaurants and grocery shopping. Her favorite thing about HPR is creating the most encouraging, safe, joyful place for campers and staff. She is most excited for flag!
This is Mandy’s first year at camp! She will be working in the office mainly but you can also find her helping out at different areas of camp. During the school year, she is a special education teacher. She loves to paint and do anything crafty, she also loves to read and be outdoors! She loves the great people and good times at camp and she is most excited for the fun games and laughs! She loves s’mores, make sure you deliver one to the office for her!