MEET THE TEAM
Owner & Therapist
Mollie Carl, LCSW
Mollie Carl is an LCSW located in Richmond, VA. She’s been practicing social work for the past 13+ years and dedicated to supporting the emotional well-being of youth, young adults, and adults. Her clinical focus has been on mood disorders and anxiety. Mollie spent her entire childhood and young adult life at summer camp either as a camper or counselor and is eager to send her own daughter to camp, continuing her family’s tradition of camping. Alongside her siblings, Mollie co-founded Dear Scout to support the emotional well-being of the camp staff. She is Dear Scout’s Chief Clinical Officer and provides individual therapy to camp staff in California and Colorado. Outside of work, Mollie enjoys cooking, baking, and exploring the world with her husband and toddler.
Owner & CEO
Liz Kimmelman has been passionate about youth development since she first started at Tumbleweed Day Camp when she was in high school. Joining the staff an assistant counselor, she later worked her way up to ropes course specialist, assistant site director, and CIT director, ultimately making Tumbleweed her forever home by purchasing the organization in 2014. She spreads her professional expertise beyond the camp canyon as well, as the conference chair of the Annual Conference for the Western Association of Independent Camps, a former member of the Local Council of Leaders, and as a former board member of the California Collaboration for Youth. ACA has honored Liz with the Paul Somers Golden Acorn Award for her avid volunteerism and the Southern California Service Award for her contributions to the camp community. She currently sits on the Western Association of Independent Camp’s Board as the chair of the DEI Advisory Committee. In addition to her involvement in summer camp, Liz has volunteered as the president for her children’s preschool and was previously on the state board for the California Council of Parent Participatory Nursery Schools.
Owner & Account Executive
Andy Kimmelman is the owner and director of Tumbleweed Day Camp in Los Angeles and an SHRM Senior Certified Professional. He’s also an avid volunteer for the American Camp Association, serving as the Chair of the Southern California/Hawaii Local Council of Leaders, a member of the Volunteer Engagement Committee, and a Standards Visitor, among many other roles. Most of all, he’s a cool dad.
Jodi Kimmelman spent her summers at Camp O-Tahn-Agon in the Wisconsin Northwoods, with her favorite activities being waterskiing, trampoline, canoe overnights, and playing jacks. As a second-generation camper, she is happy to have kindled the love of camp in her two children, and now her grandkids are summer campers as well. Jodi loves to spend time with her family, road-trip to national parks, and hike. A native Chicagoan, she recently moved to Williamsburg, Virginia, where she is excited to explore the region. As Dear Scout’s Administrative Director, Jodi is looking forward to working with clinicians and camps.
MEET OUR CLINICIANS
Are you a clinician looking to expand your practice and make a huge impact this summer? We have the perfect opportunity for you - join Dear Scout! We are activiely recruiting clinicians across the country and would love to connect.
Dear Scout is the first and only camp-focused employee assistance program, supporting the mental health needs of frontline camp staff. We're looking for clinicians to join our network this summer to provide remote, on-demand counseling services to the camps we serve. Clinicians must be licensed (LCSW, LMFT, LPC, psychologist) and able to practice and accept clients independently. You must have experience working with transition-age youth and diverse populations with various diagnoses and presenting issues, along with strong cultural competence, sensitivity and compassion. Dear Scout clinicians provide camp-informed therapy, providing solution-focused therapy within the summer camp context, so camp experience is a must! Clinicians set their own schedule around our camps' availability, committing to at least 6-10 hours per week throughout the summer (with continuing opportunities during the rest of the year), during afternoons, evenings and/or weekends. This is a part-time, remote position. For more information or to join us in our work supporting the mental health of camp staff, send us an email. We can't wait to talk to you!