Stacey hails from Colorado, where she grew up at Sanborn Western Camp, where her father was a Director. She joined the Camp Lake Hubert family for 5 years as a camper, including the LT program, and more years on staff when she did everything from counselor, to High Ropes Activity Director. Stacey has returned to the shores of Lake Hubert for many summers assisting with staff training and now works year round from her home in Ft Collins, CO. At camp, Stacey can be found at the barn, at the range, on the waterfront, in the kitchen or even making “monkey bread” for snack. At home, Stacey finds time to work with children doing aquatic therapy.
Favorite Camp Activity: High Ropes
Best Camp Memory: Taking the horses for a swim in Lake Hubert
Favorite Camp Meal: BLT Sandwiches
Childhood Hobbies: Horseback Riding
Favorite Camp Core Value: Excellence
Goofiest thing I’ve done at Camp: Making 24 loaves of banana bread at one time using camp’s 100 year old mixer. Best bread ever and I am sure it was all about the mixer.
A native of Bend, Oregon, Shay loves to spend time outdoors and in the mountains! Shay joins Stacey as the Assistant Director of Camp Lake Hubert, overseeing the day-to-day operations at CLH and enjoying summer life on Lake Hubert! Shay’s love for CLH began in 2010 working as a Counselor, and has since gone on to work as a Head Counselor, Gymnastics & Cheerleading Activity Specialist and Two-Week Division Director. At the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, Shay earned an Arts & Letter Pre-Professional degree, fulfilling Sociology and Pre-Med requirements. She is passionate about helping others and previously worked for a non-profit, advocating for individuals with disabilities seeking competitive employment in the community. At home in Oregon, Shay is a member of the Grande Ronde Symphony Orchestra and the Main Street Design Committee, and also enjoys traveling, camping, hiking and running.
Favorite Camp Activity: Paddleboarding and Trap Shooting
Best Camp Memory: Tap game vespers at campouts
Favorite Camp Meal: International Food Night!
Childhood Hobbies: Gymnastics, Hiking, and Traveling
Favorite Camp Core Value: Community
Goofiest thing I’ve done at Camp: Judging cabin cookout challenges – the peanut butter and jelly, marshmallow mateys, hot chocolate powder, and cottage cheese concoction being the most memorable!
As a third generation Camp Director, Ruggs follows his family’s legacy and passion for camp and its mission with children from around the world. He was a camper for 11 years, completed the Counselor-in-Training program, was an Assistant Counselor, a Counselor, and a Head Counselor. He graduated from DePauw University in 1993 where he majored in Economics and was treasurer of his fraternity. Four years later, he returned to the camps full time. Ruggs proudly continues the Cote Family tradition at camp with his wife Nancy and their children Christian (2000), Audrey (2001), Sam (2002), and Elise (2014).
Favorite Camp Activity: Sailing
Best Camp Memory: Fire Watch and eating Alaskan Hummingbird
Favorite Camp Meal: Tacos
Childhood Hobbies: Sailing, Legos, Tennis
Favorite Camp Value: Excellence – it’s what makes us great!
Goofiest thing I’ve done at Camp: Running the Weenie backwards (in my youth, of course)
Bill’s history with Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert stretches back 50 years to his camper and staff member days in the late 50’s and early 60’s. Bill grew up in the Baltimore, Maryland area, and earned his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech. Since joining camp, Bill has been very active with the American Camp Association (ACA) on the national and local level. He is a past President and current Treasurer of the ACA Northland Section, and has served multiple terms on the Board of Directors for both ACA National and ACA Northland. With his interest in health and medicine he was just elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of Camp Nurses. He has 2 children, Tim and Jordan, and resides in Edina, Minnesota. His passions include construction, motorcycling, traveling, sailing, and working with non-profit organizations feeding and housing the homeless.
Favorite Camp Activity: Sailing
Best Camp Memory: Canoeing in Canada
Favorite Camp Meal: Lasagna
Childhood Hobbies: I loved wilderness and camping trips!
Favorite Camp Value: Excellence – I like to strive to always do things better than before and help others do the same.
Goofiest thing I’ve done at Camp: I was kidnapped and held hostage for a special day by the LTs!
We are so grateful that she has this home away from home where she can discover her talents and be herself in such a genuine way. It is truly a blessing!
I love camp because it taught me everything, not only English, but also how to behave myself in different societies, how to make friends, how to respect and understand other people…and friendship bracelets.
Camp provides her with a safe place to try new activities, meet new people, see herself differently, and understand herself better.