It is our great pleasure to introduce the newest addition to Camp Quinebarge, Casey Sukeforth, to serve as Co-Director alongside Nick Hercules. It has taken us a long time to find someone to fill the position once occupied by our beloved Liz (Schwartzer) Odiorne, but Casey is worth the wait. We interviewed many camp professionals to find the right member for our team to complement Nick’s many skills and to match our vision for Camp Quinebarge to be a place where all children can feel safe, learn about themselves and nature, find a sense of belonging, and build independence and self-reliance while making lifelong friendships, steeped in decades of history and traditions.
What stood out to us about Casey is her commitment to high standards for camp and herself, having achieved several certifications in almost all areas of camp, as well as testimonials about her ability to work with campers, parents, and staff with equal ease and effectiveness and to remain calm and problem solve in a demanding job.
Casey loves all things summer camp and has 14 years of camp leadership experience. Before coming to us in 2022, she successfully ran a not-for-profit camp in the Adirondacks for 8 years, and also has previous camp and outdoor education experience in New Hampshire, Connecticut, and California. Casey strongly believes in the joy, learning, and community summer camp creates and is excited to become part of the Quinebarge team.
Casey has a Masters of Science from Lesley University in Ecological Teaching and Learning. She is a Wilderness First Responder, a lifeguard instructor, as well as a trained high & low ropes course facilitator. During her free time, you can catch her playing outdoors with her sons Malcolm and Desmond, hiking with her dog Tucker, or throwing pottery in her studio.
Kind regards from your growing Camp Quinebarge Team,
Lesley, Eric, and Nick