Who spends the most time with you? Our team of all-star college students!
Annually, Camp Brosius hires a team of nearly 30 college students. Recruitment is accomplished via advertising, camp fairs on college campuses, outreach to previous guests and staff, and word-of-mouth referrals. Camp administration accepts applications for summer employment throughout the year, but conducts focused recruitment activities in the late fall and early spring semesters. To be eligible, college students must have completed their freshman year prior to working at Camp Brosius.
The result is a team of outstanding young adults representing a variety of schools, majors, backgrounds, and interest areas. Some utilize Camp Brosius as a valuable internship opportunity. These students have one common goal: to provide you with an unforgettable, awesome vacation! They are enthusiastic, energetic, top-notch students who possess a strong work ethic and are dedicated to providing super customer service for you.
Two weeks prior to guest arrival, all staff members become CPR and first-aid certified, and all lifeguards earn their lifeguard certification. As part of their staff orientation, counselors are trained in camp operations, safety, and guest services. Counselors also ready the facilities for your vacation by performing minor repairs and property upkeep.
After guests arrive, counselors work professionally to engage young people in programming and deliver a great family-oriented vacation experience.
Leaders and administrative team
Camp director Tommy Means, Ph.D., is a full-time assistant professor in the Department of Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Means is an alumnus of IUPUI's School of Health & Human Sciences, family camp managing partner. Prior to accepting the director role, Means served as family camp's assistant director for three years. In addition to his time at Brosius, he has worked at summer camps for more than a decade, holding a variety of roles ranging from general counselor to camp director. Within Indiana University, Means spent three years at Bradford Woods, working as a research assistant and recreation therapist while earning his Ph.D. in leisure behavior through IU-Bloomington's School of Public Health.
Rose Baker is camp's reservation coordinator. She works full time with the School of Health & Human Sciences in the dean's office. In that role, Rose answers any questions you have about reservations, accommodations, availability, and more. She also assists Tommy with IU hiring processes, and facilitates accounts payable/receivable for camp.
Through the year, camp advertising, promotion, communications, and fundraising occurs. Adam Van Zee focuses on these roles.
All Camp Brosius staff ultimately report to Rafael Bahamonde, Founding Dean of the School of Health & Human Sciences.