OUR TEAM

Kieve Wavus Education employs people who instinctively care for others.

Most staff were campers at Kieve while they were growing up and others have earned the trust of those loyal to this magical place. At KWE, job descriptions are short, days are long, and staff are committed to treating everyone and everything with kindness and respect.

Our staff are strong, independent, kind and caring role models whose campers we hope will one day have the opportunity to pass those traits along to their own campers.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Kieve Wavus Education always loves meeting caring, energetic and motivated people who strive to empower others by promoting values of kindness and respect.  KWE is committed to the health, well-being, and personal growth not only of our participants but also of our staff.  KWE is an equal opportunity employer.  If you are interested in becoming a part of this amazing team, please be in touch!

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Henry R. Kennedy

Executive Director

Henry Kennedy has served as Executive Director and Boys Camp Director at Kieve since 1990 and is the third generation of his family at the helm. He spearheaded Kieve’s 2005 merger with the Wavus Foundation. He was a Kieve camper 1967 – 1972 and a counselor 1973-1980. Henry also served as the Treasurer of Kieve’s Board of Trustees while he was a CPA in California and Portland, ME during the 80s. His volunteer service includes Colby College Board of Overseers, Cumberland, ME school board, President of Maine Youth Camping Assoc., Allagash Wilderness Waterway Advisory Committee, Maine Great Ponds Taskforce, Maine Huts and Trails trustee, founding trustee of Family Ice Center, and Maine Equity in Education taskforce.

BJ Kennedy arrived at Kieve in 1983, the year she and Henry were married in Kieve’s outdoor chapel. Beej wears many hats here: recruiting new campers and staff, hosting and feeding visitors, mothering homesick kids, helping in the office, baking chocolate cakes for the loudest and sweetest Sunday voices, and happily chipping in wherever we need her. She and Henry have 2 grown kids who are both active on the KW Alumni Council, son Sam and daughter Blair.

Charlie Richardson

Director of Education and Operations

Charlie has been an integral member of the KWE family since 1983. He has had a number of roles over the years: Leadership School (then LDI) educator, Kieve counselor, Leadership School director, and Kieve director. He is involved in helping to provide the best educational experience for each and every person and group that comes to our incredible campuses.  He is a 1984 graduate of Bates College and has an M.Ed from Cambridge College. In the community Charlie has been a board member at the Central Lincoln County YMCA and board member and chairman of the Nobleboro School board. His teaching and administrative experience have taken place in the Hull Public Schools in MA, the Linsly School in Wheeling, WV, and McDonogh School in Owings Mills, MD. He now resides year round at Kieve with his wife Annie.

Annie spends her time helping out in many ways. She purchases supplies, manages our camp stores, and gives tours to prospective campers and clients. As a certified personal trainer and Pilates instructor, Annie leads exercise classes for campers, staff, and clients and manages our fitness center, always with a smile and friendly word.

Sam Kennedy

Camp Kieve for Boys Director

Sam was a Kiddie-Camper in its inaugural 1991 summer, and since then has spent most of his summers at Kieve-Wavus as a camper, counselor, Advisory Board chair, and after some time away, as Associate Camp Director. Sam provides leadership and supervision for Kieve Camp for Boys, while supporting other Kieve-Wavus programs throughout the year. Sam’s favorite wilderness trips are the Long Voyage and Allagash. Sam has a B.A. from Colby College and an M.Ed. from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. Sam lives in Portland, ME with his wife, Sarah. 

Kate Phenix

Executive Assistant

Kate Phenix originally from Northern California, Kate spent summers in Maine with her family at their camp in Harpswell. After going to college in Washington state, where she acquired both a love of the outdoors and a husband (Erik), she moved back to Northern California where she ran a monthly wine club at a vineyard in Napa Valley, got her Masters in Literature, and had a daughter, Dylan, and son, Izaak. Kate and Erik moved the family to Maine in 2005, settling in Bath. Last year they moved to Phippsburg to have more space for their ever-growing teenage children and easy access to hiking trails and Popham Beach. 

Tom Hartenstein

Assistant Director

Tom was a camper in the 1980s to early 90s and was a counselor from 1997- 2005. He became an Assistant Director of Boys Camp in 2007 and oversees the day-to-day operation. Tom spent 8 years in South America where he learned to speak fluent Spanish. His family then settled in Coral Gables, Florida. Currently Tom and his wife Terrill reside in Raleigh, North Carolina with their twins, Jake and Andy. Both teach at Riverside High School in Durham, NC where they both received the honor of Teacher of the Year (Tom in 2008 and Terrill in 2011). During the off season Tom spends much of his time mountain biking and trail running. 

