Meet Matthew

Day camp is an opportunity for kids to have fun

Matthew
General Counselor

When did you first become involved with Green Chimneys Summer Camp?

I started attending camp when I was five years old; this will be my fifth summer on staff.

How did camp make you feel as a camper?

I was so excited to get up each morning, knowing that I would have such a fun time at camp with my friends and my counselors. I enjoyed every day as much as the last. I always couldn’t wait to come back the next summer.

Are there elements of your favorite counselor that you try to emulate? If so, what are they.

  • I try to be inclusive of all the campers, no one wants to be left out!
  • I try to be there for all of my campers, they need to be able to look up to their counselors and be able to talk to them if any problems come up.
  • Being a fun counselor is one of the most important parts of the job as well, it makes the kids feel comfortable and shows that they can have fun too.

What do you like most about Green Chimneys Summer Camp?

I enjoy coming to camp every day, knowing that my campers are expecting to have a fun time with me and their friends.

Favorite camp song? OR Favorite Camp activity.

My favorite camp song is the “Green Grass” song and my favorite camp activities are dance and swimming.


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