OUR TEAM

Kieve Wavus Education employs people who instinctively care for others.

Most staff were campers at Wavus 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 share those character traits with their own campers and communities.

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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.

Kate Kaplan

Director, Wavus Camp for Girls

Kate joined the Wavus staff in 2010 as a counselor. She was an assistant tripping director from 2012-2014 and began her role in programming in 2015. She was also an educator at The Leadership School from 2011-2012. Kate is a 2011 graduate of Gettysburg College and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in education at Johns Hopkins University. She currently teaches seventh grade history, leads the seventh grade faculty, and coaches the girls varsity cross-country team at McDonogh School. Kate lives in Baltimore, Maryland with her husband, Sam.

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.

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.

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.

Joy Bengtson Giffen

Executive Assistant

Joy joined the KWE team in 2016 to share her experience in non-profit development and alumni relations. She brings a high level of energy and enjoys connecting with people… especially those that share her deep love of the outdoors.  Joy lives in a Tiny House with her husband Matt and her rescue CBR, Martha

Mariah Macfarlane

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Jean Sibley

My name is Jean Sibley, and I have been involved with Kieve Wavus for 50 years;my husband, my son, and now my two grandchildren are KWE campers. I will be Wavus’ nominal “Grandmother” in residence as well as teaching Pottery at Wavus. I am a retired high school English teacher and artist from Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Courtney Bliss

Program Assistant

Courts Bliss is from Lakeville CT and this spring she will be graduating from St. Lawrence University with a major in history and a minor in education and next year she will be working as an assistant teacher in Greenwich CT. She was a camper from JW all the way to Maine Trails and also participated in KW West. This will be her fifth summer on staff and second as the CIT director. I could not be more excited to spend another AMAZING summer at Wavus!

Lindy Perry

Junior Wavus Director

Lindy has been with Wavus since 2006 where she started as a JW camper. She was a camper for six years before going on the KW West trip in 2012. Lindy was a counselor from 2013-2017 and is now the Junior Wavus director. Originally from Greenville, SC, she graduated from Furman University in May 2017 with a degree in Elementary Education. During the school year, Lindy is an Educator for The Leadership School.  She loves the outdoors, art, and working with kids.

Lauren Geddes

Assistant Wilderness Tripping Director

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Greta Brown

Assistant Wilderness Tripping

This summer marks Greta’s fifteenth at Wavus and her third as an assistant director of wilderness tripping. Greta is a graduate of the University of Maine with a degree in Elementary Education and she has spent the past three years teaching third grade in Belfast, Maine. Greta loves the outdoors, especially white water canoeing and her favorite part of camp is teaching campers and counselors how to navigate rapids. Greta is a registered Recreational Maine Guide, Wilderness First Responder, and is certified as a Level III White Water Canoe Instructor. She looks forward to another summer of sunrises on the lake, dance parties, and lots of adventure! 

Sarah Adelberg

Infirmary Director

Sarah returns for a fifth summer in the Wavus Infirmary. As a passionate advocate of wild places, Sarah feels privileged to spend summers in a community where young outdoorswomen are encouraged to safely pursue incredible, life-changing adventures. She’s a Wilderness First Responder and EMT with a local ambulance service. When not at camp, she travels around teaching with Wilderness Medical Associates, ultrarunning on beautiful trails, and shaping many hundreds of wooden spoons. Sarah has a BA from UMaine in Jazz & Contemporary Music and currently resides in Readfield, Maine

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!

Megan Bates

Hamilton College, 2018 Cultural Anthropology
Started at The Leadership School: August 2018

Originally from Stamford, CT, she graduated from Hamilton College in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology. During her time at Hamilton, she led climbing, backpacking, and canoe racing trips. She also spent time working as a tutor for GRE classes, and worked as a research assistant on her professor’s education project. This past summer she led hiking trips in Yellowstone National Park with middle school students. She is excited to be at The Leadership School and can’t wait to meet her students!

Aubrey Ahmanson

My name is Aubrey Ahmanson. I was a Wavus camper for one year, and think fondly of my experiences that summer all the time. I look forward to bringing everything I’ve learned in the outdoors since then back to camp! This coming fall, I’ll be a sophomore at Colorado College majoring in Organismal Biology and Ecology. I’m so excited to play in the outdoors this summer, whether it be at camp, in a kayak, on the trail, or on the ropes course. Hunt me down if you’re ever interested in ukulele or pottery! I love both! See you this summer!

Zoe Bank

My name is Zoe Bank and this will be my first summer working at Wavus. This fall, I will be a freshman at Williams College in Massachusetts, where I plan to major in Political Economics. I’m super excited for tennis and anything at the lake this summer — but one of my all-time favorite parts of camp might be playing card games! Can’t wait for camp!

Sophie Barr

My name is Sophie Barr, and I was a camper at Wavus for six years. This summer will be my first year as a counselor, and I’m so excited! I’m looking forward to hiking and canoeing as well as making friendship bracelets, paddle boarding, dancing, and doing island swims. Can’t wait to see you there!

