Joe Rider - Director/Owner
My name is Joe Rider and I am the director and owner of Camp 603. I was born and raised in the state of New Hampshire and have fallen in love with the beauty of this state. I have grown up hiking NH mountains, spending summers on various lakes, and loving long days at the ocean. My love for the outdoors has inspired me to fulfill a life long goal to start a summer camp that incorporates these great NH adventures.
My love for summer camp comes from the multiple day camps I went to as a kid. Getting outside and making new friends was always a joy to me. The new experiences and lessons helped push me outside my comfort zone and grow as a person. This passion for summer camp only skyrocketed when I got the chance to work at an overnight camp for several summers while I was in college. These summers surrounded me with good people and endless memories of being outside and enjoying every minute of the summer. This is exactly what I want to recreate with Camp 603.
For the past seven years I have worked as a school counselor, of which the last three have been at Bow Memorial Middle School. My experiences in education at the high school and middle school levels has given me the tools to instill confidence, responsibility, accountability, and motivation in the younger generations while also forming a foundation of teamwork and compassion.
My goal is to bring a whole lot of fun and adventure to Camp 603 each and every day. I am so excited to share this summer with you!