Reid Anderson

Director of Logistics and Risk Management
KWE Wilderness Trip Director

Originally from the Main Line of Philadelphia, Reid began at Kieve as a camper in 1992 and effectively never left.  He was a camper for five years (1992-1996), a counselor for five years (1998-2002) while attending Hamilton College, and then became a director in 2003, spending summers at Kieve and teaching the rest of the year at Pomfret School in Connecticut.  In 2010 Reid, along with his wife Jess, moved to Maine where they both work full time for KWE.  Reid is a Registered Maine Guide with Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) certification, a Maine Youth Camp Trip Leader and Trip Leader Instructor, an American Canoe Association L3 Canoe Instructor and avid whitewater paddler, an NRA Range Safety Officer, an Archery Instructor, and a general outdoor enthusiast and self-proclaimed gear junkie.  Utilizing his Firefighter I certification, Reid volunteers with the Dresden Fire Department where he is the Training Officer, he is the Trail Master for the Dresden Sno-Valley Riders snowmobile club, and he is on the Board of the Maine Wilderness Guides Organization.  Reid, Jess, and their son Peter live in nearby Dresden, ME during the year and on site at Kieve during the summer.

Sam Kaplan

Junior Kieve Director

Sam, a 3rd generation Kieve man, was a camper from 1998 through 2001, then again in 2003 for Maine Trails and in 2004 for Kieve West. He returned as a counselor in 2006, became an Assistant Tripping Director in 2009, and began his current role in the summer of 2011. Sam is a 2009 graduate of Bates College and earned his MAT from Loyola University in 2016. In the offseason Sam is the Dean of Students at St. Paul’s School where he also teaches history, is an assistant coach for varsity lacrosse and the head coach for varsity hockey. Sam lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife, Kate.

 

Jess Anderson

Director, The Leadership School
KWE Health Care Manager

Originally from the Adirondack region of New York State, Jess began working at Kieve in 1999 while attending Hamilton College. After graduating in 2002, Jess became the Kieve Infirmary Director in the summers while teaching the rest of the year at Marianapolis Preparatory School in Connecticut. In 2010 Jess, along with her husband Reid, fulfilled their dream of moving to Maine full time. Jess is an EMT, Red Cross Instructor and also volunteers in a local church. She loves her current roles as Director of The Leadership School and KWE Health Care Manager, having the opportunity to appreciate the big picture impact of the TLS experience on schools and the everyday details of student and camper well-being. Jess, Reid, and their son Peter live in nearby Dresden, ME during the year and on site at Kieve during the summer.

Ryan Ford

James Madison University, 2018 Kinesiology with a minor in Political Science
Started at The Leadership School: August 2018
Summer KW Role: Tripping Assistant at Kieve
EIR Location: St. George Elementary School
My name is Ryan Ford and this is my fourth year involved with Kieve Wavus Education. This will be my first time working as an educator with The Leadership School. I am very excited to work in the experiential character education cycle! I just recently graduated from James Madison University in Harrisburg, VA where I studied kinesiology and political science. In my free time I love being outside hiking, paddling, or camping. I can’t wait to work with everyone!

Dave Munger

Full Time Educator
KW Leads

Hamilton College, 2016
Started at The Leadership School: August 2016

Dave grew up exploring the mountains, streams, and soccer fields of Colorado before coming east to New York to attend Hamilton College, and to fall in love with the Adirondacks. At Hamilton, Dave earned a Bachelors in Philosophy focused on different methods of education and how people learn best. In the summers, he guided wilderness trips teaching kids how to live well in the backcountry and enjoy sleeping under the stars. He joined Kieve Wavus Education in 2016, and has found his rhythm helping groups and individuals discover and reach their potential as they overcome challenges. Solo time is one of his favorite class blocks to facilitate because of the impact that reflective solitude often has for students. In the future, Dave hopes to stay in education to help kids rediscover their natural curiosity, learn real-life applicable skills, and give back to the world.  In his free time, Dave enjoys cooking good food and drinking lots of coffee to fuel his love of rock climbing, skiing, and whitewater kayaking.

Garrett Phillips

St. Lawrence University, 2018 Geology
Started at The Leadership School: August 2018

Hey, I’m Garrett and this is my fifth year being affiliated with Kieve. I’ve lived in CT and VT and love to hike and bike. I’m so lucky to be working at Kieve during the school year because I have only been summer staff. I can’t wait to meet you all and have fun.

Brian Sperry

Full Time Educator

Southern Utah University, 2014 English
Started at The Leadership School: August 2014
Summer KW Role: Assistant Wilderness Tripping Director at Kieve
EIR Location: Jefferson Village School
Brian is from WestPoint, UT. He grew up with a love and respect for the outdoors and has always loved hiking and backpacking. Brian believes in being a lifelong learner, and asking as many questions as you can. He loves The Leadership School and the wonderful people he has met here.

Angela Franke

My name is Angela Franke, and this is my first year working at Kieve. I could not be more excited! This coming fall I will be a senior at James Madison University in Virginia majoring in Health Sciences with a pre medicine focus. I’m really looking forward to being outside all summer as well as working the infirmary. See you all out there!

Evan Kantor

Assistant Program Manager

Evan is thrilled to be returning for his 10th Summer at camp. Evan was a camper for 4 years, a counselor for 4 years, and the Waterfront Director in 2015. After spending the past 2 summers earning his masters in education, he is very excited to be back at Kieve as the Assistant Director of Camp Programming. Evan has been a teacher since he graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2014, and is currently teaching high school math at a public school in the Bronx. He is looking forward to another incredible Summer on Lake Damariscotta!

