It is natural for applicants to want to know in advance who they will be spending an intensive, action-packed two weeks with during this year’s Summer Camp.
We would therefore like to take this opportunity to introduce the key members of the Camp Team. Without exception, they are all either a) employees of Schloss Neubeuern who work on the boarding and/or educational side of the school and are fully committed to our educational values or b) committed, enthusiastic former pupils who distinguished themselves in a variety of areas during their time at Schloss Neubeuern.
Christian Seigis, Camp Coordinator and Director
Christian Seigis coordinates and manages the International Summer Camp together with his wife Angelika Kowal. He is an enthusiastic sportsman and has lived with his family at Schloss Neubeuern since 2016. Born in Lower Saxony, he is already looking forward to spending an unforgettable time with the many different "Summer Campers."
Angelika Kowal, Camp Coordinator and Boarding Supervisor
Together with her husband, Angelika Kowal runs the International Summer Camp and was herself responsible for the youngest group of boys at the boarding school for many years. She is looking forward to the Summer Camp with great excitement and is already looking forward to two exciting weeks full of fun, challenges and exciting characters.
Georg Sylvester, English
Georg Sylvester has been teaching English, History und Social Studies at Schloss Neubeuern since 2018. He feels very close to the castle family and therefore participates in numerous extracurricular activities – one of the reasons why he moved to the village of Neubeuern.
He is looking forward to two exciting weeks of Summer Camp with highly motivated campers from all over the world and hopes to spend cooperative and creative English classes with them. He also hopes to be able to later welcome as many campers as possible as regular boarding students at Schloss Neubeuern.
Isert Fabian, German as a Foreign Language
It is Fabian Isert’s first year at Schloss Neubeuern and he has enjoyed it with great passion and enthusiasm. He teaches English, History, Social Studies and German as a Foreign language. He is looking forward to meeting the highly motivated participants of the International Summer Camp and to acting on their international experiences in his GfL-lessons. Fabian Isert likes playing the guitar, is a passionate chess player and loves reading.
Eckbert Holland, Mathematics
Eckbert Holland has been teaching mathematics at Schloss Neubeuern for more than 11 years. He was part of the team which introduced the digital school at Neubeuern and he uses a multitude of different media in his classes. He teaches maths, physics and ICT. Among other things he wants to focus the campers‘ interest on the „fringes“ of mathematics and the use of software like GeoGebra. He has also been in charge of the Astronomy Club für many years.
Susanne Schörghuber, BOARDING SCHOOL DIRECTOR
Susanne Schörghuber runs the boarding school and teaches the core subject German at the Summer Camp. She also runs the cooking tutorial project.
The parents of the Summer Campers also receive reports and pictures from the camp almost daily from her.
Ms Schörghuber is looking forward to meeting her in person at the camp show on Saturday!
Barbara Steils,German as a Foreign Language
Barbara Steils is the long-serving Head of the International Department at Schloss Neubeuern. She studied German as a Foreign Language, Spanish and Biology in Munich before beginning her career at the Goethe Institute, where she was responsible for preparing or examining students of all levels from A1 to C2. Her experience with multinational classes at the Goethe Institute played an invaluable role in the establishment of the International Department at Schloss Neubeuern, where her work focuses on the provision of language assistance to international pupils all the way through to their Abitur.
Barbara is originally from North Rhine-Westphalia and has two daughters.
Lars Christopei, Robotics
Lars Christopei has lived at Schloss Neubeuern with his family since 2005. He is currently guiding a group of boys towards their Abitur in his capacity as a mentor. He is also Head of the NAO Cyberbotics Guild, which has already taken him and his team as far as India during a project funded by the Robert Bosch Foundation. Lars loves a challenge – and is always up to it! Whether in his roles as Head of the Party Committee, Drinks Shop Manager, Father Christmas or the host of large school gatherings, his spontaneity, talent for organization and DIY skills are always in high demand!
Martin Mehltretter, Robotics
Martin Mehltretter is a computer science expert specializing in system integration and has now been IT Systems Supervisor at Schloss Neubeuern for over 9 years. He runs the NAO Cyberbotics Guild with Lars Christopei and is also responsible for the programming/coding of our robots. As a qualified youth leader he is on hand to assist pupils as they tackle their robotics group work. Martin is always on the look-out for new, exciting technology he can incorporate into both the guild and the Summer Camp.
Andreas Schwank, Theater Project
Andreas Schwankl, born 1974 in Rosenheim, got his dance education at the ballet school Bartosch-Linke. He enjoyed his actiong studies at the renowned Max Reinhard Seminar in Vienna. As a freelance actor he first worked in Munich and Hamburg before moving to Berlin. There he worked at variuous theaters and did quite a bit of TV work as well. He now lives in Rosenheim and among other things works as a theater educator and produces and directs student plays.
