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Friends Camp Staff 2017-10-30T20:45:33+00:00

Camp Director

AAnna Hopkins Photo June 2016(6)nna Hopkins began her time at Friends Camp as a counselor in Whippoorwill Cabin. She has since served as Watercraft Director and one of the Assistant Directors. Having grown up a member of Hockessin Friends Meeting in Hockessin, Delaware, Anna is grateful to work at a Quaker camp that values the light in every person. In the winter months, Anna directs Friends Camp year-round from a winter office in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

Anna brings experience as a teacher of first through twelfth graders at the Barrie School in Silver Spring, MD and the Moses Brown School in Providence, RI. A graduate of Williams College with a degree in Biology and Leadership Studies, Anna is especially passionate about outdoor, experiential, and community-based education. Her favorite activities include sailing, having tea parties with campers, and hiking with her partner Jamie and border collie Seven. Email Anna

Counselors

Camp counselors and staff are chosen from students and graduates of colleges and universities in the United States, and from around the world. We seek young adults ages 19 to 26 who are caring and loving people with character, maturity, and a sincere interest in making our world a better and more peaceful place for everyone.

Most importantly, we look for staff members who have the judgment and the maturity to ensure that all of our campers are emotionally and physically safe during their time at Friends Camp. We look for counselors who have a sincere desire to work and live in community with children.

Our camper-to-counselor ratio is 4 to 1 with our young campers and 5 to 1 with our teenage campers.

 Support Staff

Support staff during the summer months at Friends Camp include a cook and cooks’ assistants, a part-time nurse, a maintenance director, a waterfront director, an assistant director, and a lead counselor. These staff usually have the experience of several years working at Friends Camp and are selected for their good judgment, skills in their area, leadership ability, compassion, and communication skills. Below you can read about some of our long-time support staff!

Assistant Director: Jeff Adelberg

Jeff is the summer Assistant Director and Office Manager at Friends Camp, where he has worked since 2000. He is also the official camp cookie-maker. Jeff loves Friends Camp so much that he even had his wedding here in 2016! In the off-season, Jeff is a theatrical designer and educator in Boston. Jeff and his wife, Tess, live in Holliston, Massachusetts when they are not exploring Maine, North Carolina, or any ceramics studios on the east coast.

Senior Consultant: Nat Shed

our_director1Former director of Friends Camp from 2004- summer 2016, Nat still shares his expertise in camp directing, fundraising, finances and youth development. A member of Vassalboro Friends Meeting, Nat appreciates the Quaker values that make Friends Camp unique. First introduced to Friends Camp when his daughters attended camp, Nat served as the Friends Camp Committee member before becoming director.

Nat’s favorite mountain is Mt. Manadnock, his favorite cats are Willy and Valentina, and he enjoys adventuring with his wife Julie deSherbinin.