Cam Miller

Full Time Educator
KWE Challenge Course Manager

Snow College, Psychology
Started at The Leadership School: August 2011

Cam Miller has been involved in the field of experiential education since 2011. Cam holds a Challenge Course Manager certification from High Five Adventure Learning. On his off time Cam likes to spend time with his wife and dog.

Ted Watson

This will be Ted’s second summer working with Kieve and Wavus. Born in raised in Baltimore, MD, Ted grew up backpacking and canoeing every summer in Maine and New Hampshire. His love of the outdoors took him to University of Vermont, where he earned a degree in Ecology. He currently teaches in the Upper School at St. Paul’s School in Brooklandville, MD, where he is also a crew coach and leads the Outdoor Club. Ted is excited to be spending time on Hog Island, introducing campers to the exciting niches of Coastal Maine ecology!

Quent Abramo

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Braxton Antill

My name is Braxton Antill, and I’ve been involved with Kieve for one year. This coming fall, I will be a Junior at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut double majoring in Economics and Psychology. This will be my first summer as a counselor and I can’t wait to get back out on the ropes course, as well as helping out in the woodshop! I love playing every sport, and am counting down the days until camp begins!

Marty Arnold

Hi! I am Martin Arnold, this is my third year as a counselor at Camp Kieve! I will be a Junior at Champlain College in the fall majoring in Marketing. I’m pumped for the summer and all the exciting adventures and activities Kieve has to offer. I can’t wait for another amazing year by the lake.

Lauren Begley

My name is Lauren Begley and I’ve been involved with Kieve for three years. I graduated in December from Western Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in communication with a double minor in sales and psychology. This is my fourth summer at Kieve. I’m really looking forward to everything this summer. You can probably find me down at the dock, swimming in Lake Damariscotta. See you out there!

Alex Bensley

My name is Alex Bensley and I am a rising senior at Northeastern University. I major in communications and minor in journalism and theatre. I love the city but I also love the outdoors and that’s why I’m so excited to be back at Kieve for my third summer! I love canoeing, hiking and making announcements. Looking forward to another great summer in Maine! Can’t wait to see all the returning campers and meet the new ones!

Brooks Biddle

My name is Brooks Biddle, and I’ve been spending my summers at Kieve since 2009. I went to the United States Military Academy during the Fall semester and just transferred to College of Charleston this spring. My favorite things are photography and the outdoors. I can’t wait to get back to Kieve after the long wait since Maine Trails!

Will Bliss

Hey everyone, my name is Will Bliss and this will be my 11th summer at Kieve and 4th as a counselor. I am entering my senior year at St. Lawrence University where I study English and Sports Studies. Can’t wait to see you all at camp!

Sarah Burgin

Hi! My name is Sarah Burgin and this will be my second year as a counselor at Kieve! This coming fall I will be a senior at Sewanee; The University of the South! I am majoring in Forestry with a minor in Geology. I love hiking and spending time outdoors! I can’t wait to be back at Kieve and I’m so excited to see all of you guys!

Justin Callahan

My name is Justin Callahan, and I’ve been involved with Kieve for 10 years. This coming fall I will be a sophomore at The University of Texas as a business major. This is my second summer as a counselor and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone again. I enjoy playing soccer and skiing. I can’t wait for this summer!

Taylor Cashman

My name is Taylor Cashman. This is will be my tenth year involved with Kieve. I was a camper for eight years and this will be my second year as a counselor. I am going into my Junior year at Washington and Lee University where I am majoring in Accounting and I also play lacrosse. I am super excited to get back to Kieve and do everything from frolf to foursquare. I can’t wait to be back in Maine and to have another epic summer!

George Cole

My name is George Cole. I’m from just outside of Princeton, NJ and I’ve been involved with Kieve for 11 years. This coming fall I will be a Junior at Middlebury College in Vermont where I major in Environmental Studies with a focus in Writing. This is my third summer as a counselor and I’m really looking forward to getting back to camp! I can’t wait to get back in the printing press and in the woodshop. See you all out there!

Andy Conner

My name is Andrew Conner, and I’ve been involved with Camp Kieve since I was 11 years old. This coming fall I will be a senior at Trinity College in Hartford, CT where I will be majoring in French and minoring in film. This will be my first year as a counselor which I’m especially excited for considering I was a camper myself for over 5 years! I play all sports, but what I’m really excited for is the first game of Capture the Flag! Can’t wait to meet all the campers this summer and see some old familiar faces, see you there!

Peter Cooke

I’ve been involved with Kieve since I was eight years old. From South Glenayr to Maine Trails, Kieve has been my favorite place to spend my summers. I will attend Mount Allison University, New Brunswick, Canada, majoring in History. This is my second year on staff and I can’t wait to get back to playing basketball, tossing disks, and throwing in the pottery studio. I’m counting down the days till summer; see you soon!

Ellis Cooper

Hey everyone! My name is Ellis Cooper and I am an upcoming junior at Elon university majoring in Marketing and Management. This will be my twelfth year at Kieve and third as counselor. At camp you can usually find me out at the sailing dock or playing a board game. I’m extremely excited to be going back and can’t wait to see everyone!

