Katie’s love of camp started as a child attending sleepaway camp in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Her summers working as a counselor, while completing her B.A. in American Studies at Trinity College in Connecticut, solidified her desire for a career working with young people in nature-based programs. Katie spent over four years working in international service learning programs as a facilitator and program manager before returning to the U.S. to complete her Masters of Education at Vanderbilt University. After completing her studies, Katie returned to camping as the Assistant Director for Camp Cobbossee in Monmouth, Maine and subsequently for Trail Blazers Day Camp in Brooklyn, NY. Katie also has a Certificate in Permaculture Design Certificate and has worked as an outdoor educator in California.
Katie is thrilled to be back in Maine! She is a native New Yorker but has lived on three continents, in four countries, and in six states. In her free time, Katie does organizing work for economic justice, loves to hike and explore nature, and sit by a fire with a great book or knitting project.
After many years of working in different types of youth programs, Katie is excited to join Camp Chewonki in a role that combines all of her professional interests. She was drawn to Camp Chewonki for its focus on cultivating a love and knowledge of nature, food systems, and outdoor exploration in a camp setting that embraces many camp classics: campfires, storytelling, singing, and the arts! Most importantly, Katie is inspired by Camp Chewonki’s mission to support campers in cultivating personal growth and community connection.
Degrees & Certifications
Masters of Education in Community Development and Action (CDA), Peabody College, Vanderbilt University. Awarded Outstanding Student of the Year for CDA Program, 2016-2017.
Bachelor of Arts in American Studies and Human Rights Studies, Trinity College, Hartford, CT.
Permaculture Design Certification, Oct 2019.