Meet the Staff – YMCA Camp Foss

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Meet the Staff

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Maxine Cadman

Director of Camp Foss
Email: mcadman@graniteymca.org

Maxine comes to YMCA Camp Foss with over 15 years of professional camping experience in both day and overnight camps. She believes that the camp experience empowers children with a lasting dose of self-confidence, an appreciation for nature, and the Ys core values. As the next director, Maxine is ready to facilitate and encourage the lasting experiences that make Camp Foss unique. With a passion for helping others, Maxine is a nurturing and collaborative leader eager to be a strong female role model dedicated to inspire and develop future leaders. Together with her husband and three young children, she is eager to begin her new adventure at Foss this summer working with the wonderful Foss staff and Granite YMCA community and meeting all of the camp families.

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Allie MacWilliams

Staff Development Director

Allie is originally from Amherst, MA but has lived in all four time zones in the continental United States! She is graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she studied art, educational policy and environmental studies. Since graduating college, Allie has taught at alternative elementary and middle schools in Denver and Baltimore. Currently, she teaches 4th/5th students and is working towards her Masters in Special Education. In her free time, Allie enjoys playing with her dog Henry, catching up with friends, cooking and creating art. Allie is extremely excited for her 17th summer at camp and 6th summer as Staff Development Director!

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Danielle Provencher

Director of Cabin Life

Danielle is from Allenstown, NH and this is her 5th summer at Foss. She just returned home from a trip to China where she taught English to children and teens. She holds a Bachelors in Childhood Education and Special Education from Keuka College in New York. Currently Danielle is an elementary school teacher at a charter school in Manchester, NH. Working with kids has always been a passion of hers and camp has become a second home over the years! Some of Danielle’s favorite activities include hiking, swimming, going to the beach and enjoying the sunshine. She is very excited to be spending another summer at camp with her second family of staff and campers!

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Belle Elsasser

Program Director

This is Belle’s 11th summer at Camp Foss and 7th year on staff! She is a graduate of Plymouth State University with a degree in English and Women’s Studies and is currently pursuing her Masters in Human Resources. She loves being outside and exploring the wilderness, which is why camp is her favorite place on Earth. She has made long lasting friendships here and can’t wait to help campers grow their own friendships. Belle’s favorite memory of Camp Foss is swimming in Willey Pond with all of her friends and realizing the impact camp has had on her as a person. Through women empowerment and unforgettable memories camp has become Belle’s home and she can’t wait to share the magic with campers!

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Brooke Young

Counselor in Training Director (CIT)

This will be Brooke’s 8th summer at camp and third year on staff! She just recently graduated from Roanoke College with a major in Spanish and a minor in Education. This coming fall, she will continue her education in order to pursue an ESL teaching license. In her free time, Brooke likes to swim, run, travel, and read! Summer is her favorite season, and she can’t wait to spend it making new friends around camp!

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Jenna Cushion

Woodside Village Head

Jenna is very excited to be back at Camp Foss this summer! This will be her seventh year at camp! Jenna is currently studying at Utica College with a major in Therapeutic Recreation and is a part of the sorority Kappa Delta Phi NAS. Jenna wants to share her passion for camp with others, and enjoys watching people come out of their shell throughout their time here. She loves working with people and making others laugh. Jenna enjoys activities such as horseback riding, reading, and listening to music. Jenna owns two puppies Bindi and Dakota, and a horse named Elden. She knows this summer will be an amazing one and she is so excited to see new and returning campers ready to have a great time at camp.

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Callie McGreevy

Lakeview Village Head

This is Callie’s 11th year at her favorite summer place! Callie lives in the small town of Gilford, New Hampshire. Although she resides in New Hampshire, she has spent the last year living in Costa Rica volunteering around the community and learning Spanish. She attends Plymouth State University in hopes of becoming a Spanish teacher. She loves to hang out with her friends and family, help others, travel, swim, and dance. Callie cannot wait to meet new friends and create crazy memories at Camp Foss.

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Lexi Patoine

Hobbies Director

Emily Goupil is excited to spend her 19th summer at camp as the CIT Director. Emily has her Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management and Policy with a minor in Youth Development and her Master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs. Emily has also completed a year of service with the AmeriCorps program City Year where she served in a 8th grade classroom in Manchester, NH.  In her spare time, Emily loves to play organized sports, play music and go on adventures in New England! Emily is ready to bring her skills and training in developing young adults to the CIT program again and prepare the next generation of Camp Foss staff members!

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Tori Kelliher

Rec Director

Tori comes to camp from West Newbury, Massachusetts. She is a sophomore at UMass Amherst where she is studying psychology and neuroscience. She also works at the sleep lab on campus as a research assistant. This will be her 9th summer at Camp Foss. In her spare time she loves to be with friends, listen to and play music, and swim. She can’t wait to try new things and have the best summer ever!

Tarah Williams

Camp Chef

Tarah has been keeping campers and staff happy at Foss since 2009. As the Food Services Director and Head Chef, Tarah runs a clean, fun and safe dining hall. She brings many years of experience as a culinary school graduate, past catering business owner, university chef and now the food services director for a local independent living community to camp. Certified in ServSafe and a trainer for the program- she is able to keep the kitchen and staff up to standards reviewed by the American Camping Association as well as NH Department of Environmental Services. Her favorite part of camp is putting on special events like a Disney Tea Party, Cowgirl BBQs and her famous Tapas Night. Tarah along with her two children Amelia and Sebastian are a huge part of the Camp Foss family!

Lauren Frazier

Camp Registrar
Email:lfrazier@graniteymca.org

Lauren grew up in New Jersey and moved to Manchester, NH in 2009 where she now lives with her husband, daughter and pets. She brings 15+ years of overnight camp experience with her as both a camper and a staff member! She has been working at The Granite YMCA since 2012, in various departments and areas of the association. During the off-season, Lauren works with a teen group at the YMCA, focusing on character development and teaching leadership skills. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the beach, cooking, and spending time with her family. With her camping background, Lauren loves being involved and able to use her knowledge to lend a helping hand at both Camp Foss and Camp Mi-Te-Na.

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Tom Archer

Vice President of Camping Services
Email:tarcher@graniteymca.org

Tom grew up in Manchester NH where he regularly attended programming at the Manchester YMCA as well as Camp Mi-Te-Na for boys. During high school he worked at camp during the summer and the YMCA during the off season and was a member of the Leader Corps. Upon graduation in 1978 from Plymouth State University with a BS in Physical Education and Athletic Training, he was hired as the Assistant Camp Director at Camp Mi-Te-Na and Associate PE Director at the YMCA of Downtown Manchester. Tom has worked for the YMCA for over 50 years holding various positions from Assistant PE Director, Aquatics Director, Resident Camp Director, Director of the Camping Services Branch and is currently VP of the Camping Services Branch.