Grace Begin

Hi everyone! My name is Grace Begin and I’m from Chelsea, Maine. I was a camper for 4 wonderful years and I’m so excited to be back as a counselor! I will be attending Connecticut College this fall studying Political Science and International Relations. I can’t wait to be back at Wavus with all of you!!

Katherine Berry

Hello! My name is Katherine Berry and this summer will be my first spent at Wavus, and I couldn’t be more excited! I’m currently studying abroad at the University of Otago in New Zealand, but will be joining the Wavus crew for the second session. This coming fall I will be a senior at Colby College in Maine, and am majoring in Environmental Policy and minoring in Creative Writing. I can’t wait to spend a summer in Maine, especially with such easy access to the beautiful Damariscotta Lake! During camp you can find me down by the water, playing soccer, or attempting to complete the adventure course! See you all this summer!

Holly Bracher

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Claire Brady

Hello!!! My name is Claire and I’m from Portland, Maine. I will be a rising senior at school in Andover, Massachusetts. I was a Wavus camper for eight years and am beyond excited to return for my first summer as a counselor! I absolutely adore being outdoors and can’t wait to be back at Wav doing lots of fun activities!!

Lila Brady

Hi everyone! My name is Lila Brady and I am just over the moon about being a counselor this summer! I was a camper at Wavus for 5 years, and this will be my first summer as a counselor. I just finished up an amazing gap year filled with travel, nonprofit work, and meaningful perspective. I will be a freshman at Yale University in New Haven, CT this fall! I am so excited to be on trip, to teach yoga, dance, and zumba, to be silly and to grow this summer. Can’t wait to meet you!

Caroline Burke

Hello! I’m Caroline Burke and I’m from Annapolis, Maryland! I was a camper at Wavus from Allagash to Maine Trails, and this will be my first summer as a counselor!

I’m so excited for paddle boarding and backpacking, as well as spending time at the Owls Nest and at Pottery! Can’t wait to see you at Wav!

Abby Burrows

Hi everyone! My name is Abby Burrows and I’m from Washington, DC. I spent 9 incredible summers at Wavus and finally am back as a counselor! This coming fall I will be a freshman at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, where I’ll probably be studying math or computer science. I could not be more excited to be back at Wav, canoeing, backpacking, and picnic table zumba-ing all summer long. See you all soon!

Katie Caffrey

Hello everyone! My name is Katie Caffrey and I am from Westchester New York. This is my first summer as a Wavus Councilor, and I am so excited to come back after being a camper for 7 years. I am a rising sophomore at St. Lawrence University where I hope to major History and minor in Education. I can’t wait to get back to Wavus and spend another amazing summer enjoying everything Damariscotta Lake has to offer.

Sophia Cronin

Hi guys! My name is Sophia Cronin and I’ve been involved at Wavus for for six years. I am currently a sophomore at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, and I’m double majoring in Sociology and Public Policy. This is going to be my fourth summer as a counselor and I cannot wait for paddle boarding, the ropes course, and camp fires! I’m super excited to see you all!

Julia Danielsen

Hello! My name is Julia Danielsen. I live in New Hampshire now, but I grew up in Massachusetts my whole life. I go to Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. I am so excited to be back at Wavus this summer. I cant wait to see the Wood Shop, dance on the tables, and get in the lake!

Katherine DeFrancesco

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Charlotte Del Col

Hey guys!!!!! I’m Charlotte Del Col and this is my 9th (holy cow) summer at Wavus and 3rd as a counselor! This fall I will be a Junior at Colby College where I am majoring in Environmental Policy with an Anthropology Minor!! I love everything WAVUS- and I cannot wait to sing, dance, and frolic through the outdoors with you guys!!!! Get pumped for the best summah evah! woot woot!

Lucy Del Col

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Georgia Dettmann

Hi everyone! My name is Georgia Dettmann and I am from Chicago, IL but currently live in Baltimore, MD. I was a camper for eight years at Wavus and I am so excited to return for my second year as a counselor! This fall, I will be a sophomore at Colby College, where I am planning on majoring in Environmental Policy. I am so excited to be back on the ropes course, the waterfront and the tennis courts. Can’t wait to see you all soon!

Ciara Donovan

Hi! My name is Ciara Donovan, and this will be my first summer at Wavus! In the fall, I will be a sophomore at the University of Notre Dame. I am Majoring in Political Science and Global Affairs, with a concentration in Peace Studies and a minor in Studio Art. I am really looking forward to all of the outdoor activities that camp has to offer! I love to rock climb, hike, run, play tennis, and really any other outdoor activity! Looking forward to the summer!

Cricket Dotson

Hey everyone! My name is Cricket and I am so excited to be back at Wav for my first year as a counselor! I was a camper for 9 years (first session) and I loved it so much. I live in Houston, TX and I will be playing squash at Williams College next year. I can’t wait to be back at Damariscotta Lake, canoeing, hiking, and playing lots of capture the flag! See you soon!

