MEET THE STAFF OF 2017

Camp Howe is managed by one full time staff and supported year round by amazing staff and volunteers.
Leadership

TERRIE

Executive Director

Westfield, MA USA

Terrie graduated from the University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia and worked as a counselor of teens and families before coming to the states. Terrie is a lifelong camper and has spent the past 28 summers working at camp. She has held the positions of Instructor, Inclusion Counselor, Program Specialist, CIT Director, Special Events Director, Outdoor Program Staff and Director in camps both in Australia and the US. She has worked for camps operated by the Australian Government, Girl Scouts, YMCA and 4H. Terrie is both a Visitor and an Instructor of Visitors for the American Camp Association(ACA) and serves on the Board of Directors ACA New England and regional standards committee. She believes in the positive impact of the camp experience for all youth, especially in the inclusive environment of Camp Howe.

Years at Howe: 15th

FELIPE

Seasonal International Camp Cousnelor Exchange Director

Ibague, Colombia

I am super excited and happy to be back at home. As someone told me one day, "Home is where your favorite moments are." This will be my 6th summer at Camp. In the past, I have worked as a Counselor, Lifeguard, Waterfront Director and helped a bit in the Kitchen. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education Sports and Recreation and a Master in Education. When it is not the summer season, I live in Colombia and I am a professor at a university in the field of Physical Education. I am a volunteer at the YMCA in different youth and adult programs. I work with kids year-round. It is one of the most powerful experiences I have had the chance to live in my life. I am looking forward to seeing all the faces that I know from the past and so excited to meet the new faces.

Years at Howe: 6th

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Summer Staff

AARON

Unit Director

Barnstable, MA USA

Hello, my name's Aaron! I'm from Barnstable, Massachusetts and I recently completed my bachelor of liberal arts at New College of Florida. This is my first year at Camp Howe, and as an internationally minded person, I'm excited to meet all the different people from so many different countries! I've been involved with different summer camps since I was young and look forward to using my experience to make Camp Howe a wonderful place for everyone!

Years at Howe: 1ST

BARNEY

Waterfront Director

Cushendall Antrim, Ireland

Hi everyone. My name is Barney. I'm from a small town called Cushendall in County Antrim, Ireland. I currently spending the year between camp seasons travelling throughout New Zealand. Excited to be back. This will be my second year at Camp Howe. I will be a waterfront counselor this year. Can't wait to see all the returners and meet some new people as well. See you all in July and August!

Years at Howe: 3rd

BEN

Counselor

Manchester, England

Hello everyone!! Im Ben and I am from the wonderful Manchester, England. I have a degree in biomedical science which I aim to use in medical research. This is my second time working for a camp in america, but my first time going to Camp Howe which I'm really excited about! I'm into most sports however my favourites are football (Manchester united fan), and running. Im looking forward to my summer at Camp Howe and ill see you all soon!

Years at Howe: 1ST

BETHAN

Volunteer

Minera, Wrexham Wales

Greetings from Wales. Back in younger days i came to work at Camp Howe and loved it. Now in my older days, I wanted my family to share the Camp Howe Experience so we travelled across the pond for the summer of 2016. While we cannot spend the whole summer with you all this year, we are excited to be returning for the last couple of weeks of the summer! Can't wait.

Years at Howe: 6th

BRUCE

RN

Adams, MA USA

This will be my 2nd Year at Camp Howe having had the great fortune of being recruited last year on short notice. I had a 30 year career as a surgical nurse at a community hospital, and 21 year coinciding career as a United States Air Force Flight Nurse. In retirement the last 7 years I've been keeping busy as a per diem school nurse, interacting with kids in grades K- 12. I am very much looking forward to my return to Camp Howe. It's fun and busy time, but the best part for me is meeting so many diverse and interesting camp staff and campers!

Years at Howe: 2nd

CALEB

Counselor

Ridgefield, CT USA

Hello everyone! My name is Caleb, and I am from Ridgefield, Connecticut. This summer will be my 5th year at Camp Howe, and my first on staff. I just graduated high school, and am looking forward to attend Oberlin College in Oberlin Ohio later this year, hopefully majoring in psychology. In my free time, I love to go boating and playing soccer. Can't wait to meet all of you this summer!

Years at Howe: 5th

CATT

Volunteer

New Brittian, CT USA

After 10 years as leadership of Camp Howe I have moved to a full time job at a residential treatment home for adolescents. This will be my first summer not at a summer camp since I was 7 so I am excited to be returning for a week at the end of the summer to the place I love. I can't wait to see all the familiar faces and meeting those experiences the joys of Camp Howe for the first time

Years at Howe: 11TH

CAITLYN

Volunteer

Chicopee, MA USA

Hello everyone! My name is Caitlynn. I am from Chicopee, Massachusetts. This is my 6th year at Camp Howe and first as a Volunteer. In my past time I show my dog, Abby, in 4-H dog shows and I love to draw and photography. I can't wait to meet you all this summer at camp! 

