3 canoes on lake cole

Part 1 in a many part series: Better know your Hird!

This season I asked staff to write a short bio of themselves to share with everyone so to be fair I would like to share a little about myself to start!

I am Kam Kobeissi, I’ve been working for Frost Valley year round for five years. I started my summer camp career as the Photography teacher and became a PAC counselor for the second half of that summer (2006). I quickly began working as a Program Instructor for the Environmental Education Department and Conferencing department between each season until 2009. I worked as an Assistant Program Director the following summer (2007) where I met my wife Heather Bowman (Asst. Wawayanda Director). The following season I worked as the Asst. Adventure Director under Kevin Terrell (2008). The next season I began my year round career as Frost Valleys Director of Camp Henry Hird (2009-Until Present). I married Heather in April of 2010 and have been the steward of the older half of camp for 3 seasons now. Before Frost Valley I was both a participant & volunteer for the YMCA Teen Leaders program in south eastern Pennsylvania (12 y/o – 21 y/o).

Allow me to introduce Mia DeSimone, she is working in Sacky village (girls aged 13) this summer:

Hi! I’m Mia DeSimone, a freshman at George Washington University in Washington, DC. I am interested in Sociology and Communications. IH ave spent the past two summers working at Frost Valley and it has been the best experience ever! Prior to working at FV I worked at a local tutoring center in my town with kids ages 5 to 16. I also worked at the adult night school in my town. I decided to work at Frost Valley because of all the amazing memories it gave me as a child. It is now my job to pass on and make those same wonderful memories with all of my campers!


Morgan Theze

Born in New York but raised in Ireland, Morgan has spent every summer he can remember flying back to the US to attend summer camps. Over the years that Morgan worked at a well-regarded private camp in Maine, he took on many roles including Cabin Counselor, Head of Rocks and Ropes, Program Director, and Operations Director. Morgan began working at Frost Valley as a program instructor in 2014, leading activities for our schools and weekend programs, before becoming our Director of Camp Henry Hird. Campers at Camp Henry Hird range in age from 13 to 16. Morgan loves working with this age group as he finds that this is the time of their life where they form into unique individuals and discover the values that they will hold with them for the rest of their lives.

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