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Founder & Director

Kate remembers the days when she was too terrified to go to camp herself. Her first camp

experience was at an overnight camp, she snuck pictures of her family into her pillow so

she could look at them when she was feeling homesick. Let’s just say she wasn’t looking

forward to it. By day two, she found her happy place and her calling.

After five summers as a camper she transitioned to working at camp making her way from junior counselor to coordinator of the leadership programs during her seven summers at Barrie Camp. Diversifying her experience in the camp world saw her work at several more camps over the next few years until she became the Camp Director and then Associate Executive Director/Acting Executive Director at YMCA Camp Letts, an overnight camp in Edgewater, MD. Over five years, Kate helped grow the program and redefined what quality programs looked like at Camp Letts.


Kate has been deeply committed to making her dream of owning a camp a reality since she was young. With a Master’s degree in Camp Administration and Leadership, a Bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Education and Marketing Management, as well as serving as the Professional Development Chair for the American Camp Association (ACA) Chesapeake Region and an ACA Standards Visitor, bettering the world through camp forged a passion as well as a commitment. That same passion and commitment has kept Kate driven in the quest to help make a positive impact in the lives of others.


As mom of a son and daughter, plus a black lab named Luna, she understands the importance of sending your child to a place you can trust. Her family means the world to her and her husband, and she wants to create that same family feel with everyone that comes to Rippling Brook.  


2023 Summer Camp Team
2024 Summer Camp Team to be announced in Spring 2024

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Camp Counselor

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Camp Counselor

2024 Summer Camp Team
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