Meet Our Team!
Committed to Our Campers
Betsy Day and Randy Williams
For more than 20 years, Randy and Betsy have been preserving the original Lake Parker settlement and inviting the children of the Northeast Kingdom and beyond to come to camp.
Leanne has played many different roles at Glover Pioneer Camp over the years, including leading programs in theater, Abenaki games and culture, arts and crafts, and running "Nature Explorers", our 1st and 2nd grade program. Leanne also leads our morning meetings, and has recently taken on the role of Programming Director. She loves camp so much that she sends both of her own kids every year!
Peggy Day Gibson
Founder, Head of Trail Maintenance, Grants Coordinator
Peggy began Glover Pioneer Camp in 1996 in the basement of the Glover town hall, and has been a leader in its development over the past three decades. In her recent retirement as the Director of the Old Stone House Museum in Brownington, she has generously donated her time to be our main grant writer, and our new head of trail maintenance. She looks forward to working with our campers this summer to building more hiking trails around the settlement.
After receiving her BFA from Johnson State College, Kristen has been teaching art to "at risk" youth for over twenty years. She lives in West Glover with her cat, Mushi, where her two adult sons visit often. She enjoys painting, working with clay and padding on the pond.
Joan has enjoyed exploring cemeteries since she was a kid, and now serves as the Vermont Old Cemetery Association rep for Orleans Count, and is a member of the Glover Cemetery Commission. For several summers, Joan has led an afternoon group of Pioneer Day Camp campers in the West Glover Cemetery noticing all the stories gravestones have to share---art, epitaphs, history, stone material, architecture, customs---along with resetting and cleaning stones in need of a little TLC.
For the last few years, Sarah has served us as our camp cook. She is wonderfully talented in the kitchen. She's also a former social studies teacher, who now contributes her educational background to leading our archaeology focus group.
Camp Counselor and Lifeguard
Heidi is one of our original counselors who began camp with us all the way back in 1996. Heidi is our head lifeguard, and will also be helping Peggy with our new Trail Building program this summer!