Ellis Dougherty

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Katharine Dougherty

Hey everyone! I’m Katharine and I am so excited to be at wav for my second summer as a counselor! I was a camper for 9 years (starting in responsibility all the way through Maine Trails) and I loved every single moment of it. I live right outside of Boston, Massachusetts and I am a rising sophomore at Colby College on the Women’s tennis team (get ready for #wavtennis2019 #maketennishype #tennis>frolf). I can’t wait to be back at my favorite place on earth hiking, canoeing, backpacking, kayaking, swimming and most importantly SPEED WALKING!!

Sabrina Eisen

Hi everyone! I’m Sabrina and I’m from Providence, Rhode Island. This will be my eighth summer at Wav and I’m so excited to come back! This fall I’ll be a junior at the University of New Hampshire where I’m studying Communications and Spanish. This will be my second summer as a counselor and I can’t wait to be back for another amazing summer hiking, canoeing, and hanging out on the ropes course! See you all soon!

Charlotte Epker

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Lily Epstein

Hi! My name is Lily Epstein and next year I’m going to be a junior at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. I am planning to major in Africana Philosophy. I was a camper at Wavus for six wonderful years and this will be my second summer back as a counselor! I cannot wait to get back into a canoe and to feel all the Wavus love. Most importantly, though, I am looking forward to some good Wavus breakfast. I love anything in the outdoors and most things to do with art, music and food! I’m looking forward to seeing you all soon!

Hannah Frater

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Clara Gal

My name is Clara Gal, and I was a camper at Wavus for seven years. This coming fall I will be a freshman at the University of Vermont majoring in animal sciences. This is my first summer as a counselor, and I’m excited to swim in the lake and go on trip! I love riding horses and swimming, but you can also find me watercoloring or doing ceramics. I can’t wait to meet you all!

Emory Gatchell

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Freya Geddes

My name is Freya Geddes, this September I will be in my first year of university, studying Sociology with Childhood and Youth studies at Liverpool Hope University. I was a camper at Wavus for four years and this summer will be my first year as a counsellor! I can’t wait to get back to the water front and the aqua zip! I also love playing soccer and hiking! Can’t wait to see you all this summer!

Tori Glaser

Hi everyone! My name is Tori and I’m from Greenwich, CT. I was a Wavus camper for 7 years and I can’t wait to be back on Damariscotta Lake. I’m undecided about which college I’ll be attending in the fall, but I’ll studying Environmental Science. I am so excited for another amazing summer of hiking, canoeing, and fun, see you all soon!

Rosie Gotsch

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Alison Gouveia

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Camilla Gowen

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Caroline Hall

My name is Caroline Hall, and I have been a part of the Kieve-Wavus organization for 10 years. Ten whole years! Crazy right?! This coming fall I will be a sophomore at the University of Vermont majoring in Film and Television Studies. This is my first summer as a Wavus Counselor and I’m really looking forward to getting in touch with the outdoors and spending copious amounts of time on the foursquare court. I love getting artsy in the Owl’s Nest or cozying up in my hammock with a good book. I’m so pumped to add another amazing summer to the books. The mountains are calling and I must go…and I hope you come with me!

Becca Hauber

Hello! My name is Becca Hauber, I’m a Wavus alumni and couldn’t be more excited to be back at camp and in Maine for the summer! I graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Biobehavioral Health and am currently working toward graduate school. Having the opportunity to be a part of the infirmary team at Wavus is a dream job for the summer andI can’t wait to meet everyone!

Story Hentoff

My name is Story Hentoff, and I’ve been involved with Wavus for ten years-nine as a camper and one in the CIT program. This fall, I will be a freshman at Columbia University in New York City, studying theater. This will be my first summer as a counselor and I’m so excited to add to my friendship bracelet collection! I love swimming at the waterfront and chilling on the causeway. Super pumped to be back at camp this summer!

Caroline Haywood

Hello!!! My name is Caroline Haywood and I am from Franklin Lakes, NJ. I am a rising junior at the University of Michigan where I am majoring in Neuroscience, and minoring in Science, Technology, Medicine &  Society (STMS). I was a camper, JW – Maine Trails, for eight incredible summers (2009-2017) and this will be my third year as a counselor. I am beyond excited for all of the dance parties, G-swims, and amazing trips this summer has in store for us! I cannot wait to return to the most amazing place in the world and meet all of you!

Kathryn Hintz

Hey y’all! I’m Kathryn Hintz but everyone at camp knows me as Rhyn. I am an upcoming Junior at Mississippi State University double majoring in Social Work and Communications with a concentration in Theatre. This summer will be my second as a counselor at Wavus and I could not be more excited! Some of my favorite camp activities include belaying at the ropes course, G- swim, escape to freedom and doing the hokey pokey. I can’t wait to be back at Wav taking pictures and dancing in the Jewell!

