Who’s Who at Camp – December, 2020

Hi Folks,

We hope everyone is ready for this upcoming holiday season. We hope you can find some time to relax from this crazy year. Don’t forget to check out our returning camper and staff section to see who is joining us for the summer of 2021!



Current counselor Daniel Solot put together a video to get us all excited for the 2021 summer. Take a look at this great video and get pumped for the summer of 2021!

If you have not signed your camper up yet please make sure you do so they don’t miss out on another amazing Timberlane summer.


Jonah BartlettSt. Petersburg, FLGabe MilesSt. Louis, MO
Joe CoovertSt. Louis, MOAndrew MukavitzHouston, TX
Curtis FannSouth Euclid, OHMicah ReichmanSt. Louis, MO
Caleb GersteinEvanston, ILZia Rey RiveraChicago, IL
Joey HandelsmanSan Diego, CAJack RosenMongtomery, OH
Liam HitchensLittleton, CONoah SexterRockville, MD
Finn HohenbergSt. Louis, MOChristian SieveSt. Louis, MO
Luke HohenbergSt. Louis, MOZavion SteeleCleveland, OH
Adam KleinSt. Louis, MOJosh TraubPlano, TX
Ryan LeeNorthbrook, ILAndrew YorkNorthbrook, IL
Alex Mc CloudSt. Louis, MO


Sam AsarchDenver, CO
Chase BermanSt Louis, MO
Matthew FarmerChicago, IL
Jackson GruverChicago, IL
Asher KaplanGolden, CO
Andy MelroseHighland Park, IL
Teddy MerrittEvanston, IL
Hunter NeeleySaint Louis, MO
Zachary NeeleySaint Louis, MO
Will RauchChicago, IL
Ethan SackChicago, IL
Isaac SchaffnerNorthbrook, IL

Our invitations to last summer’s staff to return in 2021 have just recently gone out, and we already have some great folks who will be back again.

Even though it’s only December, we have a great group of returning staff to tell you about. Welcome back to:


