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All our staff are missionaries serving people with disabilities and the communities in which they live. They also raise their own financial support to pay for their living expenses.

Tony & Karol Piantine

Cofounders

Tony and Karol Piantine co-founded Camp Daniel along with Tony Sr. and Jo Piantine. Tony is the Camp Director and President of the Board, and Karol is the Lead Program Director. They oversee all the ministry, missionaries, and residents at Camp Daniel in addition to being the houseparents of the Hartley House group home. They have two children; Annissa Hartwig, who is also on staff, and Anthony, who is a student at Columbia University in Chicago.

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Evan & Annissa Hartwig

Full-Time Missionary Staff

Annissa and Evan met as counselors in 2011 before they were married in January of 2018. They both have been a part of each Summer Internship Program since it began in 2014 and have lead the program since 2016 along with Ruth Hucek. Upon graduating college and getting married, Annissa and Evan have move into Camp Daniel’s Brunot House as full-time missionaries to follow their passion for camp and disability ministry.

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Laura Lee Wright

Full-Time Missionary Staff

As Camp Daniel’s newest missionary and staff member, Laura Lee Wright is passionate about relationships, true community and spiritual growth of people, especially those with disabilities. She has been involved with Camp Daniel since 2004 as a counselor, guest speaker, staff member and house parent.  After being in Florida for the past two years, Laura Lee has permanently moved back to her home state of Wisconsin.  She is currently leading Camp Daniel’s expansion of Christ-centered family homes for people of all abilities in Green Bay.  She is a house parent to Chalsee, and in the future, hopes to add another resident. Being based in Green Bay, Laura Lee will use her gifts, experience and education to work toward connecting people from churches, groups and the disability community, to Camp Daniel.  During the summer, Laura Lee will be a part of the spiritual team for all chapel and small group programming.

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Ruth Hucek

Full-Time Missionary Staff

Ruth has been coming to camp ever since she was a little girl, when she turned 14 she became a counselor and has not missed a single week of summer camp since. At the age of 18 she participated in the internship program and from age 19 to 23 she was a summer staff member. After graduating college and living in California for a period of time Ruth joined Camp Daniel’s full time staff in January of 2020. She now lives in the Chicagami House on campus. Ruth will work in many areas, some including; summer camp programing, scheduling, the internship program, hosting groups, office work and more.

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Dylan Stonelake

Full-Time Missionary Staff

Dylan began attending camp as a camp kid with his family when he was an infant. At the age of 14, he became a counselor-in-training and has been a counselor ever since serving multiple weeks a summer. He was also a part of the 2017 Summer Internship Program and has served as the Kitchen Manager for the 2018 and 2019 Summer Camp seasons. Dylan lives with the residents of the Hartley House as well as two other male staff members. A large part of his work is finishing the construction of Camp Daniel’s new grounds. He is also involved with The Hub Student Ministry and The Able Church.

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Terrence Jones

Full-Time Missionary Staff

Terrence first came to camp with his youth group in 2014 at the age of 14 as a pit crew-in-training and the following year was a counselor-in-training. Since then he has been part of the 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Summer Internship Programs. After graduating from high school in 2019 in Evergreen Park, IL, completing the 2019 summer internship, and the 2019/2020 year-long internship, he decided to join the camp family as a full-time staff member. Terrence is living with the residents of the Hartley House as well as two other male staff members. A large part of his work is finishing the construction of Camp Daniel’s new grounds. He is also involved with Special Olympics, The Hub Student Ministry and The Able Church.

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Zechariah Benoit

Full-Time Missionary Staff

Zechariah was first brought  to camp at the age of 14 as a counselor-in-training by his former foster mom, Debbie Woods. Since then, he has volunteered as a counselor and been part of the 2018 and 2019 Summer Internship Programs. After completing the 2019/2020 year-long internship, he decided to join the camp family as a full-time missionary. Zech lives with the residents of the Hartley House as well as two other male staff members. A large part of his work is finishing the construction of Camp Daniel’s new grounds. He is also involved with Special Olympics, The Hub Student Ministry and The Able Church.

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