My name is Andy Kearns (ACK to camp folk), and since the age of ten I have considered myself a lucky guy to have spent 34 Summers on the shores of Moose Pond living and loving Winona Camps. After several camper years I spent my first summers as a counselor working as a trip leader, and as an outdoor living skills instructor. I went on to working with great staff in the position of both Junior and Intermediate Unit Director as well as with the CIT’s. This coming Summer of 2019 will be my first at Wyonegonic. In 1998 I met my wife Kay Leigh while we were both working at Camp and since then we have spent many wonderful summers raising our 3 kids under the pines. They all grew up in Pooh Corner and our daughters have continued as Wyonegonic campers, CITs and in the AC program, while our son has moved on to become a climbing counselor at Winona.
Our family has just relocated to Steamboat Springs Colorado, where in the Winter months I spend my time working on the ski patrol and enjoying time on the slopes and hiking with our visiting families and Camp friends. I have spent many years as a High School educator, the last 15 of which were teaching in a Youth at Risk and Experiential Education program in Fryeburg Maine. I hold a B.A. in Experiential Education and a M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction.
The miles I have tread both leading trips and on my own adventures in Maine, NH, and beyond will serve me well moving into this new position as Trip Coordinator. I am truly looking forward to working with the Wyo leadership team and assisting the Wyonegonic trip leaders as they embark with campers on the amazing adventures Camp offers.