“Camp is absolutely the perfect place for young people to discover who they are and become the best versions of themselves.”
Owen strongly believes in the value of the camp experience, especially for today’s kids who need to get “unplugged,” make lifelong friendships and become more confident and independent. He has been a camp professional for over 20 years, and serves as an American Camp Association visitor who assists other camps with the accreditation process. Owen earned his B.A. in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania.
Daria serves as the strategy director for Greenwood Trails, which includes managing the camp’s marketing and communications. She received her B.A. from Colgate University and her Masters in Public Administration from NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service. During the year, Owen and Daria live in New York City with their daughters, Evelyn and Thea.
“I love camp and as a parent, I know how important it is to make sure Greenwood Trails is chock full of awesome people who are positive role models.”
Kate is an American Camp Association (ACA) certified camp director with nearly 15 years of experience as a camp professional. Her responsibilities include hiring and supervising the counselors, kitchen staff and nursing staff. She is also an associate visitor for the ACA.
During the year, she lives in Great Barrington, MA with her husband Chris and son Hyatt. Kate serves on the board of her local soccer club and also teaches a peer pressure management course to fifth graders. She holds her B.A. in Recreation and Sports Management from Heidelberg University.
“Camp is a great environment for kids to learn teamwork and respect for each other. Camp is like a giant sleepover, but even more fun!”
Andrea first went to day camp when she was three years old, and has spent almost every summer since then at camp. She is a sports fanatic who understands the great impact camp can have on a child’s life. Whe she’s not at camp, Andrea brings energy and infectious enthusiasm to camp and to her position as science teacher in New York City. Andrea received her B.A. and her Masters in Science Education from Binghamton University.
“I love how camp helps children build confidence in themselves by overcoming challenges they once thought were impossible.”
Mac first joined the Greenwood Trails team as a counselor and the Athletics Trail Coordinator. During the year, Mac is the Aquatics Director at Berkshire South Regional Community Center in Great Barrington, MA. He has a B.A. in Communications and a Masters in Education from Heidelberg University.
“I fell in love with the concept of camp and allowing kids to be themselves. Camp is my happy place!”
Sophie has been part of the Greenwood Trails family since 2013. She started as a counselor and moved up the ranks to serve as the Arts Trail Coordinator for two years. In the off season, she is a nanny for a family in London. Sophie also has extensive experience working at preschools and nurseries in England.
Each summer, a group of dedicated staff come to Greenwood Trails from around the country and all over the world. This team of spirited role models works hard to make every camper’s summer fun, memorable and positively life changing.
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