A resident of Indianapolis, IN, Claire is originally from Prescott, WI. She’s currently a middle school art teacher, and she also coaches the track and field and cross country teams at school. She’s very well-versed in the summer camp world: She spent a few summers as an adventure camp counselor in Kentucky, taking kids on hiking, camping, rock climbing, and whitewater rafting trips. She’s helped plan and facilitate summer camps and after-school programs through her middle school, and she’s also led hiking, canoeing, and biking trips for a camp in Indiana.

  • Education: Herron School of Art & Design, bachelor’s degree in art history
  • Certifications: Wilderness first responder
  • Favorite outdoor memory: Outdoor memories will always be about the people I am with and the nature I see. So while campfire time with my family is still high up there, I think my favorite is late-night stargazing on a beach with friends.
  • Favorite outdoor achievement: One of my all time favorite outdoor highlights is road-tripping to Utah with my sisters. We spent the week exploring Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks and Dixie National Forest. The best part was completing Angels Landing and the Narrows in the same day. I did watch a very cool sunset in the Boundary Waters last summer.
  • Favorite place you’ve traveled: Devils Tower was the coolest place I have been to so far. It was just so awe-striking. Redwoods is a close second. It was the first time I was in marvel of plants. (And I am a Star Wars fan, so bonus feelings of being on Endor.)
  • Favorite hobbies: I get really excited about food. I love cooking and baking. I love learning about the history and science of different foods. I especially love eating food. I get a thrill anytime I am able to be on a body of water. Canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, rafting—I love being near water. I also love star-gazing. I also get so much enjoyment from being able to crawl/climb all over big boulders. I like making friendship bracelets and embroidering. I enjoy a puzzle and a good book.
  • What are you most excited for this summer? I am looking forward to belly laughs and sore muscles, beautiful views, and even better friendships.
  • Previous Adventure Treks trips include California Adventure and California Challenge