Camp Fire River Bend | Camp Tannadoonah

Sam Adams After School Staff

Michelle Hartwig, M.S., Program Director for School Year Programs

Miss Michelle oversees our Camp Fire Extended Day Program at Good Shepherd Montessori School (GSMS) in South Bend, IN, and Camp Fire After School at Sam Adams Elementary in Cassopolis, MI. During the summer, she assists with the programs at Camp Tannadoonah. Michelle served as Assistant Camp Director at Camp Tannadoonah in 2016 and 2017, before being promoted to the role of Program Director for School Year Programs.

Before coming to Camp Fire, Michelle spent 11 summers working at Interlochen Arts Camp (near Traverse City) and four years working at their affiliated boarding high school as a Residence Hall Manager. Prior to Interlochen, she taught K-8 Music in Buckeye, Arizona and Flint, Michigan. Michelle holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Education and a Masters in Camp Administration & Leadership.

Ryaira Hester, Program Assistant

Miss Ryaira’s love for working with children began in her adolescent years, as she worked along side her father at an after school childcare center. Last year, Miss Ryaira became a camp counselor at Camp Tannadoonah. That experience helped her gain more hands-on experience engaging with students from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. For leisure time, Miss Ryaira enjoys quality time spent with family and friends as well as working out.

Our Promise

Young people want to shape the world.

Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are.

In Camp Fire, it begins now.

Light the fire within