Directors and Staff

Our staff forms the backbone of our program. These hardworking people include a combination of educators, outdoor instructors, and college students. We take great care in choosing our staff and select our leaders from a large pool of applicants based on maturity, judgment, experience, and related program skills. Our leaders are a dedicated group of caring adults who have a clear understanding of young people and are sensitive to their needs and interests. They choose to be a part of our program because of their enthusiasm to work with young people and a desire to share gifts and talents in a safe, fun-filled atmosphere. All staff participate in an intensive training session each season and are committed to your child’s safety and well-being.

Tom Bryant

Camp Director, Owner, Founder

Tom Bryant is the founder, director, and owner of Camp Hidden Meadows. An experienced educator in both the indoor and outdoor classroom, he is committed to creating innovative programs which foster personal growth and development. Using an experiential educational approach at Hidden Meadows he believes that learning opportunities for personal growth and interpersonal communication exist in all aspects of life. The programs at Hidden Meadows have been designed to actively engage all campers by providing a non-competitive, safe and instructive environment in which individuals can broaden their horizons while enjoying new and exciting outdoor activities.

Tom received his BA in Business Management from Marietta College in Ohio and his Masters in Experiential Education from Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minnesota. When not planning new projects for camp he enjoys working on the farm, exploring the outdoors and spending time on the water.

Tom and Silke with daughters Jenna, Maja and Lilli
Tom and Silke with daughters Jenna, Maja and Lilli

Meet Our Team

Katherine Petersen

Katherine Petersen

Director of Climbing

A native of Michigan Katherine brings with her a passion for the outdoors and a steady hand. When not exploring the globe she is busy in our office with registrations and planning for the summer.

Colleen Bryant

Colleen Bryant

Office Manager

Years ago Tom was able to talk his sister into joining camp. Colleen manages our office and is a wealth of knowledge about all things at Camp Hidden Meadows.

Kelly Tuma

Kelly Tuma

Director of Arts

Kelly is a full time art teacher in Northern Virginia and returns each summer to share her love of art with our campers.

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