I am so excited to announce that Fleur de Lis has a new Assistant Director! After a lengthy search we have offered Grace Goodrich the position, she has accepted and will be starting on April 25th.
Grace earned her bachelor’s degree in Education and Child Studies from Smith College and brings a wealth of experience in youth development and education. She taught for several years in the classroom, as a tutor, and as a life skills coach at the elementary, middle, and high school level. Her passion and commitment to the value of camp comes from spending eight seasons at a camp in New Hampshire that is very similar in philosophy to Fleur de Lis. She began as a music counselor, moved into serving as the Head of Swimming, and then as the Lower and Middle Camp Director. Her references spoke to the important role she played as part of the senior leadership team and her positive and professional impact on the camp. All those involved in the hiring process were impressed with her energy and enthusiasm, maturity, thoughtfulness, and understanding of the importance of camp. Grace was our unanimous choice to be the next Assistant Director!
You’ll soon have an opportunity to get to know Grace but until then I want to share a brief message from her: "Hi there, Fleur de Lis Camp! I am thrilled to be joining your camp family as Assistant Director this year. From the small handful of members of your community I had the pleasure of speaking with during the interview process, I garnered a deep sense of pride in your camp's history and was so moved by the sense of belonging and friendship that has persevered through generations. I am eager to learn your traditions and be a part of building new ones, spend plenty of sunny (fingers crossed) days by the lake with you all, and make my very own memories walking the camp road. Cheers to a fabulous summer season! I’m very much looking forward to it!"
Grace hails from Providence, Rhode Island and in her free time she loves to swim, hike, sing and spend time with her dog, Goose. Please join me in welcoming Grace to the Fleur de Lis community!