Brett is excited to join Camp Kawanhee community as camp director. His camp experience began as a canoeing counselor at Camp Arcadia, in Casco Maine in the early 90s. Falling in love with Maine and the outdoors led Brett to earn his Maine Guides license and embrace being a boarding school teacher. He has been an educator at Gould Academy in Bethel, Maine for the last 25 years but escapes to his home on Center Hill in Weld often. A highlight for Brett each fall is the annual Gould trip to Camp Kawanhee. The camp’s rope course provides a foundational team building experience for the ninth grade. Being in the wilderness and working with groups of students has been the focus of his work as a mathematics teacher, coach, wilderness leader, director of the ninth-grade program, and avid cyclist.
As a former camp parent, he brings the perspective of witnessing the growth and joy of the summer camp experience through the eyes of his children. From the required letters home that were quickly scribbled on a postcard–”I am having fun…there is a trip soon that I want to go on” to the end of camp comments from tent counselors about personal growth, Brett is committed to supporting all aspects of the life affirming and empowering experience of summer camp in Maine.
Brett and Sara (also an educator at Gould), along with their children, Mia, a senior at Bates College and Eli, a senior at Gould, are excited to support the experience of campers in any way possible. And their dog, Tripper, is a certified Canine Good Citizen who feels right at home in camp!