Jeff Coote

Hey guys I’m Jeff Coote from Philadelphia, PA. This summer will be my 11th at Kieve and I look forward to what this one has in store. This coming fall I will be a junior at Boston College studying political science and international studies. I can’t wait to spend some time on the Kübb court and have outrageous fun around Damariscotta Lake with everyone.

Blake Cote

My name is Blake Cote and I am from Bedford, NY. I was a camper at Wavus for five great summers, and my two brothers were both campers for nine summers and counselors at Kieve as well. This coming fall I will be a freshman at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA where I will play lacrosse. This will be my first summer as a counselor, and I can’t wait to be back on Lake Damariscotta and meet all of you!!

Sam Czaja

My name is Sam Czaja, and I’ve been involved with kieve since i was 9 years old, 8 summers of which I was a camper. This is going to be my first summer as a counselor and I’m looking forward to life both in camp and on trip! I currently work at an elementary school in NYC through my school, NYU and I love kids of all ages. I’m always down to play soccer, go for hikes, or just hangout. See you soon!

Charlie Demuth

My name is Charlie Demuth. I spent three summers here as a camper, and I am excited to be back for my first summer as a counselor. I look forward to meeting everyone!

Will Demuth

My name is Will Demuth and I was a camper at Kieve for 6 years. This will be my first summer as a counselor and I cannot wait to be back in Damariscotta. This coming fall I will be a sophomore at Franklin & Marshall College where I play lacrosse and am an intended Business major. I love playing soccer, frolf, hanging down at the waterfront, and sailing. I love going on long trips but also being in camp. Get ready for a great summer! See you soon.

Ben Dixon

Hey guys, my name is Ben Dixon, and I’ve been involved with Kieve for 11 summers JK all the way through Maine Trails then as 3 years on staff. This coming fall I will be a junior at Colby College studying Government and Economics. I love playing frisbee golf and swimming. Can’t wait for another great summer at Kieve!

Wes Dixon

My name is Wesley Dixon, and I’ve been involved with Kieve/Wavus for 7 summers. This coming fall I will be a sophomore at St Lawrence University in New York majoring in Economic and Business. This is my first summer as a counselor and I’m really looking forward to returning to camp. I love all sports and can’t wait for capture the flag. Can’t wait to meet everybody!

Parker Dotson

My name is Parker Dotson and I’ve been involved with Kieve for ten years, seven as a camper, and this will be my third as a counselor. In the fall I will be a Senior at Hobart College in New York where I study Economics and History. I am really looking forward to the warm summer days which I love to spend at the lake, in addition to tripping. See you soon!

Liam Duggan

My name is Liam Duggan, and I’ve been involved with Kieve for 11 years. This coming fall I will be a sophmore at The University of Notre Dame. This will be my second year as a counselor and I’m very excited for everything from the adventure course to riflery! I love playing basketball and frisbee but you can also find me down by the aqua zip. See you there!

Austin Fairchild

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Eddie Fischer

My name is Edward Fischer, and I was a camper at Kieve for 6 years from 2008-2013. I’m a student at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where I’m studying Architecture. This will be my third summer on staff, and I couldn’t be more excited! As a camper I loved the wood shop, swimming, capture the flag, and the adventure course, but my biggest passion is for getting out into the woods!

Katelyn Fluke

My name is Kate Fluke, and I’ve been involved with Kieve -Wavus for about a year now. This coming fall I will be a junior at Lewis-Clark State College in Idaho majoring in Hospitality Management. This is my fourth summer as a counselor, but my first at Kieve. I’m excited to take a swim in the lake, try my hand at pottery and go for a paddle. See you there!

Walt Geraghty

My name is Walter Geraghty and I have been with Kieve for 8 years. In the fall i will be a junior at the university of Iowa. This is my first summer as a counselor. I am so excited to get back to making pottery in the studio and going down to shoot with a bow at the archery range. I love playing hockey but you can catch me down by the lake. one of the coolest spots in camp. cannot wait to see you there!

Nicolas Giandrea

My name is Nicolas Giandrea, and this summer will be my first summer as a counselor at Kieve. I have previously been a camper at Kieve for 8 years, and I have always particularly enjoyed sailing, rock climbing, and pottery. Outside of camp I enjoy running, swimming, skiing, and reading. I look forward to completing some wilderness trips this summer and cannot wait to meet my cabin!

Charlie Gomprecht

My Name is Charlie Gomprecht, and this will be my first year at Kieve! This coming fall I will be a senior at Colby College (just North of the camp in Maine) majoring in Studio Arts and minoring in Educational Studies and Chinese Language. This is my first summer so I’m looking forward to meeting everyone and being in a really beautiful place. I love doing arts and crafts and hiking. I can’t wait for an awesome summer!

Griffin Hall

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Charlie Hansen

Hi everyone! My name is Charlie Hansen and I’m from Washington, D.C. I was a camper for 7 awesome summers and I’m excited for my first as a counselor! I am a rising sophomore at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, where I plan to major in Political Science. I’m looking forward to all the fun times camp and the Maine wilderness has to offer. See you on Lake Damariscotta!

