MEET THE STAFF OF 2020

Camp Howe is managed by one full time staff and supported year round by amazing staff and volunteers.
Year Round 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 32 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.  Her contributions to working with youth has been recognized by the Girl Scouts and most recently by the American Camp Association New England  by being awarded the Meritorious Service Award for bringing benefit and honor good, faithful and efficient service to the field of camping.  She believes in the positive impact of the camp experience for all youth, especially in the inclusive environment of Camp Howe.

Years at Howe: 18th

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Summer Leadership

BARNEY

Assitant Director of Camp Life

Cushendall Antrim, Ireland

Hi everyone. My name is Barney. I'm from a small town called Cushendall in County Antrim, Ireland. I am excited to be returning to Howe for my 5th summer. I have been life guarding for more than 11 years and love anything to do with water - swimming, kayaking, canoeing. You may even catch me doing water aerobics from time to time. Because of camp, I have learned to love travelling and found a new life path to become a nurse.  I am looking forward to return to a place that has given me so much and to give back. Camp has given me confidence and enthusiasm in life that I couldn't imagine and I am returning so I can make the positive influence camp has had on me onto others at camp. Camp has the ability to really make a positive influence on a camper’s life - not just in the short term but the long term. It has the ability to build confidence, self-esteem and many other attributes that allow people to grow. The positive influence of camp that it has made on people’s lives is amazing. It allows them to learn new skills at camp and transfer them into the world outside of camp.

Years at Howe: 6th

BETHAN

Camp Mum

Wrexham, Wales

Hey all! I'm Bethan (from Wales) and I'm so super excited to be returning to camp Howe for my 6th year! I'll be joined by my husband (Darran) and 3 children, grace (14), Minnie (9) and Woody (6). I can't explain how excited I am for this opportunity for my family (they're pretty excited too). I'm a trained Behavioral therapist, currently specializing in sleep. My absolute favorite parts of camp are songs, campfire, evening program, the dance .......hhhhm, you get the picture. Camp Howe is home. Part of me stayed there after my first season, and I don't think it'll ever leave. I've had some of the most amazing times of my life there and some of the hardest, and have learnt lessons from both. Camp Howe challenges, encourages, exhausts, creates unbreakable bonds. I have chosen to apply to Camp Howe because it makes me strive to be better in every sense, I want my children to experience the magic of  Camp Howe.

Years at Howe: 6th

CAILYN

CIT Director

West Hartford, CT USA

Hey all! My name is Cailyn and I am from West Hartford, Connecticut. I’m super excited to be returning for my 15th summer at camp, 5th on staff, as the CIT Unit Director! I have just finished my undergraduate career at the University of Pittsburgh where I studied biology and religion. When I’m not in school I spend my time working in a research lab, going on hikes, playing guitar, and dreaming about going back to camp! Camp Howe is truly the most fun and accepting place on Earth. I’m so excited for the summer and can’t wait to see all the new and returning faces!

Years at Howe: 15th

DARRAN

International Director

Wrexham, Wales

Hello, my name is Darran and I will be your Director again this summer. This is my 4th summer at Camp Howe. In my other job I am a child protection Social Worker in Wales and have worked with children and young people for over 21 years in a number of capacities. My focus is on positive beneficial community building and experiential play. I look forward to speak to each of you and having the most amazing summer. I believe I can inspire positive change in staff to make Camp Howe an inspiring, magical, challenging and safe space for the campers to be themselves and grow in. I have chosen to return to Camp Howe as it embodies all that I hope to see in a community.

Years at Howe: 4th

GRETTA

Chef

Northampton, MA USA

Hello everyone! My name is Gretta and I am originally from the Finger Lakes region of N.Y. I have been cooking ever since I could safely use the stove. I attended Le Cordon Bleu many moons ago and have been cooking professionally ever since. In the past I have worked with both the YMCA and Special Olympics of Vermont. I love the outdoors and growing my own vegetables and herbs. I am excited for my third summer filling bellies and bringing smiles to Camp Howe.

