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Owners/Directors

Stephen and Erika Connors are members of the Camp Owners and Directors Association, the New Hampshire Camp Directors Association, and members of the Crystal Lake Preservation Association. Stephen is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and holds a Master's Degree in Education - Counseling. Stephen currently sits on the Board of Directors for the New Hampshire Camp Directors Association and is a Commissioner for Manchester, NH Parks and Recreation. Erika is a graduate of Penn State University and holds a degree in secondary education. She is an assistant floor leader in the New Hampshire House of Representatives and serves on the Committee for Children and Family Law.  She serves on the state Child Care Advisory Committee and The Division for Children, Youth, and Families Advisory Board.   They are the parents of 3 children.

 

Previous Owners

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Connors served as the owners of Melody Pines Day Camp for over 35 years. Mr. Thomas J. Connors completed 25 years of teaching on the elementary level in Manchester and positively impacted the lives of hundreds of children throughout his life. Mrs. Mary D. Connors experienced many years of teaching as well as nursing in the community. She continues to visit the children at Melody Pines including her many grandchildren.

 

Founders

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew A. Dominick founded Melody Pines in 1951. Since then the camp has grown tremendously under the leadership of their family members.

Melody Pines is proud of its mature and capable staff. The camp staff consists of approximately 55 individuals, including an Assistant Director, Waterfront Director, Nurse, Senior Counselors, Junior Counselors, and Counselors in Training. On any given year 95-100% of our staff is comprised of former MPDC campers and more than half are certified lifeguards!

Our Senior Counselors are most often students aspiring toward a career with children as teachers, nurses, etc. All are thoroughly screened as the safety, well-being, and happiness of your children are at heart.

Our Junior Counselors and Counselors in Training are typically individuals who have been with us through their childhood years and whom, as teenagers, we feel are responsible and have a genuine interest in the happiness of children. We work with these young adults to develop the necessary skills to become future counselors.

Thank you for your interest in working at Melody Pines. If you are interested in working with us for the Summer of 2019, please click on the link at the bottom of the page!

At Melody Pines, we begin our hiring process in January and try to have all counselor and counselor-in-training positions filled by early March. The majority of our counselor-in-training positions (those entering grades 9 and 10) are hired out to former campers and the majority of our counselor positions are hired out to counselors-in-training. We do, however, accept applications from those not previously associated with our program. All applicants must be at least 14 years of age by the start of their first day of work.

Please be advised that in order to be considered for counselor positions, applicants must have strong swimming and boating skills. Applicants must be proficient in the front crawl (freestyle), back crawl, breast stroke, elementary backstroke, and side stroke. They must also be familiar with the use of kayaks, canoes, and rowboats.

If you are interested in working in a fun, relaxed day camp environment for the summer, please click on the link, at the bottom of the page, to apply:

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If you have questions, we invite you to call us at the camp office: (603) 669-9414

The Connors Family