We are pleased to announce the team of Camp Directors for the 2019 Summer of Goshen Scout Reservation.
If you ever have any questions about camp or the programs we provide, please visit www.GoToGoshen.org to get in touch with your camp director.
Phil Barbash, Goshen Scout Reservation Director
Phil is excited to begin his 17th summer working on staff at Goshen Scout Reservation. It will also be his fourth year as the Director of Operations. Beforehand, he worked 10 summers at Camp Bowman, with the last three as the Camp Director. He has served in various positions including Ecology Instructor, First Year Camper Director, and Camp Commissioner. With his promotion, he now serves as NCAC’s Director of Camping with oversight over Goshen, Camp Snyder, Camp Airy, and Camp Wall.
Carl Trocki, Camp Bowman Director
This will be Carl’s 18th summer as a Goshen staff member, and 13th summer at Camp Bowman. Carl has a lot of experience in many different areas of camp, from a variety of program areas to Bowman Program Director, Lenhok’sin Camp Director, and even an NCAC District Executive. When not at Goshen, Carl lives in Australia, works as a high school teacher/administrator/outdoor educator, and runs a successful watersports business at the beach in Australia. Carl is excited to return to Bowman as Camp Director, and hopes to help maintain the many traditions which have made Camp Bowman such a powerful and positive influence on so many young people, while also thoughtfully navigating the many new challenges and changes which come with each summer at camp.
Lauren Brown, Camp Marriott Director
This will be Lauren’s 12th summer at Goshen and 2nd as the Marriott Camp Director. She spent 10 summers at Camp Olmsted as Ecology Instructor, Ecology Director, Trailshead Director, Program Director, and, most recently, Camp Director. She is known for her endless enthusiasm through the summer, and is incredibly excited to get this summer rolling. When not at Marriott, Lauren is the Assistant Program Director at Mountain Trail Outdoor School in Western North Carolina, which means she can change young lives throughout all 12 months – what a dream!
Allan Beers, Camp Olmsted Director
Allan is joining us for his 9th summer at Goshen and his 2nd summer as Camp Director. He has previously worked in facilities and Shooting Sports.
When not at camp, Allan is busy exploring opportunities.
Ian Hoke, Camp PMI Director
This will be Ian’s 10th summer at Goshen and 1st summer as PMI Camp Director. He comes to us from Camp Ross, where he has worked in a plethora of areas and positions, most recently as Camp Director. He is a very exciting and outgoing individual and especially loves working closely with the Scouts. He will bring much experience and joy to the camp and ensure Camp PMI maintains its positive growth and excellence for years to come. When Ian is not a Camp Director, he teaches 8th Grade English in the Shenandoah Valley.
Taylor Jarrell, Camp Ross Director
Taylor as a Scout attended and worked at Goshen Camps and is excited to return this year to Camp Ross. He is a very exciting and outgoing individual and especially loves working closely with the Scouts. He will bring much experience and joy to the camp and ensure Camp Ross maintains its positive growth and excellence for years to come. Taylor recently earned his MA in English from James Madison University and is excited that Camp Director is his first career step after graduate school.
Griffin Linehan, Lenhok’sin High Adventure Director
This will be Griff’s 2nd year at Lenhok’sin. He has worked at BSA camps of all sorts since he was 13 years old. He has specifically worked at a lot of trek based camps and interpretive camps in leadership roles. Outside of camp, Griff is a middle school science teacher. He is currently working on his PhD for Educational Administration. He is looking forward to working hard with the staff and providing a quality program this summer.