Directors & Staff

Windsor Mountain Small Lofo

Our Caring, Talented and Passionate Staff are
Windsor Mountain’s Greatest Strength

Windsor Mountain Small Lofo

Our staff is our greatest asset. Windsor Mountain’s camper to staff ratio is less than 4:1, and we carefully select a team of warm, talented, creative, and mature staff members who love working with children. They come to camp with special talents and skills that they share with campers, and we work closely with them to develop a fun and meaningful summer program that excites and engages campers.

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Jake and Kerry Labovitz, Directors

My (Jake’s) dream of owning and directing an overnight summer camp dates back to my early years as a child. I developed a great love for the magic of the camp experience over the eight summers that I spent at camp in New Hampshire. Those sunny summer days have made me a strong believer in the amazing impact camp has on the growth and development of children. I am truly living a lifelong dream of improving the lives of kids. Kerry grew up on a farm in the Midwest, where she also attended camp as a child. When not on the phone chatting with parents, she can be found having fun with campers and staff. We have two camper-age children and a goofy Labradoodle, all of whom love spending their summers at camp in the woods of New Hampshire. As parents, we are keenly aware of the responsibility given to us by camp parents and take the safety, happiness and well-being of every camper to heart. We are accessible, hands-on and committed to creating fun, meaningful and enriching experiences for the entire Windsor Mountain community. We would love to speak with prospective families to share what makes Windsor Mountain so special.

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Gabby Jack, Assistant Director

Gabby Jack is the Assistant Director at WMI. She came to Windsor Mountain in 2014 from the land down under (Australia) and spent her first two summers as a counselor in the Performing Arts department. Before becoming Head Counselor, Gabby served as a bunk counselor, Co-Director of Theater Fest and the Living Unit Coordinator in the Dorms. During her first few years at WMI, it became clear Gabby was made for camp life and she’s never looked back. A beloved counselor, Gabby became Windsor Mountain’s Head Counselor in 2017 and as of 2021 became Assistant Director. As the Assistant Director, she works closely with our incredible staff and campers, providing guidance and support on all things camper and staff related – from homesickness to fun sneak-outs and everything in between, Gabby is a go-to staff member and an incredible member of the leadership team. We are grateful she found this place among the pines. When Gabby is not working with staff and campers, you can find her leading an epic lip sync battle or cuddling up to her dog Aero.

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Kim Gorey, Operations Director

Kim is excited to reach a decade at Windsor Mountain. While originally from the Chicago area, Kim has lived in a variety of places in the Midwest. During this time, she taught Outdoor Education to middle school groups and hosted leadership retreats for high schoolers. She now lives in New England full time and teaches elementary school Physical Education. Kim originally came to camp to start the Video Lab. She then spent several years as part of the Ropes Team. Kim has been a counselor for every age group in the Tent Unit as well as the youngest campers in the Dorms. This summer, Kim will serve as the Operations Director, ensuring that Windsor Mountain functions smoothly. She will be communicating with the entire camp community to manage the logistics for a memorable summer experience.

Helena Zarate, Culinary Manager

Helena is incredibly excited to be back at WMI this summer. Coming from Colombia, she started as the baker at Windsor Mountain back in 2013, making desserts like her famous Oreo cheesecake and Carrot cake. She was the head of the kitchen in 2016 and then co-developed the Culinary Arts Department in 2018. Her culinary career has passed through France, the US and Italy, allowing her to discover the world through food and culinary education. After getting her masters in Food Design, she is back at camp as the Culinary Manager and couldn’t be happier to share her passion with the WMI community once more. When Helena is not cooking, teaching culinary arts classes or supporting the kitchen staff, you’ll find her running, taking pictures or hanging out with the camp dogs.

Davi Hertz, Program Director

Davi Hertz is excited to be taking on the role of Program Director. She is originally from Connecticut, but spends most of her year traveling both for fun and while working aboard Tall Ships. Davi started working at Windsor Mountain in 2020 and has been a bunk counselor for both the dorms and tent unit, and spent the last two years at camp as the Living Unit Coordinator for the Tent Unit. She can’t wait to use her previous experience to help ensure that all staff provide successful classes to campers and that each camper gets to experience both familiar and new adventures while here. Davi’s favorite camp activities are campfires, sailing on black pond, cooking in the CAB, and singing the programming planning song!

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Lilia Angelone, Family Liaison

Lilia can’t wait to come back to Windsor Mountain for another summer in the woods of New Hampshire! After spending three summers as a camper at WMI and another three as a counselor in the art department and the Dorms, Lilia is so excited to be taking on the role of Family Liaison. She has spent this past year working in a 1st grade classroom completing her final practicum before becoming an elementary school teacher! She has loved getting to bond with the students and create exciting and engaging lessons. After working as a nanny and a nursery attendant, and spending multiple years in elementary school settings, Lilia is looking forward to bringing her passion for collaborating with children and families back to Windsor Mountain. This summer Lilia hopes to build strong partnerships with WMI families as she continues to stay connected with all the campers and their fun adventures.

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Sarah Kaltenbaugh, Head Counselor and Head of the Leaders-In-Training Program

Sarah Kaltenbaugh can’t wait for the 2024 summer to start at WMI! It’s Sarah’s 10th year in the summer camp world. Before WMI, they worked at a Girl Scout camp in North Carolina. They started at WMI in 2016 with the ropes course and as a counselor in the Tent Unit. Sarah quickly fell in love with the community at WMI and spent a few years with the other group of oldest campers, the Guardians, before transitioning to the Leaders-in-Training program. The LIT program is an opportunity for our oldest campers to engage in adventure based programming to develop their leadership skills. Sarah enjoys helping the teenagers find ways to give back and lead younger campers. Whether it is creating morning magic to wake up to or leading the whole camp in a game, LITs find many ways to shine. When not hanging out with the LITs, you can find them in the trees on the ropes course or in the garden with their partner, Scott. During the months when we are all waiting for camp, Sarah teaches 6th grade in Vermont and dreams of being in the trees by climbing circus ropes and jumping on trampolines.

