Camp Tanadoona's 2015 Staff

Camp Tanadoona's counselors come from all over the world - from the Twin Cities to as far away as Europe. When you come to Tanadoona you'll meet counselors from near and far; offering an international experience for campers without having to leave the state!


photo Anthony "Toots" Teed
Outdoor Programs Manager
Anthony is thrilled to have recently accepted this full-time position at Camp Fire Minnesota. He brings six years of summer camp experience (three of which proudly as Tanadoona's Camp Director and Archery Director). He loves music, the outdoors, hanging out with his nephews and niece, laughing, playing cards, and painting. Anthony is looking forward to all the returning and new campers, to share another wonderful, adventurous summer under the bright Tanadoona sky.

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Kaydee "Sigma" Tiemann
Teen Director
After joining the Tanadoona team in 2014 as Assistant Camp Director, Sigma is back this year as our Teen Director. She is from the great state of Texas. She has a BFA in theatre from Tarleton State University. This will be her 14th year working at camp. She has worked with the Girl Scouts and the YMCA throughout the country. In her free time she enjoys learning about the lost art of juggling, watching reality television, singing show tunes at the top of her lungs and making up dance moves to choreograph her life.
Teens, keep an eye out this winter and spring for Teen Nights at Tanadoona! All teens are welcome!

Alison Sancken

Alison Sancken
Client Services Coordinator
Alison joined Camp Fire Minnesota in November 2013 and is responsible for camp registration and rental groups. Previously, Alison worked for Labo International Exchange Foundation, based in Tokyo, Japan. As an intern, she was responsible for youth development programming and community outreach in the greater Tokyo area and Northern Japan, including tsunami and earthquake disaster areas where she helped re-establish Laboís youth and international exchange programs.

Alison spent summers as a backpacking guide at Christikon Lutheran Bible Camp in the Gallatin National Forest in McLeod, Montana. She particularly enjoyed working with the local at-risk youth through Christikonís scholarship program.

 

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Meet our Seasonal Camp Staff!

We're excited to announce our 2015 Tanadoona staff. Please continue to check back for updates on which counselors are returning and who's new this year!

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Mom
Camp Cook
Mom has been a camp cook for eight years. She enjoys meeting all the new counselors and figuring out the likes and dislikes of foods from across the pond. She is certified in nutrition and has worked for the Minnetonka schools for 21 years.

 Zina

Zina
Camp Cook
Zina has been employed with Camp Tanadoona for the last six summers as a cook. She enjoys meeting all the new counselors, and has fun trying to remembering their camp names. She is certified in nutrition and currently working in Minnetonka Schools since 2009. Her favorite part of camp is prepping for all the pack-outs.

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Nurse Cricket
Camp Nurse
Nurse Cricket began as Camp Nurse in 2011. She has a passion for healthy living and is a licensed school nurse at a public school during the school year. She regularly develops and administrates emergency plans, and attends to the daily needs of students. At camp, she provides routine and emergency care to campers and staff, assessing and monitoring chronic diseases. She also educates campers and staff on preventative health issues. She collaborates with camp administrators to implement policies that reduce the risk of injury or illness.

Nurse Daisy

Nurse Daisy
Camp Nurse
Nurse Daisy began her position as Camp Nurse in 2011. She is prepared to provide routine and emergency care to children and camp staff, monitor children with chronic diseases, educate campers and staff on preventative health issues, and collaborate with camp administrators to implement policies that reduce the risk of injury or illness. During the school year, Daisy practices as a licensed school nurse in a nearby public school district.