Years at Howe: 6th

CAMILA

Logistics Counselor

Ibaque' Colombia

Hi, everyone! My name is Camila. I am a Colombian. I am and international business manager.  I have a specialization in diagnostics and business consulting. I looove ice cream and have fun listening to music and dancing; This will be my first year at camp and I will be working with logistics. I am more than ready for the best summer of my life at the best Camp ever. See you soon.

Years at Howe: 1st

DANIELLE

Volunteer

Springfield, MA USA

Greetings all. I worked at Camp Howe a few years ago and couldn't get enough. Despite having a full time position as a clinical social worker with the Study Home in Springfield, you will find me a camp for opening and closing days and stay-over weekends. I love everything that Camp Howe stands for and the experience that it provides the campers. Looking forward to seeing all our returning campers as well as meeting all the ones lucky enough to experience camp for the first time.

Years at Howe: 3rd

DARRAN

Volunteer

Minera, Wrexham Wales

This crazy Welsh guy will be returning for a couple of weeks at the end of the summer. Last summer I got to see the magic of Camp Howe for the first time and now my family is addicted. At home, I work as Social Worker, am a father, a husband and equally as energetic there as I am at camp.

Years at Howe: 2nd

DEB

Cook

Greenfield, MA USA

Hello! My name is Debbie Herrick. I live in Greenfield, Ma., and when NOT at Camp Howe I cook two days a week in the Hatfield Elementary School, and full time at Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, Ma. My entire food service career has been in the service of schools and camps...in fact, I was the Kitchen Manager at Camp Howe for two years back in 1996 and 97, I believe it was!....WAY back when! I was actually chosen one week to represent the Fire Bringer that stands on "The Rock" at the ending ceremony! I am owner/operator of my own little baking company I call "Different Stuff Bakery", and when I am not doing all those things I have four delightful little grandsons that I love to go on walks with! I am an AVID birder, and do a lot of sewing and I paint a little. And, so......I am back for more fun and frolic at Camp Howe in the my home of 27 years, the land of Goshen!

Years at Howe: 3rd

DYLAN

Counselor

Adams, MA USA

~Hallo, my name is Inigo Mon...uh, I mean Dylan. I'm excited for a new year at camp. This will be my eleventh year at Camp Howe, but only first on staff. I am from Cheshire, Massachusetts and I am finishing my senior year at Hoosac Valley High School. I enjoy soccer, nature, reading, playing music, laughing and making people laugh. I am excited to connect with old friends and meet new ones at Camp this summer!~

Years at Howe: 11th

ELLIE

Kitchen Manager

Goshen, MA USA

Hello everyone! My name is Ellie. This is my third year at camp. I am excited to be back working in the kitchen with an amazing team. I love spending time with family, biking, campfires, dogs, deep-sea and fresh-water fishing, gardening, hiking, kayaking and swimming. I am looking forward to seeing all returning campers and staff, and meeting everyone attending camp for the first time.

Years at Howe: 3rd

EMILY

Counselor

Worthington, MA 01085

Check back soon to learn more about me

Years at Howe: 11TH

EMILY

Counselor

Southwick, MA USA

Hey fantastic humans, my name is Emily and I'm so excited to be spending my ninth summer at camp! This will be my fourth summer on staff, after being both a camper, cit, and intern. I'm an active volunteer and soon to be assistant club leader in the 4H dog program. I love theater, training and showing my dogs, and storytelling. I can't express how excited I am to spend this summer with everyone!

Years at Howe: 9TH

EMMA

Counselor

Amherst, MA USA

You have to come to camp to learn more about me!

Years at Howe: 1ST

ETHAN

Counselor

Ridgefield, CT USA

Hey everyone! My name is Ethan, and I'm from Ridgefield, CT. This summer will be my 5th at Camp Howe, first on staff. I am looking forward to sharing all of the fun I have had in my first four years as a camper with you all this summer. I enjoy sports, boating, and many other activities, all of which camp has to offer. I can't wait to see so many new faces this summer, as well as an abundance of familiar ones. 

Years at Howe: 5th

GABE

Counselor

Leverett, MA USA

Hi everyone, I'm Gabe. This will be my second year at Camp Howe and I'm really excited. I  am from Leverett, Massachusetts but I go to school at Ohio Wesleyan University where I am finishing up my final year. I love playing most sports. Ultimate frisbee is my main sport. I also enjoy traveling.  I am looking forward to meeting everyone and having a great summer at camp.

Years at Howe: 2nd

HANNAH

Adventure Counselor

Nelson, New Zealand

Kia Ora! My name is Hannah and I am from a beautiful country called New Zealand. I am currently studying outdoor education so I do all the fun things like rock climbing, hiking and kayaking. I have worked at another camp for 3 summers but cant wait to check out Camp Howe. 

Years at Howe: 1st

HEATHER

Counselor

O'Fallon, IL USA

Hello! My name is Heather. I first worked at Camp Howe in 2006, but I was a camper or staff member at a number of camps from 1989-2007. I stopped going to camp when I joined the Air Force in 2007 but I am thrilled to return for a week as a nurse! My camp experience has been a key contributor to my success in the military and is the source for many of my fondest memories. I have worked hard for the last 10 years as a Med-surg, pediatric, and flight nurse and am looking forward to my return to camp nursing!

