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 and Silke with daughters Jenna, Maja and Lilli
Tony and Stacie with sons Michael and Max.

Tony and Stacie Oyenarte


Tony and Stacie Oyenarte are excited to join Hidden Meadows as Directors. Tony and Stacie are the past Directors of Camp Lochearn for Girls in Vermont. Before that, Tony was the Director of Camp Crystal Lake, a year-round outdoor education center located in Florida.

Tony has been active in the American Camp Association, most recently as Vice-chair of the ACA National Board, and currently serves on several National Committees. He is also a Wilderness First Responder, and Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor.

Stacie has over 25 years of teaching experience in Middle School. She is currently an ESOL teacher in Gainesville, FL. She was named Teacher of the Year in 2016 for her school. 

Tony and Stacie have dedicated their professional careers to promoting the value of the outdoor experience and the importance of being an advocate for children. Tony and Stacie are the proud parents of Michael and Max. As a family, they love to go fishing, paddling, mountain biking and spend time with their beloved golden retrievers - Scout and Summer - in the outdoors.

Tom Bryant

Director Emeritus, Founder

An experienced educator in both the indoor and outdoor classroom, Tom 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 Bryant, Camp Hidden Meadows Director Emeritus and Founder

Meet Our Team

Colleen Bryant

Colleen Bryant

Head of Registration and Office Management

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.

Kat Harlan

Kat Harlan

Head of Community

Kat helps our campers and camp families to have a smooth transition into the first-year camper experience and continues to support campers to have a thriving camper journey summer after summer. Kat enjoys camping, photography, and a great campfire under the stars.

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