Officers & Director.

Corporate Officers
President Alice Tenney
Vice President Michal Hart Hillman
Secretary Robin Zisson Leader
Treasurer Sarah Stern
Maine Clerk Dana Anderson
Board of Directors
Michal Hart Hillman Cindy Shmerler
Linda Flaxer Amy Levere
Sassy Kohlmeyer Alice Tenney
Robin Zisson Leader Jan Weil
Jill Zeikel



Hello Main Idea Camp Community,

I would like to introduce myself as the new director for The Main Idea. I am very excited to be part of such a wonderful and meaningful camp community. I believe very much in the positive and lasting impact that a camp experience can have on a young person. The confidence built and the skills learned while at camp help prepare young people for so many of life’s lessons.

To provide a brief background on myself, I come to The Main Idea with over seven years of experience working as the Assistant Director for The Summer Camp for Girls, a non-profit camp that provides low- income at risk girls with a free camp experience. My husband and I have a beautiful 1-year-old daughter. I can’t wait for my little girl to experience “camp” for the first time this coming summer. During the school year, I teach in special education, working mostly with children on the autism spectrum.

My motto behind camp directing is threefold; no problem is beneath my notice, my camper’s happiness and well being is foremost on my mind in all of my decision making practices, and my camper’s happiness and well being is directly related to how well I lead my staff.

In the coming months and years, I look forward to talking and meeting with all of you, the Main Idea Community.

Warmest Regards,

Dawn Plourde, Director