My name is Kelsie Gerhardt. I am a member if Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Decatur Illinois. I am currently going to Richland Community College to get my associates degree, and hope to soon be transferring to Concordia University in Nebraska to prepare to become a DCE. I can’t wait to see all of your smiling faces this summer.
I live in a small town in Illinois outside of the Quad Cities . My home church is St John's Lutheran Church East Moline IL. I’ve just graduated high school being homeschooled my entire life. This will be my 7th year going to camp, first as a camper then a Junior Counselor and now a Counselor. My favorite things to do at camp are UC and chapel. In my free time I like playing and listening to music, and making short films and videos, so don't be surprised if you see a camera attached to me this summer.
Hi, I am Cadence Hambleton. I have been coming to camp since 2012 and it has made a lasting impact on my life. Away from camp I am in the Army National Guard and work as a CNA. My favorite bible verse is Romans 12:12.
I am currently working at ISI Building Products while I finish up my last semester at ICC towards getting my associates degree. I also have been the assistant coach at Bethel Lutheran School for 5th/6th grade girls volleyball for the past 3 seasons, and I have served as the head coach of the Varsity girls basketball team where I just finished my third year. I was a counselor at camp CILCA in the summers of 2019 and 2021. I attend St. Peter's Lutheran Church where I have been a member my entire life. I graduated from East Peoria Community High School after attending Christ Lutheran School from Kindergarten all the way through 8th grade. [Logan is pictured above with his cousins, Grace (left) and Drew (right).]
My name is Kylie Schumacher. I will be a junior, nursing major, at Western Kentucky University this fall. I am from Edwardsville Illinois. I attend church at Trinity Lutheran Church in Edwardsville Illinois. This is my second year on staff at Camp Cilca, but I have grown up going to camp as a camper and then junior counselor. My favorite part of camp is outdoor chapel and spending time at the lake with the campers.