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Hayne Beattie-Gray

Director of Communication and Strategic Partnerships

I’m Hayne and I am the Director of Communication and Strategic Partnerships on our administrative team here at camp. I wear many hats throughout the year as we are a small yet mighty group. I have spoken with or emailed with many of you as you register your children for camp, seek clarity around the best session or course for your camper or expeditioner. I work in collaboration with Anne to find and write grants that will allow our camp to grow to support the needs of our programs as we dream big and look ahead. Actually, so much of the work that we do behind the scenes is a collaborative effort. During the summer, if let out of the office, you will often find me out at the pioneer cabin. It is a quiet place in the middle of camp where kids slow down and great conversations can be had while we tend fires in the wood-burning stove and in the outdoor kitchen. Alongside fire building and tending, I teach cooking, needle felting, candle making, gourd craft, salve making and more. I love getting to know so many campers around this shared space while working alongside each other on projects. I am lucky to live on the Preserve year round with my family - my husband Jonathan (who is our Music Director and one of our mentors), my 13 year old twin sons Hamlin and Zeb, our 16 year old daughter Isabel - who spends her school years in New Jersey at The Lawrenceville School, four dogs (did anyone else pick up a new pet or two this past year?), 10 hens and a rooster. The trails of camp and neighboring DuPont Forest have kept us sane and grounded this past year which brought a myriad of challenges to our family. I don’t take any of it for granted.