Matt Storey, #13804 – Director at Camp Dudley
Matt started as a full-season cub in 1985 in Burr Lodge and has been involved at Dudley ever since. Some of his best friends in life are his buddies from Dudley, and all of his other friends know of his passion for Camp. Prior to to his start as Director, he was the Camp’s Business Manager, and before that owned a marketing agency in Williamstown, MA, that specialized in working with non-profits and small businesses. A 1996 graduate of St. Lawrence University, he studied English and played soccer and basketball, (and more importantly, where he met his wife, Jessica C. Storey #16999). Matt has always loved working with kids on and off the fields. When recently asked what his favorite summer was, he noted “each one is better than the last, including my first as Director in 2010!” Matt lives and plays on campus in Westport with his wife Jessica and three kids, Ellie, Carter and Rachel. All three kids are campers and love every minute of their time at camp. Matt also helps coach the children of Westport through the Westport Youth Commission.
There hasn’t been a day since I was a cub in Burr Lodge that I haven’t thought about Camp Dudley.
To say that it has been a major influence in my life would be a huge understatement, and I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to lead an organization that is guided by the following mission:
CAMP DUDLEY STRIVES TO DEVELOP MORAL, PERSONAL, PHYSICAL AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS, IN THE SPIRIT OF FELLOWSHIP AND FUN, ENABLING BOYS AND GIRLS TO LEAD LIVES CHARACTERIZED BY DEVOTION TO OTHERS.
Does it get any better than that? I tend to think not, and I can’t wait to embrace that mission as we head into Dudley’s promising future together. As Camp Dudley’s 12th Director, I am proud to carry on its 127-year-old traditions while striving to reach new heights.
We all owe a great deal to Camp Dudley. It’s a place where no matter how much you put into it, the amount you get out is always greater. I have been influenced by countless Dudleyites over the years, and I couldn’t be more grateful to have had them in my life. My best friends in the world are my pals from Dudley, both old and new, and I get goosebumps to think that another group of cubbies will come through the gates on Opening Day each summer to share in the magic. I can’t wait to invite them into the world of Dudley and to have them see our motto “The Other Fellow First” in action.
Jessica, Ellie, Carter, Rachel and I are excited to welcome you to our home in Westport and embrace all things Dudley. We look forward to seeing you up on Lake Champlain and welcome your involvement in the place that we all cherish so much. I’d love to hear from you any time either at the Dudley office (518) 962-4720 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director, Camp Dudley