Meet Bret

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Bret, Head of Blazers

When was your first Green Chimneys Summer Camp summer?

Bret (right) as a Green Chimneys camper

When I first started going to Green Chimneys Summer Camp I was only five years old. Here I am 17 years later taking on the role of Head of Blazers in 2019.

How did that first job at camp make you feel?

As a camper, Green Chimneys Summer Camp was a place where I felt I could truly be myself and explore the environment in such a significant way, with friends!

Are there elements of your favorite counselor that you try to emulate?

  • Silly: No matter how ridiculous the request, my counselor was always the first to lead the way to make all kids feel that it’s okay to look silly!
  • Energetic: Every day my first counselor would be so pumped to do any activity and truly do her best to get us all involved.

What do you love most about your job?

What I love the most about my job is helping kids create a summer full of memories that they will never forget. I remember so many things about camp as a kid and how great it was.  I’m looking forward to this summer — planning overnights and the fun activities we will go on. Night swim is of course on the agenda!

What are 4 ways to describe you?

  • Loud
  • Fun
  • Energetic
  • And my camp spirit’s out of this world!

Get to know Green Chimneys Summer Camps! For more than 40 years, Green Chimneys’ day camp has blended great camp traditions with dynamic outdoor experiences to create exciting and educational summers full of memories to last a lifetime. Green Chimneys Summer Camps recognize each child’s individuality and support their desire to discover the world, and who they are in it. This simple philosophy helps to create meaningful summer experiences that keep kids returning year after year. Choose from two beautiful locations in Putnam County, home to some of the most spectacular features of New York State’s Hudson Valley region:

Clearpool in Carmel   Hillside in Brewster