The George Cooper Foundation Staff Awards were established to honor George A. Cooper,
who devoted much of his life to making Camp Eberhart one of the best YMCA camps in America.

COLE DAVIS AWARD
for Outstanding Permanent Staff Member
(year-round)
The recipient of the Cole Davis Award demonstrates an unending commitment to the YMCA values and the mission of Camp Eberhart.

2017 - Heather Wilcox

2016 Penny Baker
2015 Penny Baker
2014 Bob Kolbe
2013 Jimmy Hester
2012 Carolyn Grace
2011 Carolyn Grace
2010 Bob Kolbe
2009 Deb Mastos, Joni Todd, Missy Dutoi
2008 Louis Seaman
2007 Amy Schlappi
2006 Amy Schlappi
2005 Bob Kolbe & Amy Schlappi
2004 Amy Schlappi & Victoria Cook
2003 Jon Deveaux
2002 Machelle Painter
2001 Cate Byers
2000 Cate Byers

JUDGE ROBERT A. GRANT AWARD
for dedication to Community and Environment

The recipient of the Judge Robert A. Grant Award must demonstrate community involvement, care for others and the environment and the camp at large.

2017 - Blake Seguin

          2016 Fabio Sgarro
          2015 Catherine Oesterle
          2014 Penny Baker
          2013 Ellen Leszczynski
          2012 Ellen Lesser 
          2011 Ellen Lesser 
          2010 Morgan Emanuel
          2009 Bob Kolbe
          2008 Duncan Fairall
          2007 Ashley Troth

          2006 Johnny Ray Elsner

          2005 Mandy Highfield & Ashley Dueringer

          2004 Genevieve Sullivan
          2003 Kari Obenour
          2002 Genevieve Sullivan

          2001 Pete Brown
          2000 Sara Silver

FRANK CHELEY AWARD
for Outstanding Summer Administrative Staff Member

The recipient of the Frank Cheley Award must show excellence in administration of the Summer program and demonstrate the abilities and actions of a leader in every light. Must demonstrate personal dedication to the four core values of the YMCA (caring, respect, responsibility, honesty), excellence in leadership, dedication to the mission of Camp Eberhart, enthusiasm with campers and staff alike. Must uphold the values and principles of an Eberhart employee.

2017 - Michael Wilson

2016 Brenna Bergquist 
2015 Jeetesh Morar
2014 Maddie Hammond
2013 Alex Poe
2012 Adam Rixson

2011 Noel Emanuel

2010 Sean Rose
2009 Matt Noonan 
2008 None Chosen
2007 Louis Seaman

2006 Louis Seaman
2005 Nick Mohnke

2004 Nick Mohnke
2003 Mike Godwin
2002 Mike Godwin
2001 Sara Silver

2000 Kevin Byers

1999 Damian Salerno
1998 Liz Greene
1997 Mark Moffat
1996 Liz Greene
1995 Andy Hodson
1994 Shelly Stice


DENNIS STARK AWARDD
for Outstanding Summer Program Staff

The recipient of the Dennis Stark Award must demonstrate excellence within the program aspects of an Eberhart summer. Contributions to the entire Summer program as a whole including evening programs, health and safety and program development.

2017 - Jorgia Bays

2016 Jamie Monedero
2015 Ian Lowe
2014 Katie Blair
2013 Sonja Schaefer
2012 Maddie Hammond 
2011 Charlotte Pattison 
2010 Mike Anderson
2009 Adam Freeman
2008 Matt Noonan
2007 Scott Ryan
2006 Eli Canfield
2005 Jacob Wolff

2004 Alan Coxhead
2003 Trina Young & Nick Rocchio
2002 Trina Young

2001 Kevin Byers

KAL WAXMAN AWARD
for Outstanding Summer Cabin Staff

The recipient of the Kal Waxman Award must demonstrate qualities desirable of a YMCA Camp Eberhart role model by promoting the self esteem and character development of children. Must also show caring, respect, responsibly and honesty in all areas as well as being an all-around great counselor and role model to campers and peers alike.

2017 - Andrea Branz

2016 Nick Rolt
2015 Michael Wilson
2014 Will Rowe
2013 John Cannon, Reid Schmidt, Sara Curtain
2012 John Cannon, Michael Leszezynski, Alex Pole, Alanna Rieser
 
2011 Nick Seminary & Tegan Maher
2010 Anna Henschel
2009 Tyler Trierweiler
2008 Carly Pater
2007 Alex Seminary & Maggie Kirles
2006 Chris Jones
2005 Louis Seaman

2004 Danielle Konstantine
2003 Brian Roduck
2002 Todd Gonzales

2001 Alison Levy

GEORGE COOPER AWARD
for Outstanding Summer Male Senior Counselor

The recipient of the George Cooper Award must demonstrate outstanding commitment to campers and to his peers. Additionally, he must show personal commitment to the four core values of the YMCA (caring, respect, responsibility, honesty) as well as uphold the traditions and principles desirable of an Eberhart employee and be an inspiration to fellow staff and campers. This senior counselor knows the importance of his role and lives up to high standards in all aspects of his life and work at Camp Eberhart.