Isabel Hogshire

Hi everyone! My name is Isa and I was a camper at Wavus for 7 years. This coming fall I will be a sophomore at Duke University. I’m beyond excited to spend the summer on Damriscotta Lake for my first time as a counselor. My time as a camper brought me some of my best memories and most rewarding experiences. I can’t wait to sing crazy camp songs, go on amazing trips, and share my love of Wavus with you guys!

Greta Horgan

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Betsy Hunt

Hi, my name is Betsy. I am from Thorndike Maine and this is my 9th Summer at Wavus and 2nd year of being a counselor. I attend Plymouth State University in New Hampshire for Adventure Education. I love everything at Wavus, but my favorite activity is the Ropes Course. I love being in camp, but I love trip just as much, if not more! I can’t wait for an amazing summer at Wavus, and to see and meet all of you!

Gigi Imperatore

Hi guys!!! My name is Gigi Imperatore and I’m from Riverside, CT. I was a camper for 8 years and can’t wait to come back for my second year as a counselor! I’m entering my sophomore year of college studying Econ and Law at American University. I am SO pumped to be back at the best place in the world this summer dancing on the tables :)  see you all there!!

Ella Janvier

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Caroline Jessup

Hey y’all! My name is Caroline Jessup, I’m from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and this will be my 13th summer at Wavus!!! This coming fall I will be a senior at Sewanee: The University of the South where I am majoring in psychology. As this will be my fourth summer as a counselor I couldn’t be more excited! The slip n’ slide, paddle boarding, and dance parties are just a few of my favorite in camp activities. While on trips I love canoeing down fun rapids, hiking, and cooking yummy food. I am so excited for another amazing summer at my favorite place. Can’t wait to see y’all there!

Katherine Jessup

Hey y’all! My name is Katherine Jessup, I’m from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and this will be my 12th summer at Wavus! This fall I will be a junior at the University of Alabama majoring in Exercise Science. It will be my third summer as a counselor and I am super excited to be back out on the ropes course and to play my favorite game, escape to freedom!! I can’t wait to see everyone!

Lindsay Kaback

Hello! My name is Lindsay Kaback and I’m from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I’m currently a senior in high school at The Blake School and haven’t decide which college I will be attending yet. I was a camper at Wavus for 7 years (from J-dubs to Maine Trails in 2017) and I’m so excited to return for my first summer as a counselor!! I love everything about wav from going on trip, to swimming at g-swim, to singing camp songs. Can’t wait to meet you all this summer!

Anna Krush

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Grace Lawlor

Greetings! My name is Grace Lawlor and I am from Los Angeles California. This will be my 9th summer at Wavus and I could not be more excited!! I will be attending UC Davis in the fall majoring in Anthropology. I am a big zumba and shenanigans activity fans while at camp, and I cant wait to see you this summer!!

Maddy Leen

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Eliza Lord

Hello! My name is Eliza Lord and I was a camper at Wavus for 7 summers, from Mohawk through Maine Trails. I am SO excited to be back this summer finally as a counselor! I took a gap year this year after graduating high school and traveled a bit, visiting and working in Tanzania and
Argentina. Next year I will be a freshman at Yale University, majoring most likely in
International Affairs. But for this summer–I’m all focused on Wav! I can’t wait to go out on trip, do the ropes course, sail, and have some fun at archery. See you all soon!

Julia Lyne

Hi! My name is Julia Lyne and I was a camper at Wavus for eight years. I am so excited to come back as a counselor! This coming fall I will be a freshman at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, where I am looking forward to experiencing the Outing Club! I love hiking and canoeing, but also love dancing and archery! I can’t wait to be back at Wav and I can’t wait to see you all!

Caroline Mallory

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Ella Martin

Hey everyone! My name is Ella Martin and I am from Bath, Maine. This is my first year being involved with Wavus and I am especially looking forward to meeting all of you this summer! I recently returned from my gap year in Europe where I had been traveling, improving my Spanish, and working as an au pair. This coming fall I will be a first year at Bowdoin College, majoring in neuroscience and minoring in Spanish. I’m super excited to come to Wavus this summer. I have no doubt that you’ll find me out by the waterfront more often than not, as water activities are
my favorite way to spend the day. See you soon!

Haleigh McCarthy

Hi! My name is Haleigh McCarthy and I am from Westchester, New York. In the Fall, I’ll be a Junior at Gettysburg College where I am majoring in Political Science and minoring in Educational Studies and Peace and Justice Studies. This will be my second summer as a counselor at Wav and I couldn’t be more excited. I can’t wait to be back on the beautiful Damariscotta, to dance on tables, and for gswim! See you soon!!

