With camp season right around the corner, let us introduce you to Mary George, Camp Director at Camp Dean.
Hi! My name is Mary George, and I am the Camp Director at Camp Dean this summer! I feel I should first tell you a little bit about myself and how I started my camping career. I first became involved with Camp Dean two summers ago while in my undergrad program working towards a special education degree. I love working with kids, so when I was given the opportunity to work as a counselor at Camp Dean, I jumped at the chance! I loved every minute of being a counselor and being able to teach the girls things they have never done before, like archery and canoeing. My second year at Camp Dean, I worked as the Assistant Camp Director. I picked this position in particular in the hopes of helping the Camp Director make camp an even more spectacular experience for the campers! I feel that we succeeded greatly! This summer, I will be able to do that to an even greater extent as the Director at Camp Dean!
What I like most about camp is being able to see girls come out of their comfort zone and do things they never thought they could do. This is, I believe, is the biggest benefit of camp. Girls are encouraged to try new things, make new friends, and have lots of fun doing it! Being able to help create these experiences is what I love and am most excited about for this summer. I highly encourage all families to consider sending their girls to camp. Although it is only a week out of their summer, it will give the girls experiences and memories they will have with them forever. I am very grateful I was given the opportunity to work at Camp Dean as the Director this summer. I look forward to meeting all the new campers, seeing all the seasoned campers, and enjoying every minute of camp!