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Meet the Directors


Georgianna Schrader Starz – Owner/Executive Director

Georgi grew up at Camp Nicolet and has been involved professionally since 1970. She has a BS in Medical Illustration from Ohio State University, and assists in directing the day-to-day operations of camp to this day. An active Standards Accreditation Visitor for the American Camp Association and past President of the ACA Wisconsin Section Board of Directors, she now oversees the financial and marketing aspects of Camp Nicolet and the Camp Nicolet Foundation. She is a certified USA Waterski Level II coach, and conducts all the private wakeboarding lessons offered to campers. She competed on the national level in water skiing herself for many years through USA Waterski organized tournaments. She is an artist, a musician, and an alpine ski racer. In 2013, she won her division in the NASTAR National Championship ski races held in Colorado. Georgi lives at camp year-round with her two dogs and “chief helpers,” Packer and Emerson. She is happy to answer any questions you may have about the Schrader/Starz family legacy that is Camp Nicolet for girls.


Jeremy Starz – Owner/Operations Manager

Jeremy grew up at Camp Nicolet and attended Red Arrow Camp for boys from 1987 to 1992. He has a BA in Journalism from the University of Montana, and an MA in Media Arts from Emerson College in Boston, MA. He is the Operations Manager, supervising facilities and daily logistics. Jeremy assists with Northpoint Adventures, Camp Nicolet’s wilderness tripping program. He leads the introductory Sylvania Wilderness Canoe trips for younger campers in addition to the advanced Isle Royale and Rocky Mountain backpacking trips. In addition, he instructs water skiing and wakeboarding. Jeremy is a substitute teacher and volunteer DJ by winter. But working with kids in the summer and helping them discover the beauty and power of nature as well as their own inner confidences is his joy and passion. He and energetic Nicolet campers produce podcasts each week during the summer live from Camp Nicolet’s studio. Jeremy and his chocolate lab, Bridger, are full-time residents of the Camp Nicolet property.

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2018 Leadership Team

Lauren Dixon – Summer Camp Director

Margo Smith – Administrative Professional

Matt Buettell – Facilities Director

Wendy Pelsis, RN – Director of Camp Health

Holly Woodward – Program Director

Chef Dennis Carroll – Kitchen Manager

Leah Wahl – Northpoint Adventures Director

Tori Walsh – Leadership Program Director

“As a preteen who struggled to find her place in school— I absolutely flourished at camp and was forever changed. Camp Nicolet helped me discover who I was and how powerful one girl could become.” – Camp Nicolet Alumna

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