Lizzy McGrady

Hi everyone! My name is Lizzy, and I am from Madison, CT. I was a camper at Wav for 7 amazing summers, and this is my 4th as a counselor. This fall I will be a junior at Bates College, where I play club ice hockey and major in Biology. I love everything about camp, especially the dance parties, ropes course, and trips! I’m SO excited to be back for another great summer and I can’t wait for Wav 2k20! POW POW

Zara Norman

Hey hey! I’m Zara, I’m from the UK, and I am beyond excited to be back at Wavus for my second summer as a counselor. I was a camper for six years, from Responsibility to Trails, and this fall I’ll be a sophomore at Brown University in Rhode Island. I cannot wait to spend another amazing summer with my favourite people in the world. Catch me cup stacking, speed walking, accompanying you all on awesome trips, and as always – dancing like nobody’s watching. See you soon!!

Devon Parker

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Ali Peterson

Hey! My name is Alison but I go by Sonnae!! I am super excited for this summer! I started at the Leadership School and now this will be my 9th year at Wavus! I am from North Shore Massachusetts, and I will be a sophomore at Massachusetts College of Art and Design this coming fall. My favorite color is yellow, and my favorite activities are arts and crafts, g-swim, badminton, and of course trips! I cannot wait to meet everyone this summer!

Eliza Pohle

Hi everyone! My name is Eliza Pohle and I am from New Canaan, CT. I will be a sophomore at Colby College this coming fall and am planning to major in Environmental Policy and Spanish. This will be my eighth summer at Wavus and my second as a counselor. I could not be more excited to be canoeing, hiking, and losing my voice while running and screaming! Can’t wait for an amazing summer with all of you!

Elizabeth Robbins-Cole

Hey everyone!! My name is Elizabeth Robbins-Cole and I live in Wellesley, MA. This coming fall I will be a sophomore at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania where I major in Economics and International Relations. This will be my 9th summer at Wavus, but my second as a counselor. I had such a blast last summer, and have been counting down the days to get back to Wav. I love all things to do with tripping, but at camp I can usually be found leading a kazoo choir, or at the riflery range. I can’t wait to see you all soon!

Laura Rockefeller

Hi campers and families! My name is Laura Rockefeller and I’m from Baltimore, Maryland. I just finished my sophomore year at Georgetown University, where I’m studying International Politics. I was a Wavus camper for four amazing summers and I’m so excited to be back as a counselor! I love going running, exploring the natural world, making friendship bracelets, and crazy dance
parties. I can’t wait for this summer. POW POW!!!!!

Jordana Roet

Hello y’all! My name is Jordana Roet and I’m from Fort Worth, Texas. I was a camper for eight years, from Algonquin to Maine Trails, and this will be my third summer as a counselor! I am currently studying Theatre Management at Boston University. My favorite activities are G-Swim, the ropes course, and canoeing! Can’t wait to see you at camp!

Celia Ross

My name is Celia Ross and this is my first summer at Wavus! Before this year, I was a swim coach and a competitive swimmer. This coming fall I will be a sophomore at University of Michigan studying nursing. I love being outdoors, running and reading. I am especially excited to spend days on the lake and bonding with my cabin at night. Can’t wait to meet everyone this summer!

Anna Sandt

My name is Anna Sandt, and I’ve been involved with Wavus for eight years. This coming fall I will be a freshman at St. Lawrence University in New York, where I plan to study history and education. This is my second summer as a counselor and I’m really looking forward to trip, the waterfront, and the aqua zip! I love swimming canoeing, as well as archery. See you this summer!

Ellie Sandt

 My name is Ellie Sandt, and this will be my ninth summer at Wavus. This will be my first summer as a counselor and I’m really looking forward to everything from G-swims to dance parties. I love being outdoors and hiking, but you can also see me at the Owls Nest doing arts and crafts. Can’t wait to see you out there!

Kelsey Saunders

Hey everyone! My name is Kelsey Saunders, and I’m from Greensboro, NC. This will be my first year at Wavus, and I couldn’t be more excited! This coming fall I will be a sophomore at Furman University in South Carolina, and I am hoping to study Psychology or Chemistry. Can’t wait to be in Maine this summer and enjoy the outdoors and all Wavus has to offer!

Ana Schavoir

My name is Ana Schavoir and I am a returning counselor (after a brief hiatus!) for Junior Wavus 2019. I work as a Middle and High School English teacher at The Williams School in Connecticut. I just completed my third year of teaching. I also coach Varsity Cross Country. I am so excited to return to Wavus!

Anne Seaman

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Staci Segalla

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Carly Tilson

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Sandra Thelander

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Lily Tromanhauser

Aloha! My name is Lily Tromanhauser and I’m from Belmont, MA. I spent nine awesome summers as a camper at Wavus and cannot wait for my third as a counselor! This fall, I’ll be a junior at New York University studying Media and Communications with a minor in Education. I love friendship bracelets, crocs, and everything outdoors! See you all at G-SWIM!

