Dudley & Kiniya

Dudley & Kiniya

BCS Trip Leaders

• 8 years ago • Announcements

The BCS leadership team consists of a well balanced and skilled group of outdoor enthusiasts ready to bring the Dudley Leadership Development Program into the wilderness. These folks are excited and ready to hit the trail with the boys of the BCS.

Casey Hufnagel
Casey Hufnagel
Casey Hufnagel

Casey’s has the most Camp Dudley experience of our BCS trip leaders and throughout his long Dudley career has been an outdoor enthusiast. From his 1988 cub summer in Syracuse Lodge through his years as a Cub D-Head, to his position as a staff member in the Hike Hut, the outdoors has been a passion of Casey’s. By his 18th birthday he had become an Adirondack 46r (hiking all of the 46 mountains in the range over 4,000ft). By the year 2000, he also accomplished the task of Thru-Hiking the entire Appalachian Trail. He has combined lessons from the outdoors, Dudley, and other personal adventure to become an enthusiastic trip leader and teacher. Casey has led outdoor excursions throughout the Adirondacks and in the Maine North Woods. He likes to remind others that “with the knowledge that you can put a pack on your back and comfortable survive in the wilderness, the challenges of everyday life can often feel less daunting”.

Tom Arnold
Tom Arnold
Tom Arnold

Tom’s affinity for the outdoors began over forty years ago. As a teenager, he spent several consecutive summers participating in extended canoe trips in Maine and Canada. These four to six-week adventures were as formative as any schooling. Before joining Project USE in August 2007 as Wildcat Mountain Wilderness Center’s Director of Operations, Tom worked for Outward Bound in Philadelphia. With over a hundred program days and several weeks of training as an instructor in Outward Bound’s Insight Program, he developed facilitation skills and an understanding of adventure education curriculum. Tom has also worked with Indian Mountain Adventures and the Princeton-Blairstown Center as an adjunct instructor over the last two years. Starting in 2005, Tom took part in the outdoor leadership program at Camp Dudley, through the Hike Hut, administering a leadership curriculum for Aides. Tom’s has completed a five-week Outdoor Educator Course with the National Outdoor Leadership School in 2004 and is a Wilderness First Responder. Tom attended Pomfret School and graduated from Kenyon College.

Kari Post
Kari Post
Kari Post

A native of northeastern New Jersey, Kari Post is an avid nature lover and outdoor enthusiast. She enjoys all types of outdoor activities including hiking, backpacking, and kayaking, and loves to travel and explore new places. Last summer, Kari bicycled across the United States, starting in Yorktown, Virginia and ending in Florence, Oregon 109 days later. She has worked for several organizations instructing outdoor education programs and leading trips, including Project U.S.E., the Princeton-Blairstown Center, and The College of New Jersey. She has a current Wilderness First Responder certification through Wilderness Medical Associates. In addition to her work as an outdoor experiential educator, Kari is also an accomplished nature and wildlife photographer who maintains her own website at www.karipost.com.

Jason Lowery
Jason Lowery
Jason Lowery

Born in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Roanoke Virginia, Jason moved to New Jersey in 1988. There, he attended Appalachian State University and got his first official taste of trip leading at the University’s Outdoor Program. After college, Jason continued to lead trips for the Nantahala Outdoor Center as a river guide and photographer, exploring the beautiful rivers of the South Eastern states. Not a stranger to the town of Westport, he has previously worked for Normandy Watersports, teaching sea kayaking and rowing. Jason was most recently employed as trip leader and manager of Blue Ridge Mountain Sports in Madison NJ. Jason is a skilled outdoorsman and a Wilderness First Responder. While on or off the trail, Jason pursues a sportsman’s life of leisure and good will, yet possesses a keen eye for thorough risk management.

Trevor Higginson
Trevor Higginson
Trevor Higginson

This summer will be Trevor’s sixth summer at Camp Dudley and his third as a part of the Boy’s Camping Society. In 2008 and 2009, Trevor co-led the BCS’s New England Experience. He lives in Rumson, New Jersey where he is captain of his rowing team and a volunteer member of his town’s first aid squad. Trevor recently became an EMT and will complete his WFR training before the summer starts, making him a Wilderness EMT. Our most medically qualified trip leader, Trevor is able to provide expert medical care to trip members, in addition to teaching camping and survival skills. Trevor is an avid sailor, climber, and kayaker. When he is not at Dudley, he goes to school and works as an ocean lifeguard on the Jersey Shore.

Andrew Walter
Andrew Walter
Andrew Walter

Born and raised in the North Conway, New Hampshire, Andrew has spent much of his life pursuing his passions in the outdoors. At a young age he discovered the joys skiing in the White Mountains, and has continues to pursue this passion today in Utah. Here, he spends his winters powder skiing and exploring the Wasatch backcountry. Over the years, Andrew has strived to share his love for skiing, hiking, sleeping under the stars, and mountain adventure with younger folks. Working for several years as the Director of Alumni Relations at Holderness School, he devoted time to the OutBack Program leading high school students on extended winter camping excursions. Andrew also volunteered as a student leader for the Willamette University Outings Club, leading rafting trips and climbing volcanoes in Oregon. In addition, Andrew is an excellent cook and promises to deliver tasty meals while on the trail. He is a world traveler, an avid gardener and a Wilderness First Responder. Andrew led trips for the BCS program in 2009, and is thrilled to spend another summer working with the young leaders of Camp Dudley.

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