March News! Spring Has Sprung, March Madness, Staff Updates & So Much More

by Alex Rotman on March 20, 2019

Hey Everyone! Spring is finally here and we are now officially 94 days away from camp! Bou-Yah!!  We’ve had an amazing winter season , but now Pattee’s Pond is beginning to thaw, and the excitement is building!! Before we talk camp, we wanted to welcome our littlest camper, Mack Harris Rotman! You may have seen this on our social media accounts, but Lori and Mack are doing great!  And Mack can’t wait to meet everyone in the Caribou Family.  Please make sure to follow us on all of our social media for daily updates: Camp Caribou Facebook | Camp Caribou Instagram | Camp Caribou Twitter

At the ‘Bou – Cody, our Archery Director, has spent the winter at camp with Eddie, our Maintenance Director. They’ve been working on lots of projects from our new lacrosse field, to our new staff housing, and various upgrades to our camper cabins!  Check out the Spring time photos as of yesterday:


March Madness with your Camp Friends: With the NCAA Basketball Tournament right around the corner, March Madness is coming to Camp Caribou! March to the beat of your own bracket! We will be giving out prizes to our winners each week! If you would like to join the fun, please click on the following link, register through CBS sports, and fill out your bracket today, the deadline is tomorrow at noon:  Camp Caribou March Madness Pool.

New Staff Introductions: With the summer fast approaching, some of our new staff wanted to introduce themselves to the Caribou Family!  We are so excited to have these guys join us to create another “Unforgettable Summer” on the Caribou peninsula – Check out their blurbs below:

Chris C.: Chris comes from sunny Southern California where he grew up camping, hiking, and playing indoor and sand volleyball. Chris also played collegiate volleyball for two years and now coaches at the high school and club levels while pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Cal State Fullerton. Chris is incredibly excited to join the Caribou family and spend the summer doing what he loves: teaching and playing volleyball!

Dom H.:  I’m a chef / Thai boxer who is a very busy, happy, and relaxed person who’s all about having a laugh and good time!  Dom will be teaching culinary arts along with Grant this summer.

Thomas H: Hi my name is Tom, I’m 21 years old from Derbyshire, England. I am currently studying to become a primary school teacher at Nottingham Trent University.  I am coming to Camp Caribou to teach swimming, a new and exciting challenge for me! I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at Camp, see you in summer!

Carl H: Hello, my name is Carl! I’m from Loudoun County, Virginia, and I’m getting ready to enter my senior year at William & Mary where I study Philosophy and Physics. I am extremely passionate about basketball and super excited to teach and coach the sport this summer at Camp Caribou!

Taylor G: My name is Taylor, I attend Mercer University and I’m from Douglasville Georgia. My hobbies include cycling, swimming, and backpacking. This Summer I am teaching swimming and can’t wait to meet everybody!

Ben T: I’m from Edinburgh, Scotland, and I study Physical Education at the University of Edinburgh. I am coming to Caribou to coach soccer! I have played and coached soccer at various levels in Scotland. I have a great passion for the sport and I can’t wait to get started!

James W: Hi guys! My name is James and I am from England, originally from a city called Sheffield. I will be assisting with soccer in the mornings and hosting fitness sessions in the afternoon, as I am a fitness instructor back at home during the winter months.  I very much enjoy keeping fit and healthy and I can’t wait to fly out and have fun getting fit with you guys!

Thomas D: Thomas is 22 years old and will be swim teaching at Camp this year. He lives near the English coast in the county of Cornwall and is a big sports fan.

Max T: My name is Max, I am 22 years old and I am half English and half Japanese! I am a qualified golf teacher and I will be teaching golf at Camp Caribou this summer. Really looking forward to discovering America and the camp life.

Ellen D: My name is Elly, I’m 24 and from Melbourne, Australia. I have been working in Canada and travelling around North America. I have worked with children since I was 18, from newborns to 12 year olds! What I love about working with children is that every day there is something different to learn, see and do! In my spare time I enjoy reading, baking and spending as much time as I could with my 2 dogs back home.  I am looking forward to enjoying my first summer camp with Camp Caribou! 🙂

Jordan R: Hi I’m Jordan. I’m 25 from Leeds, England. I have been a qualified teacher for 4 years. I am an active person who loves sports and being outdoors. At camp I will be one of the Unit Leaders,  ensuring everyone has the best possible time at camp. I am looking forward to meeting all the staff and children at Caribou for what will no doubt be a summer of a lifetime!

Conor K: Hey, my name is Conor and I’m so excited to join Camp Caribou this summer! I’m coming over from the UK, but was partly brought up in Dubai. I’ll be working as a boating instructor, with my specialties being rowing and kayaking. I can’t wait to get started and I hope to meet everyone soon 🙂

Hunter H: My name is Hunter and I’ve played baseball since I was 5 and have won many state and national championships growing up in a travel ball program and have 1 national championship for D3 club baseball. I come from a family with 2 older brothers. My Dad played college ball at LSU and coaches still to this day, and my mom coaches basketball too.

Logan A: So, my name is Logan, but pretty much everyone calls me Augs. I’m from Hendersonville, Tennessee and I am fixing to start my senior year at The University of Tennessee (Go VOLS!). I am on the wakeboarding team at UT and I will be teaching wakeboarding here at camp. I am very excited to get to experience life in Maine!

Diana C: Diana is excited to be joining the Camp Caribou Family as Theatre Director. She grew up on a sailboat with her parents in Florida and the Bahamas, where she was home-schooled from 1st grade through high school. She attended Smith College, where she graduated with a degree in Theatre, eventually going on to complete a PhD in Theatre Arts at the University of Pittsburgh. As a Tour Actor/Director for the Missoula Children’s Theatre, Diana traveled to over 50 towns across the continental United States, teaching and performing with over 2,500 K-12 children. She has also taught theatre at the University of Central Florida, the University of Pittsburgh, and Central Texas College. Currently, Diana lives in New York City and teaches theatre at Fordham University. She has also worked in the Wardrobe Department for many Broadway shows, including Hamilton, Matilda, and Spider-Man:Turn Off the Dark.

Wyatt T: I’m Wyatt and I’m  from Lima, New York, about 30 minutes South of Rochester. I currently am going to school at the University of Idaho, where I am an Alternate Captain for the hockey team and studying Fire Ecology. This summer I will be coaching hockey and I am incredibly excited to start my first year at Camp Caribou!

Reminder – As we near the 2019 summer, we wanted to remind you of our charitable initiative during this coming camp season, as we are partnering up with the World of Change!   We plan to join this great cause and collect loose change at the ‘Bou!  As a camp community, we will decide which cause we would like to contribute to at the end of each session. We will plan to collect change after town nights and our day trips.  But you can start collecting now!!

Parents – Please remember to make sure that all your camper forms are completed through your Camp InTouch Account.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us anytime.