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Since 1944, Camp Brookwoods has been blessed with an incredibly diverse staff. We draw this capable group from leading colleges and universities across the country, including Princeton Theological Seminary, Wheaton College, Cornell University, Georgetown, LeTourneau University, Gordon College, Harvard University, Grove City College, Cedarville University, Notre Dame, Grace College, Taylor University, Cairn University, Liberty University, Biola University, and many others. Approximately 85% of the staff return each year which ensures a stable core group of counselors with enough new hires to bring in fresh ideas each year.

Keep this team in your prayers as they serve our campers with every talent that God has entrusted to them.

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DAVID STRODEL, BROOKWOODS DIRECTOR

David has been the Brookwoods Director since 1982 and is a second generation Camp Director. When not busy in the woods of New Hampshire, David has worked as a faculty member at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His educational background is infused with the Brookwoods camp philosophy that skills are taught at camp and excellence is rewarded. David and his wife, Joan, live in Massachusetts and have two children.

 

 

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Matt Ericson, Facilities Director

Matt and his wife Caitlin were both on staff here at camp. Matt keeps our facility in tip-top shape. He and Caitlin have a young son Elijah and recently added a little girl, Aria who keep them on their toes!

 

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Emma LaMontagne, Registrar

Emma joined our team in the fall of 2016.  Emma is originally from New Hampshire and has served on the summer staff at MRO as a counselor as well as trip staff. She is happy to answer all your questions about camp and make sure that you have your camper’s paperwork completed correctly.  

 

 

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Bob Strodel, Executive Director and Debbie Strodel, Bookkeeper

Bob is a second generation Camp Director and attended Brookwoods as a camper.  He met Debbie when they were on staff at another Christian camp in Massachusetts.  Bob and Debbie have two grown children who have come up through the program at Brookwoods and Deer Run!

Mike Brigham, Facility Staff

Mike has been part of the facility staff since 2000. He enjoys kayaking and hiking, and is currently working on hiking all the 4000ft peaks in New Hampshire.  Mike has two grown daughters.

Melissa Yonan, Director of Alumni Relations

Melissa has been a part of the camp family since 1982 and has “done it all” at camp! She is responsible for our vast alumni network and serves as editor for the camp newsletter, The Weathervane, as well as Director for our annual Alumni Camp weekend.

Ann Higgins, Director of Development

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Todd Edgerton, Food Service Director

Todd joined us as our Food Service Director in 2012. He and his wife Lori and their 4 children are a big part of camp life.  Todd is an excellent cook and makes an impressive salsa.