Nancy Nygard Pilon
A camp alum dating back to 1978, Nancy returned to Incarnation in 2003 as the Summer Camp Director. As the Executive Director she has overseen the building and completion of the Lakeside Chapel (2012), the new Maintenance Shop (2013), the Welcome Center (2013) and the Nature Center (2014). Her background includes an MA in Education Administration and a Ph.D in Sports Management. Nancy resides on the property with her husband Denis, and children Cameron and Rowan.
Associate Executive Director for Conferences and Facilities
Peter has come to Incarnation by way of Maine and New Hampshire with 20 years of Food and Beverage as well as Hotel operations experience. He is an Incarnation Camp alum. Peter lives on site with his wife, Shannon and his family.
Dana Capasso Stivers
Associate Executive Director
Dana joined the Incarnation staff in 2014. She has a passion for outdoor experiential education, retreat ministry and summer camp. She holds an BA from Mount Holyoke College and an M.Div from Yale.
Incarnation Camp Director
Liam began working as a counselor in 2007 and became Youth Ministries Coordinator and Director of Incarnation Camp in 2013. He is originally from Leeds, England and holds a BA in Film Production & Screenwriting from UCLAN. Outside of the Center, Liam coaches high school Rugby League in Providence RI, and plays for the Rhode Island Rebellions.
Director of Human Resources
Luigi has worked for Incarnation since 2009. He grew up in New Haven, CT and has a BA in accounting from the University of New Haven. He lives in Meriden with his wife Krista, their son & daughter, and dog Tank.
Courtney is a life-long resident of Deep River and has worked for Incarnation since 2013. She graduated from Mitchell College with a degree in Business Management.
Denis started working at Incarnation (ECCC) back in 1995 with an Outdoor Education background. He has played many roles at Incarnation including: Colony Counselor, Colony Unit Director, Food Service Manager (about 14 Years) and now as the Network Administrator and Web Designer.
Conference Center Staff
Incarnation Camp Staff
Kelsey grew up in Connecticut, and has been a part of camp since 2004. She joined the year-round staff in 2014 as Assistant Director. Kelsey graduated from Unity College with a degree in Adventure Education Leadership, and a minor in Studio Arts.
Parent and Program Coordinator
Nina is a third-generation camper who joined the year-round staff in 2016. She holds a degree in Environmental Science from UMass Amherst. Prior to coming to camp, she worked as an environmental educator.
PS Day Camp / Afterschool
NP & PSDC Director
Aaron Page, M.Ed. (NYU), is the Director of Incarnation’s Pequot Sherwood Day Camp and Nature’s Playground After School programs. Aaron loves the outdoors, especially teaching children about fishing, hiking, birding, and survival skills.
Teacher & Naturalist
Phil has been involved with Bushy Hill and outdoor education for decades. He brings a plethora of knowledge about experiential education, natural history, indigenous studies and ecosystems to our programs. Miller first served as Director of Bushy Hill from 1987 to 2003. During his tenure our summer camp was recognized by Child Magazine as one of the nation’s “top ten youth programs.” In 2003 he left to serve as first selectman of Essex. We’re thrilled to have him join our staff again in 2016.
Bushy Hill Nature Center Staff
Jen holds a BA in Developmental Psychology, an AS in Chemical Dependency, and an M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction, K-8 from Keene State College. Her love for nature was enriched through the summers she spent as a camper and counselor at Bushy Hill while growing up. Prior to her current role Jen worked at Natures Classroom and taught in the public elementary classroom for 8 years.
Brendan is a graduate from Mount Ida College with a B.A. in Early Childhood Education. Brendan began working as a counselor at Bushy Hill in 2004 after attending camp here as a child. He has substituted for many schools along the shoreline.
Georgia holds a B.S. in Captive Wildlife Care and Education from Unity College in Maine. She loves animals and has raised three dogs for Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Georgia manages our working farm which is home to pigs, goats, llamas, chickens, rabbits and donkeys. She enjoys teaching students about farming and animal care.
Steward Outdoor School Staff
Hadley Swope Kornacki
Steward Outdoor School
Hadley has worked in education for over fifteen years. She has a deep love of the outdoors and adventure and a desire to share that love with others. Holding multiple teaching certifications, she has taught in traditional public, charter, and private boarding schools from the elementary level through the graduate level. She holds a BA in Art and Anthropology from Pitzer College and a MA in Teaching from Sierra Nevada College.