The Pathfinder Scholarship was created for teens by a past staff member and Jr. Leader Director, Gina DeRosa as a way to introduce more teens to a positive summer environment. Her goals are to reach those families who may not otherwise have the opportunity or means to enroll in the Jr. Leader program.
Gina credits her 7 years of experience at Pompositticut for sparking her passion for leadership and mentoring, as well as her current career. Being a teen leader, she says, gave her a supportive environment to learn key leadership skills and tools from camp staff while growing from her mistakes along the way.
During her tenure at camp and beyond Gina earned multiple leadership positions beginning as a student at Hudson High School and while in college and graduate school. She is currently a manager at a health care organization near Boston and is serving as a mentor in the corporate mentoring program while also leading a peer mentoring committee. She is excited to be accepting Pathfinder applications for the upcoming summer season and beyond!