Summer Staff Members

Claire Phegley

Wilderness CounselorReturners

Claire grew up at camp and this is her third summer on staff. She knows it is going to be WILD & fun!

What is your favorite thing about camp?

My favorite thing about camp is the campers! I know it sounds cheesy, but it’s true! I have so many goofy memories with my old campers and getting to know their hearts and share in their experiences is what I cherish most!

If you had to spend a whole day in one spot at camp, where would it be?

I would definitely spend a whole day at the lake on a hot day. I love a lake day! So if you ever need a buddy for the buddy board, I got you! (except when I’m in the wilderness I guess). As long as you’re down to do the blob and corkscrew down the slide!

If you could have one song play every time you entered a room, what would it be?

Probably anything by Taylor Swift but I'm not really sure. Or like the lo-vibe version of Ants in My Pants idk.

What is your favorite movie?

Honestly I think my favorite movie series might be Harry Potter. I love the books and the movies are just done so well!! I could watch them on repeat any day!!!!

What are you most excited for this summer?

Where do I even begin!!? I’m so excited to walk alongside campers (literally) and make SO many memories! My favorite summer as a camper was the year that I did wilderness, and I have the BEST memories from those trips! I can’t wait to build deep relationships and lasting memories with these campers because we’re about to spend SO MUCH time together!!! I’m excited for devos on the mountain tops and writing songs to sing on CP nights! Summer can’t come soon enough!

What are you praying for in anticipation of this summer?

I am praying for the Lord to go before us and after us on the trails and in the hearts of campers, that He would prepare the way for campers to see Him in a new light. I am expectant that each camper will experience His presence in creation in their own way, and I'm excited to see what that looks like.