Camps in the News - November


Updated by the ACA New England news team, here's the latest scuttlebutt from around the campfire and across the region's news wires.


What Islanders Wear to Work: Josey Kirkland dresses for Felix Neck

By Brittany Bowker | Martha's Vineyard Times
"Meet Josey Kirkland. She’s the education coordinator at Mass Audubon’s Felix Neck, and has lived here the past six years. At 32, she considers Martha’s Vineyard home — at least for now. Her workdays at Felix Neck flex with the seasons. During the school year, she’s organizing environmental education programs with different Island schools, planning public programming within community groups, and overseeing administrative work. During summer, she directs the Fern and Feather Day Camp, and supervises kayak tours and other seasonal sanctuary programs. So what does all this mean as far as style goes? Similar to the work, her style flexes with the seasons."

Southington YMCA Picks New Director

By Bill Leukhardt | Hartford Courant

"Mark Pooler, an operations director at the Southington-Cheshire YMCA, will become its leader when longtime executive director John Myers retires in December. YMCA officials announced their choice Tuesday morning. Pooler has worked for the YMCA since 1990, and for years he led Camp Sloper, the YMCA’s outdoor center on the Southington-Berlin border, off East Street."

Young Camp Professionals: Choosing Careers in Maine, Fulfilling Commitments to Kids

By Kristine Millard | Bangor Daily News

"Whether it is behind the scenes in the off-season or face-to-face with young campers throughout the summer, these men and women are developing careers with transformational effects. The camp experience can have a lifelong positive impact on youngsters and the counselors who guide and teach them. These young camp professionals – and many others like them – have taken on the challenge and reward of creating that impact."

Roto Sponsors Annual Camp Hazen Benefit

By STAFF | DWM Magazine

"The annual gala is the only fundraising event for Camp Hazen, with all proceeds helping to keep the camp affordable for the 900 plus adolescents who participate through the help of financial assistance. Camp Hazen has been in operation for more than 90 years, providing summer fun for all who attend."

Windham-Tolland 4-H Camp Awarded Grant

By STAFF | The Bulletin

"The Windham-Tolland 4-H Camp was awarded a $5,000 grant by Staples Foundation through a program called 2 Million & Change."