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2019 Wildwood Staff Dancing in Luau Costumes
 

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What People Are Saying 

“We really love the camp and the staff and will continue to come every year! Wildwood does a great job and takes wonderful care of our kids.”

“Love the counselors' energy, obvious talents, and attention to campers (and parents)!”

“[My son] loved the counselors, teachers, other campers, drama class, outdoor classes, meal time, you name it!”

At Wildwood, we pride ourselves on our high-quality staff, a diverse group of talented and caring individuals. We seek enthusiastic, fun, and mature adults who care about the safety and well-being of our campers, each other, and the natural environment.

All Wildwood staff members complete a thorough application, background check and screening process, as well as a two-week training before camp begins. Staff members must have current First Aid and CPR/AED certifications, and many staff members have additional certifications and qualifications in their program areas (like Lifeguard, Archery Instructor, and Challenge Course Facilitator). The majority of our counseling staff are of college age and majoring in science or education.

Summer Staff | Year-round Staff

Wildwood Summer Staff

Counselors

The foundation of our camp program. They love to sing songs, play games, and explore the natural world alongside campers. All of our counselors are at least 18 years old and work hard to facilitate a successful experience for every camper.

Unit Leaders

Provide guidance and inspire creativity both for counselors and for campers. They are at least 20 years old and have even more camp or youth development experience.

LIT Facilitators

Selected specifically for their abilities to engage with teens. Teen program staff members are at least 21 years old and have plenty of experience serving as great role models.

Program Staff

Those program area directors who oversee specialized programs at Wildwood, like the waterfront, ropes course, nature program, and special events. These staff members facilitate programming and train and oversee counseling staff to assist in those areas. All program area directors are at least 21 years old and complete additional training before counseling staff arrive.

Health Care Staff

Help ensure the health and safety of everyone at Wildwood. This team includes a Registered Nurse who is on-site daily. Camp health care emphasizes keeping campers and staff healthy and preventing injury and illness, so everyone can enjoy their camp sessions.

Wildwood Staff for 2019 group photo in blue staff t-shirts

Wildwood Year-Round Staff

Becky Gilles, Camp Director

Becky Gilles

Becky Gilles joined Wildwood in 2018 from her former role as Camp Director of Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Camp in Lincoln, where she worked for 12 years. Becky has a huge passion for camp and getting kids outdoors; she has been working at summer camp since she was 16 years old! She has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Education from Antioch University New England and spent several years as a camp director in Virginia before coming to Mass Audubon. In her spare time, Becky enjoys hiking with her dog Gunther, bird watching, exploring Maine, and snowshoeing in the winter.

 

Anne Wentworth, Office Manager

Anne Wentworth, Office Manager at Wildwood

Anne Wentworth joined the Wildwood team during Summer Camp 2021 as our new Office Manager. Anne is a Naval brat who grew up in rural New England. She has a BA in Psychology from Douglass College, Rutgers and a long history of secretary work since 1987 BC (Before Computers). She was introduced to Wildwood on Volunteer Day helping the local Boy Scout Troop and fell in love with camp and the people. Now that her kids are finishing college, she has chosen to switch gears and help out the younger generation! Anne has also been a NH Destination Imagination coach and a District Director for local kids for the past ten years.
She looks forward to streamlining the Wildwood office. She is thrilled that Mass Audubon matches her values concerning wildlife and nature, diversity, inclusion and empowering others. Working in the woods on Hubbard Pond and the zipline at Wildwood are nice, too. Anne is a cat and bird lover, gardener, outdoor photographer, and looking forward to having grandchildren (not too soon).

 

Tim Panciera, Property Manager

Tim Panciera, Property Manager

Wildwood is pleased to welcome Tim Panciera as our new Property Manager! Tim is a native New Englander growing up on a farm in Stafford Springs, CT. He has lived a majority of his adult life in southern Vermont with his wife. With their two daughters now adults, they spent the last few years travelling, exploring the U.S., and then settling in Colorado, where his wife was a traveling nurse.
Tim has a degree in Facilities Management and has a long history of facilities and property management at multiple companies, schools and campgrounds. Tim enjoys working with children, and looks forward to working with campers and staff with the gardens, composting and service projects.
Tim is a strong supporter of the mission of Mass Audubon and is thrilled to be working at camp. He is most interested in how we share our love of nature with children and looking forward to seeing camp in motion this summer. Tim is an avid birdwatcher, photographer and enjoys kayaking, hiking and spending time with his grandchildren.
A warm Wildwood welcome to Tim!

 

Stan Fowler, Adventure Program Director

Stan Fowler, Adventure Program Director

Stan Fowler is our Adventure Program Director this year.  He joined the Wildwood team in 2021 as Ropes Course Director.  Stan has been working in the outdoor adventure field for over 20 years, guiding rock, mountain biking, paddling, backpack and winter mountaineering trips for a local Y adventure program.  He has a BS in Physics from the University of Texas. Stan has a passion for getting people into the backcountry.  He enjoys teaching adventure skills and spent many years as a competitive climbing coach.  In his free time,  Stan enjoys mountain running, rock climbing, traveling and renovating the log home he shares with his wife Candice and their pup Ethan.