Executive Director & Camp Director — Nick Robbins
Hi, I’m Nick. Dad, husband, teacher, nature lover, ski patroller, philosophy geek, lifelong “camp guy”, and Director here at Camp Mowglis.
I’ve always loved the outdoors, teaching folks about the outdoors, working with people, and thinking about life’s big questions. After graduating from the Colorado College with a Philosophy degree, I sought a career that would involve my dual passions for outdoor education and emergency medicine, which led me to become the camp Emergency Medical Technician at another excellent New Hampshire summer camp in 2002. Life works in mysterious ways, and I spent eleven years at that camp, cutting my teeth in the industry and learning the ins and outs of running a successful camp. I worked my way up, first to Assistant Director, and then to year-round Camp Director, a position I held from 2005 to 2013.
After a decade of helping that program grow exponentially, I was ready for more. I wanted a smaller, mission-driven camp that was more outdoorsy and had deeper ties to youth development. I wanted something that really stirred my soul. When I found Camp Mowglis, I knew it was The One instantly. I’ve been the Camp Director here since 2013.
In addition to being Director of Mowglis, I’m an Accreditation Visitor for the American Camp Association which means that I visit other camps during their operating season to make sure they’re following all the industry best practices for health and safety. I sit on the boards of the New Hampshire Camp Directors Association as well as the American Camp Association’s New England Chapter; during the winter I maintain an active role with the National Ski Patrol as a certified Outdoor Emergency Care Provider. I also have a significant emergency medical background (former EMT) and have led wilderness trips for all ages of kids and teens throughout the country and abroad.
I’m not one of those Camp Directors who lurks in the office. I’m always out around camp and I’ll personally know your son and vice versa. I’m a dad too. I get safety concerns, worries about fitting in, homesickness, all of it. I strive to be the kind of Camp Director I would want looking out for my kids.
That’s why I work very closely with our camp families before, during, and after the summer. We both want the same thing: a positive environment to teach your son to be a great man — and have a ton of fun along the way.
I was very impressed with how personalized our experience was. We received personal letters that reassured us that our son was being well taken care of and that he was being worked with and treated as an individual, not just another kid in the group. – Benjamin Millett (Mowglis dad)
If you’re curious about whether Camp Mowglis is the right fit for your son, contact me anytime at [email protected]. I’m here all year and I have an open door (and inbox) policy. Even if Mowglis isn’t the right fit (because it’s not for everyone) I’ll give you some great alternatives that are a better match.