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About Fairwinds Camp Consulting

Dr. Nick Teich, PhD, LCSW, is the founder of Fairwinds Camp Consulting. His experience in camp life runs deep.

As the longtime director of a camp serving marginalized populations, a social worker by training, and the founder of both non-profit and private camps, Nick knows the myriad issues that different directors face and how the camp landscape has changed over the years.

In 2009 Nick started Harbor Camps for marginalized youth populations and, over the next 13 years, oversaw the purchase of its own 116-acre property and grew it to more than 800 campers each summer. He now does consulting and training with camps from everywhere. Nick began his overnight camping career in Maine at the age of 10, where he subsequently became a CIT, counselor, and a member of the camp leadership. Prior to overnight camp, he was a day camper in NY.


Nick has presented at ACA Tri-State, ACA New England, and CODA camp conferences. Nick is on the Board of Directors of ACA-New England and is a member of Maine Summer Camps. He is a past recipient of the ACA's Eleanor Eells Award for Program Excellence and is also the author of Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue (Columbia Univ. Press)


Nick has a master's degree in social work and a doctorate in social policy. He looks forward to helping you and your campers thrive.

How can Fairwinds help your camp?


Each camp is different and has many wonderful facets. Nick consults with the utmost care to ensure that your camp builds on its successful culture that your community has spent many years building and maintaining, while helping you to make progress in areas that need it.

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Click here to schedule a free Zoom consultation to see how Nick can help your camp

Click here to contact Fairwinds or text or call 207.200.5228

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