Please Rotate Your Device

Girls YMCA Camp Foss

Meet the Staff

Register
193 days 'til Camp

Leaders Right This Way

ACecil

Aubree Cecil

Executive Director of Camp Foss
Association Training Coordinator
Email: acecil@graniteymca.org

Aubree is a graduate from the University of New Hampshire where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Women’s Studies. She is thrilled to be returning to camp for her 22nd summer at Camp Foss. As a camper she always dreamed of becoming a camp director one day. After holding various staff positions over the years including Village Head, CIT Director and Program Director- that dream came true in 2014 when she became the Camp Foss Director. During the off season, Aubree is one of the training coordinators for the Granite Y helping to organize leadership and safety trainings for staff. Aubree is a trainer for YMCA lifeguarding, American Safety and Health Institute safety courses, as well as YUSA leadership courses. She also works with the teen Leaders Club at the Allard Center in Goffstown. In her spare time, Aubree loves spending time with her husband Willem, their son Leo and dog Rugby, traveling to warmer climates, meeting up with camp friends and cheering on the NE Patriots. She is excited to spend each summer with all of the campers and staff that make Camp Foss so special!

AMacwilliams

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 16th summer at camp and 6th summer as Staff Development Director!

EVazza

Erica Vazza

Director of Cabin Life

Erica is excited to come back to Foss for her 15th summer at camp, and 6th summer on staff! She is a graduate from Simmons College where she earned a Master’s degree in Social Work. During the school year she works in Student Affairs at the University of New Hampshire and enjoys life in the seacoast region. In her free time, Erica enjoys kayaking, swimming, reading, and trying new restaurants. She’s looking forward to the start of summer and being back on the shores of Willey Pond with campers and staff!

MCurran

Meghan Curran

Director of Cabin Life

Meghan grew up in Medway, Massachusetts. She graduated from Boston College with a degree in Elementary Education and Applied Psychology and Human Development. During the off season, Meghan works at an ice cream shop and participates in a service trip to an early childhood school in Mississippi. She has also mentored a young girl through the Big Sister Association and has volunteered with a program for children with special needs. In her free time, Meghan enjoys running, reading, and spending time outside and with friends! She can’t wait to return to Foss for her 10th summer!

DSpina

Dominique Spina

Program Director

Dominique is excited to start her first year as the new Program Director at Camp Foss! This will be her third year working at a YMCA summer camp. She is currently working toward her degree in Parks and Recreation Management at Waubonsee Community College. She is interested to experience a different YMCA having worked as a Site Coordinator at the Safe-N-Sound Program for the YMCA Metro Chicago Area. Dominique is also a professional photographer who enjoys long hikes capturing photos of wild flowers and landscapes. One thing she loves from home is her goofy dog Oliver. Being her first summer at Camp Foss, Dominique can’t wait to make new memories that she’ll cherish for a lifetime.

stower

Sara Towers

Rec Director

Sarah comes to camp from England where she attends Imperial College in London. She is currently studying mechanical engineering. Sarah has always loved being active in the outdoors- running and hiking are two of her favorite hobbies. She has hiked Mount Kilimanjaro and trekked the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. Rowing is a favorite as well and she has rowed on her University team for 2 years. While at school she leads exercise classes, circuit training and spin sessions. With her experience coaching field games for children in England- she will be a great addition to the Foss team as the Rec Director!

HGoff

Haley Goff

Waterfront Director

Haley is excited to be moving up from the assistant last year to the Waterfront Director this summer! You will catch her helping out at the health center this summer as well! It is her 13th year at camp and 4th on staff. She is originally from Manchester, NH but is currently residing in Beverly, Mass where she is pursuing a degree in Nursing at Endicott College. Haley is a YMCA Certified Lifeguard and Swim Instructor. At school she is a member of the Craft Club that donates their knit creations to homeless and animal shelters, and loves to play intramural soccer. In her free time Haley loves to run, attend yoga classes, read and spend time with friends and family of course! She can’t wait to spend her summer swimming in Willey Pond and making it the place to be on camp for everyone!