Lindsey Harrison

Hi! My name is Lindsey Harrison and I am from Bedford, NY but recently moved to Charlottesville, VA. I was a camper at Wavus for four awesome summers, while my two brothers were both campers and counselors at Kieve. This will be my first summer working at Kieve, and I am super excited to return to camp! I am looking forward to meeting all of you and having a great summer!

Bo Hawkes

What’s up everyone! My name is Bo Hawkes and I have been involved with Kieve for 8 summers. This coming fall I will be a junior at Elon University in North Carolina majoring in Advertising. I am looking forward to this summer and spending lots of time on the lake! Can’t wait to see you all!

Bruce Haywood

My name is Bruce Haywood. I spent 7 summers as a camper, JK through Maine Trails, and this will be my third summer involved as a counselor. This coming fall I will be a rising junior at Wake Forest University. I love everything about Kieve from playing foursquare to hanging out down by the waterfront. I could not be more excited to get back to the Maine Wilderness and have another awesome summer at Kieve!

 

John Hollington

My name is John Hollington, and I’ve been involved in Kieve for ten years now. This coming fall I will be a freshman at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania. This is my first summer as a counselor and I’m really looking forward to activities such as the adventure course and sailing! I love hiking and climbing but you also may find me down at the waterfront. See you out there.

Mike Hornung

My name is Michael Hornung and this will be my fifth summer at Kieve. I was a camper from 2013- 2016, South Harrington through Maine Trails and after two years off I can’t wait to come back. I love hiking and canoeing and I’m always up for a game of four square in camp. I am currently a freshman at Saint Joseph’s University studying Business Intelligence and I am a member of the mens rowing team. Can’t wait to see all y’all this summer!

George Janvier

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Will Janvier

My name is Will Janvier. I am a Sophomore at UNC Chapel Hill. I was a camper at Camp Kieve for 6 years and this will be my 3rd summer as a counselor. I’m really looking forward to spending time in the woodshop this summer! Can’t wait to be back at Kieve!

Will Kaback

Hello! My name is Will Kaback and this will be my 10th summer at Kieve (fourth as a counselor.) This fall, I will be a senior at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, where I study Public Policy. At camp, I love hooping it up on the blacktop and overseeing the shenanigans at the Gaga pit. Out on trips, my favorite activities involve boisterous rapping whilst canoeing, setting up hammock cities, and concocting a wide array of s’more delicacies. Can’t wait to see you all this summer!

Connor Kaniewski

My name is Connor Kaniewski, and I am from Chicago, IL. I have been involved with Kieve for 10 years. This coming fall, I will junior at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina majoring in Economics with a minor in writing. This is my third summer as a counselor, and I am looking forward to seeing all of you at camp! If I am not out in the wilderness on a hiking or canoeing trip, you can find me playing soccer, frisbee, or working in the dark room.

Phil Kaplan

My name is Philip Kaplan and I’ve been involved with Kieve for eight years. I will be a Freshman at Colby College in the Fall studying political science. This will be my second summer as a counselor, and I can’t wait to get back in the Gaga pit, play some soccer, and go camping! I can’t wait for camp to starts and am excited to see everyone again this summer.

Patrick Kavanagh

Hi everyone, my name is Patrick Kavanagh and I am from Rumson, NJ. I was a camper at Kieve for seven years and this will be my second on staff. This fall I will be a sophomore at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia where I plan on majoring in International Relations. At camp, I love hanging out at Pasquaney and climbing the rock wall. The trips are always a highlight as well. I’m really looking forward to getting back to Kieve. See everyone soon!

Matthew Kellett

My name is Matthew Kellett and this will be my third year as a counselor, but twelfth with Kieve. I love being on the longer trips but when I’m in camp you can usually find me working in the pottery studio or down on the lake. I can’t wait to get back to camp and look forward to a great summer!

Graham Kelley

Hi my name is Graham Kelley and I have been attending Kieve for 7 years. This is my first summer being a counselor and I’m very excited. I currently live in downtown Manhattan but will soon start Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. I really enjoy arts with Shenanigans being one of my favorites camp activities. As a camper, I was always up to try any new activity and experience as much as possible. I can’t wait for this summer!

Lexi Kemp

Bates College, 2019 English
Started with TLS: May 2019

Lexi has been with KWE for over a decade and has cherished his time teaching and wilderness tripping throughout Maine. At Bates College, his alma mater, he graduated with a degree in English. He was an outspoken member of the Outing Club and Public Radio team as well. These days one can usually find Lex on one of the many great mountains of Maine, hiking or climbing, or paddling one of the many rivers or lakes which span the state, or conversely, you can sometimes find him down at Brunswick Regal Cinemas, where he see films as often as he can. 

Jack Kenyon

My name is Jack Kenyon and I come from Hopewell, NJ. I spend the majority of my time at school anticipating the sights, smells, and smiles of Camp Kieve. I could not be more excited for another incredible summer of Scallywagging, Swashbuckling, and Shenaniganing around the beautiful Lake Damariscotta.