Lolo Truluck

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Merrill Truluck

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Annie Tucker

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Molly Tucker

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Natalie Unger

Hi! I’m Natalie Unger and this will be my 12th summer at Wavus! I was a camper for 10 summers, and this will be my second year as a counselor. I am from Washington, D.C., and am a sophomore at Kenyon College. I am an International Studies major and a History minor. I cannot wait for more goofy activities and dance parties! See you this summer!

Lydia Walker

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Hayley Willner

Hi! I’m Hayley! I am from Northern California! I am a rising sophomore at Barnard College in New York City and a rower for Columbia. I was a camper at Wav for 8 years and this is my first summer as a counselor! I am so, so excited to be back at Wavus with my sisters! I love being outdoors, eating gorp and dancing in the Jewel!!! Can’t wait to meet you all :)!!

Abba Wilson

Hi! My name is Abba, and I’m a graduating senior from Westchester, NY. This will be my tenth summer at Wavus. I spent eight years as a camper, going from all the way JWs to Maine Trails. I was a CIT last summer and am so excited to be returning as a full-counselor. My favorite activity is the ropes course and my favorite trip meal is fancy ramen or scrambled brownies. I couldn’t imagine my summers without Wavus and I can’t wait to be back!

Sarah Wilson

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Tookie Wilson

Hi everyone!! My name is Tookie Wilson and I am from Wenham, Massachusetts. I was a camper at Wav for 2 years, and I cannot wait to return in June for my first summer as a counselor! This fall I will be a sophomore at Tufts University where I am studying Environmental Engineering. I also play for the Tuft’s women’s soccer team! I love hiking, sailing, the aqua zip, and tripping! See you all in Maine!!

Anna Wood

My name is Anna Wood, and I’ve been involved with Kieve/Wavus for 6 years! This coming fall I will be a freshman at Tulane University in New Orleans majoring in Evolutionary and Ecology Biology. I was a CIT last summer but this is my first summer as a full counselor and I’m really looking forward to everything from archery to arts & crafts! I love doing field sports but you can also find me at the ropes course. See you there!

Bailey Ytterdahl

Hey everyone! My name is Bailey Ytterdahl. I am a rising sophomore at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, majoring in Environmental Studies and minoring in Spanish. I was a camper at Wavus for 7 years, finishing Maine Trails in 2016. I also was a CIT the following year. This is my second summer as a counselor, and I am so excited to be back! I absolutely love going on trip, chilling at the waterfront, hanging at the ropes course, and doing archery! See you all so soon!

Sydney Byrnes

My name is Syd Byrnes and this is my first year working at Wavus. This coming Fall I will be a sophomore at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine most likely majoring in Psychology. This is my first summer as a counselor and I’m really looking forward to playing tennis and camping! Can’t wait!

Fiona Casson

Hi! My name is Fiona Casson and I’m from New York City, and this fall I will be a freshman at Colby College majoring in English. I’m super excited to be coming back for my second summer at Wavus. I can’t wait to meet everyone and get back to G swim and hiking!

Bailey Combs-Baker

My name is Bailey Combs-Baker, and this will be my first year at Wavus! This coming fall I will be starting my last year at the University of Kentucky as a BASW student. I plan to graduate in the spring of 2020. This is my first summer as a counselor and I am super excited to participate in everything Wavus has to offer.

Caroline Crosley

Hi friends! I’m Caroline, everybody calls me Carol, and this is my third summer working at Wavus! I grew up in Trumbull, Connecticut and I recently graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in Elementary Education. My favorite camp activities are kayaking, SUP, and archery. I’m so looking forward to another year of swimming in our beautiful lake and eating sunbutter & honey sandwiches. See ya at Wav!

Nettie Cunningham

Hey guys!! My name is Nettie Cunningham and I am from Cumberland, Maine. I will be sophomore at Colby College this fall, where I’m hoping to double major in Spanish and Global Studies. I was a camper at Wavus from Penobscot through Maine Trails, but this is my first summer as a counselor! I can’t wait to meet you all and be back on Damariscotta Lake!!!

Liza Burroughs

Hello! My name is Liza Burroughs, and this is my first summer at Wavus! I am in my first year at University of Kings College in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I have been going to camp in Vermont my whole life and have looked forward to it every summer! Some things I like to do are play soccer and lacrosse, do arts and crafts, and most of all be outside! I cannot wait to meet everyone and spend the summer making memories!!

Banks Dotson

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Raven Ferri

My name is Raven Ferri, and this will be my second summer as a counselor at Wavus! This coming fall I will be a senior at Husson University in Maine, studying Elementary Education. I loved my first year at Wav and can’t wait to get back into things! I’m really excited for our evening activities and camp fire! Can’t wait to get started! See you soon!

Kalea Gale

Hi! My name is Kalea Gale, I was a camper at Wavus for 9 years and a counselor last summer! This upcoming summer will be my second summer as a counselor. I can’t wait to be back at Wav and see all the new faces as well as the old! Wavus is still my home away from home! This fall I will be a sophomore at Nebraska where I play volleyball. I love going out on trip and swimming and doing all the fun, adventurous things Wavus has to offer! Can’t wait to meet all of you very soon! POW POW!