Years at Howe: 2nd

HILARY

Counselor

Framingham, MA USA

Hi all! I'm Hillary. This will be my 9th year at Camp Howe and I could not be more excited! I am looking forward to returning to camp for the entire summer. My hobbies include playing spit (the card game), making friendship bracelets, and reading in the grass. I can't wait to meet everyone. This is going to be a great summer!

Years at Howe: 9th

HOLLY

Counselor

Farmington, NM USA

Greetings all, my name is Holly and I will be a cabin counselor. This will be my very first summer at Camp Howe. I have been a counselor, volunteer, and camper before with other camps. I recently graduated with an Associates and a Creative Writing Certificate. After the camp session ends I will start working towards my Bachelors in English. I would like to become an educator in the future. Reading, writing, yoga, and theater are all hobbies of mine. I am super excited to meet everyone and to learn more about all of you. See you in the summer!

Years at Howe: 1ST

JERRELL

Counselor

Fairport, NY USA

Hi! My name is Jerrell Roberts, but a lot of people call me Jelly. This will be my very second year at Camp Howe. I'm from Rochester, New York and I am a student at Monroe Community College, majoring in child development. I LOVE playing rugby and basketball, and beating my brother in video games. One more thing: I LOVE DOUGHNUTS SOO MUCH!!!!!! I can't wait to come to camp and meet all of you guys. It's going to be the best summer!

Years at Howe: 2nd

JOE

Teen Coordinator

Northampton, MA USA

Hi all, I'm excited to return for my second summer as Camp Howe's only Teen Boy Coordinator ever! I grew up just outside Boston and moved to Northampton last summer. In the off-season, I work in public schools. Looking forward to meeting friends new and old this summer!

Years at Howe: 2nd

JORDAN

Aquatics Counselor

Stoke-On-Trent, England

Hello everyone! I'm Jordan from Stoke, England. I'm currently a chef, studying to become a personal trainer. In my spare time, I like to train at the gym, play football, see live music and travel. This year will be my first year at Camp Howe and to say I'm excited would be an understatement. Bring on June! So I can finally meet you all and make it a summer to remember.

Years at Howe: 1st

JOSH

Volunteer

Barkhamsted, CT

Hey guys! My name is Josh, and I’m super excited to be joining Camp Howe whenever my schedule from my full time job allows this summer!  Some of my favorite activities include the stick game, campfires, and screaming toes! When I’m not at camp, one can usually find me swimming, running, or hiking.  What I’m looking forward most to this summer is playing the stick game for hours on end, and helping out with all aspects of camp! Can’t wait to meet you all!

Years at Howe: 3rd

KERRIE

Counselor

Wallsend, England

You have to come to camp to learn more about me!

Years at Howe: 1ST

KIMBERLY

Counselor

Shelburne Falls, MA USA

Hello Everyone! My name is Kimberly(also called Kimmie), and this will be my first year at Camp Howe. I currently have an associates in Health Science and I am working towards gaining my bachelors degree in communication disorders. My hobbies include long walks in the middle of nature with my fiance, and staring at old beautiful paintings. I love adventures and meeting new people. Can’t wait to meet you all. See you this summer!

Years at Howe: 1ST

KIMI

RN

Chesterfield, MA USA

Hey y'all,” my name is Kimi. This will be my 14th summer working at Camp Howe. I love nothing more than spending the summer at camp.  I have done a little bit of everything at camp. This year I will be the Week One nurse. I have recently moved from Beaufort, South Carolina, where I worked as a registered nurse in the emergency room, to a nursing position in Hawaii.  I love my job, but I am so looking forward to a peaceful and fun-filled week of camp. Can't wait to be back home at camp even if only for two weeks."

Years at Howe: 14th

KRISTEN

Counselor

Belchertown, MA USA

Heyo everyone I'm Kristin! I grew up in a little town in Massachusetts but now am studying architecture at Cal Poly in beautiful San Luis Obispo, California. I cannot quantify how excited I am to be returning to camp for my twelfth year! In previous years I've been a camper, a CIT, a counselor and I volunteered last summer, but knew this year one week just wasn't enough! Besides loving camp with everything I've got, I love to rock climb and hike and just be outside. I can't wait to belt out camp songs, get covered in dirt and paint and glitter, eat a thousand marshmallows and meet everyone! See ya soon!

Years at Howe: 12th

KRISTINA

Volunteer

Westfield, MA USA

Hi y'all! My name is Kristina. This will be my 6th year at Camp Howe! I'm currently living in Westfield, MA, but I grew up in Savannah, Georgia. I am so excited to volunteer this year at camp. In previous years, I have been a teen counselor, ECHO counselor and logistics manager. When I’m not at camp,I work as an instructional aide at a school for students with behavior challenges. I will be working during their summer school program and volunteering any time I have this summer. I just can't stay away! I cannot wait to meet any new faces and to reunite with all you returners!

Years at Howe: 6th