December 03, 2019
Camp appoints 2020 directors

I am very excited to announce that Pamela Nentwich and Keaton “Skittles” Trainer will be the directors at Riverside and Hilltop camps this upcoming summer Camp season. John Sorbel has also accepted the role as assistant director at Hilltop for 2020.

Keaton performed exceptionally last summer as he assumed more than simply the assistant director’s role at Hilltop. Keaton was a camper and worked his way up through the ranks at Hermann Sons Life Camp. He took part in the Counselor-in-Training program, became a junior counselor, then a counselor and then a senior counselor. Last summer, Keaton excelled in leading a short-staffed team through a very successful summer camp. Under his guidance, the senior counselors grew throughout the summer.

In the off-season Keaton is a student at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

This summer will mark Pamela’s 34th summer employed by Hermann Sons Life Camp. She started as a horseback and trampoline/tumbling counselor and kitchen worker in 1985. Over the years, Pamela has served Hermann Sons Life Camp as an office clerk, head cook, maintenance worker, senior counselor, assistant director and 13 summers as the Riverside Camp director. Some of Pamela’s favorite memories of Camp come from her five years as a camper when she learned how to swim and canoe.

When Camp is not in session, Pamela is a math teacher at Hill Country High School in the Kerrville ISD. Pamela is also active at Immanuel Lutheran Church where she currently serves as the Church Council president.

I continue to interview and hire staff for next summer.

I have already hired several counselors including some from overseas. This will be an incredible benefit to the campers in terms of the cultural exchange that will occur. We already have staff coming from New Zealand, Australia, England and the Republic of Ireland.

If you know someone who is 18 and older and you think they will be great at Camp – have them apply! They do not need to have Hermann Sons Life Camp experience. They need to be good people. They need to be role models to our incredible campers. They need to be willing to work hard and put the needs of the campers first. They need to pass the extensive background checks.

I am still interviewing CIT-1s. Many parents will have received their letters recently on how to enroll their child. Enrollment begins on Jan. 1. After the New Year I will continue the process of interviewing CIT-1s until all of the slots have been filled. It’s not too late to send in the application and request an interview. The slots are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Merry Christmas!

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