Meet Our Awesome Staff

We strive to provide you with personal customer service. You probably hear that a lot...but we REALLY mean it!

Dave Burfeind
Camp Director

Dave's leadership keeps camp going by doing a lot of work that usually goes unrecognized. Learn more about our Director.

Dave Burfeind
Ian Ridpath

Ian takes care of ALL things Summer, as well supervising all other Lazy F programs and promotes us far and wide! Learn More.

Ian Ridpath
Melissa Holestine
Administrative Assistant

Reservations, guest services, facilities management...Melissa manages all your groups' details. Learn More.

Melissa Holestine
Katelyn Jonassen
Food Service Manager

Katelyn makes sure everyone who comes to camp can enjoy a hearty meal without worry! Learn More.

Katelyn Jonassen
Elliott Lavery
Facilities Manager

Elliott takes good care of our site and all things challenge course. Learn More.

Elliott Lavery
James Munroe

Tasked with many odd and dirty jobs, James fixes and maintains camp. Learn More.

James Munroe

Lazy F Summer Staff

To make sure our staff fulfill the highest standards you expect, we take a large number of measures!

All of our Lazy F Summer Staff go through the following...

- Are overseen by leaders who have over 50 years combined camp experience

- Complete a comprehensive Application and Interview process

- Go through a National Background Check

- Complete 2 weeks of Intensive pre summer training

- Are trained in CPR and First Aid

- Adhere to strict ACA (American Camping Association) Guidelines


Click here to learn about the different summer camps we are offering in 2019!


Introducing: Our Lazy F Summer 2019 Staff!!!

(We are still hiring! Click Here to be a part of our team!)
Nathaniel Lackey


Media Manager

Hey! I’m Nathaniel Lackey, but this summer you’ll know me as Flash! I’m from Covington, WA and this coming fall I’ll be starting my Sophomore year at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. There I’ll be double majoring in Business and Economics while also considering a third major; Religion. Outside of school I spend lots of time learning new instruments, hammocking, or going for a swim! At camp I’m sure to be having fun joining hikes, meeting other campers, going on a run, or most likely; taking pictures and videos of all of you as the new Lazy F Media Manager!! Well I’ve got some work to do at camp, see you there soon!

Aislinn Claudette


Camp Counselor

Hello my name is Aislinn Claudette, I’m from San Luis Potosí, Mexico. I’m currently studying international business and commerce, I will be finishing my studies in about two years. My favorite sport is volleyball, I love listening to music, watching movies, enjoying a good play, and everything related to art, my favorite hobby is to spend time with my family and friends as well as traveling and getting to know new places enjoying everything that has to do with animals and nature. This will be my first year working as a International Staff member in lazy F, and I'm very excited! I'm sure it will be a great experience for everyone, for all the activities we will do, the sports we will practice, the new friendships, surrounded by a great environment and above all a spiritual growth because as always the center of us will be the love of God...!
Greetings and see you soon.
Olivia Grob


Camp Counselor

Hello! My name is Olivia Grob, but this Summer I'll be going by my camp name Goose. I am from Bonney Lake, Washington which is around an hour South of Seattle. I go to Gonzaga University (Go Zags!) and am studying psychology here. I love playing any sport, playing the piano, hiking, and bowling. This will be my 16th Summer that I've gotten to spend time at Lazy F and my 2nd Summer working as a staff member. An interesting fact about me is that I am an intermural softball champion at Gonzaga. I am most looking forward to getting to be silly and experience the joy that comes with being at Lazy F and being in community with everyone there. I also am a huge fan of Messy Olympics! I can't wait for campers to get here and to enjoy Summer at Lazy F again!

Emily Toycen


Camp Counselor

Hey, my name is Emily Toycen, but this summer I will be going by Nalgene! I am SOOO excited to be a part of Lazy F summer staff 2019! I’m from Covington, WA and will be starting my sophomore year at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA this Fall, where I am a Spanish and Environmental Studies double major, a trip leader for the Outdoor Rec program, and on the Women’s Rowing team. I have grown up in the outdoors and love to backpack, rock climb, camp, hike, kayak, and white water raft. I have also grown up going to Lazy F and have been coming out to camp multiple times a year since I was one month old! Something fun about me is I play guitar an love to worship! I am so excited to see what God has to teach me this summer and to see how He will use me in the camper’s lives!

Valeria Olguin


Camp Counselor

Hi, my name is Valeria Olguin, and I am from San Luis Potosi, México, that's right! I'm part of the international staff!, this is my second time as international staff member and my first in Lazy F and I'm really excited about that, I'm just about to finish my trade and international business career at the Universidad Autónoma of San Luis Potosi. I also have practice dance a lot. Of course I love to dance, the theater, reading, swimming and exercising .One fun fact about me is that I'm dancer in musical plays and we have done adaptations of Hairspray, Beauty and the beast, and we are now working on Mamma Mia! Can't wait to meet you all and share all the amazing things that make us unique, but most of all to share about my culture and spend a great summer together to make this one unforgettable!

Zach McGuckin


Camp Counselor

My name is Zach McGuckin a.k.a Seal and I'm very excited to be working at Lazy F this summer. I have been going to Lazy F since I was a primary camper. I am from Pasco, WA, the county seat for Franklin County. Some fun facts about me are I have a very distinctive laugh and I'm an Eagle Scout. I look forward to meeting all the campers and making sure camp is a safe and inclusive space where campers feel safe to be themselves and feel loved unconditionally.
Juan Rodriguez


Camp Counselor

Hello my name is Juan Rodriguez, but this summer I’ll be going by my camp name Moose. I Was born in in Michoacan Mexico, but live in Pasco Washington. I go to Columbia Basin College and I am studying Music Composition. I love the outdoors, playing video games and going on different types of adventures. This will be my 3rd summer working at Lazy F I’ve been going to Lazy F for longer though as a camper and volunteer. An interesting fact about me is that I really enjoy photography and videography and have been doing it for over 8 years.I, like Goose, am also a big fan of messy olympics. I can’t wait to work at camp as a counselor again this summer!!!