Camp 603 camp counselors are camper focused and dedicated to provide the most enjoyable and safe camp experience. Our counselors are highly qualified, hand picked to provide the most excellent of care, and come with a passion for the outdoors. Through Joe’s background in School Counseling & Education, our team will provide the campers with an environment full of positivity, motivation, and inclusiveness. Our goal is to create an atmosphere that allows campers the freedom to be themselves, and to be themselves confidently. One of the biggest characteristics that sets Camp 603 apart from other camps is our exceptional staff and incredibly low ratio of Counselor to Camper. We strive to make every camper feel like the star of the week!
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.
For the past 12 years I have worked as a school counselor, of which the last seven have been at Bow Memorial Middle School. My experiences in education at the high school and middle school levels have 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!
2022 Camp 603 Counselors!
Christy Vinnenberg - Camp Director
My name is Christy Vinnenberg, I am 26 years old, and I graduated from Keene State College in 2018 with a degree in education! Currently, I am a special education teacher in Contoocook for middle and high schoolers. Some things that I enjoy doing is hanging out with friends, eating food, playing with my dog, and doing yoga. I am an avid mac n cheese eater!! I love dogs more than almost anything in the world. Fun fact, my license plate is my dogs' name. My goal for this summer is to do a headstand on top of every mountain that we hike. I am really looking forward to this summer and getting to know all the campers!
My name is Carmen Lafreniere, I am 18 years old! This past year I have enjoyed working with kids at the Bow Youth Center. I am currently making plans for the fall to start my pursuit of studying Film Production and Animal Biology. Summer is my favorite season and I love the adventures it creates. I love longboarding, beach trips, sunrises, and reading. I love movies and all kinds of music but country will always hold a special place in my heart. I am so excited for my second summer at Camp 603! I cannot wait for camp to start and for all of the adventures that the 603 has to offer!!
My name is Makayla Murray and I am 19 years old, and will be a sophomore in college next year! I attend Saint Francis University to play lacrosse and I am an occupational therapy major with a psychology minor! I have three sisters who also went through the Bow School district just as I did! I work at a cafe as well as helping out with teaching at an elementary school! And now, can’t wait to join camp 603!! I love going to the beach and the lake, as well as just being outside with friends and family playing games! My go to foods are, sushi, pickles and nutella. My goal is to become best friends with all the campers, and just have lots of fun in the sun:)
My name is Jocelynn Anderson. I'm 19 years old and will be a sophomore next year at East Carolina University in North Carolina where I am an intended nursing major. During my free time I love to hangout with my friends, go to the beach, eat lots of food and watch movies specifically marvel movies. My favorite thing about New Hampshire is the mountains and how beautiful it is during the fall season. My all time favorite book series is the Hunger Games. Fun fact about me I actually went to camp 603 when I was in bow middle school and created the best memories from it!! I am so excited to meet everyone and finally begin our summer at Camp 603!!
My name is Cooper Larrabee. This year I’ve been at Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin, where I play football and major in business economics. My favorite thing about NH is all the lakes that we have, which I love to boat and swim in. I love all types of sports, especially basketball and watching my favorite team, the Boston Celtics, win! I am always up for a good time. I am most excited for being able to share my summer with some amazing people.
Hello my name is Connor Lee I am going to be a sophomore in college this upcoming year playing baseball. Some of my favorite things are going outside and just being active, and playing sports!! My favorite part about summer is the sunshiny weather and spending time with friends and family. I can’t wait to be apart of the camp, and meet you all!
Hi my name is Ryan Nicholls. I am throwing javelin at Nicholls State University and majoring in Biology Pre-Med. My favorite thing about New Hampshire is how you can get to really anywhere in the state in a couple hours unlike other states. I love hiking, swimming, and sports. I'm most excited to explore New Hampshire in a way that I have never done before.
Summer is turning 13 this May, OH MY. Her favorite things are swimming, belly rubs, lying in the sun, naps, kongs filled with treats or peanut butter, and meeting new people. Summer's favorite color is red and her favorite food is tortilla chips. Summer has enjoyed many summer days hiking mountains with Joe. One of her proudest moments was hiking Mount Washington in November. Summer is loyal, sweet, gentle, and full of kisses.
Winni is turning 6 this May. Her favorite things are tennis ball, actually any kind of ball, sticks, chewing on rocks, swimming, running (sometimes just in circles), belly rubs, meeting new people, wrestling with her big sister, and annoying her big sister. Winni's favorite food is ice cubes. Her favorite color is blue. She has a hidden talent of catching treats, even from a distance. Winni is full of energy, goofy, thinks she's a lapdog, playful, and also full of kisses.
Summer and Winni will accompany us on hiking days. They will love running in front of our pack, filling up on treats, and jumping in every water source we find.