Meet Our Staff



Phran Simmermon, Camp Director
Mrs. Simmermon is a member of the American Camp Association.  She graduated with her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Lebanon Valley College and has the IU13 Emergency Teaching Certification.  Mrs. Simmermon works as a Paraeducator in the Special Needs Classroom at Ft.Zeller Elementary School in the ELCO School District.  She has been employed by ELCO for nine years, previously working as an instructor for their Extended Day Reading Intervention Program.

Michelle Altland, Counselor
Mrs. Altland received her Bachelors from Millersville University and her Masters in Education at Gratz College. She has taught at ELCO for 18 years; 12 years in fifth grade, and 6 years in second grade.  Mrs. Altland 
was awarded "Teacher of the Year" at ELCO in 2005.  She enjoys hiking, crafting, reading, and vacationing with her family.  She has been a Discovery Camp counselor for 2 years and enjoys seeing young campers learn about nature in a fun, enriching way.

Nicholas Wright, Counselor
Mr. Wright is a 4th grade teacher at the ELCO Intermediate School and STEM certified.   He is a 2000 ELCO graduate and graduated from Penn State University in 2004 with an Elementary Education Degree. Mr. Wright earned his Masters Degree in Science Education from LVC in 2010. Mr. Wright enjoys the outdoors and watching Phillies baseball. 

Amanda Miller, Art Counselor
Miss Miller graduated in May of 2014 from Millersville University with an Art Education degree as well as a degree in Graphic Design. She did her student teaching last spring with Miss Erin Behney at Lebanon Elementary Schools and is currently a long term Art substitute at ELCO Elementary Schools. In Miss Miller's free time she enjoys painting, playing and watching sports and doing anything outdoors. She especially enjoys using nature as a model for her artwork.

Donna Fornwalt, Camp Nurse
Mrs. Fornwalt is currently employed by the ELCO School District as the school nurse at Jackson Elementary.  She has worked as a school nurse for 13 years.