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Leah Horgan

July 10 2024

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Program Director

Ian started working here at Everwood Day Camp back in the summer of 2013 as a Counselor in the Junior Division and hasn’t left since! From summer to summer, Ian worked his way up the ranks from Counselor to Group Leader to Assistant Division leader until joining our year-round team as Program Director after the summer of 2015! Seeing the important role camp holds in the social and emotional growth of children, and staff, is what made Ian want to contribute more to this wonderful industry. “Everwood has helped me come out of my shell and grow as an individual. When most people think of summer camp, they think about a fun place for children… not the fact that it offers amazing opportunities for the staff members as well.”

Being able to see the camp program function from a counselor’s perspective gives Ian the ability to create strong, well-rounded schedules for all our camp groups week after week. One of Ian’s favorite activities here at Everwood is our high ropes course. This not only allows campers to do something new and exciting, it helps other campers to find the courage to concur their fears. “Back in 2013, when I was a counselor in the Junior division, I had a camper who was terrified of heights and never wanted to participate in high ropes. I told him that by the end of the summer, he would successfully do the zip line because I believed in him… Our very last ropes course period, he jumped off that platform, and went down the zip line, with the biggest smile on his face… He did it and I was so proud of him.”

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