Hello! My name is Katie Connell and I am returning this summer as the Director of Camp Hamp. This will be my second summer with the Northampton Parks & Rec. Department and I am so excited! For the past year, I have worked at the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter School while working on my Master's Degree in Education at Boston University. I have previously worked at the Berkshire Museum as an Education Specialist for their summer and after-school programs, in this position I taught different S.T.E.A.M subjects to Elementary and Middle School students. I have also worked as an Education Support Professional at J.F.K Middle School. In my spare time, I enjoy drawing and painting, going to the beach, and hiking.
What are you looking forward to as the new Camp Hamp Director?
As the Camp Hamp Director, I am enthusiastic to participate in the programming of new and exciting activities for this summer. Most of all I am looking forward to meeting all of our campers and I hope we all have a fantastic summer together.
What do you enjoy most about working with children?
I enjoy working with children for many reasons, but the most prominent reason is their enthusiasm to explore and experience new things. Kids are always excited to try something new!
What is your favorite Camp game?
My favorite camp game is, of course, Capture the Flag at Potato Island!