Summer Camp Staff

Join the Summer Staff!

Directors & Resident Staff

Andy Frick

Camp Director

Julie Richards

Children's Specialist

Counselors &
Leadership Team

Administrative Staff

Bobbi Mueller

Director of Akita Operations

Bobbi@campakita.org

Facilities Staff

Danita Young

Site & Facilities Director

Danital@campakita.org

Mike Young

Maintenance Director

Mike@campakita.org

About the Staff

Andy Frick

Camp Director

Andy first worked at Camp Akita in 1998.  Since then he has been a Counselor, L.I.F.E. Guard Leader, Assistant Camp Director, and Adventure Program Director.

The rest of the year, Andy serves as the Akita Program Director, leading team building activities and outdoor programs for education-focused rental groups. He also oversees the development, marketing, and delivery of outdoor programs to all other rental groups. Andy previously served as the Middle School Program Coordinator for First Community Church.

A trained and experienced field botanist, Andy brings a passion for the outdoors to his new role. He has completed the National Park Ranger Institute, and his job combines his deep knowledge of outdoor education with his many years as a leader at Camp Akita.

AFrick@CampAkita.org

Julie Richards

Children's Specialist

Julie is the Director of Children's Ministry at First Community Church, where she has worked since 2013. Prior to her work at the church, Julie worked as a teacher, where she gained 10 years of classroom experience. She holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in education from Ohio State University and has a 1st–8th grade teaching certification. She has attended Family Camp numerous times with her husband and two daughters, one of whom is a counselor at Akita.

JRichards@FCchurch.com

Counselors & Leadership Team

The heart and soul of the summer camp experience at Akita is found in the hearts and souls of the young adults who serve as counselors and on our summer leadership team. Through our selection process, we recruit, hire, and extensively train our college staff in all the complexities of working with youth and children.

Leadership Team

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Returning Counselors

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First-Year Counselors

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