Directing Staff

Dr. Richard Cowdell, Camp Director

Rich is entering his 31st year as director and his 34th year on staff at Camp Rotary.  During the school year, Rich works full time as a middle school teacher for the Peabody Public Schools.  He is a certified educational psychologist, a basketball ref, a baseball umpire, and speaks fluent Spanish!  His daughter, Sarah, will be returning this year as Program Director.  Rich’s wife, Irene, and daughter, Kelsey, are no longer on staff, but are expected to visit frequently!  Kelsey teaches at the same school as Rich and Irene is a veteran educator working in Lynn as an elementary school principal.

Lisa Cullivan-White, Assistant Director

Lisa assists in the supervision of the entire camp operation and directs the camp if Rich is not onsite.  Like Rich, she resides at camp during the summer.  Her two daughters, Estrella and Juliana, attended camp for many years and participated in our LIT and CIT programs .  Lisa is a second grade teacher and dance instructor throughout the school year.  She worked previously as our Program Director. (24th year on staff).