Nobles Day Camp is thrilled to introduce our new camp director, Beth Johns-Thomas! Beth brings 30 years of experience as a professional camp director to us. She has been in leadership roles at day and overnight camps, profit and nonprofit camps, and single-sex and co-ed environments. Most of her time has been spent directing camps at Independent Schools.
“I love working in camp! Camp to me is about friendships, community and learning something new, encouraging staff to do their best work with campers and, most of all, having FUN!” she says.
Beth has created education programs across age groups and interests, and started two summer camps from the ground up. Both programs are still running robustly today.
She has participated in, celebrated, and uplifted diversity, equity and inclusion. She has, also, forged partnerships with organizations like the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston and Camp Harbor View. Beth explains, “I am a strong believer in prioritizing mental health of children and adults alike, providing a safe space for campers to be able to voice their opinions and talk about their struggles AND to focus on positives, what they are passionate about, and what we can look forward to.”
She, also, acknowledges that parents know their children best, and stresses the importance of the camp-parent relationship. “I believe parent relationships are key to a continued successful program. I am committed to open conversations and communication with families to better understand their needs and how we can make camp a successful place for their child and family.”
Beth lives with her wife in Nashua NH. They have four adult children and a granddaughter. In her spare time, Beth enjoys photography and quilting. Most of all, she likes routing for the Red Sox!