MEET THE STAFF

Melita Bell, Director, Camping & Recreation

Melita Bell started working at Camp Greentop during the summer of 2010, while pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism.  After returning seasonally for many summers in various leadership roles and graduating from Bowie State University, Melita began full time with The League in the Manager of Camp Programs position.  She eventually took the experience she gained from working at Camp Greentop and became the Camp Director of the Y Camp in Greater Annapolis and Y Camp in Pasadena for multiple summers. Although she enjoyed her position, her passion was always with Camp Greentop, and she continued to work respite weekends and assisted travel trips throughout the years.  In September 2018, Melita transitioned back to The League and entered her current role as Director, Camping & Recreation.

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Kathy Blumke, CTRS, Director, Recruitment & Promotion

Kathy Blumke holds a degree from Central Michigan University in Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation. She has volunteered her time at several recreational and rehabilitative facilities in Michigan as well as Special Olympics Michigan and the Michigan Senior Olympics. She graduated from CMU in August 2003 after completing her internship at Camp Greentop. She was hired full-time as a Program Specialist and in 2005 became the Assistant Director, later to grow into her current position. Kathy is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification.

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Garrett Schatz, Manager, Camp & Travel Programs

Garrett began working at Camp Greentop during the summer of 2006. He has missed only one summer since then, and has held an array of positions throughout his time at Camp.  Throughout the rest of the year, he further developed his knowledge of working with special needs by providing 1:1 supports and job coaching through several different agencies. However, Garrett's love for Camp Greentop kept him coming back each summer and eventually earned him a leadership role.  Garrett joined Camping & Recreation’s full-time administrative team in the fall of 2015 as the Manager, Camp and Community Programs and has already proven himself and jumped in with fresh, new ideas for both travel and camp programming. 

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Emily Chitwood, RN, Manager, Health Services

Emily Chitwood graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with her Bachelor’s of Nursing in April of 2011.  During high school and college she worked for six summers at Camp Allendale in Indiana and continued to volunteer as a nurse for 3 summers after.  She worked at Union Hospital in Indiana for 3.5 years on a medical/surgical floor.  During this time she acted as Charge Nurse and Assistant Nursing Care Manager and served on multiple committees. Emily left Union Hospital to join The League as the Manager of Health Services for Camping and Therapeutic Recreation May of 2015.

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