Katrin Reheis, The Fashion Design Project
Katrin Reheis is a graduate Fashion Designer and owner of the "Hommage an Lotte – Atelier für Maßbekleidung" boutique on the market square in Neubeuern. In addition to bespoke clothing made according to her customers’ precise requirements she also designs small collections for men and women.
Katrin makes all garments in her studio and places particular emphasis on quality, sustainability and support for regional weaving mills and businesses. The Oscar Wilde quote “One should either be a work of art or wear a work of art” is her guiding principle.
Art is a key aspect of her work, and she is therefore a keen member of Neubeuern Art Circle. This school year is her first as Head of the Design Guild, and she is enjoying passing on her passion for fashion and creative-artistic expression to our pupils immensely.
You can find out more about Katrin and her work by visiting www.hommage-an-lotte.de, facebook.com/hommageanlotte or instagram.com/hommage.an.lotte.
Reinhard Käsinger, Sport and Adventure
Reinhard Käsinger teaches Sport and Geography and is also a qualified golf and tennis coach – not to mention a keen mountaineer. Equally at home in the winter and the summer months, he will accompany you for a range of outdoor pursuits and other activities at a variety of locations around Schloss Neubeuern. Reinhard is also the best person to ask about the history of Schloss Neubeuern.
Francesca Peklo, Sport and Adventure
Francesca Peklo teaches German and Sport at Schloss Neubeuern. In addition to her role as Head of Sport for the Middle and Upper schools, she also puts her heart and soul into a variety of sports guilds that bring her into close contact with pupils of all ages. Her dedication to sport has enabled Francesca to become adept at a variety of ball games, yet it is outdoor pursuits such as mountaineering, skiing and kayaking that are her real passion – and one she is keen to pass on. Having competed at a high level in both kayaking and field hockey, she is aware of the excellent opportunities for personal development that sport offers, and aims to excite, motivate and inspire her protégés wherever possible. Her duties at the Summer Camp include the co-organisation of evening events, with water sports generally playing a prominent role – from kayaking courses for beginners or advanced paddlers to dragon boat training on the beautiful Simssee.
Maya Kiegele, Camp Counselor
Maya grew up near Heidelberg. She attended Schloss Neubeuern as a student for five years and successfully passed her Abitur in the summer of 2018. Now she is studying Applied Chemistry in Austria and often mentors at Neubeuern on weekends. During her time as a student, she was inspired by the wide range of recreational activities, the productive learning environment, and most importantly, the cohesiveness of the Neubeuern community. With her experience from four years as a camp guide and a great enthusiasm for the program, Maya is always there as a reliable contact person and always has an open ear for everyone. With her, you can experience everything, because whether for excursions or crazy castle evenings, she is there in any case and can hardly wait for the Summer Camp now.
Bjørn Schick, Camp Counselor
Bjørn is 19 years old and comes from Heidelberg. With stopovers in Norway and England he joined the castle family at Schloss Neubeuern in 2017, where he graduated with the class of 2019. Currently he studies international management at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. He spent two unforgettable years at Schloss Neubeuern, during which he fell in love with the community of friends, the castle itself but also the Bavarian culture and nature. Be it soccer in the gym, beach volleyball at the lake or singing at the camp fire – he will certainly do his best to contribute tot he success. Bjørn is looking forward to becoming a part of our International Summer Camp.
Joost Frederik Ernst, Camp Counselor
I am 18 years old and come from Nuremberg. My two elder siblings graduated from Schloss Neubeuern before me. After my „Abitur“ this spring I am going to study dentistry. Right after my arrival at Schloss Neubeuern two years ago I dived straight into boarding life and became a member of various clubs and social services like the castle fire brigade, first aid-service and Tennis. And I loved it. To be a member of the Neubeuern family means to be strong of character and show an upright attitude, to be open-minded in dealing with other people and develop flixible thinking and a strong sense of responsibility. These are the things I hope to make our campers curious to find out. I want to show them how much one can identify with and connect to the Neubeuern family – like i do.
Carolin Radler, Camp Counselor
Carolin is 18 years old and comes from Dresden. She spent three wonderful years at Schloss Neubeuern and graduated in June 2019. At present she majors in International Management as a double degree at Reutlingen University. After that she plans to go to China for three years to continue her studies. Carolin is very much looking forward to experiencing an exciting Summer Camp together with you – long talks, great outings and of course lots of fun.
卡罗琳今年18 岁，来自德累斯顿。她在Schloss Neubeuern 度过了3年美好的时光，2019年夏天中学毕业。目前在罗伊特灵根大学攻读国际管理学士双学位。德国两年，然后前往中国北京UIBE 大学学习三年。