EGoupil

Emily Goupil

CIT Director

Emily Goupil is excited to spend her 18th 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 5th 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!

LSheppard

Libby Sheppard

CIT Director

This will be Libby’s second summer at Camp Foss, however this summer will mark her 5th year with the Granite YMCA. She is so excited to be back at Camp Foss this summer as the CIT Director for the second session and preparing camp for the American Camp Association visit. During the year Libby works at the Granite Y in the human resources office, but has also held roles, in child care, aquatics, membership. She is an adviser for the Allard Center Leaders Club and sits on the Association Development Committee. This fall, Libby will be starting her senior year at UNH Manchester to finish her degree in Business. In her free time she enjoys playing with her dogs, swimming, and being with friends. 

BElsasser

Belle Esasser

Hobbies Director

This is Belle’s ninth year being at camp and fifth year on staff. She currently studies at Plymouth State University with a major in English Education and a minor in Women’s Studies. Belle is part of The Delta Zeta Sorority and an honor society for English majors at her school. Belle loves to plan fun activities and has always enjoyed how camp brings out the best in people! Don’t let the photo fool you because her favorite season is actually summer, the main reason being because camp is during the summer. Belle’s favorite memory of camp is swimming in the pond and playing water games with all the campers. She is ready to make Hobbies a place for every camper to express themselves and make lifelong friends. 

DProvencher

Danielle Provencher

Hilltop Village Head

Danielle is very excited to be returning to camp this summer as the Hilltop village head! She recently graduated from Keuka College in Finger Lakes New York with a bachelors in unified childhood and special education! This summer will be her 3rd summer at camp. Some of her hobbies include hiking, kayaking, swimming, and just enjoying the outdoors. Danielle’s favorite camp activities are Splat, friendship bracelets, and the slip n’ slide!

LGarrett

Lucy Garrett

Woodside Village Head

Lucy is from a small village in Lincolnshire, England. She is currently studying at Liverpool John Moores University and plays for the University Handball Team. Lucy is extremely excited to be Village Head for Woodside this summer! It’s her 3rd year at camp and she is looking forward to seeing new and familiar faces on Cooper’s Field. Lucy misses her dog Eddie whilst spending her summers at camp so any dog pictures and visits at pick up are highly appreciated! Her favorite memory of camp is laughing until her jaw hurts with her Foss Family. She is ready to keep Woodside a family community again this year and has plenty of new fun activities planned.

MGreen

Michaela Green

Lakeview Village Head

Michaela is from London, England where she graduated from the University of Brighton and earned a degree in Sports & Exercise Science. Michaela has previously enjoyed working and volunteering in the UK for initiatives aimed at children with varying abilities. This year she has been working in the school system teaching sports of all kinds. Her hobbies include spending time with her dogs, movie marathons and playing and watching soccer. Although she loves every aspect of camp, Michaela can often be found entertaining campers by explaining the many differences between England and America. This summer will be her 4th summer at camp and she is looking forward to returning to the shores of Willey Pond to see old friends and make new ones too. 

ERelle

Emma Relle

Sunrise Village Head

Emma is returning to camp for her 10th summer as Sunrise village head! She currently attends Boston College where she is pursuing a degree in neuroscience. Emma is part of the Relay for Life committee, student admissions program, and volunteers at a preschool at BC.  In her free time, she enjoys being outside, spending time with her dog Chester, and spending time with her friends. Her favorite activity at camp is swimming in Willey Pond, and she is so excited to be back again this summer! 

ABush

Aren Bush

Media Coordinator

Aren comes to camp from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She is currently a junior at Truman State University studying Marketing with a minor in English. She’s a part of the business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi and an entrepreneurship organization on campus. Aren loves sharing new ideas, writing, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family (including her dog, Dixie!). She’s ready for a great summer capturing all the adventure at Camp Foss. 

twilliams

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!

Tom Archer

Thomas L. Archer

Executive Director of Camping Services Branch
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.

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.