We welcome Aaron!

You may have already noticed a new face at camp! We are excited to welcome Aaron Burnside to the VLM team! Aaron will serve as the newly created Camp Hiawatha Program Director. You may recognize him as he previously worked at Camp Hiawatha as the Waterfront Director in 2012 and Village Director in 2013.

After graduating from St. Olaf College, Aaron spent 2 years with Habitat for Humanity in the Twin Cities through AmeriCorps. This last year he served as a program intern with Lutherhaven Ministries in Idaho.

Aaron's experience with and knowledge about construction has already been a great asset as we work to finish the Camp Vermilion Dining Hall this fall, and he also brings a great passion for programing, servant adventures, and camping ministry.

As Gretchen Bachman moves into her new role as Director of Operations, Aaron and Grant, Camp Vermilion's Program Director, will work closely together to plan and carry out retreat and summer programs at both sites. We welcome Aaron to the team and look forward to the many gifts he brings to God's great northwoods!