Camp Leadership

Sam Bloom, Camp Director


Sam brings a wealth of experience to us at Camp Hidden Meadows, with 34 years in both resident & day camping. This includes 26 years at Emma Kaufmann Camp in Morgantown, West Virginia, three summers as Director at Herzl Camp in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and four summers as Director of BT Day Camps in the Baltimore area. Some of Sam’s career highlights include the creation of a 2-week summer camp experience, which helped institute a succession plan for campers, and passing the American Camp Association Accreditation process ten times from 2000 to 2023. Additionally, Sam has experience in travel day camps, sports and recreation, and more.

Sam has spoken to over 3000 participants over the past 14 years at the Tri-State Camping Conference and American Camp Association conferences, where he has covered topics of Leadership Styles, Staff Training and Development, Recruitment, Sales, and Customer Service, Crisis Management, Training for Teams, Winning with Millennials and GenZ’s, Creating Inspiration, and Creating Teams. 

Sam is the proud father of two girls, Jordyn (21) and Casey (18), and they share his love for camp! He is a high school basketball official and a high school softball umpire. He loves golf and cannot wait to learn more about fly-fishing!

Meet the Team

Kat Harlan Head of Community

Kat has been a summer camp professional for a decade. She 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.
Elle Lemieux

Elle Lemieux Head of Programming

Elle is a lifelong camp person. She grew up as a camper and counselor at sleepaway camp and worked as a teacher at a boarding school before moving to full-time camping. Elle has the pleasure of hiring our amazing team of dynamic staff. She’s also the go-to person for program development, making sure every day at camp is filled with a new adventure for campers.

Colleen Bryant Office Administrator

Colleen has been on the Hidden Meadows team for many years and plays a vital role in supporting our families and staff. Colleen has a wealth of knowledge about all things at Camp Hidden Meadows and the local West Virginia community.


Jeremy Edwards Head of Facilities

Jeremy is a long-time facilities professional. He makes sure our 250-acre campus is safe, beautiful and well-maintained all year round.

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