Years at Howe: 3rd

JORDAN

Aquatics Director

Stoke-On-Trent, England

Hello everyone! I'm Jordan from Stoke, England. I'm currently a chef, studying to become a personal trainer and at camp I will be spending my time at the waterfront with everyone. In my spare time I like to train at the gym, play football, see live music and travel. This year will be my second 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. Camp Howe the past three years has truly been a life changing experience for me and has helped me learn a lot about myself. The fact I can be a big part of having a huge impact on a young person's life is a great feeling I’m looking forward to seeing the returning faces and getting to know the new additions to the camp family! 🍀

Years at Howe: 4th

KATIE

Junior Unit Director

Brighton, England

Hello Everybody! I’m Katie, from Brighton, UK. This will be my 3rd summer at Camp Howe, and I’m the Junior Girls Unit Director. I am currently in my 2nd Year at University studying Childhood and Youth Psychology with the prospect of specialising in Children's Refugee Social Work.  I’m so very much excited too meet you all, and become reunited with many!  🍀

Years at Howe: 3rd

KIMI

RN

Chesterfield, MA USA

Hey y'all,” my name is Kimi. This will be my 17th 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 am the Lead Health Supervisor who will be enjoying a couple of weeks at camp as the nurse. I spend my time away from camp as a travelling nurse touring the country as far away as Hawaii, South Carolina, Maine and am currently enjoying being on Nantucket.  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: 17th

MACKENZIE

Office Manager

North Brookfield, MA USA

Hi everyone! My name’s Mackenzie and I’m really excited to be returning to Camp Howe for my 2nd year on staff, as the office manager! I’m going into my senior year of college as a Communications major and I hope to someday work as an English teacher or a wildlife photographer. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, playing music, and making art! The first summer I worked at Camp Howe was an incredible experience, and I can’t wait to do it all again this summer!

Years at Howe: 4th

NORA

Assitant Director of Cabin Life

Boston, MA USA

I am so excited about summer 2020. My name is Nora, and I’m one of the assistant directors this summer - this will be my 14th summer at Camp Howe, 7th on staff. I am originally from Boston but am currently an outdoor educator in Western MA. I know firsthand that a well-run camp can give children not only a few weeks of fun, but also the opportunity to develop new skills, form lasting friendships, gain exposure to cultures and people different from themselves, and have a place where they can feel safe and comfortable to be themselves, make mistakes, and grow as people. I believe strongly in the values of Camp Howe and the great potential we have for doing good in the lives of our campers. At its best, Camp Howe is a remarkable community of people respecting and learning from each other, and I want to both be a part of that and help to shape it. Camp teaches me new things every year, and that’s why I am returning in 2020!

Years at Howe: 14th

RASHIDA

Teen Unit Director

Brighton, England

Hi everyone! My name’s Rashida and I’ll be the teen unit director this year. This will be my second year at camp and I work as a lab technician/ teaching assistant in a secondary school. A well run camp allows children to be productive while learning activities and life based skills. This helps them improve their emotional and social skills. The exposure to a different environment also allows them to be more resilient and confident.I’m so excited to meet all of you this summer!

Years at Howe: 2nd

ROSE

Assistant Director of Program Life

Front Royal, VA USA

Hi everyone! I'm very excited to be returning for my 9th summer at Camp Howe! When I'm not at camp you can find me exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains near my home, baking, and reading. I've worked in public and private schools as a behavior support specialist and mental health worker. I also spend a lot of time volunteering, mostly centered on young families, doing everything from mentoring new mothers with WIC to teaching a homeschool art class.Our camp motto is "To make the best better" and it's something I keep at the forefront of my mind. I truly believe Camp Howe is one of the very best camps out there and I'm honored to be part of the amazing team gathered to continue making it even better. 

Years at Howe: 9th

SIMON

Programming

Bernardston, MA USA

My name is Simon and I am excited to be returning for my 13th season. I'm quite well-versed in what goes on at camp, and am used to taking charge and coming up with new ideas. There is so much to learn and so much you can grow from exposure to a place like this. It can cure anxiety, bolster creativity, and encourage self-expression. There is a reason that our slogan is to 'make the best better'-- that's what we do. I honestly can't see myself working anywhere else. Camp Howe has done so much to nurture me, and encourage me to become the best version of myself that I can. See you all this summer!

Years at Howe: 13TH

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ADDIE

Volunteer

Northampton, MA USA

Hi there! My name’s Addie and I’ve been going to Camp Howe for 10 years now! I love singing and dancing and just having a great time. I’m from Northampton, MA and I can’t wait to spend another summer in Goshen. Although I can’t be there the whole summer, I will be volunteering weeks 4 + 5, and I can’t wait to see you there!

