Merry Christmas From Your 2019 Head Counselor, Jacob LeMeunier
Merry Christmas everyone! My name is Jacob LeMeunier and I have the distinct honor of serving as your Head Counselor at Camp Hardtner! It is truly a blessing to serve in this position for the Summer of 2019.
I experienced Camp Hardtner for the first time as a camper in 2006 at Primary Camp. It is hard to say what aspect of camp I enjoyed the most: participating in worship services, playing awesome games, making new friends, or the extraordinary night events. Whatever it was, it kept me coming back as a camper every summer until I graduated from high school in 2015.
There is something sincerely special about Camp Hardtner that makes people say that it is “Heaven on Earth” and their “Home away from Home”. It has been a privilege being a Permanent Staff member the past three summers and creating an atmosphere that affirms those sentiments. Throughout my time at Camp Hardtner, I have grown closer to Christ, made lasting friendships, and had the best summers of my life.
As Head Counselor, I want to give our campers the most positive and transformative experience in their lives. I want to bring those who come to Camp Hardtner closer to Christ while also creating an environment that is conducive to acceptance, understanding, unconditionality, and fun. I was fortunate to have worked under two great Head Counselors, Molly Guidroz and Bailey Schehr, who mentored me as a counselor, shepherded my growth as an individual, and aided in my development as a leader. I hope to do the same for the Permanent Staff that I will be working beside this summer.
I was born and raised in Lafayette, LA and have been an active member at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church for as long as I can remember. When I’m not at Camp Hardtner, you will find me working for the Ragin’ Cajuns Men’s Basketball team, hanging out with my friends, serving on the Student Government Association, or playing sports.
I will be graduating from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette this Spring (GEAUX CAJUNS!) and plan on attending graduate school out-of-state, pursuing a degree in Higher Education Administration. It is my goal to one day become a top administrator at a university.
Going to Camp Hardtner every summer was a significant part of my upbringing and I hope to share what I experienced with new and returning campers. I look forward to seeing the friendships, smiles, and fellowship Camp Hardtner brings. I wish you a safe holiday season, a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year. 2019 will bring the most memorable summer yet, and I can’t wait to get to work. Be sure to register ASAP before your session fills up!
2019 Head Counselor
P.S. Santa loves Camp Hardtner because we have the best milk & cookies!