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David Strodel, Brookwoods Director

David has directed Brookwoods for over thirty years, bringing to his work a passion for creating environments young people can “grow up in”. During the year, David teaches upper school math and is the 9th grade Dean at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge, Mass.  David’s wife, Joan, is a Speech Pathologist in the Lexington school system, and together they combine perspectives on education from both the public and private sectors.  Their two children have grown up through the programs at Brookwoods and Deer Run and value the relational context for exploring faith that the camps offer. An avid outdoorsman, David loves all of the adventures that Brookwoods offers, from waterskiing and horseback riding to whitewater canoeing.  He is a Maine Trip Leader, and a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).

George Bowling, Tripping Director

One of the most central areas at camp is our Tripping Program.   George Bowling supervises a large Tripping staff that take each cabin on an overnight hike or canoe experience every two weeks at camp.  George’s personal outdoor skills are legendary; he has even started a fire in the rain with a bag of Doritos!  George’s wife, Mary Beth, directs Camp Deer Run for girls. Their two daughters attended Deer Run.