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Meet the Kids Junction Summer Adventure Camp Team!
Our summer program is highly successful because of our quality staff and our creative programming. Our staff are selected because of their energetic, outgoing, and fun-loving personalities, their ability to positively guide your children, and their desire to make a difference! Most of our amazing staff are pursuing or have earned degrees in early childhood education. At a minimum, our counselors are required to have completed a School-Age certification course or equivalent and a SAC training program. Working together with our office and kitchen staff, we are happy to say we have the best staff you could ever want for your child! Welcome to our Kids Junction Summer Adventure Camp Family.

Mr. Ben – School Age Director

EducationMr. Ben – School Age Director
I attended the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, where I received a Bachelor of Science in Education: Physical Education License PreK thru 12th Grade.

Experience
I served as a long term substitute at the elementary and middle school in the Hartford School District and as a Physical Education and Special Education Teacher in the Milwaukee Public School District. I also served in 3 other summer programs for 4 years prior to coming to Kids Junction. I started working at Kids Junction in 2006 and have really enjoyed working with the staff and the children in both the summer and school age programs!

Personal
I am from Wisconsin and am a huge sports fan, particularly the Wisconsin Badgers. My family consists of my wife and two boys.


Ms. Savannah – School Age Planner and Team LeaderMs. Savannah

Education
I graduated from Green Bay Preble Highschool in 2014 and am now a sophomore at UW-Madison in hopes of becoming a pediatrician.

Experience
I started babysitting when I was 12 for various families and also for my own family by watching my little brothers. I also volunteered at the Cerebral Palsy Center in the 3 year old room in the daycare during my senior year of high school.

Personal
I enjoy being active and being outside. I played soccer since I was 6 years old but I love playing any kind of sport. I also love to roller blade in the summer and go snowboarding in the winter.


Ms. Kelsey -Team LeaderMs. Kelsey

Education
I graduated in 2015 from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a Degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Adaptive Education.

Experience
I have been with Kids Junction in 2012 with Summer Adventure Camp. I taught 1st and 2nd grade in Sun Prairie and 2nd grade in Stoughton.

Personal
In my free time my husband and I enjoy being outdoors with our dog. I also enjoy crafting, cooking, reading, and searching Pinterest.


Ms. Pattie

Education
I pursued a degree in Elementary Education from a two year program at Oakland College and another year at Oakland University. I am currently continuing a degree in Early Childhood Development.

Experience
While in college, I worked at a child development center in Michigan as a teacher’s aid. From 2011 through 2015 I worked at a school in their food service and after school program. I worked closely with second and forth grade classes as a teachers aid.

Personal
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my daughter. We love to spend time together gardening and being outside with nature.


Ms. Kayce

Education
This upcoming fall I will be a junior at UW-Madison. I am in the Education program and I’m majoring in Elementary Education and Special Education. I will be graduating from Madison in 2020.

Experience
I started working with kids in high school by babysitting and teaching ice skating lessons. Last summer I was a nanny for 2 eight-year-old girls and 2 twelve-year-old boys. During the school year, I volunteered at Emerson Elementary School and Wright Middle School.

Personal
In my free time, I enjoy figure skating, reading, listening to music, going to see movies, and spending time with friends and family.

 


Ms. Sarah

Education
I am currently attending Carroll University pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Spanish.

Experience
I began babysitting when I was 13 years old. I have babysat for about 6 families throughout the years. I have experience with children between the ages of 2-10. In addition, I was a volunteer tutor for elementary children.

Personal
I enjoy spending time with my family. In my free time during the summer, I enjoy gardening and kayaking.


Ms. Kaitlyn

Education
Junior at University of Wisconsin- Madison pursuing a Pre-Pharmacy track with the hopes of attending UW’s School of Pharmacy next year.

Experience
Nanny experience for 3 consecutive summers in high school for a wonderful family with two little girls.

Personal
Love spending time with my extended family back home in Minnesota. I also enjoy travelling and exploring new places. I am also very involved in Best Buddies on campus and have participated in the club for two years.


Ms. Laney

Education
I graduated from Pittsville High School in 2019 and am now studying Child Life at Edgewood College with a minor in Psychology.

Experience
I started babysitting and nannying when I was very young and have always enjoyed spending time with children. I also worked at the YMCA’s child care center and Marshfield Clinic’s after school program, Youth Net. I have also recently begun working at Edgewood Campus School as a reading interventionist.

Personal
In my free time, I enjoy exercising, sports, and reading. I love being busy and active in my community.


Ms. Meg

Education
I am currently a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence/English as a Second Language program. I will be graduating from Madison in May of 2020.

Experience
I have been babysitting children of all ages since I was 12 years old. I have been a full-time nanny for two summer and was a camp counselor for three summers. During last school year, I was a Badger volunteer at Allis Elementary School and Schenk Elementary School.

Personal
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, going outdoors, watching movies and crafting!


Ms. Meg

Education
I started working toward a degree in Art Therapy, but changed courses and decided to work mainly in Camping Ministry. I interned for a camp for 9 months working towards leadership in camping ministry skills.

Experience
I spent 6 years in Camping Ministry, holding positions in arts and crafts, team building, high ropes instruction, and everything in between. My love for working with youth blossomed in those 6 years. I was also privileged to build an outdoor education program with my husband while living in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula!

Personal
I am a proud Wisconsin Native who grew up in the Milwaukee area. I enjoy art, nature, and exploring beautiful Dane County with my husband.


Ms. Noelle

Education
I graduated in May of 2019 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. Throughout my education, I was also able to take courses through my school’s Early Childhood Education program and sociology courses that focused on children.

Experience
I have been babysitting for different families since the age of 11. Throughout high school, I nannied for families during the summer and after school. Sophomore year of college, I nannied a two-year-old boy. I lived in Georgia for a year and nannied a 1-year-old during that time. Most recently, I worked for Milwaukee Public Schools in their summer camp and after school program.

Personal
In my free time, I love working out, hiking, reading, and drawing. I really enjoy staying active and doing things that allow me to be creative. I spend a lot of my time with my family and friends.


Mr. Jack

Education
I graduated from UW-La Crosse in May of 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and a Minor in Adapted Physical Education. I am certified to teach PreK-12.

Experience
I have been working at camps since I was 15 years old and have experience teaching in the La Crosse, Holmen, and Sparta school districts. I will be starting to teach and coach full time in the fall.

Personal
I am originally from Madison, WI. In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors and staying active. This includes golfing, playing basketball, fishing, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.


Ms. Sandra

Education
I graduated from West High School in 2018. I currently attend Madison Area Technical College as a sophomore with a full ride scholarship.

Experience
As soon as I was old enough I took care of young siblings. I’ve done babysitting in my neighborhood till this day. For almost 3 years, I worked in Lincoln Elementary MSCR After School program.

Personal
In my spare time, I spend time with my 3 and 6 year old sisters along with our shih tzu. I love to read and make memories with my friends and family.

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