Leadership & Staff

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Our energetic and experienced staff make camp rewarding for everyone.

Deb Erdmann

Camp Voyageur has been owned and operated by Erdmann family since 1951. Brother and sister team John and Deb Erdmann direct camp and want to help you decide if Camp Voyageur is a good fit for you or your son. Contact them with questions or to discuss your summer camp options.

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John Erdmann


Since the summer of 1984, John Erdmann has continued the family tradition founded in 1951. “Kids grow in ways not possible at home during each summer in the great Northwoods.” John spent two years in the Peace Corps in Venezuela after graduating from DePauw University. He draws on work experience in higher education, the corporate world and business worlds to managing the family’s boys camp. His first of eight grandchildren became a Voyageur camper in 2017. Connect with him on Facebook.

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Deb Erdmann

Camp Manager

Deb Erdmann has spent nearly every summer here since she was 3 months old. She puts her Experiential Education degree to good use daily at Voyageur. “Camp provides an opportunity to affect people in a special way. Camp is my life work.” Deb manages communication with families, meals and logistics. She and her husband Jeff take care of camp in the off-season. Contact Deb here for all your camp needs.

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Bill Burgman

Program Director

Bill first worked as the tennis instructor here in 1972. He coordinates staff for the base camp morning, afternoon and evening programs. Bill taught high school, coached college tennis coach and administerd fitness and wellness centers.

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Vicky Erdmann Burgman


A retired elementary teacher, Vicky coordinates supply runs and assisting with meals. She is essential to keep camp running smoothly from behind the scenes.

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Peter Grunawalt

Media Director in Geneva

Peter produces blogs, videos, and photos for the CV website. He now attends graduate school in Geneva, Switzerland and hopes to return to Voyageur in 2019.

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Alex Kvanli

Veteran Counselor & Masters Bound

Fourth year counselor Alex is a perfect fit for our rugged outdoor program. Having obtained a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and Physical Education, Alex is working on a masters in Experiential Education. He has breathed life into the camp fitness program.

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Ned Yonkers

Veteran Counselor in China

Ned started as camper at CV in 2004, and has worked at camp since 2012. He is currently writing his Master’s thesis in Econometrics at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China. A man of many talents, at camp Ned looks forward to more good fishing and weaving birch bark baskets.

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Stephen Grunawalt

Veteran Counselor and Camp Comedian

Stephen has been a camper for five years and is now in his sixth year as a counselor. He is known for his humorous stage presence during evening programs. He looks forward to spending another summer surrounded by his friends, new and old.

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Joe Baumann

Tripping Director and Photographer Joe has spent ten summers at Voyageur. An accomplished musician and photographer, he shot many of the high-quality photos on this website. Joe served the AmeriCorps and now teaches music in Oregon.

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Mikey Meves

Back for a third summer at Voyageur, Mikey is a Wisconsin native and TechED major at UW Stout where he runs the university shop. He loves kids and plans to teach shop in public schools.