Kristin is the Director of Community Programs and Camp Mountain House. When she’s at camp, she goes by “Clicky”, a name given to her during her first summer while struggling with a broken CPR manikin.
As a girl, she attended Camp Mosey Wood and Camp Wood Haven, two Girl Scout resident camps. She was also a Girl Scout from Daisies through Cadettes. In 2010, Kristin returned to Girl Scouts as a day camp counselor at Camp Mountain House. Since then, she has spent a total of eight summers at camp serving in various roles from business manager to assistant director. This will be Kristin’s second summer leading the staff and campers at Camp Mountain House as the director.
In the off-season, Kristin attends conferences and trainings to network with other camp professionals and keep up to date with camp skills and topics. She is a certified archery instructor, is ServSafe and CPR/First Aid certified, has completed American Camp Association Director training courses, and is currently working towards becoming Low Ropes certified. In her free time, she enjoys taking her dog to the dog-park, crafting, and traveling. Kristin graduated from Kutztown University with a Bachelor’s degree in Education.
Camp Mountain House is an ACA-accredited day camp hidden away in a wooden sanctuary in Lehigh County. Just minutes from our Lehigh Valley Service Center, Mountain House offers a thrilling blend of programs for every age group from the first-time camper to seasoned experts. Our camp includes an archery range, nature trail. GaGa pit, an outdoor stage, several picnic areas complete with fire pits, two four-stall latrines, and six platform tents. In addition to our outdoor spaces and activities, Camp Mountain House offers two indoor buildings for girls to utilize. The lodge boasts a beautiful wrap-around porch, full kitchen and plenty of indoor space for crafts, rainy-day activities, and games. Pine Cabin is a cozy space with a kitchen and room for environmental, science, or art activities. Henry’s Cabin sits at the top of the Mountain House property and is home to the camp office and health center during the summer season.
Our staff comes from all across the Lehigh Valley. Some are college students working on their degree. Others are full-time educators in local schools, while others are finishing up high school. Many staff members have been campers at Mountain House. All staff undergo a weeklong training session that covers everything from keeping our campers safe to delivering quality camp programming. Know that when you drop your daughter off at camp, she is learning and having fun in a safe environment surround by staff that are passionate about what they do.
Our Favorite Tradition
Tradition is a huge part of Camp Mountain House. Campers, and parents, are often amused and confused by our camp names! At the end of their first day, your camper may tell stories about their counselors, Zazu and Sherlock; or that they went swimming with Glitzy and Giggles. When you step into a leadership position at camp, whether as a camp program aide or a staff member, you receive your camp name. At Mountain House, camp names are given to new staff members by the returning staff. Each name represents who you are at camp. Other traditions include daily flag ceremonies, Act of Random Kindness awards, and weekly Girl Choice activities.
“The counselors are top notch. The facility is tucked away and feels like camp, but not too far away to make it inaccessible for a day camp. My daughter was at another camp two summers ago that was a little less money and closer to home but she came home grumpy and unhappy every day. She loves this camp and although the cost is slightly more (which can be offset by early registration) and the drive is 10 miles more, she is a happy kid every evening and there is no money value I could place on that! This camp experience has been good for her but also for our family.” ~Parent of Mountain House camper
“The most important impact on her life has been that she has been making friends within her small group at camp. She feels so good about herself because of being able to make these nice friends. She has ADHD, so she has struggled at times in school with reading social situations and being accepted by other girls--but at camp she feels she is making friends and this is clearly making her feel great. Meeting nice girls who are kind to her has been helping her to grow socially.” ~Parent of Mountain House camper
“My daughter volunteered again as Program Aide. She came home on Friday and the first thing she said was, "can I do another week mom" and that says it all! Terrific job Camp Mountain House!” ~Parent of Mountain House camper
“It has truly been a wonderful experience for my daughter. She loves camp and the women that work there. I can't imagine her summer without GS camp.” ~Parent of Mountain House camper
“Both my girls love Mountain House day camp! They love swimming and going on adventures, including looking for fairies!” ~Parent of Mountain House camper
“My daughter loved it and wants to return. It is very nearby.” ~Parent of Mountain House camper
Check out the camp programs available at Mountain House Day Camp!
Join us for an open house on Saturday, April 21, 3-4pm or Sunday, May 20, 12:30-1:30pm to check out camp and meet the staff.