Seth is from Carlsbad, CA where he is a Junior at San Diego Jewish Academy. He is 17 years old. This will be Seth’s 5th summer at camp, where he will be a Junior Counselor. He will be helping out all over camp at a variety of different activities. Something you may not know about Seth: “I can run the slalom course at 15’ off.” 
GIZELLE DELGADILLO Gizelle is from Veracruz, Mexico where she studies English at University of Veracruz. She will turn 24 this summer and again be a part of our awesome Kitchen Staff. This will be Gizelle’s 3rd summer with us. 
WILL CROSBY Will is a Junior at St. Ignatius College Prep. He is from Chicago, IL and will be 17 years old this summer. Will will be joining us as a Junior Counselor, helping with a bunch of activities. This will be his 6th summer at camp. Something you may not know about Will: My dream in life is to help work on the development of space travel and maybe even go to space myself.” 
VLADIMIR RANGEL Vlad is back for his 2nd summer at camp. Vlad will be joining us from Hidalgo, Mexico. He will be 27 years old this summer and will return as a Trip Leader. Vlad is studying Environmental Science and Sustainable Development at Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla in Mexico.
NOAH FOSTER This will be summer number 9 for Noah. He is 19 years old and a Freshman at University of Wisconsin – Madison where he is studying Mechanical Engineering. This year Noah will be a Senior Counselor and head up our world renowned Rocketry program, while also helping out at Tennis, Floor Hockey, and other activities.
DAVID FRIEDLAND David will be 18 this summer, which will be his 7th summer at camp. He is Senior at Highland Park High School in Highland Park, IL. This summer David will be a Junior Counselor while helping out at an array of activities.
SOLOMON GREENE Solomon is from Evanston, IL where he is a Junior at Evanston Township High School. This summer Solomon will be 17 years old, and it will be Solomon’s 3rd summer at camp. He will be a Junior Counselor, helping out at a bunch of different activity areas.
CORRIE HITCHENS Corrie is back for her 15th summer at camp!! She is 49 years old and spends the off season as the Assistant Principal at Chatfield Senior High in Littleton, CO. Corrie can be found in almost any area of camp, from the ski docks, to the office, to the ropes course. We are excited to have her back again this summer! 
STEVE “HITCH” HITCHENS This will be Hitch’s 17th summer at camp! Living in Littleton, Colorado Hitch has embraced life as a full time Dad, enjoying extra time with Carter and Liam. Hitch is 63 and again will be the Director of our Trips Program. An extreme tripper himself with a large array of canoeing trips under his belt, we are excited to have him back! Something you may not know about Hitch: “I played quarterback and safety on a high school football team that was undefeated and was only scored on once in the whole season.”
HOLLY JONES The office is back in action with Holly joining us for summer number 35! Holly lives in Mooresville, IN, is 63 years old and will be the office manager again this summer. Holly enjoys all things Elvis Presley and checking out yard sales. 
RICK JONES We are excited for Rick’s 35th summer at camp!! RJ is from Mooresville, IN where he is a high school art teacher at Center Grove High School. He is 63 years old and joins us again as an Assistant Director. Something you may not know about Rick: Rick can draw personal portraits of people… with his feet!
DANNY KANE Danny is originally from Boston, MA, and has been working the past several years as a traveling ER nurse. Danny is a highly skilled and experienced nurse.  He is also, unfortunately, a Boston Bruins fan.  Danny is 63 years old, and he will spend his 3rd summer at camp as one of our Camp Nurses.  Something you may not know about Danny: “Will be living very close to Talladega Superspeedway and Lake Martin – Looking forward to exploring the area.”
CHARLIE LOVETT We are excited to have Charlie back for his 9th summer at camp! Charlie will be turning 18 up at camp this summer. He is a Senior at Palisades Charter High School in Los Angeles, California where he has been busy applying to college. He is going to be a Junior Counselor this year, he will head up our Golf program while helping out at the ski docks, Disc sports, and Athletics. Something you may not know about Charlie: “My favorite TV show is The Office and my favorite movie is The Way Way Back.”
JEFF MELROSE Mel joins us for his 28th summer at camp. He is originally from Milwaukee, WI but he recently moved to Highland Park, IL. He is the Instructional Technology Specialist in Glencoe School District. Mel will again be an Assistant Director at camp this summer. Something you may not know about Mel: “I can juggle and ride a unicycle at the same time. Ask me about it.”
BILL MILLER Bill is back for his 28th summer in the kitchen. He is our amazing Kitchen Manager and keeps us all very well fed and happy. Bill lives in Tucson, Arizona where he spends lots of time hanging out with his grandkids!
DOX RASKIN Dox is from Oak Park, IL where he is a senior in high school. He is back for his 9th summer at camp. He will be 17 years old this summer, and will be a Junior Counselor helping out all over the place at a number of activities. Something you may not know about Dox: I can hold a pen and write with my feet.”


OWEN  TAYLOR Summer number 7 coming up for Owen, who is a Freshman at Boston University where he is studying Film & Television. This summer he will be 19 years old, joining us as a Senior Counselor and will help out with Ropes Course, Guitar, and Comedy Sport, amongst other things. Something you may not know about Owen: “On the side, I do stand up comedy. I have not performed yet, but I have been putting together material to do so and will hopefully perform by the start of camp.”


Eden Kaplan 12/2, Henry Styles 12/2, Zachary Styles 12/2, Erica Florimonte 12/3, Sam Siwak 12/4, Will Fiegen 12/9, Peyton Kelln 12/10, Holly Jones 12/10, Prestin Cooke 12/11, Alexander Zlotnik 12/11, Zachary Hearst 12/12, Bill Miller 12/12, Dan Van Buren 12/13, Leslie Cohen 12/18, Noah Morales 12/19, Oliver Morales 12/19, Rafita Juarez Ramirez 12/22, Reis Lourie 12/26, Johnathan Robertson 12/28, Jeff Melrose 12/29, Jacob Rosenstein 12/29, Alex Goldberg 12/30


We will be back at ya early next month with our next post.  If you have some news you’d like to share with everyone, please let us know.  You can email  sam@camptimberlane.com.  Have a happy and healthy New Year! 

Benches up,

Sam & Prestin