Charlotte Gardner

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Kirstie A. Truluck

Wavus Camp for Girls Director

Kirstie joined the Kieve-Wavus family in 2010 when her oldest daughter attended Junior Wavus and fell in love with summer camp. She signed on to the Kieve-Wavus Education, Inc. Advisory Board in 2013 to further serve the organization that had given her daughters so much.  Kirstie spent the first twenty-five years of her professional life teaching elementary, middle and high school children both inside and outside of the classroom, with much of that time as a leader at an independent boarding school with a focus on character education and family growth.  Kirstie has run wilderness trips in the woods and on the waters of Maine for schools and camps, managed ropes courses, been a bunk counselor and coached youth sports for the Bath Recreation Department. She resides in Bath, ME with her husband Rich and her daughters Merrill and Logan.

Sam Mengual

Full Time Educator
KW Leads
Wavus Tripping Assistant

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

Sam grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut. While attending Hamilton College, she discovered a love for the outdoors and experiential education. Prior to coming to KWE, Sam led backpacking trips all over the world for Apogee Adventures.  During the summer, Sam works in the Trip Shed at Wavus and is an American Canoe Association Canoe Instructor.  As a Year-Round Educator with The Leadership School, Sam enjoys developing curriculum and mentoring other educators. This year, Sam will be an EIR at Lincoln Academy where she will continue to mentor the Kieve-Wavus Leads cohort. She has presented at the AEE Northeast Regional Conference multiple times about the crossover between social and emotional learning and traditional curriculum. She is passionate about teaching and traveling. In her free time, Sam can be found with her dog, Birdie, playing cribbage, or making pottery. 

Jillian Schreier

Assistant Infirmary

This is Jill’s second summer at Wavus working in the infirmary. Before coming to camp for the summer, Jill will graduate from Tufts University with a double major in Biology and Psychology. At Tufts, she is involved with TEMS, a 24/7 collegiate EMS company which provides emergency aid to members of the Tufts community. She also volunteers at a nearby daycare and works in a Childhood Development lab focused on health literacy. Outside of school, Jill enjoys running, reading, and napping, especially if any of those can be done outside. In the near future, she hopes to enter medical school and begin the long journey of becoming a practicing physician.

Bentley Anderson

Hey everyone! My name is Bentley Anderson and I was a camper at Wavus for 5 summers and this will be my first summer as a counselor! This coming fall I will be a freshman at Northeastern University in Boston where I will be majoring in International Business! I cannot wait to get back to Wavus this summer at meet you all! You can find me anywhere from the sailing docks to the ropes course! See you soon!

Claire Benning

Hello! My name is Claire, I’m from Boston, and after a few years away, I will be returning to Wavus for my 9th summer! This will be my third summer as a counselor. I recently graduated from Brown University where I studied Environmental Studies, focusing in conservation ecology and policy, and was a member of the women’s crew team. I can’t wait to get back out on trips and into the water during G-Swim. Apart from rowing I enjoy spending time doing arts and crafts, climbing, and cooking. I can’t wait to be back at camp and meet you all/see some of you again. See you soon!

Megan Hartnett

Hi there! My name is Megan Hartnett (aka Mog!) and I’m from Andover, Massachusetts. After an amazing summer last year, I am so excited to return for a second summer at Wavus! I’m a rising junior at Colby College in Waterville, Maine studying psychology and neuroscience. Some of my favorite parts of camp are leading elf safaris, making friendship bracelets, g-swim, campfires, and of course trips! I can’t wait to meet you all and embark on new adventures!

 

Cam Woods

Hi everyone! My name’s Cam Woods and I’m from Yarmouth, ME. I’m a rising junior at Colby College majoring in Government and Global Studies with duel concentrations in Middle Eastern studies and International Relations. I love music, yoga, surfing, and havin’ a good time. I’m stoked to return to Wav for my second summer as a counselor! I can’t wait to be super rogue with all of you, dance on tables, laugh a ton, and wander into the wilderness. See you soon!

Abby Rathbun

I’m Abby Rathbun and this will be my first summer at Wavus, and I couldn’t be more excited! This coming fall I will be a sophomore studying environmental engineering at the University of Vermont. I love traveling, backpacking, kayaking, scuba diving, sailing, and skiing. I look forward to meeting everyone this summer :)

Anna Sawicki

My name is Anna Sawicki, and this will be my first summer at Wavus. This fall, I will be a freshman in college. I graduate from Cheverus High School in Portland, and I live in Freeport, Maine. I love to play field hockey and the violin. I can’t wait to spend the summer with everyone at Wavus!

