Last Updated: Feb. 19, 2018

Counselor Bios for 2018


Cabin 1 – Brittney Benedict

Hi, my name is Brittney Benedict. I grew up in Southeast Alaska and have been living just outside of Portland for the past few years as I finished my degree in Nursing. I enjoy hiking, fishing, campfires and puppy snuggles from my dog Charlie! Some may even recognize me from working at camp a few years back as the Simple Survival and Edible Crafts instructor. I feel so blessed to be able to return this summer and I look forward to seeing familiar faces as well as meeting new ones! I'm here to help make camp fun and participate in this summer adventure with everyone who wants to join, here at the place where "the fun never ends"! Let's get started!

Cabin 6 – Karlin Ceniceros

Hi! My name is Karlin Ceniceros and I a freshman at Walla Walla University. I am majoring in nursing. I attended Camp Ida-Haven as a camper myself, I know the joys and excitement of being there. I am so blessed to be coming to camp this summer as a counselor. During my free time I enjoy hanging out with family, cooking, baking, and exploring God’s nature. I am excited to see what God has in store for us this summer! I am beyond excited to meet you and invest in your future. I know we will all have an amazing time!

Cabin 7 – Saige

Hey! My name is Saige and I'll be a girls’ counselor this summer. It's my first year at camp so I'm really excited for what's ahead. In my free time you will often find me rocking out to my karaoke machine or painting. I'm also looking forward to being a part of the skits the camp has planned. I'm so excited for where God leads me and how He leads the girls in my cabin.

Cabin 8 – Emma

Hey there! I’m Emma and I’m so excited to be at camp this summer! I grew up going to camp, so I love swimming, running, backpacking, and just being outside. I’m a Walla Walla University business major, and I grew up in northern Idaho. I can’t wait to meet you all, and I’m excited for a great summer full of new adventures.

Cabin 9 – Micaela Featherston

Hi there! My name is Micaela Featherston and I am a junior at Walla Walla University. I am currently spending my Junior year serving as a student missionary on the tiny island of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia. Here I teach sixteen lively fourth graders while enjoying island life to the fullest! I am thrilled to spend summer back in my home state, and at such a beautiful spot. I love playing sports, creating art, and adventuring outdoors with my friends and family. This is my first summer working at Camp Ida-Haven and I am so excited to get to know all the campers and staff through the wonderful experiences to come! I look forward to calling Camp Ida-Haven another home, where campers may come together to have fun, grow spiritually, and learn life-long skills. Join me in making memories this summer!


Cabin 2 – Fred Goodman

Greetings! My name is Fred Goodman I am a Sophomore Health Promotion Pre-PT student at Walla Walla University. I currently live in Florida but I have lived in multiple states and had a chance to visit just about every corner of the country. I enjoy hanging out with family and friends and I love sports, the outdoors, singing and eating. This is my second summer as a counselor but my first at Camp Ida-Haven! I am really looking forward to making new friends, growing in my relationship with God and having a ton of fun along the way. I would love for you to join my journey!

Cabin 3 – Jayden Darrough

Hi there, my name is Jayden Darrough. This is my first summer at Camp Ida-Haven. My older brother was a counselor in cabin 3 a few years ago! I am currently attending Walla Walla University. I really enjoy Basketball and Volleyball as well as camping and hiking. I also enjoy reading comic books. I was born in Alaska and have done commercial fishing in Alaska in past summers. Oh…and my favorite candy is Skittles.

Cabin 4 – Jonathan Bradshaw

Hi, my name is Jonathan Bradshaw and I’ll be coming back to cabin 4!! I’m going to be graduating this spring from Walla Walla University and am excited to spend another summer at camp. I love any sports, camping, hiking, and anything else outside. My goal this is to make your week at camp Ida-Haven the best week ever!

Cabin 5 – James Humbert

My name is James Humbert and here is a brief bio of who I am. I am an adventurer, a mountain lover, and a people person. My passions involve slalom skiing, trekking, bare-footing, snow skiing, traveling abroad, and playing settlers of Catan. I have worked at summer camps for 4 years and currently work at Costco Wholesale. I am also a full-time student at Walla Walla University studying Business and Spanish with a minor in speech communication. I spent two years abroad in Argentina and Spain studying the Spanish language. Ii have a passion for youth ministry. I love playing games and activities with my cabin. I also enjoy having deep conversations and learning about people.

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