Ape is the Director of Adventure and Water/ Camp Mosey Wood at GSEP. It is a very fitting role, because Ape loves to climb! She has been belaying and running high challenge courses for fifteen years. She even introduces the new challenge tower at Mosey Wood as “Ape’s Playground.” Ape also enjoys the water; she has been on several weeklong canoeing, spent time in the Boundary Waters in Minnesota, and, of course, loves Mosey Wood Pond.
The summer of 2018 will be Ape’s 26th year at a Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania summer camp. She grew up going to Camp Tweedale in Oxford, PA. She spent nine summers at Tweedale as a camper and twelve on staff. She had positions that ranged from unit counselor to sports director to assistant and program director. After Camp Tweedale closed its doors in 2013, Ape made the tough decision about where to go next. She chose Camp Mosey Wood, where she became the assistant director in 2014 and has been the camp director for two years. Ape loves the Girl Scout movement and is a lifetime member.
Ape graduated from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 2006 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Health and Physical Education and holds a teaching certificate. Ape has used her passion for teaching throughout her Girl Scout career, continuing to teach camp staff. Currently, Ape is pursuing a Master’s in Camp Administration and Leadership from Touro University of Nevada.