Wildwood Staff

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What People Are Saying 

“[My camper loved] the fun counselors and leadership.”

“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


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 Year-Round Staff

Camp Director, Welch Narron

Welch Narron, Director of Mass Audubon Wildwood Camp

Welch has been with Wildwood since 2010, where his marks on the program have connected campers and staff with the natural world in an engaging way, teaching them the importance of contributing to a healthy community. He has been a camper and staff member at overnight camps since he was 9 years old, and believes that Wildwood is the perfect place for campers to meet new friends and strengthen their connection to nature.

Administrative Coordinator, Lisa Wiley

Lisa Wiley, Mass Audubon Wildwood Camp

Lisa has been with Wildwood since 2014, with strong family connections to the camp and her Rindge hometown.  She brings a background in residential camping, elementary education, office administration, and program marketing and facilitation.  Lisa enriches our camp with her interests in photography, traditional crafts and exploring the natural world.

Meredith Dean- Wildwood Program Coordinator

Meredith Dean

Meredith has been with Wildwood since 2010, where she works to share the magic of camp and the wonders of nature with children and adults alike. Meredith is a lifelong camp person starting in camps at the age of 9. A recent graduate of Springfield College with a Masters in Recreation Management, Meredith hopes to bring her background in recreation and outdoor education to provide quality programming to all who visit Wildwood. While not at camp Meredith loves hiking, traveling and kayaking.