Dempsey Schott

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Liv Small

Hey, everyone! My name is Liv Small and this is my sixth summer involved with Kieve Wavus, and my fourth summer as a counselor! I am currently spending my third year living abroad as an Au Pair in Hamburg, Germany and I can’t wait to come back home to Wav! I’m really excited to get back to g swim and the ropes course! Counting down the days until I get to you all!

Casey Walsh

HI! My name is Casey! This will be my second summer at Wavus!! I graduated from Clemson University in December with a Bachelor’s of Science in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management. Now I am on the hunt for a meaningful career. I love Wavus because of the friendly environment and kind people. Wavus is about having fun and pushing personal limits. Can’t wait to see everyone!

Crinny Woloson

My name is Crinny Woloson and I was a camper at Wav for 5 summers. I will be a sophomore at Colgate this fall and am involved with women’s squash as well as various other clubs on campus. I can’t wait to get back to the magical north woods of Maine in my second home! You’ll likely find me playing outside and being generally loud. SEE YOU SOON!

Alison Obstler

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Hallie Heggeness

My name is Hallie Heggeness, and this will be my first summer working at Wavus. I will be a sophomore this fall at St. Lawrence University. At school I am active in rugby, yoga, and woodcarving club. I am looking forward to spending the summer outdoors and can’t wait to get started!

Cynthia Kellett

Hello! My name is Cynthia and this will be my 5th summer as a counselor after attending Wavus as a camper for 4 years. I am from just outside of Philadelphia and this May, I will graduate from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY with a degree in International Relations, History, and German Language. After camp, I will be heading back to Germany for another year as an English Teaching Assistant through the Fulbright program. I can’t wait to get back to Wav to get out in the Maine Woods, sit around Council Fire, and go swimming in the lake. See you all in June!!

Lane Kizziah

Hi everyone! My name is Lane and I’m from Chicago, IL. I was a Wavus camper for 8 years- from JW all the way to Maine Trails. I’m undecided about which college I’ll be attending in the fall, but I’ll studying Political Science and Communications. I’d have to say my favorite things at camp are escape to freedom and all the incredible trips! I can’t wait to meet everyone and spend another amazing summer at Wav!

Lilly Kuhn

My name is Lilly Kuhn, and I was a camper from 2010-2014. This coming fall I will be a junior at Middlebury College in Vermont, where I study Molecular Biology/ Biochemistry and Spanish. This will be my first summer back as a counselor. I love everything from G-swim to arts and crafts, and am stoked to hike and canoe on trip. Wav is such a special place to me and I am so excited to meet you all!

Aspen Laurita-Spanglet

Hey everyone! My name is Aspen Laurita-Spanglet and this will be my 6th year at Wavus! I spent 4 years as a camper as well as completing the CIT program last summer. I plan to attend college and major in Outdoor Education. This is my first summer as a counselor and I look forward to spending some good quality time in the woods! I love hiking, canoeing, rafting, and any possible thing to do in the wilderness. I can’t wait to see you!

Grace Lyons

Hey everyone!! My name is Grace Lyons and I’m from Chicago. I was a Wavus camper for seven summers, and I am really looking forward to my first summer as a counselor! I am currently a high school senior at Loomis Chaffee in Connecticut and am still deciding what college I will be attending in the fall. I love hiking, canoeing, yoga, and paddle boarding (paddle board-yoga, too)! I am so excited for Wav 2019 and can’t wait to meet you all!

Soph MacKeigan

Hey guys!!! My name is Sophie and I am from Nantucket,MA. I was a Wavus camper from 2009-2014. I am excited to come work at WAV and have a ton of fun. I also work at Millies Restaurant on Nantucket as a hostess and food runner. I graduated from the Middlesex School in Concord, MA in 2018, where I was a 9 season letter-winner in varsity field hockey, varsity lacrosse, and varsity basketball, captaining the basketball team as a Senior and earning US National All-Academic Honors as a Junior and Senior in Lacrosse and as a Senior in Field Hockey. I was also a Tour Guide for Admissions for three years, founded the Campuses Against Cancer branch at Middlesex, and graduated with High Credit in May 2018 as a Dorm Proctor. I helped lead Middlesex Women’s Lacrosse to the first back to back ISL Championship runs in school history. I have chosen to continue to play at the collegiate level as a student-athlete at Middlebury College. I am undeclared but working towards a degree in International Politics and Economics with a French specialty and I am looking to take entry-level German as well. I am also a defensive midfielder and draw specialist for the Middlebury Women’s Lacrosse team, competing in the top of the Division III NESCAC league in past years. I am so excited to come back to Wav for an epic summer 2019. See you guys soon!

Megan McNerny

Shalom! My name is Megan McNerny, and I’m from Southaven, MS. This fall I will be a senior at Mississippi State University majoring in Biochemistry with a concentration in Pre-Medicine. I love coffee, blueberry muffins, naps, and my cat, Cassie. I enjoy kayaking, hiking, and rock wall climbing. This will be my first summer as a counselor at Wavus, and I can’t wait to meet you all! :)