Directors and Senior Staff

Tom Bryant

Director

An experienced educator in both the indoor and outdoor classroom, Tom is committed to creating innovative programs that foster personal growth and development. Using an experiential educational approach at Hidden Meadows he believes that learning opportunities for personal growth exist in all aspects of life. Tom has a BA in Business Management and a Masters in Experiential Education

Katherine Petersen

Cabin Life

Katherine and her team of cabin staff will ensure a quality residential experience. A native of Michigan Katherine and a year-round staff member she brings with her a passion for the outdoors and a steady hand.

Galen Denney

Academic Support

With a BA Electrical Engineering Galen is our go-to guy for tutoring in high-level math and AP physics. Galen is dedicated to our location and knows first hand what we offer. His daughter has attended our summer program for the past eight years.

Myra Church

Chef

Myra will head up our kitchen and culinary arts classes. Having worked with her during the summer months we are excited she is available. In addition to providing some tasty options for our regular meals, she is looking forward to spending time with the students in our afternoon culinary art classes.

Colleen Bryant

Academic Support

Years ago Tom was able to talk his sister into joining camp. Prior to joining camp Colleen taught math at the middle school and high school level. Colleen manages our office and is a wealth of knowledge about all things at Camp Hidden Meadows.

Doug Pollock

Program Electives

Doug has worked as a field instructor with both North Carolina and Pacific Crest Outward Bound Schools. Most recently his focus has been on corporate team building. He is an avid skier, climber, biker, and woodworker. Doud heads up our out of camp trips such as skiing and hiking and will be instructing woodworking. Doug holds a Masters degree in Experiential Education

Jenna Bryant

Academic Support

Jenna is a recent graduate of Barnard College where she was the recipient of the Axinn Foundation/Anna Quindlen Award for Creative Writing. Jenna will be assisting with educational support and monitoring. She will be available to review papers and offer support in writing as needed.

Penny

Goodwill Ambassador

Penny sees the Winter Mountain School as an opportunity for more petting.

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Mountain campus and farm

Our location has been described by many as breathtaking. Our campus is situated at 3000 feet elevation in the Allegheny Mountains, which form the border between Virginia and West Virginia.  Our 250-acre property is ideal for hiking, exploring, and visiting the friendly sheep, goats, pigs, and chickens on our working farm.

As you follow the trail through the riverside meadows and across the bridge you come to our “camp village.” Here you will find our office, health center, dining lodge, cabins, art center, and a host of recreational and training facilities such as our sports fields, basketball court, bike skills park, equestrian arena, pond, climbing wall, challenges course, swimming pool and more.    

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The Monongahela National Forest

We are surrounded by National Forest lands adding to our tranquil setting. Our network of trails lead directly into national forest land for fantastic hiking and exploring.


 

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Snowshoe Mountain Resort

With three unique areas, 60+ trails and glades, five terrain parks, night skiing, and activities like snowmobiling, tubing, and backcountry adventuring, Snowshoe is hands down the best winter recreation area in the Mid-Atlantic.

A tubing trip is included in the Winter Mountain School program at no additional cost. For participants wishing to Ski or Snowboard, a trip will be organized and supervised by our staff. There will be an additional fee to cover the cost of your lift ticket and if needed rental gear. 


 

Explore the Camp

Our location has been described by many as breathtaking. As you follow the trail through the riverside meadows and across the bridge you come to our “camp village.” Here you will find our office, health center, dining hall, cabins, art center, and a host of recreational and training facilities such as our sports fields, basketball court, bike skills park, equestrian arena, pond, climbing walls, challenge course, swimming pool, and more. Beyond the camp village is where much of the magic takes place amongst the meadows and endless forest. Savoring a freshly picked carrot from our gardens or taking in the view from the high meadows on a mountain board run are long remembered. It is here where the fundamental joy of being a kid is all the excitement that is needed.

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