Mary has had a lifelong interest in art. She began studying art formally in 1979 at the University of Nebraska and in 1984 graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Fine Art and a minor in Art History and Spanish. Mary's favorite subject matter is both still life and portraits. She enjoys teaching youth art because it is a learned skill that anyone can do! Mary has been a Dancing Classrooms ballroom dance teacher for Arts in Motion since it began in 2006 and is also the Business/Grant Manager for the nonprofit Arts in Motion. She is on the board of directors for Camp Summergold.
Leah is a civil engineer and she teaches a wide variety of group fitness classes at UNL’s Campus Recreation Center. She especially loves mentoring and educating youth as it pertains to the STEM fields and overall wellness (mind, body, spiritual, interpersonal, etc.). Other activities she enjoys include crafting, weightlifting and hanging with her German Shepard, cat, and snake. This will be her first year as a camp counselor and she is super excited to learn, grow, create, and discover with the girls! Leah is also on the CS Board.
Leah Kottwitz Adams
2019 is Shane's third summer as a counselor with Camp Summergold. She is a graduate of Doane University. She has a love for dance, cheer and all things artistic. She has spent the past year working with high school students to get them prepared for college. She loves to help young girls find out who they are and all the amazing and powerful things they are capable of. She is excited for camp and to reunite with the returning campers as well as meet new ones!
This summer is Maddie’s second year at Camp Summergold. She will be a sophomore at unl next fall. In her free time she enjoys hiking, running, reading and taking care of her siblings! She’s very excited to see the campers and have another amazing summer with them!
Devra is a PhD student in Geology in the UNL Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. She attended her temple’s sleep-away camp for 8 summers growing up in Phoenix, AZ. She also performs and teaches aerial dance in Lincoln, NE with Big Top Performance Arts Center, and has two cats that perform their own version of acrobatics in her apartment! Devra is beyond excited to mentor and get to know all the campers and help them discover and explore their own passions!
Caroline is an actress, yogi, and outdoors woman. She has taught all
three to people aged 18 months to 80 years old. She is looking forward
to her first summer at Camp Summergold, because she loves sharing what
inspires her and learning from others
Sue has been a life long camper. She grew up attending yearly girl scout camps in the Washington DC area.
As a retired school psychologist and developmental psychologist Sue is committed to all things growth and development! Her career began as a science teacher and then moved to a school psychologist working with deaf children for 30 years. She champions the cause of those in special education and is committed to life-long learning for all. Sue loves the outdoors, lives on a farmette with a horse, goats, dogs and cats. Her dream is that all who choose Camp Summergold with hold fond memories of their experience for a lifetime.
Caitlyn is an art major at Doane University with an emphasis in ceramics. She has been a photographer, photo editor, and recently accepted the position of editor-in-chief at Doane’s student led newspaper. She's known on campus as the “girl with the camera” because she takes so many pictures for so many departments on campus, and also just for fun! She's excited to get to know all the girls and learn lots of new things!