Steven LaFountain, CAGS

Executive Director

16th 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.  In 2017, he earned a 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 6th grade at Narragansett Middle School in Templeton, Massachusetts.

Jessica Maxwell, M.Ed.

Summer Camp Director

14th 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!”

Shelby Klinck

Teen Camp Director

5th Summer

2015 Camp Spirit!

Home Town: Essex, VT

“I am so excited for yet another summer at camp! Since joining Camp Middlesex in 2014, I’ve moved up from boating counselor to Head Counselor of Teen Camp to Teen Camp Director. I’m originally from Essex, Vermont, but last year moved to Keene, New Hampshire. I currently hold my Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education and Communications from Keene State College. By June, I will have presented my action research capstone on Project-Based Learning and received my Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction. Camp Middlesex will forever be my second home. I am looking forward to another summer with all of you!”

Jesse Gould

Jr. Camp Director

4th Summer

2016 Camp Spirit!

Home Town: Hudson, MA

“You hear that? That eerie change in the wind? That’s me, Jefferson Gould, and you guessed it, I’m rising from the ashes for another summer at camp. You may remember me from my color war victory last summer when I dominated the red team with my blue charm and cunning edge. SURPRISE!! I’m the junior camp director now. Where can you find me this summer? Facilitating CITs, running night activities, leading junior camp staff, and above all, sporting the sick new jersey Steve made for the camp store (10/10). Till then, kids.”

Rachele Spadafore

Day Camp Director

3rd Summer

2011 Camp Spirit!

Home Town: Lunenburg, MA

“I can’t wait for another summer at camp! This will be my third year on staff at camp and 11th summer over all.  Currently I attend the University of Connecticut and study pathobiology (the study of diseases!). I will be going into my senior year of college and at the end of the summer I will be applying to veterinary schools. My hometown is right down the road from camp in Lunenburg, Massachusetts. After being in the Barnyard for two years I am very excited to be your Day Camp Director and can’t wait to see what this summer has in store! See you all soon!”

Carrie Guyan, RN

Nurse (Weeks 3+4)

8th 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 8th year at camp this summer!”

Antionette Mailloux, RN

Nurse (Weeks 1,2,5-8)

1st Summer

Home Town: Royalston, MA

“Hello Everyone! I am super excited for my first summer at camp!

I have a son and daughter who will also be joining me. I work as a School Nurse for a local elementary school.

My children and I love the outdoors and we are looking forward to getting to know everyone at camp and having some great adventures.

I am currently working on my Masters in Nursing Education at Franklin Peirce University so it will be a busy and fun year!”

Alex Chattaway

Woodworking Counselor

2nd Summer

Home Town: Ashby, Ma

“Hi everyone, my name is Alex and I’m 18 years old. I’m so excited to be back for another great summer! This is only my second year on staff but I’m not new to camp because my first summer was back in 2006 and I never left 🙂

I love camp so much that I went from being a 5 year old day camper to a junior camper, teen camper to CIT and now a staff member, again

In the fall, I’ll be a freshman at Worcester State University for a major in Biology and in the Pre-med track. I have grown up and still currently live in Ashby, but 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 am more than thrilled for yet another fantastic summer! See everyone soon! :)”


Sophie Martin

Theater Counselor

1st Summer

Home Town: England
“Hey everyone! My name is Sophie, I am 19 years old and currently in my second year at university in London training to become an actress! I love being involved with theatre and alongside acting I also have experience in directing and teaching theatre to young people. This will be my first summer at camp and I am so excited to meet you all and have the best summer ever!”

Ryan Bennie

Sports Counselor

1st Summer

Home Town: Somerset, England

“Hello I’m Ryan I’m 19 and I’m from Somerset in England, I spent 2 years at college training in coaching with children of all ages as well as special needs groups. During my time at college I also did a lot of fitness training and programming where I made fitness sessions for myself and others. This will be my first year at camp and I cannot wait to get started this summer.”

Selena Stewart

Low Ropes & Head Counselor of Junior Camp

1st Summer

Home Town: Londonderry, NH

“I am eager for my first summer at Camp Middlesex! I am excited to be the head counselor of the Junior Camp and low ropes course. I am from Londonderry, NH and I currently am a student at Keene State College studying Elementary Education. I am looking forward for this adventure filled summer!”

Brigid Griffin


1st Summer

2008 Camp Spirit!

Home Town: Ashby, MA
“Hi everyone, I’m Brigid and I’m from right down the road in Ashby! I’ve been coming to camp since I was 5 years old, and am so excited to be joining staff up at the pool. In college I will be majoring in Biochemistry, and am lucky to say I will be continuing my athletic career in college as well, in Alpine Ski Racing! I am psyched to get back to camp, along with the adventures, friends and memories that I’m sure summer of 2018 will hold!”

