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Directors


Any team turns to its leadership to set the right tone. Menominee’s Directors have a combined 125 years of camping experience, and we use the term “Tone at the Top” to describe our leadership’s commitment towards openness, honesty, integrity and ethical behavior. Get to know the directors who lead our camp by example.

Jason Feldgreber

Owner / Director

Jason Feldgreber

Jason is a life-long camper. He started at Menominee when he was 10 years old and from the very second he entered the friendly confines he knew he wanted to be there forever.

Jason spent time as a camper, CIT, Counselor and Associate Director in his years at Menominee before becoming the Owner/Director. Jason grew up in Buffalo Grove, IL and continued on to the University of Texas. After graduating from Texas with a Masters degree, Jason spent a few years in public company accounting before entering the camping community. Jason spent time as the Director of Operations at Camp Lenox in Massachusetts before returning home to Menominee. Jason spends his year recruiting, hiring, planning and preparing for each summer on Menominee while striving to make sure that each summer at CM is better than the previous. He is also involved in the Midwest Association of Independent Camps and spends time collaborating with colleagues and working toward improving the camping industry.

Jason strongly believes in the core values that have been instilled in Menominee campers for generations and is thrilled to help provide the incredible experience he had growing up at Menominee to current and future campers.

Pamela Adler

Associate Director

Pamela Adler

I’m Pamela Adler, one of the Associate Directors on camp. 2017 will be my 7th summer at Menominee. Tom Adler and I were the former owner/directors of the girls camp around the corner, Chippewa Ranch Camp. The very camp that Jason’s mom attended as a camper/counselor. Camp certainly gets in your blood, it did mine! In total, I will be celebrating my 32nd year in camping this summer.

During the off season, I am a certified Yoga and Fitness instructor and teach at a couple of very prestigious resorts in the Tuscon area. I also work with students who are deaf, multiple disabilities, and on the Autism Spectrum. I have been teaching school in Tucson, Arizona for 21 years.

At camp, you can find me teaching skiing, fitness, yoga, cheering in the mess hall, and walking our dogs Molly, Stella Blue, and Leon. I will be of general service to Jason, the Administration, and to all of YOU! I am looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones! See you in June.

After 27 years as the Owner and Director of Chippewa Ranch Camp for Girls in Eagle River, Wisconsin, Tom brings his unique passion, warm personality, and a wealth of experience to the Menominee family. With over 50 years in resident camping Tom has touched the lives of thousands of campers. Tom is notorious for being a "friend to all mankind", wearing his sunglasses 24/7, never being able to beat a camper at a competition and never managing to smile in a photo...But we know he is smiling on the inside because Tom loves Camp! Tom is also the acclaimed author of Campingly Yours, a heartfelt memoir of his years at summer camp.

Thomas C. Adler

Associate Director

Thomas C. Adler

Jeff Toombs

Assistant Director (Youth Development)

Jeff Toombs

I first found Menominee in 1999 and was hired for Hockey and Megaphone (Camp newspaper) Quickly my relationship with Camp became far more than I had first thought possible. Over the years, I have held positions as an Associate Director, Program Director and Head Counsellor. I credit camp and its leadership for much of the guidance and mentorship that has led me to working with youth for almost 20 years. I have worked with Boys and Girls Club for over 12 years supporting high risk youth with multiple barriers and their families. Our Menominee parents have afforded us the opportunity to help raise their boys while they are with us each summer. I work with the counsellors in the support and promotion of a trauma informed practice, pro social engagement and a strengths based approach with our boys. These strategies help us to achieve our goal of having your son find that which makes him feel heard, unique and have purpose. I consider every summer at Menominee an opportunity to sharpen and learn how better to support our youth. I make it my daily work to ensure this is done with the utmost safety and respect we all need to grow to develop “confidence, skills for life and build positive relationships”.

This summer will be my 15th official summer at the Friendly Confines, but I actually grew up at Menominee over 27 years of Post Camp (ask Jason about it, it’s awesome!) with my family. I'm from Northbrook, IL, and I currently work as a teacher’s aid in Deerfield High School's Special Education Department. At the same time I'm working on my Master’s Degree in Special Education.

I still remember being dropped off for my very first summer of camp back in 1999. My parents encouraged me to spend my summer doing the things that I could not do at home during the offseason. I spent most of my time as a camper down at waterfront skiing, sailing, swimming and bugging our former Waterfront Director and CM legend, Dennis “Koz” Kozloski. My passion for all things waterfront as a camper naturally carried over to me becoming a boat driver and lifeguard, and eventually Associate Waterfront Director. I know I have some big shoes to fill, and I am confident that our group of experienced waterfront staff will provide a fantastic summer for the boys down at the beautiful Sand Lake!

Jeremy Kohlenbrener

Waterfront Director

Jeremy Kohlenbrener