Isabelle Kitchel

My name is Isabelle Kitchel and this will be my first summer being a counselor at Kieve. This fall, I will be a freshman at Dartmouth and I am considering an engineering major, although I also like economics and French. I was a camper at Wavus for four years ending with Long Voyage, so I am so excited to be back on Damariscotta Lake for another summer! I love all camp activities, but I’m especially looking forward to the waterfront, tennis, and the ropes course. I can’t wait to meet you this summer!

Peter Knowlton

My name is Peter Knowlton, and I am currently a sophomore at Williams College majoring in astrophysics. I was a camper at Kieve from 2007-16, and this will be my second year as a counselor. At Kieve I’ve always enjoyed archery and activities on the lake, but there is nothing I love more than spending time with my cabinmates, old and new! Kieve made me who I am today, and I’m really looking forward to helping kids have the same amazing experience that I did. I can’t wait to be back on the lake again this summer!

Thomas Krush

My name is Thomas Krush and I’m from Bethesda, Maryland. I was a camper at Kieve for 7 summers, and this will be my second summer on staff. This fall I will be a sophomore at Tufts University majoring in history. I’m super excited to be back for another summer in Maine. I love both the wilderness trips and the in-camp experience, especially swimming in the lake and archery. Looking forward to an amazing summer!

Lars Larson

My name is Lars Larson and this is my second summer as a counselor at Camp Kieve. I am excited for another summer full of adventure and learning. I love being down at the sailing dock or fishing but my favorite is being out on trip. This fall I will be a sophomore at Virginia Tech University majoring in ocean engineering. Adventure is out there!

Forrest Lazzarra

What’s up guys! My name is Forrest Lazzara, and this will be my 9th summer at Kieve, my second as a counselor. This upcoming fall I will be a sophomore at University of Colorado Boulder where I am majoring in Applied Math with a minor in Computer Science. In my free time I love skiing and being in the outdoors in general. I can’t wait to get back out in the Maine Wilderness this summer!

Henry Ledyard

My name is Henry Ledyard, and I’ve been involved with Kieve for five years but my family. has been going here for decades. I’m from Missoula Montana but this coming fall I will be a freshman at Western Washington University in Bellingham Washington. This is my first summer as a counselor and I’m really looking forward to everything from the aqua zip to dodgeball to capture the flag! I love playing soccer and hockey and pretty much anything else athletic and outdoors. See you out there and can’t wait to meet you!

Billy Leyden

My name is Billy Leyden, and I’ve been involved with Kieve for nine years. This coming fall I will be a sophomore at Boston College majoring in finance and business analytics. This is my second summer as a counselor, and I’m really looking forward to being back at camp. I love playing sports down on the soccer field, but you can also find me down at the waterfront. I can’t wait to see you at camp this summer!

Tom Linkas

My name is Tom Linkas and I’ve been involved with Kieve for nine years. I’m going into my sophomore year at Bates College, double majoring in music performance and philosophy. This is my first year as a counselor and I couldn’t be more excited to return. My favorite activities are tossing the disc and archery.

Teddy Macfarlane

My name is Teddy Macfarlane and I was a Kieve camper for 5 years. I am currently a freshman at Dickinson College majoring in Economics. I am also a member of the Dickinson men’s lacrosse team. This will be my first year as a counselor and I cannot wait to be back to Kieve this summer.

George Maguire

My name is George Maguire I have been going to Kieve for nine years now. I will be a Freshman at the University of Richmond next fall. This is my second year on staff and I’m fired up for all the fun trips and activities. I love biking and playing frisbee. I cannot wait for camp this year. Hope to see you there!

Drew Marshall

My name is Drew Marshall, and I’ve been involved with Kieve for seven years. This coming fall I will be a sophomore at Elon University in North Carolina, majoring in Business. This is my first summer as a counselor and I’m really looking forward to everything from Dodgeball to Frolf! I love playing Gaga and swimming, but you can be sure to catch me at the four-square court. More than excited for the summer. See you out there!

Niall McDonald

My Name is Niall McDonald, and I’ve been a part of the Kieve/Wavus community for going on 6 years. This Fall, I’ll be a sophomore at New York University, where I’m studying Public Policy, Media, and Economics. This will be my first summer as a counselor, and I can’t wait to give back to the community that has meant so much to me. I can’t wait to be out on the lake, playing frisbee golf, and more than anything else, get back out into the Maine Wilderness.

Hayden McKee

Hi! I’m Hayden, and this will be the 12th summer I’ve spent at Kieve so far. For the past few years I’ve been working here year-round at The Leadership School and am excited to keep that momentum going into the summer! I spend most of the warmer months backpacking, and when the weather cools down you’ll catch me inside playing board games, card games and video games. This summer will be the 7th and 8th times that I have been on Maine Trails, and every time is better than the last!

Eric Mehrberg

My name is Eric Mehrberg, and I’ve been involved with Kieve for seven years. This coming fall, I will be a freshman in college studying Engineering. This is my first summer as a counselor, and I am looking forward to the hiking, canoeing, and camping trips at Kieve. I also enjoy playing soccer, tennis, shooting arrows at the archery range, and the ropes course. Summer can’t come soon enough.

