Tripp Lake Camp takes great pride in being among the most prestigious residential summer camps for girls in the United States. The quality of the Tripp Lake experience starts at the top with our Director, Leslie Konigsberg Levy, who started her career at Tripp Lake as a camper herself. Her commitment to delivering a great residential camp experience is seen at every level.
In addition to our committed camp director, we have experienced administrators, age group advisors and specialty counselors for all activities. We have a full medical staff with a physician and nurses on the premises at all times. We also have dining room employees, laundry, housekeepers and a maintenance crew.
Leslie Konigsberg Levy
From the moment I arrived at Tripp Lake Camp as a camper, I fell in love with its beauty, its people and its spirit. That love only grew as a counselor and, since 1999, as Director of Tripp Lake.
My experience as a camper and counselor led me to a lifetime of working with people. After graduating from Lehigh University, I earned a Masters’ degree in social work from Washington University in St. Louis, and then served for many years as a clinical social worker at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City. My experience as a camper and counselor also gave me a deep appreciation for Tripp Lake’s traditions and, coupled with my time as a social worker, a unique perspective on the benefits for a young girl of summers spent at Tripp Lake.
My husband Mitchell and I live in Rye Brook, New York with our sons David and Michael (former and current unofficial TLC mascots, respectively!)
I first arrived at Tripp Lake Camp in 1976 and knew I would never want to leave! I started as a swim instructor and bunk counselor before serving as the Waterfront Director for five years. In 1985, I became Assistant Director and have been working full time at Tripp Lake ever since.
After graduating from the University of Maine at Farmington, I taught school for several years and was awarded Maine Home Economics Teacher of the Year in 1984. I was on the committee that started the nationally recognized Project Graduation which I ran for two years. I have been a board member for Maine Summer Camps, a past member of the New England American Camping Association Standards Committee and an ACA Visitor to help accredit summer camps..
My daughter, Julia, also loved working at camp. She is married with three adorable children and enjoys her career as a social worker. We all live in Auburn, Maine.
Stacy Tell joined our team this summer as an assistant director!
Stacy’s roots in camping run deep. A former Tripp Lake camper herself, Stacy’s mom, aunts and cousins also attended TLC as did her sister, Lacy. (Her two brothers went to Camp Takajo where they were standout campers.)
Stacy brings an infectious enthusiasm to everything she does! She’ll be out on the fields and around the bunks, having fun with the girls, and adding another layer of supervision and sensitivity.
After earning a master’s degree in education from Harvard, Stacy has been teaching in Boston for the last three years. For the past seven summers, she was a member of the administration at Takajo where she oversaw their extensive hobby programs. Once my brother, Jeff, starts speaking to me again, I’ll be sure to thank him for letting Stacy come “home” – and I’ll promise to let her attend all our brother-sister events!