Pam Bucknam Hale

My name is Pam Bucknam Hale, and this summer will be my 13th summer at Wyonegonic after many summers away. My first summer at Wyonegonic was as a Junior camper, and I continued to spend every summer of my childhood as a camper, then a CIT and AC, until I eventually was back in Junior as a counselor!

After my last summer as a counselor, my first year-round job was as a teacher and a coach at two private schools in Connecticut. From there, my passion for working with children and learning about both human and organizational behavior led me to pursue graduate degrees in Social Work and Business. For the last 25 years, I have worked in various capacities at a large Massachusetts non-profit.

When I’m not working, I enjoy being outdoors, running, golfing, hiking, swimming, biking, and spending time with my family. My family includes my wife Teresa, my daughter Charley (11), my son Sammy (9), two guinea pigs, and our newest addition, a puppy named Rufus. I feel very fortunate that, when I return to Wyonegonic this summer, I will be returning with my children. Charley will return for her third summer at Wyo, but her first as an Intermediate camper; Sammy will return for his second summer as a junior camper at Winona.

I am thrilled to be returning to Moose Pond this summer. Although it may appear that I left camp for several years, the Wyonegonic spirit has never left me. It has informed my thinking, friendships, and family life. I feel so grateful to have the opportunity to share and experience Wyonegonic with a whole new generation of campers and counselors.