Director, Camp Airy
Starting as a camper in 1984, Marty filled nearly every role at Camp Airy – counselor, unit leader, assistant director – before being named Director in 2014. In fact, this is his second time working for camp year-round, after a two-year stint as a full-time assistant director in 2000-01. Before coming back as Director, he worked in the school system as a teacher and administrator, helping prepare him for his current role.
During the summer months, it’s his job to be responsible for everything that happens at camp. Which means during the off-season he has to “prepare camp to be AWESOME”, working to recruit & retain campers, meeting new families, interviewing and hiring staff, participating in training and conferences, plan for upgrades to camp itself and connect with alumni. As he puts it “if I do it right, all I have to do in the summer is tell bad jokes and oversee the Wheel.Of.Birthdays.”
His favorite thing about working at camp is that he gets to both work and play at the same time. His family often joins him for the summertime in Thurmont – his wife Pam teaches during the school year and fills a variety of roles during the summer, and his daughter Lilly has spent many years at our sister camp, Camp Louise. And his dog Rory quickly became a favorite to everyone who visits Marty’s cabin.
Quotable Quotes: “Live life joyfully.” and “Whatever you are, be a good one.”