Dear Camp Families,
I am writing to share the news that I have resigned as director of Camp Chewonki and I am moving on to the next chapter of my career. From the time I was a camper and a student at Chewonki, it was a dream of mine to one day be the camp director. It has been such an honor to serve in that capacity for the past 3 summers. I have enjoyed building relationships with campers and their families throughout the year, guiding campers and staff through the challenges of their first or fifth summer away from home, and I have experienced immense personal and professional growth during my tenure.
I am very proud of the work we have done to move Chewonki into the next phase of its history with our efforts to expand who a Chewonki summer is for and how we can learn to welcome and include each other regardless of our background and identity. There is still a lot of work to be done and, while I won’t be involved with the day-to-day planning and operation of the camp, I will be cheering wholeheartedly from the sidelines and contributing to the future of Camp Chewonki in any way I can. Chewonki is a magical place and it has played a large role in my development as a person and an educator.
As you prepare to return to camp next summer, I will leave you with this: Chewonki is made special by the people who gather together to make camp happen, and that includes you. I will always remember camp, and especially the people, with great fondness and I look forward to when our paths cross again.
With lots of love and best wishes for a wonderful school year,