BRETT BILLINGS – Director, Camp Lanowa
Brett went to camp when he was younger, but he truly experienced the life-changing effects of camp while he worked on a small, year-round program for boys from low-income families in New Hampshire. Starting there as a swim instructor and lifeguard, he moved up the ranks and was put in charge of coordinating and guiding the backpacking, canoeing, and mountain biking trips for the 12-16-year-olds in the program. He also served as a full-time, community-based mentor for the organization, before moving to New York City to pursue his Masters in school psychology at Brooklyn College. In New York, he’s been an assistant teacher and therapeutic horticulture instructor– all while attending grad school. He believes in experiential education: the philosophy that we learn best by doing, and from solving meaningful problems alongside others. He is eager to join the team at Camp Lanowa and learn alongside the campers and staff!