I’ve always considered Camp Newfound (and now Owatonna, too) a home away from home. My family began attending Family Camp when I was around three years old; at age 10 I began attending Newfound as a camper; and finally, fourteen years later, I took a summer off from camp. In between ages 10 and 23, I was a camper, CIT, Jr. Counselor, cabin counselor, and Program Director; I even met my husband at camp—when he was the Head Counselor at Owatonna and I the Program Director at Newfound. Now, years later, I’m back at camp, seeing a different side of how camp operates by working in the Business Office, where I have been working in the summers since 2004.
During the years when I was not working at camp, I was a high school English teacher and high school soccer and lacrosse coach at several private schools in the New England area. My husband, Lyon, and I have three boys--Henry, Austin, and James--who all attend Owatonna. At camp, Henry loves waterskiing and team sports; Austin loves the Arts and Crafts shop; and James loves the socials and beach parties! Our family lives in Weston, MA, where we are very involved in our branch church, the local schools, a nearby origami club, and in coaching and playing hockey, soccer, lacrosse, and track.