Goshen’s Camp Thorpe hires new leader
GOSHEN — Camp Thorpe, which provides a fun and safe summer camp experience for children and adults with special needs, has hired Heather Moore of Burlington as its new executive director. Moore starts at the Goshen camp on June 17.
“We are incredibly excited that Heather Moore will be joining the Camp Thorpe family this summer as our new executive director,” says Martha Heath, co-president and treasurer of the board. “After careful consideration to make sure we had just the right match for our beloved camp, I am confident that we have found a real winner in Heather.”
Moore has worked in educational institutions for over a decade as a counselor, teacher, administrator and board member. She has a BA and MA in history from Skidmore College and the University of Vermont, respectively, and is a Fulbright scholar. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in educational leadership with a focus on special education at UVM.
She has traveled extensively around the world researching, writing and learning. Moore resides in Burlington with her husband and young daughter.
“I am truly honored to accept the position of executive director of Camp Thorpe,” Moore said. “The people who have guided and loved this nonprofit for the past 92 years have done so with heart and vision, and I seek to continue in that great tradition. The beauty of the physical space that is Camp Thorpe is only rivaled by the joy that it brings to children and adults in the summer months. I look forward to building upon this institution and continuing to provide top notch experiences to campers.”
Lyle Jepson, co-president and secretary of the board, and former Camp Thorpe director for 22 years, concurs.
“It takes a lot of energy, the ability to multi-task, a wealth of knowledge, and a real passion and love for our campers to be a successful executive director here. Heather has all that and more,” Jepson said. “We’re lucky to have her.”
Camp Thorpe was founded in 1927 by the Rev. Walter and Lavinia Thorpe. Its vision is to create a camp community where everyone feels safe, secure and accepted. Camp Thorpe is a nonprofit organization that provides the individual care, close supervision, and assistance needed so all campers can enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, nature activities and campfires, along with skit night, arts and crafts, dances, and karaoke.
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