Tradition &

Mark Stehlik

Glen Brook Executive Director

Mark’s good humor and enthusiasm for working with young people in the outdoors are trademark qualities of his work here at Camp.

A graduate of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, Mark majored in philosophy with a focus on ethics and morality, which speak to the very heart of summer camp living.

Growing up, Mark spent most of his summers attending and working at a camp closer to his hometown, Buffalo New York, where over different summers he was the nature teacher and taught horseback riding.  Before his current job, Mark worked summers here at Camp Glen Brook as a Trip Leader and leading the Falcon Outdoor Leadership Program.  Mark came to us most recently from the Chewonki Foundation in Wiscasset, Maine, where he was an outdoor educator.

Mark loves to learn new skills, and especially loves the outdoors: exploring and wandering in the woods, tracking animals, climbing trees and rock climbing, playing in streams, building fires, chopping trees, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, running, and biking.  Mark is certified as a Ropes Course Instructor, a Lifeguard Instructor, and as a Wilderness First Responder. Mark often serves as the camp photographer & web designer, and loves taking photos of children, wildlife, and the natural world.  Mark maintains a regular yoga and meditation practice, which he cites as a source of his boundless energy, enthusiasm, and patience.  Mark is always looking forward to his next opportunity to share these joys and skills with students, campers, gappers, and adults.

Mark can usually be found with his dog, Bodhi nearby.  Click here to meet Bodhi.