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Colleen McKay, MPA

Colleen McKay Activity Director Colleen is originally from Rochester Hills, MI, and has grown up with recreation in her blood.  Both her parents were camp counselors and recreation connoisseurs. Colleen has lived in the UP for the past four years, working in a variety of different settings. She advised students at

Ryan Gooch

Ryan Gooch Program and Outreach Director Ryan is native to Marquette, MI. After graduating high school, he attended Northern Michigan University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education. During most of his life, Ryan has worked with children in one way or another. Whether that was volunteering as

Tori Grovas, OTR/L, BCP

Tori Grovas Therapy Director Tori grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. She has lived many places but she most recently called Phoenix, Arizona home. Previously, she attended Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Science in 2017 and her Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy

Taylor Burgos

Taylor Burgos Children Services Director Taylor grew up downstate in Canton Michigan. She went to Northern Michigan University where she graduated with a BS in Psychology in 2022. She worked at Bay Cliff in 2019 as a camp Counselor in Unit 1, and in 2022 as a Unit 1 Unit Leader.

Jess Manier, MPA

Jess Manier Camp Director Jess was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula.  She attended St. Norbert College earning a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and then went on to pursue her Master’s degree in Public Administration:  Nonprofit Management and Leadership.  She has worked with the disability community for over 20 years.

Food Service Staff

The Head Cook and Assistant Cooks are responsible for the overall supervision of the kitchen. Kitchen Aides assist with preparation for meals and clean up of the kitchen/bakery. The Dining Room Supervisor is responsible for overall supervision of the Dining Room Aides and the total operation of the Dining Room. Dining Room/Camp Aides assist with preparation/serving of meals and clean up afterwards. Dining Room/Camp Aides also are assigned to help in other departments and camp activities.

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