|2013 Seasonal Staff|
Wolfe's Neck Farm is incredibly proud of our seasonal educators. We bring educators on board each Spring, Summer and Fall to engage kids with the farm, forest, and sea. They lead hands-on explorations of our ecosystems, work in the barn and gardens, and have loads of fun.
"Andy was fabulous - very friendly and commented on my daughter's day each time at pick up. Additionally, Chrissy was very helpful when we arrived late one a.m. She ensured Parker had an opportunity to "do her chores", which was very important to Parker. All of the counselors did a wonderful job at the closing presentation/theater. It was quite enjoyable and obvious the kids were having a blast!" - Tracy from Falmouth, ME (Parent of a 2012 Summer Camper)
Summer Camp Director Chrissy Miner will be joining us again this summer! She just finished her second year of teaching in Strong, ME. She received her B.S. from the University of Maine Farmington in Elementary Education in 2009. She then moved to Bainbridge Island, WA where she worked as a Field Instructor and Lead Camp Educator for an outdoor school called Islandwood. While in Washington, Chrissy completed her Master's in Education with a focus in Curriculum and Instruction. While not working at the farm Chrissy enjoys hiking, camping, biking and playing rugby!
2013 Summer Camp Staff:
Travis Brennan grew up around the corner from the Farm and has always admired its beauty. He recently spent time in Paraguay with the Peace Corps, where he taught natives about health and sanitation, while also working with a small group of women. He looks forward to working in the garden and exploring the shore at Wolfe's Neck this summer.
Kari Hammond is originally from Kansas, but comes to us by way of Boulder, Colorado. Kari has spent five years in Colorado exploring the beautiful landscapes while earning her degree in Environmental Studies from Naropa University. Kari has spent several years working with youth, including a recent position as a Park Ranger working with teens in Boulder County. Additionally, she has spent several school years as a pre-school teacher at an environmental based school. She hopes to find a wonderful home in the shores of Maine.
Julianna Hansen grew up in the woods of Kennebunk, Maine. She studied History and Environmental Studies at Goucher College in Baltimore, MD and was lucky enough to study environmental issues and ecology abroad in Brazil for a semester. Since graduating in 2011, Julianna has become an environmental educator in a variety of habitats, ranging from leading a wetland-themed after school program to monitoring rare alpine plants on top of Katahdin for the Appalachian Mountain Club. When she is not hiking mountains or hanging out with kids, Julianna loves to kayak, camp, look at birds, cook, sew, and learn more about Russian history.
Margaret "M.E." Hersey graduated last May from UMass Amherst with a degree in Social Thought and Political Economy, M.E. has spent her time exploring the National Parks across the country, earning her teacher licensure, and working with inner city middle school students. She grew up in Massachusetts but spent her summers in Maine where she gained an adventurous spirit and a love of the outdoors. M.E. could not be more excited to get up to the Farm and meet all of her campers. She can't wait to lead them in a summer of wild fun and exploration!
Richard Hodges will be joining the Wolfe's Neck Farm counselor team this summer. He has over 10 years of experience in outdoor education. He started an organization called ReTreeUS, with his wife, that plants orchards in schools, and they have partnered the organization with Wolfe's Neck to create an edible forest at the Farm. He is very excited to share his love for sustainable agriculture and outdoor exploration with campers this summer!
Laurel Jordan is very excited to join Wolfe's Neck Farm as the new theatre counselor this year. She has been acting since the age of seven and has directed many shows over the past 10 years. Since graduating Mount Holyoke College, she has worked with children in various capacities, including teaching theatre classes to young children at Fiddlehead Center for the Arts in Gray. In her spare time, she enjoys singing and playing her ukulele. Laurel is looking forward to sharing her love of theatre and music with the children at Wolfe's Neck Farm this summer!
Andy LeClerc will be back for his second summer here at Wolfe's Neck Farm. When he is not having a blast with his campers here at Wolfe's Neck Farm talking about the ocean, the woods, the marsh or working with the animals, he works as a one on one BHP with children with mental disabilities. He loves to teach whenever and however he can. He looks forward to providing your children with a wonderful experience this summer!!
"Wonderful staff! My child had Andy as a counselor - knowledgeable, fun, mature, had campers' safety as priority at all times." - a 2012 Summer Camper Parent
Kira Womble is currently studying environmental science and sociology at Colorado University at Boulder. Her passion has always been centered around outdoor adventure and exploration. She has worked for the conservation corps, and spent the last few years teaching swim lessons. Kira is very excited to be a part of Wolfe's Neck Farm Summer Camp this year and can't wait to share her love for exploration with all of her campers!
Our 2013 Summer Camp Staff & Junior Counselors!