Our summer camp staff includes approximately 35 college-age women and men, with several international staff adding cultural enrichment. Our camper to staff ratio is 7:1. Our staff receives an intense 1½ weeks of training from national, state, and local experts in child education and safety. CT state license and ACA Accreditation guarantee that our staff are certified to instruct in their program areas and are highly qualified to work with children.
Cabin and activity staff are hand selected from around the world to provide a safe and caring environment for campers. Counselors are at least 18 years old, a high school graduate and most have completed at least one year of college. Counselors-in-Training are ages 16-17. All camp staff receive ten days of intense training prior to camper arrival. Staff live in the cabins with campers.
We have registered nurses on-site 24 hours a day/7 days a week during the summer. Additionally, for camper safety, most of our staff are certified in CPR/First Aid.
Camp Director, Heather Logee, returns to our camp with 27 years of experience starting as a camper then counselor. She is entering her 12th year as Camp Director. She has recently completed her MA Degree in Camp Administration and Leadership. Heather continues her professional development through yearly ACA workshops and conferences. She is involved year-round in 4-H Camp programing and training.
Program and Day Camp Coordinator
Jessica “J” Ruiz is excited to return to Windham- Tolland 4-H Camp this summer as Program Coordinator and Day Camp Coordinator. J was a camper, junior staff and counselor. Returning for her 26th summer, J is certified in low ropes, zipline, and archery. She is a graduate of Bluffton University in Ohio with a BA in Early Childhood Education, and is currently a Head Preschool Teacher for Eastconn’s Head Start Program.
Teen Leader Coordinator
Mary McGinn is returning for her fourth summer as the Teen Leader Coordinator. With a total of 11 years experience, Mary was a camper and counselor at camp prior to becoming the Teen Leader Coordinator. A graduate of Providence College with a BA in History and Secondary Education, Mary is currently a teaching assistant with Eastconn’s Head Start Program and a Dorm Parent at Marianapolis Preparatory School.