Years at Howe: 10th

ADINE

Health Supervisor

West Hartford, CT USA

We have been sending our 3 children to Camp Howe for the last 16 years and now it’s our turn!! We are healthcare providers that look forward to keeping everyone safe and happy while enjoying the magic of Camp Howe.  Tom will also provide an excessive amount of dad jokes. However this will be balanced by Adine’s motherly hugs!!

Years at Howe: 1st

AMELIA

Counselor

Deerfield, MA USA

Hey everybody! My names Amelia and this will be my 9th year at Camp Howe, 1st on staff! I am currently finishing up my freshman year at Dean College where I am earning a bachelors degree in theatre. I am so excited to spend my whole summer at camp this year and to learn a whole bunch of new skills with all of the new and returning campers! See you in summer 2020!!

Years at Howe: 9th

ANITA

Counselor

Sopot, Polan

Hi everyone! I'm Anita and live in Sopot, Poland. This will be my first summer at Camp Howe, but third time in the USA. I worked as a swim instructor and lifeguard at a camp in NYC in 2017 and 2018. This summer at Camp Howe I'll be working at waterfront! I study international business at the University of Gdansk. Besides that I play volleyball in the Uni team and I work part-time at the cinema. I can't wait to meet you all and I'm sure it will be a wonderful summer!☺☺

Years at Howe: 1st

APRIL

Counselor

Chesterfield, CT USA

Hi everyone! My name is April and I’m from Chesterfield, MA (10 minutes from camp!!) I am graduating high school this spring and will be attending either Stetson University, Simmons University, or the University of New England. .This will be my 10th summer at camp, first on staff, and I am so excited to meet all of you and the campers this summer! 

Years at Howe: 10th

ASHLEY

Pixie Counselor

Hadley, MA USA

Hi everyone! My name is Ashley and I’m from Hadley, Massachusetts. This will be my 10th summer at camp and first on staff! I am currently in my junior year at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in Northampton, MA, and I am in the Health Technology shop! When I’m not in school I play on the varsity soccer, basketball, and softball teams. I am so excited to have the opportunity to come back to camp for the summer and help make camp as amazing as it was for me as a camper!

Years at Howe: 10th

BERKAY

Counselor

Izmer, Turkey

Hi everyone, I'm Berkay. I'm from Istanbul, Turkey but currently I live in Izmir. This is my first summer period at Camp Howe. I'm so excited to join this family. As a senior student at Ege university faculty of agriculture. I have 3 star licence about scuba diving and got some training at the beginner level of climbing. I have a tour bike and love to participate in bicycle tours. I played basketball for about ten years. When I worked at scuba diving centre two past summer, I had the oppurtunity work with children. I feel great while spending time with children. I cared for a different animals such as dogs,cats,sheep,chiken,piegons.I spend peaceful time with animals. let the insects, plants and animals wait for us, we are coming! I look forward for the summer period. See you in the summer:)

Years at Howe: 1st

BETHANY

Counselor

Gloucester, England

Hi everyone, I’m Beth and I’m from Gloucester in England. I’m a 3rd year law student, but when I’m not at uni, I’m either working part-time in a theatre, taking part in productions or volunteering. I’ve been a camp counsellor once before over in New York but this is my first summer at Camp Howe and I’m super excited to meet everyone and become part of the team😊

Years at Howe: 1st

BURAK

Counselor

Izmer, Turkey

Check back soon to learn more about me!

Years at Howe: 1st

CAITLYN

Counselor

Chicopee, MA USA

Hi everyone! My name is Caitlynn and I am from Chicopee, Massachusetts. I am so excited to be back at Camp Howe for my seventh summer and third year on staff! I am currently a freshman at Elms College and studying history and the Irish culture. In my spare time, I love to read, draw, and spend time with my family and friends. I can not wait to meet everyone and to enjoy an awesome summer! 

Years at Howe: 7th

CALEB

Volunteer

Ridgefield, CT USA

Hello everyone! My name is Caleb, and I am from Ridgefield, Connecticut. This summer will be my 8th year at Camp Howe. I just finished up my third year at Oberlin College, and am planning on double majoring in history and sociology. Outside of academics, I enjoy all kinds of sports, including soccer and ultimate. I can’t wait to return for another summer, and see both new and returning faces!

Years at Howe: 8th