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Ben Schuringa, Head Counselor

Ben is back for his 2nd summer at Windsor Mountain! He grew up just outside of Toronto, Canada, and has spent most of his adult years in Montreal. This summer he is excited to connect with both campers and staff as one of the Head Counselors, where he will be supporting counselors so they can excel at camp! In this role he hopes to combine his social work background with his experiences in children’s recreation to empower everyone at camp to be great, stay grounded, and explore themselves. In his free time he enjoys playing drums, rollerblading, and birdwatching. His favorite camp activities are rope-swinging into Black Pond, being silly, and walking through the beautiful woods.

Abbi Heisser, Dorms LUC

Abbi Heisser could not be happier to be returning to her favorite place for the summer—WMI. Summer 2021 was her first year at WMI, where she quickly fell in love with the community, her role as a bunk counselor in the dorms and lifeguarding at the waterfront. This summer, she will be one of the Living Unit Coordinator for the Dorms…a dream come true! Abbi has been working with kids ages 6-12 for the last four years and has found that it really is her passion. Born and raised in West Texas, Abbi quickly left her small hometown and moved to the city of Austin where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Texas. She still calls Austin her home, where she loves to swim in Lady Bird Lake, hike in Barton Greenbelt, and see tons of live music. You can find her doing similar things at WMI—swimming in Black Pond, hiking the Yellow Dot trail, and sitting front row at all the campfires. Last summer, Abbi taught in a multitude of departments, but her favorites were creative and messy classes in the art cave, or boating classes to the marsh.

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Harry Robinson, Tent Unit LUC

Harry is ecstatic to be coming back to Windsor Mountain for his third year in a row. He is from Scotland, Glasgow but likes to consider Windsor as his home away from home. He loves being outdoors, out in the fresh air and sun working in such a wonderful community. Harry will be one of the LUC’s for the Tent Unit in which he will be supporting campers aged twelve to sixteen and counsellors alike. He has been working at camp since 2022 in the Tent Unit and can be found encouraging campers to climb in the high ropes course, playing pickleball on the sports field and teaching different card games. Camp holds a very special space in his heart and he can’t wait to make this the best summer yet!

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Jess Peel (JP), Tent Unit LUC

JP is so ready to come back for her season at Windsor. They have previously been a bunk counselor in the dorms and tent unit, whilst working in the ropes department. This year she will be one of the Tent Unit LUC’s for the 12-16 year old living space. Back home in England they work for a leading outdoor activity company facilitating responsible risks with ropes activities and teaching cool skills like fencing and archery. At camp she can be found at the top of the zip wire tree encouraging fun, kayaking on the lake, and trying to get the camp dogs to be my best friend. They come to camp for the community, values of kindness, and respect that everyone shares. She is looking forward to supporting campers and counselors with those things in mind this summer. Bring it on!

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Maggie Turner, Dorms LUC

Maggie is absolutely pumped to be returning to “Sweet Windsor Mountain.” This summer she will be one of the Dorm LUCs. Maggie started her journey at WMI in the summer of 2020 as a member of the art department and bunk counselor in the dorms. You can find Maggie leading goofy art activities around the deck, teaching campers that ANYTHING can be art. This will not only be her 4th year at WMI but her 6th year in the wonderful world of summer camps. Throughout the year she travels around the states working with different outdoor education programs teaching students, 4th – 8th grade, about our beautiful planet. In between her adventures she spends her time at home in Springfield, Missouri. In the summer of 2022, Maggie was on our activities and special events team, leading morning meetings, and evening activities. Something that Maggie holds need and dear to her heart is the wacky, fun, weirdness that creates the spirit of Windsor Mountain. Whether that be dressing up as Pitbull, turning ordinary songs into slam poetry, or simply just letting out her inner child, Maggie is fully committed in showing campers that it’s fun to be yourself no matter how silly that may be. She is excited to share her experience with staff leading them to success in making this the best summer ever for the campers!

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Salvador Garcia, Cabins LUC

Salvador is incredibly excited to return to the beloved Windsor Mountain as the Cabins LUC for the upcoming summer. Joining the cabins in 2021, Salvador has found his home ever since. This summer will mark his fourth year at WMI and his second as a LUC. Sal can also be found playing tennis and pickleball as part of the sports department! Originally from Oregon, Salvador is currently a college student at Oregon State University, studying digital communications with a minor in public health. He is thrilled at the opportunity to utilize his skills and experience from previous summers to ensure that every cabin camper and staff member feels supported and has an amazing summer. Sal is thrilled to create engaging living unit activities and organize living unit surprises. He looks forward to encouraging everyone to explore all the new experiences camp has to offer!

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Windsor Mountain Staff

Our staff is our greatest asset. Windsor Mountain’s camper to staff ratio is less than 4:1, and we have an outstanding reputation in the camping world. We carefully select a team of warm, talented, creative, and mature staff members who love working with children. They come to camp with special talents and skills that they share with campers, and we work closely with them to develop a fun and meaningful summer program that excites and engages campers. Counselors, whose average age is 23, arrive from more than a dozen countries each summer. More than half of our staff returns each season and many grew up as Windsor Mountain campers. We provide one of the most thorough orientation programs in camping. Staff is trained in all aspects of camp life, with a focus on how to best foster campers’ growth, development and happiness. Safety is our top priority, and most of our staff is CPR and first-aid certified. Come see for yourself why our staff is the best around. Interested? Join our Staff!

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