Camp Courage staff are all professional outdoor educators who work for Balarat. We are all certified in First Aid and CPR and have had extensive training in the equipment that will be utilized during the camp
As camp director for Camp Courage’s first season, I have been challenged and inspired to assemble a quality camp for all participants.
I have been a teacher at the Balarat Outdoor Education Center for sixteen years and a classroom teacher previously. Pre-teaching years were spent with the Forest Service as a Backcountry Ranger and Firefighter. Once an avid climber, skier and mountain biker, my outdoor adventures now revolve around pursuing these same activities in a tamer fashion and introducing outdoor activities and sports to my two children.
Katie Sullivan Poppert RN
I have been an oncology nurse involved in Cancer Care at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s hospital in Denver for close to ten years. Prior to that, I worked in an Emergency Room as an Emergency Medical Technician. I was born and raised in Denver and received a BA in Biology from the Colorado College then obtained my RN from Regis University. I have a wonderful husband, 4 kids ages 15, 13,12 and 6, two dogs, and a gecko. Recently, I have completed 2 marathons and a century bike ride, raising close to $60,000.00 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I love spending time outdoors and I am very excited to be part of this amazing group!
Martha Turner has been an educator for 15 years and has worked as a Middle School Counselor for the past 7 years. She loves working with youth and encouraging them to find ways to be empowered. She has 2 daughters ages 5 and 8. Martha loves the outdoors, spending time with her family, reading, and swimming.