Summer Camps for Girls Staff
Our Amazing Summer Camp Staff
Camp Timber Tops bunk counselors are our most valuable resource, and they travel to camp early each summer to get to know each other and get ready for campers! Leading by example, our incredible staff members naturally teach Timber Tops girls how to push themselves into finding independence, confidence and personal success at camp.
The Black Family
Welcome, Future Camp Families! Camp Timber Tops is part of a camp organization that has been owned and operated by our family, the Black family, for over 80 years and 4 generations. It's one of America's oldest camps under continual ownership. Timber Tops' brother camp is Lake Owego and it is affiliated with Pine Forest Camp for boys and girls, started in 1931 by Hughie and Selma Black.
Anna Black Morin
Anna Black Morin (pictured with husband Eric) grew up as a camper at Timber Tops, served as a counselor, activity head, and then head of hi-senior girls for a total of 18 summers. Formerly a middle school teacher in New York City, she currently works as full-time Director. Anna's parents, Mickey and Barbara (top photo: center top row) are the camp owner/directors and her grandparents, Marvin and Annette Black (top photo: seated) are two of the Camp Timber Tops founders. Also pictured are Lee Forest Black (top photo: top left) and Eric Morin, Anna's husband (top photo: top right). Anna and Eric were married in Greeley, Pa.! We can't wait to meet you at camp this summer!
Hi, Everyone! We're the Ruddick Family! My name is Missy Ruddick, but I came to Camp Timber Tops as Missy Miller when I was in middle school. I didn't know anyone when I came to camp that first summer, but I quickly fell in love with Timber Tops and my friends there, and I've been at camp pretty much ever since! I progressed through the ranks as a dance counselor, then a unit leader, a Head Counselor, and now my husband Andy and I are directors! We met at camp more than 15 years ago when Andy was a counselor at our brother camp, Lake Owego. During the year, Andy and and I live in Florida and work as elementary school teachers. We have two beautiful children, Ashley and Nicholas, and the four of us travel up north every year to our summer home in Greeley, PA.
My name is Lauren Miller, but at camp I'm "Millie." It's hard to believe, but I've been spending my summers at Camp Timber Tops for close to twenty years! I started as a camper and haven't been able to leave. After earning a BA in Psychology and American Sign Language from the University of Rochester, I moved to Washington D.C. and attended the George Washington University where I graduated with an MA in school counseling. I've been the school counselor at Murch Elementary School for four years, which is great, because I'm finished with the school year just in time for camp! I'll see you up the winding road soon!
Hi, I'm Beth Mund and I have been at camp for 10 years (I'm so excited that my name is on the tree!). I earned my BS degee from George Washington University, and a Masters in Psychology from Nova University in Davie, Florida. As a child, I spent five wonderful summers in Greeley and returned to camp during college to be a bunk counselor. This summer will be my fourth summer as CTT head staff, and camp just keeps getting better and better. I'm a mom of three and run a travel soccer program for my town in New Jersey. I also love dogs and volunteer with local dog rescue groups. I can't wait to see you in Greeley!
Hi everyone! I'm Rachel, and I've been at camp since I was ten years old! I first started coming to CTT as a camper, and I always knew that I wanted to return to be part of the staff. I have been a counselor, head of drama, unit leader, and I am thrilled to now be the Head Counselor of the juniors. After I completed my BA in Psychology at Binghamton University, I moved to NYC where I earned my MS in Education from Bank Street College. I am currently teaching Pre-K in Manhattan. I love to sing just about as much as I love camp, which works out well because at Timber Tops there is so much singing! I can't wait to see everyone this summer!
Hi, Ladies! My name is Judy Silver. I was captain of the Greenwich High School field hockey team and went on to play four years of varsity field hockey at Williams College. I also played on a slow pitch softball team that placed 3rd in the New England tournament. I currently coach for the travel field hockey program in Ridgefield, Connecticut, and I'm an avid runner (you'll see my name all over the running log at camp). I'm also a mentor teacher in the Ridgefield Public Schools and teach eleventh and twelfth grade English. I grew up at Timber Tops, and now my two daughters are growing up at CTT! During the summer, I'm the athletic director at camp. The athletic staff uses the "teach, model, apply and practice" method with everyday instruction. As a camper at Timber Tops, I spent most of my time on the upper fields. Not much has changed many years later!