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Jerrell Cox is the Director of Camp Hale, a post he’s held since 2009. Jerrell has reinvented the program while retaining the traditional spirit of Camp Hale by developing several new program initiatives to provide access to children who need camp the most, including adding girls camp to the traditional all boys camp in 2012. Jerrell is an exceptional leader who strives to support the academic growth, leadership development, and positive self-esteem of all Camp Hale staff and youth.
Jerrell’s passion and commitment stems from his personal connection to Camp Hale as a camper. Jerrell began attending Camp Hale in the summer of 1994, and he has not missed a single summer on Squam Lake since! In October 2003, Jerrell joined the USES team full-time and has held various positions in the After School Program, club48, and Camp Hale, including Director of Out of School Time Programs. In 2015, Jerrell became Director of Camp Hale full-time and is working to secure Camp’s future through a multi-million dollar Capital Campaign alongside the USES team. His favorite part about Camp Hale is a three way tie between the CHFFL (Camp Hale Flag football League), Freeze flag followed by mandatory swim, or cooking for the camp community on the Chef’s day off.
Richard joined USES as the Assistant Director of Camp Hale in March 2018. Prior to joining Camp full-time, Richard served as a Case Manager for Big Sister Big Brother in Brockton. Richard has a long history with United South End Settlements, first as a camper at Camp Hale in 2006. Because of Camp Hale’s strong leadership development program, Richard has moved up the leadership ranks and became a Leader in Training in 2008, a Counselor in Training in 2010, a Counselor for 2012, and then Program Director at Camp Hale in the summer of 2014. He has also worked at USES’s after-school program, club48. Richard graduated from Wheelock College with a degree in Juvenile Justice and Youth Advocacy in May of 2016. His favorite part about Camp Hale is sitting around the fire while singing songs with all the campers and staff.