Our staff forms the backbone of our program. These hardworking people are the ones who help you cook burritos over a camp stove, talk you through a climb, and give you a pat on the back for a job well done.
Tom Bryant is the director of Camp Hidden Meadows. An experienced educator in both the indoor and outdoor classroom, he is committed to creating innovative programs which foster personal growth and development. Using an experiential educational approach at Hidden Meadows he believes that learning opportunities for personal growth and interpersonal communication exist in all aspects of life. The programs at Hidden Meadows have been designed to actively engage all campers by providing a non-competitive, safe and instructive environment in which individuals can broaden their horizons while enjoying new and exciting outdoor activities.
Tom received his BA in Business Management from Marietta College in Ohio and his Masters in Experiential Education from Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minnesota. When not planning new projects for camp he enjoys traveling with his family, working on the farm and exploring the outdoors.
We take great care in choosing our staff and select our leaders from a large pool of applicants based on maturity, judgement, experience and related program skills. Our leaders are a dedicated group of caring adults who have a clear understanding of young people and are sensitive to their needs and interest. They choose to be a part of our program because of their enthusiasm to work with young people and a desire to share gifts and talents in a safe, fun-filled atmosphere. All staff participate in an intensive training session each season no matter what previous experience they have.