Hey there, everybody! I’m Adam, the new director of Teen Expeditions, and I’m incredibly excited to get this summer rolling! This will be my fourth total summer working for the Recreation Department, intermittently, having worked a single of each of my three previous years at each of the three full-day camps as a Recreation Leader each time. However, I have been a camp counselor, youth mentor and sports coach, and academic tutor/teacher of children and teens for over 7 years, so I am incredibly eager to have this shot at my first directing job ever!
As both a local upperclassmen at Northampton High School as well as throughout my four years as an undergraduate at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., I have refereed, coached, and taught both athletically and academically. I have worked with both native English speakers as well as those unable to put together a simple sentence overseas in the Middle East in Israel and Palestine, ranging from aged 6-16.In addition to these endeavors and my studies of International Affairs in the Middle East, my spare time is spent enjoying the company of my friends and family, playing teams sports such as basketball, football, cricket, and baseball. As well as individual exercise sports like biking and hiking, in addition to traveling, reading literature, and debating sports with anyone who will have one.
Questions for the Director:
What are you looking forward to as the new Teen Expeditions Director?
As the new Teen Expeditions Director, I cannot wait to get back to the fun, adventurous, and exhilarating activities which have given me some of my most fond memories in past summers! This time, however, as the Director rather than a Recreation Leader, I look forward to increasing the camp’s potential for success and providing joy to these young people through my unique background and experience working in a wide range of youth camps, programs, and events geared toward having a great time all over the world!
What do you enjoy most about working with teenagers?
I enjoy the balance that is their youthfulness/ naivety and their insight/ intellect beyond their years, which makes for the incredibly unique and enjoyable process of building the strong bond that forms between a camp counselor/director and their campers.
What is your favorite thing about camp?
The free-spirited, fun-loving nature of genuine camp-driven happiness.
Enjoy your summer!!!