We are thrilled to announce that Hannah Edwards has been named as the next Camp Treetops Director.
Hannah has spent nine summers at Treetops as a counselor and director of the riding program and, more recently, two years as the Junior Camp Program Director. She is also a former farm and garden intern at North Country School; she looks forward to working closely with NCS students and faculty during the school year. Hannah‘s deep knowledge of Treetops values and traditions, and her relationships with current and past campers and colleagues will allow her to come up to speed quickly as she works side by side with current CTT Director Karen Culpepper this summer.
“I’ve worked with Hannah over the course of twenty years,” Karen says. “Throughout that time, she has demonstrated tremendous leadership in a variety of roles and program areas at Camp. Her ability to engage children is truly inspiring. Hannah‘s playfulness and boundless energy make her a joy to work with. She’s kind, respectful, and nurturing, as well as extremely organized. I’m absolutely thrilled to pass the torch to Hannah as the new Treetops director.”
In addition to Hannah’s time at Treetops, she has worked in the Portland, ME and Brooklyn, NY public school systems. A native Vermonter, Hannah is a graduate of St. Michael’s College and received her masters degree in education from Long Island University. She will live in Meadow House with her partner Zach, dog Penny, and cat Molly.
Over the course of the past five months, we received over forty applications for the position and conducted many Zoom and in-person interviews. I would like to thank the Search Committee and many others who helped guide the process and share insightful feedback for this important decision. We were fortunate to have an incredibly strong applicant pool and our thoughtful approach allowed us to remain clear on our goals and priorities.
In closing, I’ll leave you with some words from Hannah: From my first days at Camp, it was clear that the place, the community, the ethos was for me. I had a place and purpose there. Treetops has continued to be a huge part of my life ever since; it has provided a trajectory for my career, starting me on the path of becoming an educator, as well as bestowing me with a far-reaching and long-enduring family of Camp friends, and so much more. Camp is a gift. I’m so grateful to be a member of this community. I’m thrilled and honored to take on this role as Camp Director.
Please join us in giving Hannah a warm welcome!