Hi, I’m Kelly, the new Summer Camp Program Director! I have been in and out of the Camp Mason world for about 6 years now. I’ve worked as a Naturalist and Senior Naturalist in the Outdoor Center for 6 seasons, and have loved every minute of time spent exploring, teaching and sharing my love of nature and the outdoors here!
Although this will be my first summer here, I have been working in the summer camp world for 14 summers. I previously worked at the Girl Scout camp I grew up going to, for 13 years working my way up to the Trips Director and Waterfront Director. Most recently, I worked in North Carolina for 3 summers as a sea kayak expedition leader. In between my summers at camp, I went to Randolph-Macon College, where I earned a degree in History and worked in Alabama at an outdoor center before coming to Camp Mason.
For as long as I can remember, summer camp has impacted my life in nothing but positive ways, from independence and leadership to lifelong friends! I am excited to be at Camp Mason to share my love for summer camp, giving children a unique experience, being silly and to change lives! One of my favorite parts of camp is disconnecting from the world and experiencing the moments in a world that constantly has us looking down instead of around us. I hope to be able to bring new ideas and activities, and to learn about the traditions and culture that everyone loves about Camp Mason!