Steven LaFountain, M.Ed.

Executive Director

15th Summer

2015 Camp Spirit!

Home Town: Rindge, New Hampshire

Steve is originally from Albany, NY. He went to college at Franklin Pierce College in NH, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Elementary Education. He earned his first Master’s Degree in Elementary Education at Fitchburg State College in 2002. His second Master’s degree in Reading Education was completed in 2007 at Worcester State College.  Currently, he is working on his CAGS degree in Educational Leadership and Management at Fitchburg State.

He has worked in the camping business for numerous seasons, moving up the ranks as counselor, head counselor, CIT Director, Assistant Director, and now Executive Director. Currently, he lives in Rindge, NH and teaches 5th grade at Narragansett Middle School in Templeton, Massachusetts.

Jessica Maxwell, M.Ed.

Summer Camp Director

13th Summer

1994 Camp Spirit!

Home Town: Groton, MA

“I am excited for another summer at Camp Middlesex!  I have moved up the ranks from Camper to CIT to Lifeguard and Arts & Crafts Counselor in the 90s, made my faithful return in 2009, and have been happily in attendance every summer since!  During the “off season” I am a Preschool Director at the Good Shepherd School in Charlestown, MA. While I love the little ones, switching over to working with children to young adults in the summer makes for a happily balanced life!  I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education a Master’s Degree in Special Education.  Camp Middlesex has always had a special place in my heart and I feel blessed to have this magical place in my life. I absolutely can’t wait to see all your smiling faces cross back over the bridge this summer, see you then!”

Dan LaCross

Junior Camp Director

2nd Summer

Home Town: Ashby, MA

“Hey guys! My name is Dan LaCross. I am currently a senior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst studying Biology. Currently, I am pursuing a career in wildlife conservation and field research. During the school year I work as a resident assistant at UMass for freshmen. Also, I a lifelong resident of Ashby, Massachusetts! I love the outdoors, sports, and in my free time I enjoy reading and video games.”

Shelby Klinck

Teen Camp Director

4th Summer

2015 Camp Spirit!

Home Town: Essex, VT

“Guess who’s baaaack? It’s me Shelby! Only this time I’m leaving my beloved boating counselor position to take on a new role as Teen Camp Director! I’m so incredibly excited for this opportunity. Since joining Camp Middlesex in 2014, I’ve moved up from boating counselor to Head Counselor of Teen Camp to my new director promotion! I’m originally from Essex, Vermont, but recently moved to Keene, New Hampshire. This May I will graduate from Keene State College with my Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education and Communications. I’m also currently studying to receive my Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction. I can’t wait for this summer to begin! I absolutely love Camp Middlesex and everything we do here.

Sammie Powers

Day Camp Director

3rd Summer

Home Town: Brookline, NH

“Hey everyone! I’m Sammie, and I will be your Day Camp Director this summer! I am super excited to be returning to camp for my 9th summer; you may remember me from several years ago when I was one of the crazy goat-loving barnyard counselors!  I currently attend the University of New Hampshire and will be graduating this year with my Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management and International Affairs. From there, I’ll be continuing to pursue a Master’s degree in Recreation Administration with the ultimate goal of working in international tourism. When I’m not busy with school, I’m often traveling on a new adventure. A few of my favorite things are photography, tea, and attempting to learn German. I cannot wait to meet you all and share my love for camp with everyone!”

Carrie Guyan, RN

Nurse (Weeks 2-3)

7th Summer

Home Town: Millbury, MA

“Hi All! I am a school nurse during the year and I coach soccer and softball. I love coming back to camp and can’t wait to see some old friends and meet some new ones!  I have 2 girls who come to camp as well. I’m so excited for my 7th year at camp this summer!”

Crystal Ayotte, RN

Camp Nurse, Weeks 4+5

2nd Summer

Home Town: Auburn, ME

“Hello to all campers!!! My name is Crystal, and this will be my second summer being one of the nurses at Camp Middlesex. I am from Maine, where I have lived all my life. I have a Bachelor’s degree in nursing, and I am currently working on a Master’s through the University of South Alabama. I have 10 years of nursing experience in pediatrics. For the past year, I have worked at Central Maine Community College as a nursing instructor.”

Ross Hayes

Theater & Head Counselor Teen Camp

3rd Summer

Home Town: Cheltenham, England

“Guess who’s back! After a two year gap from camp to focus on my career in web design I had the need to return one more time! While working full time in an office I missed so much about working at Camp Middlesex such as relaxing up at MC and being loud and obnoxious in the theatre. During the summers of 2013 and 2014 I enjoyed being in junior camp, but this summer I have moved up to teen camp! Since leaving camp in 2014, I have stayed in touch and I even re-designed the camp website! I really can’t wait to catch back up with the staff, and I’m excited to see my campers from junior camp in 2013/14 in teen camp this summer! I’m excited to be making a comeback in 2017. Hopefully we will even have a return of the fortune teller… “Will Somebody Please Think Of The Children!”

Jesse Gould

Woodworking & Head Counselor Jr. Camp

3rd Summer

2016 Camp Spirit!

Home Town: Hudson, MA

Josh Charland

Sports Counselor

1st Summer

Home Town: New Ipswich, NH

“Hey everyone, my name is Josh, and I cannot wait to start another summer 4-H Camp Middlesex. I am 17 and a fresh high school graduate from New Ipswich, NH. I am going to be a sports counselor this summer, so if you love sports as much as I do, then be sure to join me. My interests include, but are not limited to, sports, reading and video games. Overall, I cannot wait to see old friends and make new ones in the greatest summer ever!”

