Category Archives: The Staff

The 10 Best Resort Activities during Family Season – Casey’s Favorites

Despite being trapped in the depths of my first (rather startling) Minnesota winter, nothing warms me up more than getting excited about another upcoming summer of family fun and plentiful resort activities. Soon the ice on Pelican Lake will thaw, the sun will shine warmer and warmer, and our lovely families will return again to […]


From NJ suburbs to Lake Country Minnesota, becoming a Recreation Director

For the past two summers, I’ve had the privilege to spend my days in the heart of lakes country Minnesota as a Recreation Director for Fair Hills Resort. Guests and families from across the world come to vacation for a week at our destination on Pelican Lake, and a long activity itinerary awaits them. Vacationers […]


Office Answers – Thanksgiving 2018 Edition

Thanksgiving reminds us to focus on the good, recognizing and feeling truly thankful for all the things that make our lives so wonderful. Some of the members of our winter office staff gave their answers to this question: What’s the one experience for which you are most grateful for this year? (Besides, of course, another fabulous season […]


Top 10 Highlights of Summer 2018

This past summer gave us another round of exciting and entertaining memories from guests and staff alike. Here are 10 of our favorite stories of the summer: 1. 2018 was the year of staff weddings! We love when those Fair Hills romances turn into lifelong love. This summer, we had TWO staff “I do’s.” First, […]


My Internship Experience- Shelby Singer

Being in the first group of summer staff to arrive, my first impression when driving into Fair Hills and walking into the lobby was ‘what am I getting myself into’. The lobby was in shambles with the newly laid carpet leaving everything out of order. As the weeks went on, more summer staff arrived, and the […]


My Internship Experience- Casey Picillo

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – a quote from author Neale Donald Walsch, a Pinterest favorite, and the perfect way to summarize my experience here at Fair Hills Resort. Before accepting this recreation internship position, I had found myself stuck in a rut back home in Indiana. I lived at home, […]


A Melting Pot

One of the many things that make Fair Hills unique is its diversity of staff. Each year, it’s fun to get to learn about the various places that they are from — learning bits of language, tasting traditional food and hearing about childhood memories, favorite music and more. Throughout my 10 years as a guest, I’ve met […]


Summer Employment

Do you or someone you know need a job this summer? Fair Hills is currently accepting applications for the 2014 season. Waitrons, housekeepers, recreation directors, grounds crew, tennis instructor, and waterski instructors are just some of the employment opportunities this summer. Work on beautiful Pelican Lake for the summer with staff from around the world. […]


World Food Championship in Las Vegas

Whew! We’re back from Viva Las Vegas! On Wednesday, Cheryl arrived in Vegas and joined the rest of the competitors in the entire World Food Championship for a welcome reception! The rest of the Fair Hills crew joined Cheryl on Wednesday. On Thursday, Cheryl had her ingredient check, a US Foods marketing meeting, and a dinner […]


#CranberryChutney

In 2 days and a few hours, Chef Cheryl Hoban will be competing head-to-head with 7 other regional contestants at the World Food Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada! Cheryl’s Midwest Regional Cranberry Chutney is competing against: The Atlantic’s Chocolate Stout Beer Battered Onion Rings, The Central’s Black Bean Slider, The Northeast’s Eggplant Balls, The South’s […]