Our Gate Hill Family
Being a part of the Gate Hill Family means finding a partner for your child's happiness, growth and well-being.
Since 1989, Gate Hill has been owned and operated by the Male family. Josh, as camp director, with Bob and Jennifer (Directors Emeritus) oversees all daily camp operations and supervision of staff and campers. The word "family" however, extends beyond throughout the community, with Campers, Parents, and Staff part of our Gate Hill Family.
Gate Hill is a family experience, where parents are included in their child's summer. Our camp Directors and Leadership Staff have ongoing communication with campers' parents via the telephone, email and in person. We keep parents up to date regarding everything from their child's swim progress and new friendships to funny stories that make you smile. Our parents are encouraged to call us with any concern or need which will help their child have the best experience possible.
Every staff member at Gate Hill shares the same goal; to keep our campers emotionally and physically safe, while ensuring them an incredible summer experience. Staff members are selected for their warmth and positive approach with children, in addition to their special skills in sports, arts, aquatics and other camp areas. All candidates experience a thorough interview process, including reference and background checks, an initial telephone interview and lengthy face to face meetings. Once hired Gate Hill staff members participate in several days of pre-camp training including orientation to the culture and philosophy of Gate Hill, and development by professional trainers.
The Gate Hill Leadership Team is made up of a group of talented professionals in both education and social work. Division Leaders and Specialty area directors form the backbone of the camp community, and are committed to fostering personal relationships with campers, parents and staff alike. Throughout the year, the team meets regularly to plan and prepare for the upcoming summer to ensure a successful summer experience for our campers.