Camp Cherokee Staff 2024

Cherokee Directors

Pastor Dan Whitlow
Camp Director

Pastor Dan has been camp director since 1999, but summer camp has been part of his whole life. Camp director is a difficult, year-round job but Pastor Dan loves camp ministry, reaching campers and staff for Jesus.

Kayla Harry
Programming Director, Assistant Girl’s Director, Crafts, Knife Throwing, Sports

Boys Director


Girls Director


Cherokee Staff

Counselor, Archery, Gymnastics, Knife Throwing


Ben A
Counselor, Boat Driver


Waterfront Director, Counselor, Lifeguard,  Archery, Knife Throwing


Casey Ramey
Horse Director, Counselor, Lifeguard, Archery, Rock Climbing


Charissa Oswari
Counselor, Boat Driver, Lifeguard


Elijah Gloudeman


Grace Crittenden
Counselor, Horse Wrangler


Ast. Horse Director, Counselor, Boat Driver, Lifeguard, Archery, Knife Throwing, Sports


Hyacinth Cookenmaster
Crafts House Director, Counselor




Kitchen Assistant


Jeremiah Haesche
Counselor, Sports, Knife Throwing


Laury Carr
Maintenance Director

Laury has taken care of camp for many years. This camp would not be functional without the hard work Laury puts in to make sure every aspect of the facilities are running properly!

Levi Gloudeman
Counselor, Horses


Levi Haesche
Counselor, Archery Director, Rock Climbing, Sports, Gymnastics


Lisa Whitlow
Head Nurse, Camp Mom

Nurse Lisa has been part of Cherokee since 1998. Her favorite part of camp is caring for all the staff and campers, sitting on the porch, and listening to the loons. Lisa is a RN at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse who becomes the nurse and camp Mom during the summer.

Nathan Silver
Counselor, Lifeguard, Canoeing, Knife Throwing, Archery


Trinity Heffron
Kitchen Director

The cook is our favorite person at camp! Make sure to say “thank you” every time you go through line!

Kitchen Assistant