At William Lawrence, we consider effective, compassionate leadership to be a cornerstone of our mission: from our senior staff to our Leaders-In-Training, we are perpetually mindful of what it means to be a leader. Our mature, well-trained staff at William Lawrence Camp are dedicated to the safety, well-being, and positive growth of today’s youth. Led by a senior staff with professional experience in family counseling, social work, teaching, and healthcare, we boast a better than 3:1 camper to staff ratio. Our cabin leaders are chosen for their understanding of camp life, maturity, and ability to provide appropriate guidance for the many challenges that boys face today. The cabin leader core consists largely of former campers, who have come up through our Leader in Training program, balanced by a diverse array of foreign staff in order to provide opportunities for campers to develop themselves as international citizens.
To ensure consistency in approach and performance, all of our staff participate in a pre-camp training week, as well as receiving on-going training throughout the summer. Our program staff are certified in their respective areas during off-season seminars: Riflery and Archery instructors are given specific training in range operation, safety procedures, and teaching techniques; Waterfront staff are Red Cross certified lifeguards and swim instructors; trip leaders are lifeguard trained, as well as being certified in Wilderness First Aid and CPR.
Meet The Year Round Staff
Nat Crane is the Executive Director of William Lawrence Camp. Originally from Brookline and Dover, MA, Nat is a 1976 graduate of the University of New Hampshire and also holds a Masters in Business Administration from Boston University. This is his thirty-third year as a camp administrator and thirty-first as the Director of William Lawrence Camp. Nat is currently a member of the New Hampshire Camp Directors Association. He was previously the chairman of the Tuftonboro Conservation Commission and is a licensed Justice of the Peace and Notary Public. An avid outdoorsman, Nat lives in Tuftonboro with his wife Lara, daughter Hannah, son Chilly and Yellow Lab, Moxie.
Anne Bullitt has been with camp since 2005 serving originally as our Office Manager and most recently as the Business Manager. She graduated from Smith College and has a Masters in Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania. Anne is a Notary Public, she lives in nearby Sandwich, NH, with her husband Jim, who is the camp’s seasonal Operations Manager, and several Golden Retrievers.
Jessica Paquette joined us as our Camper Development Coordinator part-time starting summer 2018 and became a full-time employee in early 2020. She is now our Associate Director. Originally from Somers, NY, Jessica is a 2006 graduate of the University of Buffalo and also holds a Masters in Childhood Education from Hunter College. Jessica started in the camp industry as a resident camper at the age of 9 and since then she has only spent 1 summer away from camp. Former Assistant Director of a non-profit day camp in Manhattan and former Assistant Director of a resident camp in Freedom, NH, this is Jessica’s sixteenth year as a camp administrator. Born and raised in NY, Jessica now lives in Chocorua, NH with her husband, Myles, two bonus kids, Ava and Mark, and two year old, Parker.