Jacy Kretas


2nd Summer

2016 Camp Spirit Winner!

Home Town: Townsend, MA

“Hey everyone, my name is Jacy. This will be my second summer on staff and I’m stoked for the summer of 2018 with all of you! I began coming to camp in 2008 as a camper and this will be my 11th year since! I was a CIT here and now you will see me by the pool Life guarding and having fun with everyone. When I’m not at camp I enjoy snowboarding, hockey, and pole vaulting. Next Fall I will be attending Manhattan College to study Financing and I will be running Division 1 Track and Field as a multi-event athlete there too. I can’t wait for another fantastic summer at camp and I hope you can all join me in making memories that will last a lifetime!”

AJ Lehman

Driver / Media Specialist

1st Summer

Home Town: Townsend, MA

“Howdy folks! I’m AJ and at the ripe old age of 21 I have returned from a five year hiatus for my fist year on staff and my thirteenth year at camp! I will be your driver and media specialist as well as a super cool day camp counselor, hailing from Townsend, MA.

I am an endlessly proud ferret dad to three precious weasels (cat snakes if you will) and a fanatic for anything with wheels. I drive buses full time at the University of New Hampshire to help pay for my degree there in business management, so one day I can own my own auto Collision center (That is if the monster truck driving I really want to do doesn’t work out). But in the mean time I drive the worlds tackiest Hummer to fulfill my love of trucks.

I have always wanted to work on staff and now it is my time to shine, I can’t even begin to fathom how much fun we are going to have this summer!”

Aiofe Prince

1st Summer

Home Town: Cambridge, MA
“Hey everyone! I’m Aoife, I’m 16 years old, and I’m happy to be back at camp for my first summer as a junior counselor. I first came here as a camper in 2013, and this summer will be my fifth ever at Middlesex. Outside of camp I like making art, writing, and playing Dungeons and Dragons with my friends. I’m from Cambridge, MA, where I’m going into my senior year of high school. I’m excited to return to Middlesex and make this an amazing summer!”

Lena Spadafore


1st Summer

2011 Camp Spirit!

Home Town: Lunenburg, MA

“Heyo it’s me Lena Spadafore (aka Le Le Spadafore) and I’m here to continue my streak of coming to camp since I was 8! I live in lovely Lunenburg with my charming sister Rachele. If you don’t know me you will this year! You can catch me up at the pool teaching all the youngings how to swim. In case you don’t see me at the pool and you visit one of the Pines sides where I’ll be a junior camp counselor. See you there!

Florence Smith

Barnyard Counselor

2nd Summer

Home Town: Essex, England
“Hello! I’m Florence, I am 21 years old and I am from Essex in England. This will be my second summer at camp, so I am super excited about returning. I am currently in my second year of university studying psychology and cognitive neuroscience. I am really looking forward to seeing some familiar faces as well as meeting the newbies. I Cannot wait to see you all in the barnyard, and I am super excited about the adventure The Summer of 2018 will be!”

Grace Lou

Arts & Crafts

1st Summer

Home Town:

Hi, I’m Grace Lou and I’m 19 years old. I finished my first year of college at Brandeis University and am starting my first summer at Camp Middlesex. I’ve volunteered at another camp for 4 summers and I’m so excited to be a part of this one! I love drawing and I also love Zumba. I want to be a teacher when I grow up so hopefully I will be able to have fun with the kids and I hope they have fun too!

Ellie Fenwick


2nd Summer

Home Town: England

Emma Wall

Nature Counselor

1st Summer

Home Town: North Reading, MA

Brianna Cicero

Archery & Head Counselor of Teen Camp

Home Town:

Gary Cooley


11th Summer

Home Town: Greenfield, MA

Екатерина Сальникова


2nd Summer

Home Town: Saransk, Russia

“Hello everyone! My name is Kate. I am from Saransk, Russia. I’m back to camp for second summer and I will be working as kitchen staff. I was at camp during the summer of 2016 and it was my best summer ever!  I’m currently studying for a Building Degree at Mordovian State University. In my spare time I am a dance coach. I like traveling and meeting new people. I’m looking forward to the summer!”

Jessica McLaughlin AKA Office Jess or OJ

Office Manager

5th Summer

Home Town: Fitchburg, MA

Sharleen & Andy Racine


5th Summer

Home Town: Ashby, MA