Oak Knoll Summer Camp | Staff

Discoverers campers in the Nature Play Area at Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary

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Camp Director—Chris Hitchener (he/him)


Chris Hitchener Oak Knoll camp director

Chris Hitchener has been Camp Director since 2016, and he is the Education Coordinator at Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Rhode Island and has worked in environmental education for more than 25 years.

Chris enjoys bringing his experience and resources to the Southern Massachusetts community, particularly through the Oak Knoll Summer Camp program!


Our Camp Staff


Camp staff members are chosen primarily for their ability to relate to and oversee youth in an outdoor setting. We hire enthusiastic, positive, and knowledgeable counselors who create an emotionally and physically safe atmosphere. All counselors undergo thorough background checks and are certified in first aid and CPR. Every staff member also receives pre-camp training in safety (including COVID-19 protocols), child development, and natural history.