Craig (known as Odie) and Monica Odiorne are thrilled to be the new owners of Island Lake Camp. Together, they bring over 35 years of combined camping experience and they cannot imagine a summer without camp! Odie has worked at camps in both Maine and Pennsylvania as a Head Counselor, Ropes Course Director, Assistant Director and as a Director. In addition to overseeing boys area, Odie led all camp operations, facility improvements, food service, camper recruitment and staff development. Monica started off running tennis programs for several camps in Pennsylvania before becoming a Girls Head Counselor and then a Director. As a Director, she oversaw all of girls area and led staffing and health center management.
Odie and Monica's roots in camp runs deep. They originally met at camp 14 years ago. The following summer on the second night of color war, Odie got down on one knee on stage of the rec hall and proposed to Monica. They now have a son named Austin who has grown up at camp and has been in a bunk since he was just four years old!
Their passion for everything camp and working with kids is undeniable. As Directors they will make it their job to know every camper and create a positive environment where kids can try new things and pursue the interests they love. Odie enjoys boating, fishing, music and ultimate frisbee while Monica loves Zumba and tennis. Campers at heart, they can often be found leading Odie’s Ultimate Frisbee and Zumba with Monica during minors. They live for summers where they have the opportunity to create a warm and welcoming camp environment, work with staff, who become their extended family, and help children grow!