Nick Menice

Hi everyone! My name Nick Menice and I am from Monmouth, Maine. I am so excited for my first summer at Kieve! I’m a Sociology major with an Environmental Studies minor at the College of the Holy Cross where I just completed my junior year and spent my last semester in Bhutan living in the Himalayas! I like everything outdoors but especially love hiking, running, and playing ultimate. I look forward to meeting everyone this summer!

Mac Muller

My name is Mac Muller and I’ve been involved with the Kieve/Wavus program for 10 years. This fall I will be a sophomore at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. This year will be my second year as a full time counselor and I cannot wait to be back in camp! The connections I had with counselors when I was a camper had a great impact on me, and I hope to share the same bond and make that impact on my campers!

Graham Nielsen

My name is Graham Nielsen and I am so excited to be working at Kieve for my first summer after 9 years of being a camper. I am currently a Freshman at Hamilton College in upstate New York and I’m hoping to major in Music and Economics. I love camping, canoeing, playing foursquare, and just being at camp. I’m psyched for the summer to start!

Zephyr Pascador

My name is Zephyr Pascador and I have been a camper for 7 years, from JK through to Maine Trails. This will be my first year on staff. In the fall of 2019, I will be starting my sophomore year at Wesleyan University focusing on economics and film. As a camper I loved the canoeing and hiking trips. In camp I love playing soccer and chilling at the rope swing. I cannot wait for summer to start!

Luca Perper

Hi my name is Luca Perper. This summer, I will be a rising junior and Georgetown University studying Economics and Biology. This will be my second summer on staff and 7th year at Kieve. All semester I dream of carrying canoes, running rapids, and frolfing. Can’t wait for another summer of shenanigans, antics, and general tomfoolery. Pax et Bonum.

Matteo Perper

Hello, I am Matteo, a born and raised Londoner, with family from Philadelphia and Italy. I was a camper for six summers starting in Junior Kieve through to Long Voyage. I am currently on a gap year and I truly can’t wait to be back at Kieve and to share the summer with all the campers and my fellow staff. Activities, g-swim, tripping; it’s all amazing. See you out there!

Michael Pilkington

My name is Michael Pilkington, and this will be my 11th summer at Kieve. This fall I will be a sophomore at the University of Richmond. This is my second year on staff and I am looking forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting new people. I enjoy everything about Kieve including four-square and frolf. Can’t wait to be back on Lake Damariscotta!

Aiden Redmond

Hi, I am Aiden Redmond and this is my 4th year on staff and I was a Kieve Camper for six years, making this my tenth year total at Kieve! I just graduated from Hobart College this May where I was a Media Studies major. Some of my favorite activities at camp include 4-square and chilling at the waterfront. Cant wait to see you guys at camp!

Colin Redmond

Hey everyone, my name is Colin Redmond and I’m from Princeton, New Jersey. In the fall I’ll be a sophomore at St. Lawrence University. I was a camper for eight summers and this will be my second as a counselor. I’m excited to get back to camp and play some four square or even some spike ball. See you guys there!

Jack Roberts

Howdy! My name is Jack Roberts, and I was a camper at Kieve for 5 years. This coming fall I will be a senior at Westminster School in Connecticut. This is my first summer as a counselor and I can’t wait to get back to camp! See you soon!

Andrew Robinson

Hey, my name is Andrew Robinson and this will be my 4th summer working as a counselor at Kieve. Last spring, I graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Environmental Science and am now a High School Environmental Studies teacher at St. Paul’s School in Baltimore, MD. During my breaks I work out in Vail, CO as a part time snowboard instructor, but summer still remains my favorite season because I get to come back to Kieve. I’m beyond excited for this summer and to make even more unforgettable memories.

Abby Rockefeller

Hey! My name is Abby Rockefeller and I was previously a counselor at Kieve during the summer of 2016. I recently graduated from Rhodes College with an Educational Studies degree and will be moving to New York City in the fall. I’m super excited to be back at camp where you can find me swimming and sailing! See you soon!

Christian Rodrigue

My name is Christian Rodrigue, and this will be my tenth summer at Kieve and my second on staff. I am currently enrolled as a freshman at Colorado State University majoring in Agricultural Business. You will probably find me around camp down at the waterfront or playing a round of frolf. See you this summer!

Carter Sednaoui

My name is Carter Sednaoui, and this is my second summer at Kieve as a counselor. This coming fall I will be a junior at Sewanee: University of the South, majoring in Environment and Sustainability. I have a passion for the outdoors and love to fish and hunt. I am very excited to get back to Kieve. See you at the sailing dock!

Eleanor Smith

My name is Eleanor Smith, and this is my first year at Kieve! This fall I will be a Senior at Sewanee in Tennessee majoring in Economics. I have spent the past five summer teaching sailing in Cape Cod and am so excited to be at Kieve this summer!

