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Our Peeps: Ari Leo and Henry Harman

Our Peeps: Ari Leo and Henry Harman

Meet Assistant Camp Directors Ari Leo and Henry Harman

As a child, Ari was a frequent visitor of the Massabesic Center to explore the trails, see the animal ambassadors, and experience what nature had to offer with her family. After moving to Florida for her teenage years, Ari headed back to New Hampshire in 2021 to attend Southern New Hampshire University to achieve her bachelor’s degree in environmental science. Ari started off in June of 2022 as an outdoor educator for our summer camp program and found her passion to learn and teach about the natural world. She continued through the 2022-2023 school year as a part-time educator, where she performed a wide variety of educational programs for school groups, adults, birthday parties, vacation camps, libraries, and much more.

After graduating with her degree in April 2023, she is ready to move into her new role as Assistant Camp Director at the Massabesic Center for our 2023 summer camp season! We are lucky to have Ari’s energy and passion on our team. She will happily tell you all about our wildlife and animal ambassadors, especially her favorite type of animals…reptiles! Be sure to say hello when you stop by the Massabesic Center or attend one of her many educational programs.

Henry has lived his whole life in New Hampshire. Much of his childhood was spent outdoors, and he remembers fondly the expeditions he and his grandparents would often take through the forest. Henry attended NH Audubon’s summer camp for nearly seven years as an LIT, volunteer, counselor, and now as an Assistant Camp Director. He brings a wealth of experience to his role, and we expect that he will be a great asset in creating a fun and inviting atmosphere at camp this summer.

When asked how he feels about education in nature, Henry replied:

“I feel that it is incredibly important to inspire a love and respect for nature within children from a young age. To that end, I strive to create a fun and welcoming environment for all children and staff at our summer camp. Through walking on the Audubon’s trails, playing nature related games, and meeting our ambassador animals, I hope that the children at our camp will come to love nature as much as I do.”

We are excited to have Henry working as one of our Assistant Camp Directors this year. With his help, along with the rest of the staff, we are sure that we will have a wonderful summer this year.