The only thing that is constant is change – Heraclitus
And do we have changes to announce here at Keystone! We are very excited to welcome Heidi Spradlin to our year-round, full-time staff. Heidi will assume the title of Associate Director and will have responsibility for the camp program and the camp staff. She and I will both be traveling this winter with our Keystone Road Show.
Heidi has a lifetime working with children and knowing the value of summer camp. She grew up in Marblehead, Massachusetts, and attended a girls’ camp in Maine for 14 years as a camper, counselor and waterfront director. Like many Keystone girls, summer camp was where she learned confidence, independence and joy in adventure– characteristics that would influence her life choices. After earning her Bachelor in Science in Elementary Education, Heidi worked as a teacher both in the United States and internationally in Ukraine and Costa Rica with her husband and three sons. She completed her Masters of Education in Middle Grades Education and her Educational Specialist degrees at the University of Georgia and has served as the Gifted Education Specialist at Brevard Middle School in Brevard, North Carolina, for the past several years. Heidi was recognized as the Transylvania County Schools Teacher of the Year for the 2013-2014 school year. Always passionate about the outdoors, Heidi has coached the Brevard Middle tennis, cross country and track teams and has taken a deep dive into the girl world of Keystone Camp for the past four summers. Heidi brings over twenty-five years of experience in camp counseling, teaching, coaching and leading. Heidi joins us in the office on October 2nd, and we cannot wait! So many of you already know Heidi, we know you will be just as pleased as we are to have her as a full-time member of the Keystone family.
Kat Owen and Anna Branon are both moving on from their time at Keystone. We are grateful for their many contributions to us over the past five years, and we wish them great success in their next opportunity. We thank Kat, in particular, for “Other Girl First,” and the many positive turns in camp life. As we all know, our camp community is a reflection of the contributions each of us leaves, and that piece of ourselves that we leave behind remains a lasting part of Keystone.
These departures leave us with a job opening. We are seeking a female college graduate who wants to serve as a role model for young girls. Her primary area of responsibilities for this position will be in staff recruitment, staff development, camper recruitment, program development and camper retention. She must love working with children of all ages and believe in the power of the girls’ summer camp experience. A high level of social media savvy will be welcome. As you know so well, Keystone is committed to developing strong, resilient, capable young women, and we truly hope you can help us spread the word about this opportunity at Keystone. Job applicants may email me directly at [email protected]com.
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