Welcome to Camden-Frontier's Counseling Department

Our comprehensive counseling services have been updated to address the unique needs of our students in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.  An overview of services is below.  Please use the links provided or contact us for more information.

C-F Student Appointments:

Mrs. Hughes would love to meet with you to talk about your classes, applying for scholarships, a personal issue, or just to say hi!  Click on my calendar link below to schedule a virtual appointment, phone call or Zoom with me!

C-F Parent/Guardian Appointments:

From time to time, you may wish to seek an appointment for your child to speak with one of our counselors.  If this is about a classroom concern, we recommend that you first make contact with your child's classroom teacher to discuss the issue.


We would love to meet with you and discuss how we can support both you and your child.  We encourage you to schedule an appointment with Mrs. Hughes or Mrs. Turnbull by using the links below.  This ensures that we are able to meet with you in a timely manner.   We look forward to meeting with you!

Community Resource Guide

Use the Community Resource/Referral guide below to get information on the various resources our community has to offer our students, parents, and families!

Community Resource Guide

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Emotional Well-Being during COVID-19

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Know the Risk Factors & Warning Signs

Healthy Coping Skills

Everyone experiences stress or anxiety from time to time.  How we handle it can determine a healthy or unhealthy way of coping.  Below is a list of 50 different healthy coping skills for people of all ages!  To avoid choosing a negative way of coping, try to ease your stress or anxiety with one of the items listed below.  If anxiety and stress are interfering with your daily life, maybe it's time to talk to a counselor.  Click here to schedule an appointment today!

Parents/guardians: Click here for 7 Ways to Help Your Child Cope during COVID-19

8 Breathing Activities

Grounding Skills

Mindfulness Finger Maze

Mindfulness Music

Fight, Flight or Freeze Anxiety for kids


Carmen Hughes

Hello!  My name is Carmen Hughes and this is my 12th year as the K-12 School Counselor at Camden-Frontier!  I love our small school and am so thankful that I get to work with such awesome students.  I am married to my husband Andy and we have two boys--Jack, 11 and Jase, 7.  We love to be outside riding go carts, building forts in the woods, or playing catch in the yard with our yellow lab, Maple.  I graduated from MSU with a bachelor's degree in Home Economics Education, worked for a local tool & die company for 10 years, and later went on to get my master's degree in School Counseling from Spring Arbor University.  


Sharon Turnbull


Hello CF Family! My name is Sharon Turnbull and I’m happy to be at Camden-Frontier Schools as a Mental Health Provider. I am here full time, and I am certified to work with all grade levels. I graduated from Siena Heights University and have held a state license in Community Counseling since 2002.  I have been in Hillsdale County School Districts since 2003 as a traveling counselor. As a mental health provider, I can offer support and guidance to anyone finding themselves with a stressful situation at school or at home. Confidentiality is extremely important to me, and I want your child/ren to feel they are comfortable talking to me.

I have 4 adult children, 9 grandchildren, and 2 large Newfoundland dogs named Bella and Bailey. I love to be around water, travel and go to concerts, especially if they involve Rick Springfield. Please feel free to email or call me anytime during normal business hours.

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College, Scholarships & Career Readiness

Need to file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)?

  • FAFSA Application

  • The Michigan deadline to file your FAFSA for the 2022-23 is March 1, 2022

  • You will file the 2022-23 FAFSA using your 2020 taxes

  • If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Hughes 

HCEMC information for 10th Graders:   www.jccmi.edu/hcemc

Hillsdale County Democratic Scholarship instructions, Scholarship Application

Reading American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship instructions 

Future of Nursing Hillsdale Hospital Academic Assistance Program

Career Readiness

Xello Links for Student EDP's

Student Link

Educator Link

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Contact Our Counselors

Carmen Hughes
(517) 368-5255

Sharon Turnbull     
(517) 368-5258