Grace Grimaldi

Science

2nd Summer

Home Town: Northborough, MA
Hey everybody! I’m so excited to start my second summer at camp! My name is Grace, I’m from Northborough, MA, and I’m 20 years old. I am studying Biology and Math at Providence College. I’m super pumped to teach my friends about some cool science projects and make some new memories, friends, and adventures. Can’t wait to meet you all soon!”

James Cunningham

Low Ropes Counselor

2nd Summer

Home Town: Danvers, MA

“Hey everybody! For those who don’t know me, I’m Jimmy from Danvers, MA, and I will be back to retain my title as the better low ropes counselor. I am now a sophomore at Bentley University, where I study Computer Information Systems. I am super excited to be back for a second summer! 2016 was awesome, but 2017 will be even better! I am looking forward to having another great summer at low ropes, as well as all of the crazy camp activities!”

Stefanie Wettmann

Floater Counselor

1st Summer

Home Town: Weimar, Germany

Hi Campers,

My name is Stefanie and I am going to be a Floater Counselor this summer, so you will probably see me everywhere with my camera! I turned 21 last November and I come from Germany. I am currently studying media studies, but I’ll take a holiday from university this year for an unforgettable summer at camp! I love animals, nature, theater and photography. I’m sure that we will laugh a lot this summer (especially you laughing about my German accent!) and have tons of fun. I’m looking forward to meet you all!

Jacy Kretas

Lifeguard

1st Summer

2016 Camp Spirit!

Home Town: Ashby, MA

“Hey, everyone! I can’t wait to experience another great summer at Camp Middlesex. Since I started going here 9 years ago I have learned so much and I am looking forward to the summer of 2k17. The Buffalo Wild Wings cups will be making its return of course! I grew up here in Ashby, MA., and during the school year, I attend North Middlesex Regional. I enjoy sports, the outdoors, and Water Country. I am ready for another amazing year at camp with everyone.”

Rachele Spadafore

Barnyard Counselor

2nd Summer

2011 Camp Spirit!

Home Town: Lunenburg, MA

“Hey everyone! My name is Rachele and I’m back for a second summer! Currently, I am studying pathobiology (The study of diseases!) and am working towards becoming a veterinarian. I will be going into my third year of college at the University of Connecticut after this awesome summer! I can’t wait to see you all back in the barnyard! See you in June!”

Andrew Winston

Lifeguard

4th Summer

2011 & 2013 Camp Spirit!

Home Town: Woburn, MA

“Hey everyone!! I am back again for another awesome summer at the worlds greatest summer camp and I could not be more excited. When I’m not planning out fun activities for this summer, I am studying biology in preparation to attend dental school at the University of New England in Maine. I am currently studying abroad in the wonderful city of Tangier, Morocco which one of the most northern cities in Africa!! I am super excited to come home and share all of my awesome experiences with you all. Besides being at the pool all day, I love leading songs at flag pole, laughing and singing in the dinning hall and getting everyone excited for Color War. See everyone soon!!”

Bethany Cook

Outdoor Living Skills

2nd Summer

Home Town: Newport, England

“Hello everyone! Bethany here, and I’m back for round 2. I can’t wait to experience another unforgettable summer! I have just finished my college diploma in outdoor adventure studies and will be going to the South of France to teach children how to kayak before coming back to camp in June. I love to travel, explore and do any activity that involves being in the outdoors. I can’t wait to be back at OLS making fires, building shelters and having lots of fun. It’s going to be great seeing familiar faces and meeting new campers. See you all soon!!!”

Thomas Serrano

Riflery Counselor

2nd Summer

Home Town: Worcester, England
“Hey people, I’m back for part 2 of my Camp Middlesex adventure as the best (albeit only) riflery counselor. Currently, I’m exploring the world seeing great things and making great memories, looking forward to reuniting with my camp family and having more fun than ever.”

Alex Chattaway

Woodworking Counselor

1st Summer

Home Town: Ashby, Ma

“Hi everyone! My name is Alex and I’m 17 years old. I’m so excited to finally be a staff member of this wonderful camp because after my very first summer, back in 2006, I never wanted to leave. I love camp so much that I went from being a 5 year old day camper to a junior and teen camper to CIT and now a staff member! In the fall, I’ll be a senior at Monty Tech in the Health Occupation program, which I absolutely love. I have grown up and still currently live in Ashby. In this very small town there’s not much besides 4-H Camp Middlesex where I have had the great fortune of meeting amazing people from all over the world. I’m so excited to be co-workers with some of my past counselors and to meet even more amazing people! I cannot wait for yet another fantastic summer! See everyone soon! 

Mary Kate Cannon

Lifeguard

2nd Summer

Home Town: Marlborough, CT

Eleanor Fenwick

Head Lifeguard

1st Summer

Home Town: Lincoln, England

Florence Smith

Barnyard Counselor

1st Summer

Home Town: Westcliff-on-Sea, England

Thomas Hands

Woodworking Counselor

1st Summer

Home Town: New Malden, England

Greg Zambrano

Low Ropes Counselor

1st Summer

2015 Camp Spirit!

Home Town:

Gary Cooley

Cook

8th Summer

Home Town: Greenfield, MA

Jakub Luczejko AKA Iron Man

Maintenance

2nd Summer

Home Town: Olimpin, Poland

“Hello everyone, your Iron Man is going back to Camp Middlesex for some good vibes. If you don’t know me (shame on you), here are some details. I am from Europe and I live and study in Gdansk, which is the town by the seaside (Baltic Sea) in the Northern Poland. My master’s degree subject is International Design Engineer. Hopefully I’ll see you soon and I can’t wait for Gary’s food.”

Jessica McLaughlin AKA Office Jess or OJ

Office Manager

4th Summer

Home Town: Fitchburg, MA