Nick Speranza

My name is Nick Speranza, and I this will be my 9th summer at Kieve, and my second as a counselor. I will be attending Wentworth Institute of Technology in the Fall as a Computer Engineering Major, however in my free time I love to camp and get outside. I looking forward to hanging out with my campers and getting out this summer and enjoying the Maine wilderness. This will be a summer to remember for a lifetime!

Cam Stafford

My name is Cameron Stafford, and I’ve been with Kieve for eight summers; one in JK, six full sessions, and one summer as a Junior Counselor. This coming Fall I will be a junior at Tulane University in New Orleans studying English and Digital Media Productions. This is my second summer as a counselor, and I can’t wait for it to start! Some of my favorite activities as a camper and counselor have been the climbing wall, ropes course, and paddle boarding. I also love wilderness tripping.

Parker Swensrud

My name is Parker Swensrud, and I have been lucky to know this camp for 8 years now! Currently I am a freshman at the University of Denver in Colorado studying business and playing rugby. This will be my first summer as a counselor, but personally I went to Kieve for 5 years. I am so excited to get back to Kieve and start hiking and canoeing again with the boys.

Mason Swindell

My name is Mason Swindell, and this will be my first year being involved with Kieve, but I have been going to my family place on the Damariscotta River all my life. This coming fall I will be a sophomore at Elon University in North Carolina majoring in Business Management. I’m looking forward to experiencing everything Kieve has to offer. I love hockey, sailing, swimming, and just about anything on the water. I’m looking forward to this summer and I can’t wait to meet everyone!

Conner Thomas

My name is Conner Thomas and I’m from Richmond, Virginia. I’ve been around Kieve for 6 years, but this will be my first summer as a counselor. I love every sport you could think of from basketball to chess and I can’t wait to be back on Lake Damariscotta! See you soon!

Miles Thompson

Hey everyone, my name is Miles Thompson and I’m from Princeton, NJ. This coming fall I will be a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania where I play lacrosse. I plan to be a Political Science major. This will be my first summer as a counselor and I am looking forward to seeing you all. Can’t wait to get after it on the foursquare court!

Michael Tirone

My Name is Michael Tirone. I love Kieve. I am lucky to have the opportunity to go back and excited to see what joys it brings. I was a camper for four years, finishing Maine Trails. This will be my second year on staff. I am currently a sophomore at Bowdoin College in the lovely state of Maine, Majoring in Anthropology and Computer Science. I spend my free time writing, swimming, playing rugby, and being outside. I am excited to play capture the flag and explore the wilderness of Maine with anyone in the Kieve Community. Get pumped for the summer, it will be a blast!

Teddy Truex

Hey guys, I’m Teddy Truex from Sudbury, MA and I’m super excited to be returning to Kieve for my seventh summer and first on staff. I just finished my freshman year at Dartmouth College where I am studying government, international studies, and Spanish. I love canoeing, camping and all things trips. Some of my favorite in camp activities are the rope swing, frisbee, and gaga. Can’t wait to get back to the glorious Maine wilderness soon!

Gill Walker

My name is Gill Walker and this will be my 10th summer at Kieve. I am entering my sophomore year at the University of Alabama. I am excited for my second summer on staff.

Duncan Walsh

My name is Duncan Walsh. I’ve been with Kieve for 7 years as a camper and this will be my second on staff. This fall I will be a sophomore at Wake Forest University. I love tripping and everything about Kieve. I can’t wait for summer to start!

Ella White

Western Kentucky University, Elementary Education
Started at The Leadership School: August 2018

Ella is from Lexington Kentucky. Her two closest friends from college introduced her to Kieve-Wavus Education in 2017 and she never looked back. She’s been an counselor at Wavus Camp for girls and Kieve Camp for Boys the past two summers. This is her first year as a Leadership School educator and she is eager to learn from her staff as well as her students. Ella likes traveling, circus arts, and mentoring others in the gym and classroom. She looks forward to teaching in her favorite place with others who love character building and outdoor education as much as she does!

Gus Williams

My name is Gus Williams, and this will be my first summer working with Kieve. I am currently a junior at Wheaton College in Massachusetts majoring in education and studio art. I am excited to learn more about the camp and to bring in my own knowledge and interests. I am a big surfer and sailor so I plan on being in the water as much as possible. Hope to see you all out there as well!

Nina Wilson

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Keelan Woodard

Hey everyone, I grew up in Denver, CO. This will be my third year as a counselor and I was a camper for 4 years before that. I will be a sophomore at Colorado College this fall, with plans to study pre-med. I love tripping and hanging out on the lake. I can’t wait to get back to Kieve and see all you boys!

Aaron Zhao

Hello, everyone! I’m Aaron Zhao. I’ve been a camper at Kieve for one year (Allagash), and this is my first year as a Kieve counselor. This upcoming fall, I will be a sophomore at Duke University majoring in Chemistry, minoring in Photography, and obtaining a certificate in Documentary Studies. Even though my time at Lake Damariscotta has been short, I enjoyed every second of it, and couldn’t wait to give back to the Kieve family as a counselor! My favorite activities at camp were aqua-tag, capture the flag, and lunch. See you soon and be sure to say hi!

Hayes Zierden

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