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Tyler Benson oversees all programming at Camp Daggett, including Summer Camp (Doug DeCeuninck will be Camp Director), Adventure Education, and off-season programs such as Father/Son Weekend, Mother/Daughter Weekend, Torchlight Snowshoe, etc.
Originally from St Louis, MI, Tyler comes to camp from a career in the US Coast Guard. He joined the Coast Guard right after graduating high school and has been stationed in St. Ignace (3 times), Sandy Hook, NJ, Yorktown, VA, Buffalo, NY, and New York Harbor. His last duty was in St. Ignace serving as Chief Petty Officer and Executive Petty Officer of US Coast Guard Station St. Ignace.
His wife and four children have made Petoskey their “forever home,’ where Tyler is an active member of the community. He has also published a series of children’s books—“The Adventures of Onyx”—designed to help kids and adults better understand the US Coast Guard and how the military organization saves and protects the American public.
In Tyler’s own words: “My passion and “why” factor is to lead, educate and mentor children, teenagers and adults. Professionally and personally, I have devoted my life to being a servant leader for others in helping them find their life’s “why” or to have their “ah-ha” moments in living a richer and fuller life. I have proven this time and time again as a leader and instructor in the United States Coast Guard, as a Cub Scout Pack and Den Leader, as a Deacon in my Church, as a Published Children’s Book Author and as a husband and father of 4 wonderful children”.