We are very proud of our field staff at Fleur de Lis. These counselors are the women who campers look up to, emulate and turn to for support and nurturing. They are well trained both in their roles as counselors and as experts in the activities they teach. Fleur de Lis is proud that the staff provides our community with a 1:4 ratio of staff to campers. The average age of our field staff is 20. Most of them were campers at Fleur de Lis and have completed our two-year Counselor-In-Training program. Each year about 20% of our staff come to us from other countries including England, Scotland, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand and are chosen for their ability to work with children and skills related to our camp programs.
Carrie Kashawlic has been directing Fleur de Lis for over 5 years. She comes to Fleur de Lis with a long camping history starting as a camper, counselor in training, staff member and camp director. Her experience is in both all-girls environments as well as at co-ed camps and spans four states.
As an active member of the American Camp Association (ACA) since 1995 she serves as a Lead Visitor visiting accredited camps to ensure the standards of excellence in camping are met. She continues to volunteer with the ACA and the American Red Cross as an instructor among other community roles, is a member of the Keene Rotary Club and volunteers as an EMT for the town of Fitzwilliam in the off season.
Carrie holds a bachelor degree in Communications from Ohio Northern University and an International MBA from Baldwin Wallace College. Carrie worked for the Girl Scouts, and her background includes working at the university level and living abroad as a Professor of World History in Colombia, South America.
International travel and eco-tourism is a favorite past time of Carrie’s. She has traveled in more than 20 countries, speaks three languages: English, Spanish and German and is a certified instructor of English as a foreign language.
Growing up in the metro-Detroit area, Hannah first went to overnight camp when she was 10 years old. She loved it so much that she started a neighborhood summer camp when she was 13. Since then, she has worked at four camps throughout Michigan and Canada.
After graduating from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in English, she did marketing and community engagement work with a number of different companies, including a non-profit and a few startups. She worked in London at a tech startup as well, doing everything from web design to recruiting. For close to a year, she last worked as a producer at the newspaper in Palm Springs, California, managing projects and teams to help engage the community.
A Fitzwilliam native, Sarah grew up on the shores of Laurel Lake. At 10 years old, she attended her first sleep-away camp and hasn’t missed a summer since! Rising through the ranks each year at neighboring Camp Takodah, she took on roles from Camper, Leader in Training, Cabin Leader, Division Head, and Assistant Director. She attended Geneva College, in Beaver Falls, PA, majoring in Human Services & minoring in Psychology where she also volunteered with Young Life to run programs for local high school students. After college, and a fund development internship with a local YMCA, she moved back to New Hampshire. She began a professional career in camping with Camp Takodah where she supported educational travel programs and summer camp. Some fun facts about Sarah are that she loves crafting, particularly crocheting and knitting; she enjoys hanging out with her niece Bella who is 2 ½ years old. Sarah loves dogs and has a rescue dog named Finley. Sarah is thrilled to be back in Fitzwilliam spending summers on beautiful Laurel Lake.
Karin is a lifelong resident of the Monadnock Region. She grew up riding horses and participated in 4-H and Pony Club, riding western, hunt seat, eventing, polo, and dressage.
She is a graduate of Franklin Pierce College with a degree in management. Karin lives in Marlow, NH with her husband Tim (IT professional), their son Ryan (Skidmore College baseball!) and her precious side-kick Sammie Mae (Boston Terrier). She enjoys attending Ryan’s games, traveling to warmer climates, anything Disney, and running half marathons.
Richard started working at Fleur de Lis Camp as a Kitchen Boy and now serves as the Property Manager. He is a native of Fitzwilliam and is a member of the Fitzwilliam Sportsman Club. He is an avid collector of rifles and enjoys hunting, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and hiding gold painted rocks for the campers to discover during their walks up and down the camp road.