Our Staff are Dedicated to Making a Difference

Our summer camp staff includes approximately 25 college-age people, with several international staff adding cultural enrichment. Our camper to staff ratio is 6:1. Our staff receives an intense 1½ weeks of training from national, state, and local experts in child education and safety. CT state license and ACA Accreditation guarantee that our staff are certified to instruct in their program areas and are highly qualified to work with children.

Cabin and activity staff are hand selected from around the world to provide a safe and caring environment for campers. Counselors are at least 18 years old, a high school graduate and most have completed at least one year of college. All camp staff receive ten days of intense training prior to camper arrival. Staff live in the cabins with campers. Each member of our staff brings their own unique strengths and attributes, but they all have one thing in common: the passion to work with youth and make a difference. 

meet our leadership team for 2019


CAMP Director: Meagan Dorsey

Meagan has been spending her summers at NLC 4-H Camp since she was nine years old and this will be her 14th summer altogether. She has developed her leadership skills through the Teen Leader program, the Junior Staff program, as a Counselor, and being a part of the Leadership Team at NLC 4-H Camp. This will be Meagan’s 8th summer working at the camp and she will be returning in her new role as Camp Director! She is excited to continue helping children and teens grow and develop important leadership skills such as communication, independence, problem solving, and teamwork through a variety of activities! With a passion for traveling and the outdoors, Meagan has spent the past 2 years working and traveling in Canada. Working as a restaurant/food and beverage supervisor at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park in North Vancouver, she has met friends from all over the world and plans to continue traveling on working holiday visas in the future!

PROgram Director: kate maher


Kate has been coming to NLC 4-H Camp since she was 10 years old and this will be her first summer as the program director. Kate graduates Clark University in the spring of 2019 with a degree in biology and a concentration in public health, and has spent the past two years working part time as an emergency medical technician. Kate will be taking a gap year after this summer as a City Year Americorp member in Boston. She is so excited to make a creative impact on this summer rooted in love and camp magic!


DAY CAMP Director: cameron tyeson

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Cameron will be returning to NLC 4-H Camp this summer! Last year Cameron spent the summer as a counselor, and this summer will be his first year on the Leadership Team, taking on the role of Day Camp Director. Cameron will be graduating from the University of the West of Scotland this year with a degree in Business Studies (degree classification pending) and hopes to one day run his own company. Cameron is a keen hillwalker and is often found above the clouds in his native Scotland. Although he will miss his beloved pets, Monty the Bengal cat and Milly the Springer Spaniel, camp is always a place where new friendships are made and lasting memories are created. He is easily spotted, sporting loud floral shirts (often found from the women’s aisles at Goodwill) and a bright red face (Scots don’t tan so well).


Junior staff Director: sara klimek


Sara started attending NLC 4-H Camp when she was eight years old. This will be her first year as Junior Staff Director after being a member of our staff for two summers. She currently calls Burlington, Vermont her home and works for the University of Vermont 4-H Extension as a 4-H Project Leader. Sara studies Environmental Studies and Food Systems and plans to become a full-time 4-H educator in the near future. Outside of academics and 4-H, she is a member of the University of Vermont Synchronized Figure Skating Team and enjoys cooking creative vegan dishes, doing yoga, and writing. Sara is excited to return to camp this summer and continue making a difference in the lives of youth!

Teen leader Director: russell crumley

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Russell started attending NLC 4-H Camp in 2008 when he was 10 years old. He has grown through the program, and this summer he will be the Teen Leader Director! He fell in love with the people and kept coming back volunteering at every opportunity he had with the camp. Joining at auctions and camp clean ups to help get the camp ready for the next season. When the time came for him to attempt an Eagle Scout project he jumped at the opportunity to leave a mark on the camp that has help him grow and become the person he is today. He has spent his time when not working at NLC perusing a career at Domino's Pizza in Windham Maine as the General Manager. He cannot wait to spend his summer working with the Teen Leaders helping them become the strong leaders and creating the summer of a lifetime.