2018 Postcards from camp

Since 1955, the Squam Lakes Association's (SLA) summer youth programs have introduced young people to the unique resources in the Squam Lakes region and beyond. Through paddling, hiking, swimming, sailing and environmental education campers develop a strong sense of self, community and place. Our Junior Squam Lakes Association (JSLA) and Community Youth Sailing Program (CYSP) provide healthy outdoor recreational activities designed to stimulate inquisitive minds, develop life-long friendships, and create lasting memories. 

Learn more about the SLA Summer Youth Programs here. 

2018 Summer Youth Program Staff Bios


Hi, I’m Autumn! I grew up in the Lakes Region and attended an SLA camp as a kid, making me eager to become a counselor this summer. I will be a sophomore at Boston College majoring in Biology and minoring in Environmental Science. Living at the base of the beautiful White Mountains I have spent most of my youth taking full advantage of the many outdoor activities available, including snowboarding, sailing, and hiking. I love being active and playing sports. I have participated in everything from competitive gymnastics to ice hockey. This past year I was also on my university sailing team. I look forward to sharing my knowledge of the biological sciences and love for the outdoors with the campers as we explore nature and sail!





Hi, I'm Eric Glover. I am from Meredith, NH, and am currently enrolled in the Bates class of 2020. I am an Economics major and History minor. I like to spend my free time reading, hiking and biking, but never all three at once! As much as I love the summer, my favorite time of year is the winter, when I play hockey for my college team and can go skiing in the free time. This will be my second summer working with the Squam Lakes Association, as I was a conservation intern last year.





Hello, my name is Maggie Grant, and I’m from Natick, Massachusetts (near Boston). I spend my summers at my grandfather’s house in New Hampshire. I'm currently a freshman at Colby-Sawyer College in New London New Hampshire; this will be my third summer working as an Environmental Leader at JSLA, and I am pumped for it! I'm psyched to spend another great summer going on hikes, going swimming, playing games, and going on overnights on the islands! Some of my favorite things to do are swimming, skiing, reading, going for walks, and just spending time outside. I also love pizza, lemonade, making chocolate mousse, watching movies, frying eggs, and hanging out with animals. Nothing compares to spending a summer adventuring and learning on Squam Lake!



Hi! My name is Michael Czerwinski. I'm a Bowdoin College graduate with a major in history and minor in english. I was a camper here with the SLA for several years and have been a returning leader here for several years. My many years of experience here have only expanded my love of Squam and I'm excited to continue working with the JSLA to spread an appreciation and love of the outdoors. In my free time I enjoy writing, reading, hiking and just generally engaging with the outdoors.






Hi, I'm Morgan! I grew up in Poland, Switzerland, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada, Finland, and the United States. I currently reside in Gilford, New Hampshire, but I attend Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts where I study business, finance, and entrepreneurship with the intention of entering the banking world post-graduation. In 2017, I graduated from high school at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. I have been sailing for my entire life, but in the past 13 years I have had the opportunity to enjoy sailing on Lake Winnipesaukee and for the past three years I have instructed at the Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing Association. This upcoming season will be my first as Lead Instructor at the Squam Lakes Association. Aside from sailing and other outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, and boating, I play hockey, baseball, and lacrosse.



Hello! My name is Nadia Minart, I was born and raised in Michigan. My family is originally from France, and I am bilingual in both French and English. I have an associates degree in Early childhood Education, and I will be pursuing my Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood at Plymouth State University for the Fall of 2018. I am an avid tennis player and love being outside whether it is hiking, swimming, or canoeing. This is my second year at Squam lakes camps and I am extremely excited to be back!







Hello! I'm Savannah, and I am a rising senior at the College of William and Mary, where I'm double majoring in Geology and Environmental Science. This is my third year as a counselor for JSLA, and I am delighted to be back for another summer of fun adventures! I grew up one town over in Plymouth, NH and was a camper at JSLA for five years. In my free time, I love to go hiking and cross-country skiing, and I love finding good live music. This spring, I spent a semester studying sustainability in Australia, and feel free to ask me all about it!




Hi, my name is Sawyer. I grew up in Plymouth, NH and just graduated from Plymouth Regional High School. In high school I played soccer, lacrosse, and was the captain of the nordic ski team. I am now a freshmen at Montana State University and am studying civil engineering. Last year I worked in the kitchen at the Squam Lakes Inn. I have been at JSLA and CYSP each year since third grade. I spend a lot of my spare time outside doing things such as skiing, hiking, biking, camping and kayaking.





Hi! My name is Sophie Coolidge. While from Middleburg, VA, I just graduated from boarding school in Newport, RI and have been going to Squam in the summers since I was a baby. Squam has been an extremely influential part of my identity: basically everything I love is linked with the lake. This fall, I'll be starting college at Davidson College in NC as a freshman and hopefully majoring in Environmental Science. I've been babysitting kids for
years now and know the lake really well, so I thought that this job would be perfect for me! I love baking, reading, traveling, doing crosswords, playing tennis, and being outdoors. My favorite book is Lab Girl, and my spirit animal is a sea star.