Summer Staff Members

Matthew Calamari

Tribal LeaderReturners

This will be Matthew's 2nd summer on staff. He spent many years as a camper, was a SALT (2018) and served as a Shawnee counselor (2019).

It's the 9th inning of the World Series, you're up to bat. What's your walk-up song?

In the Air Tonight by Phil Collins.

If you could be friends with any fictional character, who would it be, and why?

Probably Tony Stark. Do you think he’d let me try on the suits???

Is a hot dog a sandwich? Why or why not?

Hot take here: meat and other toppings stacked between bread vertically is a sandwich. BUT... meat and toppings placed on the bottom with bread on the sides, is a taco. Therefore, a hot dog is not a sandwich... it is in fact a taco.

What are you most looking forward to this summer?

I’m so excited to see all of the campers again!! I can’t wait for all of the campwide OA’s and seeing everyone just having a blast.

What is your prayer for this summer?

I pray for a successful and happy summer, meaning that we as a camp impact as many lives as we can this summer. Camp is such an amazing place, it’s going to be the best summer yet!