A member of the Runoia staff since 1995, Alex Jackson originally hails from northern England and now lives in Maine. She first encountered American summer camps while studying for her BSC in Physical Education and Sports Science. After completing her teaching certification, Alex worked with youth, both in the classroom and outdoors, with an emphasis on experiential education. Alex also holds a Masters degree in Camp Administration and Leadership from Touro University. With twenty-five plus summers at Runoia and over a decade as a Director, Alex is a dedicated camping professional.
During the “off season,” Alex is leading and guiding the year round team, connecting with families and navigating camp infrastructure upgrades and program design. Working closely with the Assistant Directors (Colleen O’Malley, Jai Cobb Kells, and Jen Dresdow), she pays great attention to all of the details of operating one of the premiere camps in Maine.
Alex still finds time to be hands-on teaching campers on the ropes course or at the lake. As an American Camp Association Standards Visitor, Alex takes a keen interest in the safety of all our program areas in and out of camp. Alex is a member of the Maine Summer Camps board and also sits on the Maine State trip leaders committee.
Alex is dedicated to upholding camp tradition with a progressive approach and leading Runoia with the goal of longevity and excellence.