S: SUMMER OF LAKESIDE 2011
BC: Created for you by: Mom Christmas 2011
FC: SUMMER OF LAKESIDE 2011
1: Brianna: Even though I missed you terribly this summer, I was looking at your Facebook page one day and your status said, "it's like vacation every day after work". I am glad that you had a chance to do an internship at Lakeside and have a wonderful summer meeting new friends and making great memories. I am so very proud at how grown up you have become. I hope you enjoy this book for years to come remembering the great time you had! I love you, Mommy
3: THE CHAUTAUQUA ON LAKE ERIE
4: Elliotts finds love in Lakeside Bri Carter Journalism/Marketing Intern The summer of 1981 at Lakeside has a special place in the hearts of Stacy Swartz and Jeff Elliott -- now Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Elliott. After spending three days together at the Lakeside Institute Youth Camp for high school students that summer, the couple spent 25 years apart before finally reconnecting. "We both think that the camp was the foundation of our relationship," Stacy said. "Our common spiritual and religious beliefs are what we later would build on to strengthen our relationship." After those few days of camp, Stacy, originally from Poland, Ohio, and Jeff, from Cardington, Ohio, met again at a winter retreat and remained in contact by writing letters to one another over the next few years. "Our paths, however, went different ways -- I married and he married," Stacy said. "Twenty-some years later he looked me up on www.classmates.com and sent me an email that I had to pay $9.95 to read -- which, of course, I did! Their friendship picked up from where they left it and a proposal was made on Thanksgiving Day in 2010. The couple married May 14, 2011 at the Cadet Chapel at West Pointe. "We lived very different lives, but stayed connected spiritually," Stacy said. When choosing the location of their honeymoon, the couple believed that Lakeside was the perfect choice. They believe that the spiritual connection they encountered with one another was found when Lakeside brought them together. "Neither one of us had been back to Lakeside for 30 years, and we decided to make it a full circle," Stacy said. When the couple head back home to Stafford, Va., Jeff will be retiring from the Army to take a position as a teacher in the military at Quantico, a Marine Corps base in VIrginia. He is also excited to start his life with Stacy, as well as her two daughters, Beth Young, 25, and Kayla Gardi, 19. "There was a heaven sent destiny, a spiritual plan for us and I got tired of waiting for it to happen," Jeff said. "The religious aspects of our bond were a very strong foundation right from the start."
5: Stacy Swartz and Jeff Elliott sitting in front of Lakeside United Methodist Church in the fall of 1981 | Mr. and Mrs. Elliott May of 2011
6: Whitney Anderson, Wilmington College, 2012 – Lakesider Co-Editor Bri Carter, Baldwin-Wallace College, 2014 – Journalism/Marketing Angela Dancik, Walsh University, 2012 – Hospitality Management Emily Donathan, West Virginia University, 2013 – Youth Education/Music Shannon Frasher, Ashland University, 2013 – Operations Connie Herchek, Ursuline College, 2012 – Educational Programming Kylee Johnston, John Carroll University, 2012 – Group Sales/Events Grace Kelmer, Illinois Wesleyan University, 2012 – Arts/Entertainment Sara Nunney, John Carroll University, 2010 – Advancement/Fundraising Kristi Marquart, Ohio Northern University, 2012 – Group Sales/Events Rachel Ramey, Ohio Wesleyan University, 2012 – Lakesider Co-Editor | INTERNS
12: LEARNING | TO KAYAK
20: Celebrating Grace's 21st Birthday!
22: Intern dinner at the cottage
25: Family and Friends
28: Meet the LLA Intern: Bri Carter Bri Carter was welcomed to the Lakeside Leadership Academy as the Journalism/Marketing intern this Chautauqua season. Carter lives with her family in Canton, Ohio, and attends Baldwin-Wallace College. She will graduate in May 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in middle childhood education in the areas of English and mathematics. Carter said she first heard about the internship program at a career fair she attended in Columbus. “I wasn’t expecting to apply for a job or internship -- simply network,” she said. “I fell in love with the idea of being an intern at Lakeside after talking to Shirley (Stary), Alex (Kontos) and Wendy (Eller).” Carter is responsible for press releases for Lakeside programming, managing social media accounts, writing articles for the Lakesider, updating content on the Lakeside website and producing the weekly e-newsletter. “Taking on a journalism internship is my way of learning all there is to know about journalism,” she said. “I love the variety of things I’m doing for the marketing aspect, as well as the journalism aspect of this internship.” Carter works closely with Alexandrea Kontos, director of Marketing, Whitney Anderson and Rachel Ramey, co-editors of the Lakesider and Lakeside community members she interviews for newspaper articles. “This is the most unique internship you’ll find,” she said. “This summer wasn’t about making copies and filing. The work we do as interns impacts an entire community.” In addition to the professional skills Carter has developed, she has taken advantage of many other opportunities in Lakeside. “It’s like being on vacation when you get off work,” she said. “Everyone has made me feel at home here. At the beginning of the summer I had hoped to gain experiences and memories I would never forget.” She hopes to become a middle school teacher for language arts and mathematics. In addition to teaching, Carter would like to start a student-run middle school newspaper and work as a freelance reporter in the summers. “This summer, I’ve gained a lot of knowledge that will help me in my career field, but it has also made my dream of freelance reporting more of a reality,” she said. One of her proudest moments thus far is receiving highest honors at the Ohio Scholastic Media Association for the opinion pieces she wrote for her high school’s newspaper. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing and scrapbooking.
29: Hanging out at Lakeside
31: in August
32: Lakeside Leadership Academy concludes for 2011 The 11 young women of the 2011 Lakeside Leadership Academy (LLA) concluded the season with themed speeches of their favorite Lakeside cottage name at the LLA Closing Ceremony on Aug. 5. The ceremony showcased the intern’s accomplishments throughout the program. Each intern gave a speech about her summer experience and how it related to the cottage name chosen. In attendance were staff members, mentors, families, friends and Lakesiders. Preceding the program, attendees were able to view the interns’ display boards that highlighted their duties and responsibilities throughout the summer. Guests were also welcomed to enjoy a variety of desserts generously donated by the interns, fellow Lakesiders and Farmers’ Market vendors. During the ceremony, Director of Educational Programs Jeanne Mauriocourt served as the emcee. Lakesider Co-Editor Rachel Ramey gave a brief speech recognizing all of the supervisors of the LLA program. Subsequent to thanking the supervisors, each intern was presented with a group picture as a keepsake for the summer. At the end of the ceremony, Journalism/Marketing intern Bri Carter gave a special video presentation. Barbara Linke gave a generous gift, which allowed Lakeside to purchase a video camera this year. The reception was a successful night celebrating a summer of accomplishments for the LLA Class of 2011. Lakeside is now accepting applications for next year’s LLA program. Please send a cover letter indicating the top three positions of interest, resume and three references to marketing@lakesideohio. com.
33: Good thing Joey had a truck. This was everything Bri was taking from Lakeside back to Baldwin-Wallce for the school year!
34: THE END