Director of Camp Foss
Emily (or Goup as many have come to call her) has been involved with Camp Foss for over 20 years. She began as a camper in the 90’s. Over the years, Emily progressed as a staff member at Foss as a CIT, Counselor, Recreation Director, CIT Director and Program Director. After nearly 10 years on staff, she stepped away as a full-time staff member to pursue other opportunities.
Despite stepping away, she remained connected as a volunteer and as an Advisory Board member for Camping Services. During her time away, Emily attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Management from UNH and a Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel from URI. Emily has worked at a variety of colleges on campus as a Hall Director focusing on leadership, inclusion and healthy living. Most recently she worked at UNH as the Coordinator of Instructional and Youth Programming as well as the Director of Camp Wildcat. In her spare time she enjoys escape rooms and hosting trivia.
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.
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!
Sarah can’t wait to spend her 10th summer at Camp Foss as Rec Director! Originally from Philadelphia, Sarah is studying marketing management at Syracuse University. At school, she is involved in the Girl Up Club and enjoys attending school events such as sports games and student-affiliated live music. In her free time, Sarah loves spending time with friends, making art, hiking, watching football, and spending time with her family and two dogs. Her favorite camp activities include capture the flag, kickball, and going to Pioneer’s Point. Sarah is so excited to spend another summer making memories on Cooper’s field!
This summer will be Jenna’s second year as the farm director, and 10th year at Camp Foss. She is excited to keep the farm growing for its second year and can’t wait for all the campers to meet the very special animal guests that come with it. Jenna is from Dunstable, MA and has grown up with a passion for animals and farming. She is currently a second year student at Mount Wachusett Community College studying to be a veterinary technician. After obtaining her degree, Jenna hopes to move forward to work with large animals/farm animals in the field. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her pets, looking for mushrooms, riding horses, or hiking mountains.
Onny, the rabbit, and two goats, Dundy and Parker, will be joining Jenna for the second year on the farm. Jenna is confident that Summer 2022 will be a fantastic one and can’t wait to meet all the new and returning campers to make awesome new memories.
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!
Tori is thrilled to be back at Foss for her 12th summer. Over her previous 5 years of working at camp, she took on roles including Rec Director, Sunrise Village Head, and CIT Director. She is looking forward to spending the first half of the summer as CIT Director once again.
She recently graduated from UMass Amherst with a degree in Psychology with a double minor in Education and Theater, and a specialization in Developmental Disabilities and Human Services. She is about to start her journey in obtaining her dual Master’s Degree in Adjustment and Guidance Counseling this fall.
This past year, she worked in a toddler classroom as the assistant teacher and began substitute teaching for her hometown school district. Tori’s passion is helping and guiding others and she is looking forward to continuing to do what she loves at her favorite place in the world.
Lakeview Village Head
Chloe is so excited to be back at Camp Foss for her 7th summer. she loves camp and can’t wait to be Lakeview’s Village Head. Chloe is entering her junior year at Otis College of the Art and Design in Los Angeles where she is majoring in children’s toy design and minoring in sculpture.
In her free time, Chloe enjoys drawing, knitting, reading, and hanging around outside enjoying nature. Chloe can’t wait to be back on the shores of Willey Pond for another fun filled summer.
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!
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.