Strategic Planning Is Underway!

In October of 2021, the Board of Trustees affirmed the launch of a visioning and strategic planning process for North Country School and Camp Treetops. This endeavor will bring our community together to discuss Camp and School’s future in order to continue and build upon our meaningful programs.

Over the course of the next year, every member of the North Country School and Camp Treetops community will be invited to engage in important conversations. These conversations will take many forms, including one-on-one interviews, group discussions, and online surveys. As an important component of these conversations, we will continue to tap into the wisdom of our alumni, families, and community. This initiative will be highly inclusive, and to that end, we have chosen Mission Minded (, a firm with deep experience helping independent schools and nonprofits shape their futures and strengthen their brands, as our partner in this important work. You’re invited to participate; our door is always open.

Click here to read the May 7, 2022 update

Click here to read the August 15, 2022 update

Click here to read the November 17, 2022 update

Click here to read the February 23, 2023 update

Mara Frankel Wallace, Committee Chair, CTT 77-80, parent 14-15, Trustee 17-present

Barkley Stuart, Board Chair, Trustee 08-present, CTT 69-72, parent 03-07, NCS parent 09-11

Todd Ormiston, Executive Director

Ed Biddle, Trustee 20-present, CTT parent 01-08, 10-12,

Christie Borden, Director of Advancement, NCS 92, parent 17-19, CTT parent 19-present

Ami Brabson, Trustee 21-present, NCS parent 16-18,

Matt Davidson, Trustee Emeriti, CTT 62-67, parent 96-06,

Sarah Davidson, CTT 96-99

Hannah Edwards, Camp Treetops Director

Emily Eisman, Associate Director of Advancement

Molly Malmfelt-Frank, CTT 90-93, staff 13-14, 21-present

Chris Moore, Director of Facilities

Bill Newman, Director of Admission (NCS)

Stefan Nowicki, Trustee 18-present, CTT 87-91, 93, staff 97-03, 06, 11

Caroline Hlavacek Perry, NCS faculty 15-present

Skye Raiser, Trustee 20-present, NCS parent 20-present

Larry Robjent, NCS Faculty 00 – present, CTT parent 16-17, 19, NCS parent 18-21

Pamela Rosenthal, Trustee 11-present, NCS Parent 07 – 09

Fritz Sabbow, CFO

Erv Shames, Trustee 95-04, CTT parent 82-85, grandparent 13-21

Matthew Preston Smith, Director of North Country School

Dave Steckler, NCS faculty 08-present

David Stewart, Trustee 20-present, NCS 94, CTT 95-96

Yunga Webb, NCS Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our Timeline

May 16


Jan-Feb 2022

Set up for success

May 16


Feb-April 2022

Where are we now? What does the environment look like?

May 16


May-July 2022

Where are we headed? What’s possible? How do we impact the world?

May 16


We are here

August 2022–April 2023

How do we get the there? What’s the plan?

May 16


April 2023-Ongoing

Share the plan and put it into action!