Director of Camp Foss
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.
Assistant Director/Staff Development Director
Emily Hewes is excited to spend her first summer at Camp Foss as the Staff Development Director. Emily studied Education at Keene State college and has since used her knowledge throughout her Y career. Although this is Emily’s first year at Foss this will be her 12th year in the YMCA and camping world! She is looking forward to bringing her experiences from other camps while learning the Foss way. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, reading, skiing, and anything that involves the outdoors!
Michael Corkery is excited to join the Foss team. Though this is his first overnight experience, Mike comes with years of experience working as a counselor and director of recreation summer camps. During the rest of the year, Mike is a high school English, History, and Special Education teacher. He also loves to tend his garden and work with bugs and compost to keep it going strong. Mike is excited to start this summer and have some fun!
Callie is excited to spend the summer of 2021 as the Program Director. Callie is currently studying at Plymouth State University where she is earning a degree in Spanish with a minor in French. She is the president of the sorority Alpha Sigma Alpha. In her spare time, Callie enjoys seeing friends and family, listening to music, traveling, playing sports, swimming, and dancing. This is Callie´s 13th summer at Camp Foss and she can´t wait to see everyone once again!
Lexi is ready to get back to camp for her 13th summer at camp this year as the Hobbies Director! During the year she works full time as an EMT and is currently a nursing student. When she is not riding around in the Ambulance or coming up with fun new programs, Lexi loves to travel. Willey is her mini Australian shepherd and will be joining her for his first summer at camp! He’s super excited to see the pond he was named after.
Matthew joins us this summer from Wales and recently graduated with a Masters in Sport and Exercise Science. He spent most of his childhood living in places like Oman, Saudi Arabia and Dubai. He is a huge football (soccer) fan and loves all things to do with sports. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with friends and also loves listening to and playing music and is a keen drummer. He can’t wait to see everyone and have an exciting summer!
Hannah is super stoked to be spending her 8th summer at camp as the Waterfront Director! She is from Bedford, NH and attends Plymouth State University where she is majoring in Environmental Science and Policy with a minor in Sustainability. She is also a part of Delta Zeta and is is the VP of Programming. In her free time, she loves swimming, hiking, and skiing. She also volunteers with the Waterville Valley Ski Patrol. She is a YMCA lifeguard and teaches lessons at the YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown. Hannah is excited to bring her passion for swimming and the waterfront to her favorite place this summer!
Jenna is from Dunstable, MA and cannot wait for this summer which will be her 9th year at camp. Jenna is a student at Mount Wachusett Community College pursuing a career in the veterinary field. She loves everything outdoors; such as, hiking, kayaking, horseback riding, and playing in the snow with her dogs (Bindi and Dakota). Jen can’t wait to spend summer 2021 as the farm director and sharing her passion for the outdoors and animals with everyone around her. She is so excited to see what awesome memories and friendships will sprout this year!
Brett has been a chef for almost 20 years now and is a graduate of the Le Cordon Bleu school in Austin. Even though he calls Texas home, he has worked up and down the east and west coast including New York, Florida, and California. Brett is no stranger to camping and the outdoors. He is an Eagle Scout and spent many years participating in the Boy Scouts. His most recent camp chef position was for the Greater Girl Scouts of Los Angeles in Bear Creek California. Brett can’t wait to get to New Hampshire and feed all of the hungry campers and staff.
Cabin Life Director
Meghan is excited to spend her 13th summer at camp and 9th on staff! She graduated from Boston College with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Applied Psychology as well as a master’s degree in Special Education. During the school year, Meghan is a fifth grade teacher in Burlington, MA. She is originally from Medway, MA and lives in the Boston area. In her free time, Meghan enjoys going to the beach, running, reading, and hiking. She can’t wait to be back at camp!
Emma is beyond ready for the summer of 2021 to start and to spend her 10th summer at camp. She loves coming to camp and is excited to be a Village head this summer. Emma is from Ashland, Massachusetts and is a sophomore at Syracuse University where she is majoring in Political Science. As a certified lifeguard, Emma is looking forward to working teaching swim lessons down at the waterfront. During her free time Emma enjoys skiing, going for long drives, and hanging out with family and friends. At camp her favorite thing to do besides being in the water is arts and crafts. Emma is excited to lead the Woodside Village into a great summer and cannot wait to see everyone in a place she absolutely loves!
Emma is so excited to spend her 8th summer at camp as a Village Head! Emma is a junior at Quinnipiac University, studying Finance and Economics. In her spare time, she likes to hang out with friends, travel, and go swimming! Emma is looking forward to activities on the waterfront like swim lessons, the inflatables, and catching some rays on the shores of Willey Pond! Emma is excited to meet new friends at camp and create long lasting memories!
Emily is so excited to be back at camp for her 11th summer! She is currently studying at Cornell University with a major in Human Development. She has kept the spirit of camp alive year-round by joining Camp Kesem at Cornell University and has most recently joined the coordinator board. Outside of camp she loves to swim, try new food, and sing with friends in her acapella group. Emily’s favorite year of camp was her LIT summer, and she can’t wait to help build her camper’s leadership skills while creating memories that will last a lifetime!
Tori is thrilled to be back at camp for her 10th summer and 4th year on staff. She was previously the Rec Director in 2019 and is ecstatic to take on the role of CIT Director. Tori is originally from West Newbury, Massachusetts and is entering her Senior year at UMass Amherst as a Psychology major, double minor in Education and Theatre, and specializing in Developmental Disabilities and Human Services. At school, she is involved in CHAARG- a fitness and mental health club of more than 200 women. She serves as a small group leader and is on their membership committee. In her free time, you’ll find Tori listening to music, baking tasty treats, appreciating the great outdoors, and playing with her cat, Picnic. Tori loves coming to camp to inspire the next generation of strong leaders.
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.
Executive Director of Camping Services
Matt has worked for The Granite YMCA since 1998. Prior to working, Matt attended Mi-Te-Na as a camper before getting his first job as Lifeguard at the Downtown YMCA. Over the years he has held several leadership roles across our association. These roles include, Camp Director, Allard Center Aquatics Director, Teen Services Director for the Downtown branch and Association Training Coordinator. Matt is a certified trainer through the American Safety and Health Institute and YMCA of the USA. Through which he teaches various enrichment and safety courses for the northeast. Additionally, Matt is active with the American Camp Association where he serves as a standards visitor. Matt holds a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management from Springfield College.
While not at the Y, Matt enjoys traveling, golfing and spending time with his family. He met his wife Megan when she worked at YMCA Camp Foss. They currently reside in Concord NH with their son Teddy.