Reid Charlston named Owatonna Director

Dear Camp Family,

We are very excited to welcome Reid Charlston as the new Owatonna Director. Reid has a long history at Owatonna: He has been an Owatonna camper, counselor, tripper, CIT Head, Trips Director, and Assistant Director. He can’t wait to re-establish his Owatonna connections by meeting current and future Owatonna campers, staff members, and families.

Since his many summers at Owatonna, Reid has worked as Athletic Director, teacher, and coach at Fox River Country Day School; Resident Counselor at Principia College; and, most recently, as Home Life Manager at Principia College, where he oversaw the Resident Counselors and all aspects of college student housing.

Reid, in thinking about his new role, says, “I have a deep love for Camp Owatonna. Camp was largely responsible for putting me on the path I have traveled in my professional career, and to have the opportunity to give back and to provide that same impulse towards a service-based life for campers and counselors – as well as the same trust that God is leading and guiding us in every step of our lives – is an opportunity that means a lot to me. I see Camp as a great way to serve the Christian Science movement and to continue to learn and grow in ways that will help me bless the world.”

Reid, his wife, Jessica, and their sons, Rex, Grant, and Japhet, are very much looking forward to being back on the shores of Long Lake. Please help us welcome Reid and his family!

If you would like to be in touch with Reid, his email address is:

With love,
Seth Johnson
Executive Director

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