2017 - Nick Brinkworth

2016 Cole Boulette
2015 Michael Wilson
2014 Adam Marriott
2013 John Cannon
2012 Michael Leszczyski & Alex Pole

2011 Adam Rixon & Wade Sellick
2010 Alex Seminary
2009 Tyler Wolf
2008 Alex Seminary
2007 Phil Helmsley
2006 Joel Heseman
2005 Cal Ruderman

2004 Louis Seaman
2003 Todd Gonzales
2002 EJ Elgin

2001 John Northrup

2000 Shawn Tucker
1999 Seb Malagnoux
1998 Eric Mishke
1997 Kevin Walsh
1996 Mark Moffat
1995 Steve Hambling
1994 Ed Simpson
1993 - 1990 None or Unknown
1989 Joe Zagorski
1988 Geoff Gross
1987 John Hale

ELSA COOPER AWARDER AWARD
for Outstanding Summer Female Senior Counselor

The recipient of the Elsa Cooper Award must demonstrate outstanding commitment to campers and to her peers. Additionally, she must show personal commitment to the four core values of the YMCA (caring, respect, responsibility, honesty) as well as uphold the traditions and principles desirable of an Eberhart employee and be an inspiration to fellow staff and campers. This senior counselor knows the importance of her role and lives up to high standards in all aspects of her life and work at Camp Eberhart.

2017 - Bella Birrell

2016 Rocio Monedero
2015 Rocio Monedero
2014 Rebecca Davidson
2013 Bea Taracena
2012 Tegan Maher

2011 Lisa Dunnivant 
2010 Laura Vincent
2009 Charlotte Grey
2008 Maggie Kirles
2007 Amy Head

2006 Emmy Goodall
2005 Sarah Foley

2004 Megan Osberger
2003 Kristy Dea
2002 Lindsey Guidrey

2001 Lucy Francis Francis

2000 Nichol Brinkman
1999 Kate Hudson
1998 Kate Bolles
1997 Sara Silver
1996 Kate Bolles
1994 - 1995 None or Unknown
1993 Allison Koontz
1992 Genevieve Pritchard
1991 Megan Hoyt
1990 Sally Smith
1986 - 1989 None or Unkown
1985 Collen Shannon

HARRIS EBERHART AWARD
for Outstanding Summer Junior Counselor

The recipient of the Harris Eberhart Award must demonstrate growth and maturity in program, cabin, and counseling skills. He or she must always be accepting of all campers, co-workers, and duties, as well as exhibit capability as an important part of the Eberhart family. Additionally, the recipient must continually lead and share his or her knowledge to teach others.

2017 - Tom Peart

2016 Mary Martin
2015 Zoey Johnson and Kristin Oxley
2014 Emily Speybroeck
2013 Sarah Curtin
2012 Alanna Rieser

2011 John Cannon
2010 Mike Leszcynski
2009 Lisa Dunnivant
2008 Ellie Schmerler
2007 Aaron Lesser
2006 Maggie Kirles & Tyler Wolf
2005 Amy Head

2004 Cal Ruderman
2003 Megan Osberger
2002 Maureen Harter

2001 Genevieve Sullivan

2000 Nick Mohnke
1999 Karen Neuburger
1998 Nichol Brinkman
1997 Nichol Brinkman
1996 Kevin Walsh
1995 Kevin Byers and Guerin Gray
1994 Daman Salerno and Kevin Byers
1993 Ehren Reed
1992 Jeremy Reed
1991 Gail Grey
1990 Molly Fisher
1989 Mary Amos
1988 Anne Naus


George Cooper Alumni Association Award Winners: Awarded by the Alumni Association for service to camp both monetarily and/or through their help on a day to day basis.

2017 - To Be Announced

2016 None Awarded
2015: Bob Kolbe
2014: None Awarded
2013: Jennifer Easton (Saving a life in the St. Joseph River) and Louis Sandock
2012: Bob Kolbe
2011: None Awarded 
2010: Jamie Miller
2009: Sarah Singleton, Charles & Anne, James & Jill Hillman, Noel & Tom Yarger, Chris Sallows
2008: Dennis Stark, Pete Fournier
2007: Cole & Jeannie Davis
2006: Brice Emanuel, Rick Doolittle, Nancy Oare Butler, Ernie Oare, Carol and Robbie Oare

 
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