Kelly is the HPR co-owner and director. It is her third year on staff and second 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 are the camp traditions, welcoming returning and new campers on the first day, camp outs, the talent show, camp play and the sounds of memories being made at camp.
Debbie is returning for her 34th 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 second year at camp and during the school year she is a preschool teacher at the Children's Family Farm 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.
Rachel is returning for her second year on staff at HPR. This is her first summer on the management team and cannot wait to watch all the new and creative ideas come alive this summer. Rachel graduated from the College of Saint Benedict in January and also is a substitute teacher for kindergarten - 8th grade.
Joel is returning for his fourth summer on staff at HPR. It is his first year on the management team and he is most excited to see all of the returning campers and meet the new ones. This past spring, Joel graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with a major in biology.